About the College of Business & Public Administration
Dedicated to Excellence
The College of Business and Public Administration is dedicated to preparing students to become the next generation of business and public leaders. Professional education for students majoring in business or public administration includes a core of arts, sciences and humanities; a common body of knowledge in business and government, gained from courses in the field; and a group of specialized courses which provide a greater depth of understanding in a targeted area related to business or public administration/political science.
A First Class Educational Experience
The College of Business and Public Administration (CoBPA) is the largest school of business in North Dakota and serves an average of 1,750 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students per year. Committed to providing educational and social opportunities to all its students, the college offers more than 20 professional student clubs and organizations. Students can also take advantage of many cooperative employment and internship programs throughout the year.
The CoBPA is the first accredited business college in North Dakota. Our accrediting agency, AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), establishes standards to promote the highest levels of educational quality. The CoBPA is one of only 549 business educational institutions accredited in the world and is one of only ten schools accredited in the upper-Midwest.
The CoBPA has 9 departments, with 17 undergraduate programs and 5 graduate programs. We offer three complete graduate degrees at a distance, the Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, and the Master of Science in Applied Economics.
We at the College of Business and Public Administration are extremely proud of our students, alumni and our nationally accredited programs. We pride ourselves on the first class facilities and technology available for students to use. State of the art facilities give students the professional space necessary to excel after graduation.
We hope that you will stop by our office and visit the next time you are in the area. We'll be happy to show you the changes we have made and the plans for the future. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a visit please let us know.