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Global Entrepreneurship

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Global Entrepreneurship at a glance

North Central University’s Global Entrepreneurship major is an exciting new degree that prepares future global workers to engage in business development, community integration, and humanitarian support.

With a Global Entrepreneurship degree, you’ll gain exposure to diverse worldviews, discover innovative approaches to intercultural communication, and learn top-tier business development practices. You’ll even start your own real business before graduation.

Global Entrepreneurship is available starting fall 2022.

What sets us apart

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Build your own business

Start your own global-minded business before graduation

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Global Business starts with you

At North Central University, we take “real-world experience” seriously. As part of your Global Entrepreneurship degree, you’ll create and build your own global-minded business from the ground up. That includes the opportunity to crowdsource capital funding for your business’s launch.

North Central University hosts the Christian Business Breakfast Minneapolis
Marketplace connections

Build connections with top leaders from respected companies.

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Most job opportunities occur through individual networks. Networking with the right people in your industry can open doors for your future.

You need to be a part of a school, like North Central University, that understands this and is doing something about it.

Our network offers students premier opportunities for jobs, internships, seminars, and on-site training.

For business majors at North Central, we set the stage for you to network with top leaders from the most respected companies!

The Twin Cities metropolitan area is home to 16 Fortune 500 companies and is the epicenter of business life and opportunity. Our location in the heart of Minneapolis takes full advantage of being close to the best of the best in the business community.

Our distinguished, well-connected faculty bring with them outstanding professional partners from firms that include Best Buy, Target, 3MM, US Bank, General Mills, the Minnesota Vikings, Cargill, Regis Corporation, ShopHQ, TCF Financial Corp, UnitedHealth Group, Xcel Energy, Crew2, the Minnesota Twins, and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Degree Plus (+)

We offer supporting programs to prepare you with additional skills employers need.

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Project Management Certification

One of the primary needs conveyed by our professional partners is project management skills—the ability to execute a project effectively and efficiently. All business majors take a project management course and have the option of completing a proficiency exam to earn your Project Management Certification from the world-class Project Management Institute. Our school is the only institution in the Twin Cities that is currently offering this!

4+1 Program

NCU has an amazing Masters in Strategic Leadership program and we’ve specifically designed it so that business students can earn it with just one extra year of education. As an undergraduate business student, you automatically take two of the ten required courses for the master’s program. That means with just one additional year you could enter the marketplace with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a graduate degree in Strategic Leadership!

Pre-Law Minor

The business world has seen its fair share of corporate failures and executive blunders (Enron, Tyco, WorldCom). Employers are daily feeling the pressure from key stakeholders and regulatory agencies. The NCU School of Business is helping students prepare for this environment by making it easy to pick up a minor in Pre-Law without the addition of any classes.

  • Potential careers

    With a degree in Global Entrepreneurship you can look forward to the following careers or career fields:

    • Business owner overseas
    • Nonprofit organization manager
    • Multicultural coordinator
    • Humanitarian advocacy
    • And more!
  • Internships

    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:

    • 3M
    • Ameriprise Financial
    • Best Buy
    • Caribou Coffee
    • General Mills
    • Medtronic
    • Piper Jaffray
    • Target
    • 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
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Marketing
    • Media Production
    • Public Relations and Advertising
    • Intercultural Studies
    • International Development
    • Leadership Development
    • Pre-law
    • Urban Studies

    See the full list of minors and supporting programs.


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 Global Entrepreneurship degree.


Meet the dean

Faculty member Bill Tibbetts.


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Bill Tibbetts

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.


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.


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.


One of my favorite classes to teach is Introduction to Business, a place for most students’ introduction to the subject matter.