The business and management program at UMN Morris will prepare you for a rewarding career in the dynamic field of business and management, whether it be in the government, private business, or nonprofit sector. Through our business and management program, you’ll gain knowledge of business principles and operations. You’ll also develop management and leadership skills in human, financial, material, natural, and digital resources.
Along with learning the key elements of strategic decision-making, ethics and business law, accounting and finance, and the management of organizations, you’ll develop transferable skills that will last through an ever-changing labor market. These skills—working independently, collaborating with others, meeting deadlines, public speaking, critical thinking, and problem solving—will ensure that you move confidently into and through your professional career.
Student Learning Outcomes
By completing a degree in business and management, you will be able to
- describe and identify the economic context for business and organizational decision making;
- apply, compare, and contrast different methods and approaches for managing financial, human, and material resources;
- explain the nature and functioning of the financial system;
- describe the nature of the global business environment; and
- communicate both orally and in writing about business, accounting, and managerial knowledge.
General Education Requirements
The University of Minnesota and its faculty are committed to providing an education that invites you to investigate the world from new perspectives, learn new ways of thinking, and grow as an active citizen and lifelong learner. The University’s general education requirements are designed to be integrated throughout your four-year undergraduate experience. These courses provide you an opportunity to explore fields outside your major and complement your major curriculum with a multidisciplinary perspective.
Careers & Graduate School
Recent business and management graduates from UMN Morris have gone on to secure occupations with these employers.
- Clinical trial data analyst, Mayo Clinic
- Program officer, Office of Enterprise Sustainability, State of MN
- Wholesale energy markets trader, Ecova (now ENGIE) Corp
- Data analyst, Dakota Electric Cooperative
- Financial operations analyst, SS&C Technologies
- Customer success manager, Merchology
- Actuarial analyst, Farm Bureau Financial Services
- Business solutions analyst, First International Bank & Trust
- Marketing specialist, Sportsdigita
- Project manager, Epic
- Project coordinator, Premise Inc.
- Regulatory finance accounting manager, UnitedHealthcare
- Payroll tax specialist, UnitedHealth Group
- Loan operations specialist, Boundary Waters Bank
- Financial analyst, FP&A at Endeavor Air
- Financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual
- Program manager, Ampact
- Digital project manager, Unleashed
- Financial analyst, IBM
- Indirect tax analyst, Sysco
- Lead client experience manager, Celarity
- Financial analyst, Caribou Coffee
- Associate national bank examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
- Underwriter, Prime Therapeutics
- Business analyst, Northern Wholesale Supply
- Underwriter, Delta Dental of Minnesota
- Manager, Fastenal
Our business and management alumni have gone on to pursue graduate degrees at many of the most prestigious universities, such as:
- Michigan State
- American University
- St. Thomas University
- London School of Economics
- University of Minnesota Twin Cities
- University of Massachusetts at Amherst
- University of Toronto
- London School of Economics
- Ohio State University
- Washington University, St. Louis
The University of Minnesota Morris is a national public liberal arts college committed to making a high-quality education available to students from across the country. Expenses for housing, meals, books and supplies, transportation, loan fees, and personal expenditures can vary.
Students are immediately considered for a scholarship package upon admission to UMN Morris.
Norma '60 and Gary '59 are proud graduates of the West Central School of Agriculture (WCSA). Norma created the scholarship in memory of Gary, to honor their education and memories at WCSA, and to support students interested in agriculture. This gift also commemorates the Bradow's 60th reunions from WCSA.
All Available Scholarships
Research & Engagement
As a UMN Morris student, you are strongly encouraged to take part in academic opportunities outside the classroom. This includes participating in directed studies and research projects. You’ll have access to programs that make research opportunities possible.
In addition, the McNair scholar program is a paid undergraduate research experience through which you would work closely with a faculty mentor to develop a scholarly research proposal, then carry out that work and present your results.
During your senior year in the business and management program, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue a senior research seminar.
Truckers and Turnover Project
As a business and management student, you may also have the option to participate in the ongoing Truckers and Turnover research project. This research project is being conducted over multiple years by a team of faculty and students at UMN Morris, as well as faculty at other institutions, in cooperation with several motor carriers. The purpose of this project is to study the high turnover of the long-haul trucking industry. Involvement by Morris undergraduate research students has been and still is critically important to the success of the project.
As a UMN Morris student, there are many ways to engage in your field of study—or outside of it. Regardless, you’ll be able to apply what you’re learning in the classroom in various ways, whether it’s through mentoring other students, working an internship, or getting involved with a club or student organization.
Opportunities for Students
The Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) offers students an opportunity to present research plus scholarly and creative work. Types of presentations include posters, oral presentations, and short or abbreviated theatrical, dance, or musical performances.
- Creative Activity
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides University of Minnesota undergraduates from every college, major, and discipline, the opportunity to partner with a faculty member on research or creative projects.
- Creative Activity
The University of Minnesota Morris offers the Morris Academic Partnership (MAP) program, in which faculty select academically talented, qualified second-year and third-year students to assist them in scholarly and creative projects. Selected MAP students undertake assignments intended to enhance their intellectual competence and increase their interest in graduate or professional study.
- Creative Activity
- Morris Academic Partnership (MAP)
- Student Employment