Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota undergraduate students now have the opportunity to earn their Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with only one additional year of school.

The new program is designed for all students, regardless of major. Students will take up to nine credits of graduate courses in the senior year of their bachelor’s degree program with no additional cost, and complete their M.B.A. in one additional year.

“We’ve designed this program, which utilizes our many years of proven excellence in delivering an M.B.A. education, to maintain the level of quality that’s expected of students and employers, while also making it more appealing than the traditional M.B.A. program that required two years or longer to complete,” said Thomas Marpe, Ed.D., dean of business and technology.

Several undergraduate students are already planning to take advantage of the new offering; they know it will give them an advantage when applying for jobs and it can propel their careers forward. “I am interested in the program because employers are now looking for candidates who have more than just a college degree,” said Emily Ahart, a senior accounting and finance major. “An M.B.A. will make it easier for me to advance my career.”

The first two eight-week M.B.A. courses, offered in a blended on-campus and online delivery mode, begin Oct. 24.

For more information, contact Enrollment Counselor Molly Bigelow at or 507-457-8602.

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