Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


The purpose of this study is to learn information about the credit union movement. Chapter I introduces some of the key people who were instrumental in starting credit unions as well as some of the significant events and documents in credit union history. Chapter II discusses how credit unions are organized showing how management authority flows from the members through the Board of Directors to the manager. It also explains the purposes of various committees such as the Supervisory Committee and the Credit Committee. Chapter III explains the services and benefits that credit unions provide to their members. Credit unions in the area of Minot, North Dakota, are used as examples of services and benefits provided. Chapter IV is a brief summary of the credit union movement as a whole. It traces the movement from its early beginnings in Germany to credit unions in the local area