School of Business

Business Administration

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School of Business

Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

126 credits

required for program

Minor Available

126 credits

126 credits

required for program

Minor Available

Get equipped for business careers in corporations, nonprofits, and ministries. Engage in the business world under the guidance of Christian faculty with global experience. Our business administration degree provides you with a well-rounded Christian business program. You can also choose a concentration based on your career interests.

This might be the right degree for you if you

  • Want to help businesses, nonprofits, and other entities operate more effectively
  • Lead with integrity
  • Have a degree that offers the flexibility to work in any industry

Why study business administration at Northwestern?

You can customize this major with a concentration in your area of interest. Students and employers love the flexibility of the business administration degree.

You can also add a graduate degree to your experience by enrolling in the Bachelors/Accelerated Master's degree plan.

Northwestern's small classes allow students to engage directly with faculty. Our business classes visit and have guest speakers from Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial start-ups, and nonprofits. Students experience a variety of business structures and organizations. Many classes use case studies to highlight real-world application of business principles.

Our campus is close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Students take advantage of internship opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving business industries. More than 60% of our business internships have resulted in job offers.

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What degree concentrations are offered in Business Administration?

New Healthcare Management Concentration

Prepare to lead in the healthcare industry with a bachelor’s degree concentration in Healthcare Management. Business Administration majors who complete this concentration will:

  • Gain business management and healthcare management knowledge and experience
  • Acquire hard skills specific to business and unique to the health industry
  • Learn from Christian professors who are experts in their fields and have a lot of healthcare experience
  • Be ready for leadership positions in senior care and nursing facilities, group homes, rehabilitation centers, supportive care organizations, and medical technology and equipment companies
    • Finance Systems in Healthcare
    • Strategic Management in Healthcare
    • Healthcare Law and Ethics
    • Healthcare Leadership

    Careers in business administration

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

    What types of work are related to this degree?

    • Banking and corporate financial management
    • Brand/product management
    • Consulting
    • Economic research and forecasting
    • Human resources
    • Insurance
    • Investment banking
    • Project management
    • Market research
    • Personal financial planning
    • Purchasing
    • Real estate
    • Small business management
    • Tax planning and compliance

    Who employs people with this degree?

    • Banking/financial institutions
    • Christian organizations
    • Hospitals/health organizations
    • Insurance companies
    • Large corporations
    • Small to mid-size businesses
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Restaurants
    • Retail
    • Hospitality and service organizations
    • Law firms
    • Manufacturing firms
    • Trade and labor organizations
    • Real estate brokers or agencies
    • Federal, state, and local government

    Strategies for success:

    • General business is a broad area that can lead to many career opportunities. Students should clearly define their goals and seek the experiences and skills necessary to reach those goals.
    • Gaining relevant experience through strategically choosing part-time and summer jobs. Internships are also critical.
    • Learn about various fields of business through research on internet sites and books, informational interviews of professionals, and exposure to work environments through shadowing, volunteering, or interning.
    • Strong communication skills, including public speaking, are also important to achieving success in this field.
    • Gain leadership experience through extracurricular activities on campus.
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    Business administration students found employment within 6 months


    of seniors say their major integrates biblical perspectives


    of internships result in job offers

    What will I learn?

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

    Still have questions about this program or how to apply?

    Our team is ready with answers!

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