About The Program
Northern State University’s Associate of Science in Digital Entrepreneurship prepares students to enter the digital economy ecosystem within 2 years and is built on a set of courses that stacks into Northern’s Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems.
The A.S. in Digital Entrepreneurship includes 24 credits in general education, a 2 credit first year seminar, and 34 credits in business entrepreneurship, marketing and information systems. Students will develop a base understanding of information systems and applied computer science along with a sequence of courses in entrepreneurship and digital marketing, preparing them to develop new digital business ventures and create and implement innovative technologies to grow existing businesses.
The caring, supportive advisors and instructors in the NSU School of Business will counsel you on potential career paths, as well as internship and post-graduation employment opportunities.
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I received my B.B.A. in business administration from Iowa State University and my M.A. in English from University of Central Missouri. As a military spouse, I lived across the U.S., Germany, and Japan, and encourage others to explore and experience the amazing world around them. I thoroughly enjoy helping students discover and plan for their futures: to see them grow into confident, always-learning Wolves!
Ph.D., Human Capital Management, Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb.
Master's, Management, Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb.
Bachelor's, Finance, Northern State University
Bachelor's, Business Education, Northern State University
Dr. Kristi Bockorny joined Northern's faculty in the spring of 2010. In 2020, Dr. Bockorny assumed the role of Honors Program director in addition to her teaching duties.
Employee motivation and engagement
Training and development
Workforce recruitment and selection
LL.M. in Taxation Law, Boston University School of Law, 2002
J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, 1999
Bachelor’s, English Literature, Buffalo State University
Theresa M. Giannavola joined Northern's faculty in fall 2018.
My research focuses on Hyflex teaching pedagogies and increasing engagement with online students. I am also interested in studies regarding an individual’s gratitude influence on psychological capital, satisfaction with life, and intent to stay within their current organization.
Doctorate in Business Administration (D.B.A.), Management, Anderson University
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), University of Mary
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Economics emphasis, University of Jamestown
Dr. Amber Henderson joined Northern in the fall of 2015.
Dr. Henderson is also an honored member of the eighth cohort of Native Governance Center’s Native Nations Rebuilders. Her other recent accomplishments include the 2021 NSU Sanford Faculty Professional Development Award, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s 40 Under 40 Award (2018), Salzburg’s Global Forum Young Cultural Innovator Fellow, and…
Doctor of Philosophy, Finance, 1996, University of Kansas
Master's, International Economics, 1988, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelor's, General Economics, 1986, South Dakota State University
John E. Peterson joined Northern's faculty in fall 1992.
Ph.D., Business Administration (Organizational Behavior emphasis), University of Utah, 2020
M.Ed., College Student Affairs Leadership, Grand Valley State University, 2012
B.S., Psychology, Grand Valley State University, 2009
Dr. Shannahan joined the School of Business faculty in fall 2020.
Dr. Shannahan studies problem-solving and decision-making processes among the members of groups and teams in organizations. In particular, his research focuses on the factors that lead groups to be successful in recognizing and utilizing the skills, knowledge, and abilities of their members and the consequences that can result when managers and their employees have conflicting understandings of work tasks and the standards by which they will evaluated.
Doctor of Business Administration in Management, George Fox University
Master of Business Administration in Management and Strategy, Western Governors University
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science, The College of Idaho
Dr. Sal Villegas joined Northern in the fall of 2020. Before teaching, he spent the nearly two decades in the finance and banking industries, where he managed multi-million dollar portfolios, dozens of employees, and thousands of clients. He is well-versed in business-to-business networking, sales, credit, and service.
Dr. Villegas’ research interests include organizational power, business ethics, human resource management, and networking/reciprocity. In practice, one of his greatest interests is working with entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into viable businesses…
Doctorate in Business Administration (D.B.A.), Marketing, Anderson University, Indiana
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), University of South Dakota
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Marketing emphasis, Dakota Wesleyan University
Hannah Walters joined Northern in fall 2012.
Marketing for e-Commerce
Integrated Marketing Communications
Walters research focuses on ethical issues in marketing and consumer behavior, specifically the ethicality of targeting women based on body shape and size. She has also conducted research and published multiple papers on the…