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School of Business & Entrepreneurship

Business Management Major

Why pursue a management degree at North Central College?

Managers are responsible for overseeing operations and business analytics across multiple organizational departments. Managers analyze and solve managerial problems regarding people, organizations and markets. They also possess qualities of leadership and personableness that inspire those around them to succeed in the workplace.

At North Central, management students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience beyond our business school in on-campus organizations, off-campus internships, or in-the-lab projects. A management degree offers a lasting career with a diverse skillset and the opportunity to transform organizations.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN

  • Leading employees to solve organizational needs
  • Developing innovative solutions for day-to-day and future challenges
  • Becoming an expert in multiple areas of business

then a Business MANAGEMENT degree might be for you.

Why study business management at North Central College?

In the Classroom

Coursework topics:

  • 11-course comprehensive business core
  • Business Strategy
  • Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship Experimentation
  • Environmental Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Management
  • Leading in a Global World
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management & Organizational Behavior
  • Operations Research
  • Productions & Operations Management

Beyond the Classroom

As a business management major, you can:

  • Compete with award-winning teams by joining the American Marketing Association (AMA), Entrepreneurship and International Business Organization (EIBO) or Enactus.
  • Apply for internships and jobs through robust faculty and alumni networks or the Center for Career and Professional Development.
  • Simulate trading and access thousands of proprietary reports in the Bloomberg Finance Lab, equipped with ten dual-monitor workstations, Bloomberg Terminal software, and Bloomberg’s unique keyboards.
  • Become “Bloomberg certified” by completing a series of advanced financial modules in our Bloomberg Finance Lab.  
  • Travel, study and work internationally through our education abroad and international internship program.

More Department information

Management, B.B.A.

Management develops students' understanding of organizations and their role in society.  Students develop skills in data analysis, organizational structure and supply chain management, while emphasizing the responsibilities of organizations to promote a more sustainable future.  In a rapidly changing world, students gain an appreciation for the responsibilities of corporations to not only be profitable but to also be stewards of the environment and social justice.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Management and Marketing.

Common SBE Core

Management Courses

One of the following:

Management Minor

Management develops students' understanding of organizations and their role in society.  Students develop skills in data analysis, organizational structure and supply chain management, while emphasizing the responsibilities of organizations to promote a more sustainable future.  In a rapidly changing world students gain an appreciation for the responsible actions of corporations to not only be profitable but to also be stewards of the environment and social justice.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Management and Marketing.

A minimum of 24 credit hours, including:

Elective

Three of the following:

Management Internships and Jobs

A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and lead in a business environment.

Internships

Students in our Business Management degree program interned at various organizations such as:

  • AvePoint
  • Central States Tower
  • Cumulus Media
  • Hub Group
  • Northewestern Mutual
  • Nu-World Foods
  • PAWS Chicago
  • Paychex
  • Pragmatium Consulting Group
  • Schneider Electric
  • Southern Wine and Spirits
  • Tave Risk Management
  • United States Liability Insurance
  • Vulcraft-Chicago

What Careers Can I Have as a Business Management Major?

Our management program offers a multitude of courses from finance and economics to business strategy and supply chain management. Having this course variety allows management students to specialize in an area that most lines up with their desired career path. Our graduates are well prepared to work in any type of business environment including the finance, operations, and marketing sectors. Some common positions include management analysts, directors of operations, and project managers. 

Careers

Recent graduates of the Business Management degree program pursued career opportunities at organizations such as:

  • Accenture
  • Aerotek
  • Aflac
  • AJR Filtration, Inc.
  • ALDI U.S.
  • AvePoint
  • CDW
  • Central States Tower
  • Codilis & Associates
  • Consolidated Electrical Distributor

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