The St. Cloud State University MBA program offers a broad-based business education that is designed to satisfy the following objectives:

  • Provide basic analytical tools from the various functional areas of business that are required by managers to make decisions
  • Promote skills in creativity and problem solving
  • Develop skills in ethical decision making, planning and implementing
  • Instill written and oral communication abilities
  • Foster a continuous learning orientation among faculty and students, and
  • Build a thorough understanding of today's social, political and economic environment

Foundation Course Requirements:
Prior to enrolling in associated MBA courses, students must complete foundation coursework in business and economics. Students with undergraduate degrees in business already will have completed most or all of the foundation coursework. DRCFoundation courses may be taken at a local community college or at Metropolitan State University, the University of Minnesota, or another higher education program. Students may also complete one or more of the online MBA foundation courses offered by the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium; or they may take the courses online through various Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). These may be found online through

All foundation work for the St. Cloud State University MBA program must be evaluated and approved by the MBA director. Please check with the director before enrolling in any foundation course.

MBA Foundation Courses:
Accounting Principles I
Accounting Principles II
Introductory Statistics
Management Information Systems
Managerial Finance
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics

Maple Grove MBA Core Curriculum
The following eleven courses (3-credits each) make up the program and are all taught at the Maple Grove site.  For course descriptions, go to the University Catalog.

MBA 667 Organizational Behavior
MBA 629 Marketing Management
MBA 683 Accounting for Managers
MBA 671 Financial Control
MBA 663 Operations Management
MBA 636 Legal Environment
MBA 632 Management Support Systems
MBA 651 Global Business Seminar
MBA 670 Corporate Strategies
Electives: MBA 605 (repeat for 6 credits)

Total: 33 credits

Electives offered vary by cohort.  We use this opportunity to be innovative with courses by matching faculty expertise and interests with a cohort’s needs and wishes.

Academic Resources:
An innovative, nationally recognized Learning Resources & Technology Services (LR&TS) serves all disciplines at the university. LR&TS combines traditional library resources and services with the latest in media, computerized information, network infrastructure and institutional technologies.

The university's new $32.5 million Miller library features 235,000 square feet of space, 1,000 network connections, 575 workstations, interactive classrooms and a fully equipped lecture auditorium. Students have complete access to a broad range of library resources, including a 600,000 volume collection, 1,100 business journals and extensive on-line databases.

For more information about Learning Resources & Technology Services and to access online resources, please visit Information about library services for distance learning can be found at

Academic Dishonesty Disciplinary Process
The HBS has a disciplinary process for dealing with issues of academic dishonesty. This process is designed to be a positive step toward eliminating academic dishonesty in the Herberger Business School. Click on the link below for additional information.

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