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Business Department

Business majors at Saint Mary’s University combine course work in the theory and practice of business with studies in the liberal arts. The study of business, when coupled with liberal arts, provides students with a broad educational foundation from which to enter a rapidly-changing business environment. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, 11374 Strange Line Rd., Lenexa, KS, 66215. Telephone 913-631-3009; The degree programs accredited by the IACBE are the B.A. degree with a majors in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, and Sport Management.

General Department Goals
Students develop an ethical approach to life and business practices, and the following skills necessary for effective business practices:

  • Analytical and quantitative decision-making skills;
  • Qualitative decision-making skills;
  • Written and oral communication skills;
  • Human interaction skills.

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. It is strongly recommended that M145 Finite Mathematics be completed by the end of the sophomore year.



Pre-Professional Program (Pre-Law)


All of Saint Mary's Bachelor of Arts in Business
majors are accredited by the International Assembly
for Collegiate Business Education.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
11374 Strange Line Rd.
Lenexa, KS  66215

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For more information contact:

Shelly McCallum-Ferguson, D.B.A.
Chair, Business Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1439
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 7279