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School of Business

Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate
126 credits
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Engage with many disciplines in the business world, under the guidance of Christian faculty with global business experience. The business administration program prepares you for a variety of careers in for-profit firms or nonprofit organizations and teaches areas of business such as accounting, management, entrepreneurship, finance, corporate strategies, marketing, business information systems, business law, and economics. Graduates with business administration majors frequently pursue careers in supply chain and operations, sales, health services, join small companies, or return to manage family businesses. This degree integrates a biblical worldview into business ethics and lays the foundation for you to work in any industry.
91%
Business administration students found employment within 6 months
95%
of seniors say their major integrates biblical perspectives
60%
of internships result in job offers

Why study business administration at Northwestern?

You have the option to add a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree to your experience at Northwestern by enrolling in the dual business administration degree plan.

We require you to participate in an internship to help translate classroom lessons into practical work experience, with more than 60% of internships resulting in job offers. 

Our business classes regularly visit local corporations within the Twin Cities to experience a variety of business organizations—Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial start-ups and non-profits. Many classes incorporate case study discussions to analyze real-world application of business principles. 

At Northwestern, our small classes enable faculty to personally engage with you and pass on insights to thrive while serving the Lord in a business environment. With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving business industries.

If you want to help businesses, nonprofits, and other entities operate more effectively, lead with integrity, and have a career that offers the flexibility to work in any industry, this might be the right degree for you.

What will you learn?

You will develop leadership and critical thinking skills and learn to work as a team member. 

Some classes include:

  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Marketing
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Northwestern does it the right way. The professors provide real-life examples of Christians that succeeded in their respective careers and support through all four years. The business department preaches ethical decision-making and hard-work. The lessons learned were transferable even after I moved away from my major's focus.
School of Business, 2008

Careers in business administration

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in business administration.

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Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.


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Riley Hall, R1315
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113
651-631-5118
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