Marketing at a glance
North Central’s Marketing degree will provide you with valuable hands-on experiential learning so you’re prepared for a successful marketing career in a variety of businesses. In this program you’ll work with real clients, develop real marketing initiatives, and solve real problems. In the process you’ll gain the relevant skills and experience that employers seek, including building marketing campaigns, public relations and advertising, product management, and social media marketing.
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 students who were able to pitch their marketing plans for Chex cereal to executives at General Mills.
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Download the one sheet!
Simply fill in your info on the form to download the informational one sheet that covers:
- An overview of the program
- Classes you’ll take
- Exciting jobs you can get after graduation
Interested in earning your degree in Marketing?
What sets us apart
The hands-on education you’ll get in the Marketing program will prepare you for a variety of jobs and careers, including:
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:
- Arctic Cat
- Best Buy
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Caribou Coffee
- Christopher & Banks Corp
- General Mills
- Life Time Fitness
- MakeMusic Inc.
- Regis Corporation
- 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
- Business Administration
- English: Creative Writing
- Media Production
- Public Relations and Advertising
- Intercultural Studies
- International Development
- Leadership Development
- Urban Studies
See the full list of minors and supporting programs.
Tyler Hanna '18
"I'm currently the Marketing Director for North Central University Enactus and the Social Media Marketing Intern for Augustana Care. I wanted to develop business skills and experience as soon as possible, so I dove right into the opportunities that NCU was affording me! The program at North Central has helped prepare me professionally by giving me real-world business experience."
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 Marketing 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.