The College of Business and Technology prepares students for leading careers in the growing fields of business and technology.
The College of Business and Technology utilizes academic and experiential rigor to educate leaders in business knowledge, Christian character, and professional skills – our graduates are capable of leading organizations to innovate, grow, and deliver world-class results.
The world of business and technology is constantly changing and evolving, and North Central seeks to equip graduates who will enter their first career with the skills to work at a high level, and to adapt and grow as trends change and evolve over time.
If you’re interested in all types of business degrees, or want to explore various types of technology degrees, the College of Business and Technology offers a variety of majors that will prepare you for internships and careers in your field of choice.
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Meet the Dean
Liechty Hall, Office 105
Dean of the College of Business and Technology; Assistant Professor
Bill has been teaching at North Central since 2008. He graduated from Purdue University with intentions to be the next Bob Woodward of business journalism. The Lord redirected his journey, leading him to Washington DC, where he became an executive of a multi-million dollar international nonprofit. He later relocated to the Midwest to be closer to family and transitioned into executive leadership for a $35 billion finance company.
WHAT ARE YOUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE?
Business Strategy and Marketing, with a concentration in organizational development and marketing analytics. Because God calls us to be stewards of his creation, we are all, therefore, called to be strategists. Impact is significantly increased when an organization can properly align their internal capabilities and resources with an understanding of what their specific market is demanding.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT TEACHING AT NORTH CENTRAL?
North Central fosters the opportunity to engage with students on relevant knowledge, Christian character, and professional skills unlike any other university. I thrive on mentoring students to discover God’s will for their future and then preparing them to lead organizations that innovate, grow, and deliver world-class results.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE CLASSES TO TEACH?
One of my favorite classes to teach is Introduction to Business, a place for most students’ introduction to the subject matter.
Guiding Principles for the College of Business and Technology
- Expecting high standards of behavior for students and ourselves
- Requiring demanding academic work of students
- Using current academic texts and assignments that foster learning
- Confronting behaviors and attitudes that interfere with excellence
- Reinforcing excellence as it occurs
Continuous quality improvement:
- Learning about and implementing best practices in higher education in our academic areas
- Regularly gathering feedback (from students, alumni, external constituencies) to improve programs
- Participating in formal and informal assessments of programs and courses
- Participating in faculty development opportunities
- Providing and receiving feedback to improve processes
- Approaching tasks with creativity and open-mindedness, paying attention to outcomes and effectiveness of new approaches
Prepare students for leadership in business and technology:
- Being aware of employment and graduate education trends and needs in our academic areas
- Modifying programs and practices based on internship supervisors’, employers’ and alumni feedback
- Deliberately developing the skills and attitudes and knowledge that students will need in the next steps beyond graduation
Love students and foster their development and growth:
- Recognizing that a Christian college context is beneficial for some individuals as students and as faculty
- Fostering and modeling a love of learning
- Discipling and caring about students as developing persons
- Celebrating student growth in a variety of areas
Doing our best work in what we have been called to do, for God’s glory, and to advance His kingdom:
- Acting in accordance with Christian and professional ethics
- Pursuing truth even at great cost
- Recognizing that working at NCU is a sacred calling
- Realizing that this work is time-limited, and that it is easy to be disqualified from this call
- Shaping lives with eternity in mind
- Working within the institutional mission, college mission, and department mission
- Cooperating and collaborating with colleagues in Christian love and respect
- Sacrificing personal time, energy, resources, etc. for the purpose of advancing God’s kingdom