For those looking to feed their entrepreneurial mind, grow their passion for leadership, or advance their career, achieving a business degree has never been easier — thanks to Bemidji State University (BSU).
Founded in 1919, Minnesota’s Premier North Woods University offers an accessible, affordable option for higher education. It offers the same low, in-state tuition rates to all qualified applicants — international or domestic — on the hunt for a first-class education. Furthermore, full-time students can take up to 18 credits per semester for the cost of 12 credits, an additional savings. A wide range of fellowships, loans and scholarships are available as well.
That said, there’s never been a better time to gain the competencies needed to thrive in business. BSU offers several robust pathways to support your growth journey.
Take the IACBE-accredited BS in Business Administration programme, for instance. It’s a broad option that boasts a core curriculum designed to nurture the key soft skills of critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, and teamwork. There are seven emphases for those who wish to specialise: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Indigenous Nations and Marketing, Indigenous Business, Human Resources, Management, and Marketing. There are also two additional undergraduate majors, B.S. degrees in Computer Information Systems and Marketing Communication.
For one learner, the programme has been a journey comprising far more than just comprehensive teachings. “I would describe my time here as busy, valuable, and full of growth,” says a triple emphasis in Human Resources, Marketing, and Management student. “I have received so much support from professors, learned important skills for my career, and created lifelong friendships. There are not many experiences people can say that for.”
Eric W. reminisces on his B.S. in Marketing Communication experience with the same enthusiasm. “My degree provided real-world experiences I was able to take into the industry. It really kick-started my career!” he enthuses.
After graduating and a brief stint as a marketing coordinator, Eric W. went on to serve as a regional marketing coordinator at Starkey Hearing Technologies in Minnesota. Today, he’s a marketing manager for Dermatology Specialists in Greater Minneapolis.
Such outcomes are typical for those who set their sights on a booming field. The B.S. in Marketing Communication was developed to cater to organisations looking for professionals capable of developing and implementing marketing strategies and plans — and there are plenty. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics, overall employment of advertising, promotions, and marketing managers is projected to grow 10% from 2020 to 2030.
The programme’s online option was a better fit for Emma H. While learning everything she needed to know, the working mom was still able to effortlessly care for her son. “It was exactly what I was looking for,” she says. Today, she adds value at Lakeland PBS as a closed captioning professional.
BSU’s Online MBA is just as fulfilling. The programme is an ideal pick for students ready to take on the responsibility of leadership. Accessible, flexible, and affordable are just three words one could use to describe it.
Students can start the programme anytime and complete it at their own pace. Full-time students finish the programme in a year while part-time students with existing responsibilities can take as much time as they need.
“The MBA is a good choice for professionals,” says Gail L. “The eight-week semesters allow flexibility in your schedule. I would recommend it to anyone!”
The 30-credit curriculum provides candidates with the advanced skills and comprehension needed to achieve higher-level goals in today’s complex, global, and heavily digitised business environment. Topics covered include: Business Analytics, Managerial Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Business, Managerial Accounting, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Management, Information Systems Management, Managing Human Resources, as well as a cumulative capstone project in Strategy and Management.
“I have been very pleased with the MBA programme at BSU,” says Eric T. “The amount of knowledge I have gained is definitely meeting the expectations I had in mind.”
It’s clear that BSU has the resources and offerings to cater to any aspirant aiming to stand out in today’s competitive business world. If you’d like to be one of them, click here to learn more about its College of Business, Mathematics and Sciences.