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. The major provides a broad foundation of applied knowledge to analyze issues in operations of businesses and nonprofit and public organizations. 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.

  • Accountant, AEI Capital
  • Actuarial analyst, Farm Bureau Financial Services
  • Associate national bank examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Business analyst, Northern Wholesale Supply
  • Business solutions analyst, First International Bank & Trust
  • Clinical trial data analyst, Mayo Clinic
  • Consumer Lender, Harbor Pointe Credit Union
  • Customer success manager, Merchology
  • Data analyst, Dakota Electric Cooperative
  • Financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual
  • Financial analyst, IBM, Caribou Coffee
  • Financial operations analyst, SS&C Technologies
  • Financial solutions advisor, Merrill Lynch
  • Indirect tax analyst, Sysco
  • Lead client experience manager, Celarity
  • Loan operations specialist, Boundary Waters Bank
  • Marketing specialist, Sportsdigita
  • Project manager, Epic
  • Regulatory finance accounting manager, UnitedHealthcare
  • Payroll tax specialist, UnitedHealth Group
  • Program manager, Ampact, Office of Enterprise Sustainability, State of MN.
  • Real Estate Manager, Danne Inc.
  • Underwriter, Delta Dental of Minnesota, Prime Therapeutics
  • Wholesale energy markets trader, Ecova (now ENGIE) Corp

Graduate School

Our business and management alumni have gone on to pursue graduate degrees at many of the most prestigious universities, such as:

  • American University
  • Cornell University
  • London School of Economics
  • Michigan State
  • Ohio State University
  • St. Thomas University
  • University of Buffalo
  • University College of London
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • University of Toronto
  • Washington University, St. Louis


Cost of Attendance

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.

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.

Economics & Management Club Math Club

Quick Facts

Program Offerings
  • Major
  • Minor


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