The study of business, when coupled with the liberal arts, provides students with a broad educational foundation from which to enter a rapidly changing business environment.
Business majors at Saint Mary’s gain business knowledge and experience while learning in a program offering new learning technology, study-abroad opportunities, the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and active business clubs to help students get involved.
Business Core Curriculum
All business majors must complete a common set of business core courses as part of their major. The business core curriculum introduces students to a variety of important functional areas including accounting, marketing, management, economics, finance, finite mathematics, business law, and the international business environment. Basic knowledge in each of the core areas is considered essential to a broad-based business education.
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Accredited Business Programs
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through the IInternational Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Degree programs accredited by the IACBE include B.A. degrees with majors in accounting, entrepreneurship, management, international business, marketing, and sport management.
Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
The Kabara Institute aims to incite a passion for entrepreneurial spirit in students across the university, regardless of their major field of study, to enhance the entrepreneurship program offerings at Saint Mary’s University by providing opportunities for students to interact with entrepreneurs and experience entrepreneurship first-hand, and to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in our society.
Goals for Our Students
The Business Department's focus is to advance student learning and achievement at the undergraduate level through excellence in teaching within a dynamic and supportive learning environment. The undergraduate business education program delivers a broad educational foundation to prepare students for a rapidly changing business world. The business program strives to prepare its graduates for ethical lives of life-long learning, career success, and community engagement.
Students will gain relevant business knowledge and competencies reflective of a bachelor-level program.
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of business environmental factors.
Students will be able to demonstrate analytical tools to aid decision-making.
Students will gain professional business-related skills.