Business Administration at a glance
North Central University’s Business Administration degree will give you the versatile skill set and practical experience you need to land the job you want and pursue your career in business. Our hands-on approach and mentorship for business majors will help you personalize your education to match your interests and goals. When you graduate from North Central with a Business Administration major, you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of leadership and management positions all around the world.
North Central students are getting real-career experience through their business classes with opportunities to network and present to local corporations. Read this story of business major students who were able to pitch their marketing plans for Chex cereal to executives at General Mills.
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- An overview of the program
- Classes you’ll take
- Exciting jobs you can get after graduation
Interested in earning your degree in Business Administration at NCU?
Our graduates succeed in a variety of jobs and careers, including:
- Human resources manager
- Business analyst
- Project manager
- Compensation and benefits manager
- Corporate event planner
- Purchasing manager
- Training and development
- Management analyst
- Administrative manager
Our unique location in the heart of Minneapolis means our students have opportunities to intern at a variety of significant companies. You could intern at:
- Ameriprise Financial
- Best Buy
- Caribou Coffee
- General Mills
- Piper Jaffray
- UnitedHealth Group
Minors & supporting programs
We want you to be well-rounded and well-prepared when you graduate, so you’ll have the opportunity to choose a minor or supporting program so you can explore another area of interest. Here are some possibilities:
- Accounting & Finance
- Media Production
- Public Relations and Advertising
- Intercultural Studies
- International Development
- Leadership Development
- Urban Studies
See the full list of minors and supporting programs.
Taylor Bettenga '14
"The Business department prepares students well for jobs in the marketplace. You gain practical knowledge and skills that equip you for success. The professors are extremely knowledgeable about the different areas they teach, in turn passing that knowledge and experience on to their students."
Bryce Burkman '14
"I rely on the spiritual formation I gained at North Central to guide me through moral and ethical decisions every day. North Central prepared me for more than just a job. God is using me to change the culture around me for the better – to reach people and represent Christ in a business environment."
Lauren Pirk ‘13
"I chose North Central because students at NCU learn how to truly love and serve people in measurable ways. It was the quiet times that I had with the Lord and the time of character development that I will forever cherish."
Bethany Bostron ‘13
"I love the fact that anyone I met with, whether for academic help or personal advice, would end our meeting by praying for me and my future."
All students must complete the General Education Core and Christian Studies Core. General electives may be added or an optional minor may be selected. You need 124 total credit hours to complete the Business Administration degree.
Meet the dean
Liechty Hall, Off 105
Dean of the College of Business and Technology; 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.