NSU’s business management program, offered online and on campus, is designed to ensure you’ll be well-equipped for the domestic and international marketplaces.
    About The Program

    A management bachelor's degree from Northern will prepare you to lead, problem-solve, plan, evaluate, advise, and organize within the dynamic profession of business management.

     

    Northern offers four business management emphases to help you achieve your personal career goals:

     

    Entrepreneurship

    In this emphasis, you’ll learn business plan writing and product/service development, and encounter innovation opportunities. Courses include Small Business Management, Sustainability in Business, and Entrepreneurship II.

     

    Leadership

    This emphasis unlocks your leadership potential, building your leadership skills through hands-on activities. Courses include Supervisory Management, Organizational Development, and Diversity in Management.

     

    General Management

    This emphasis prepares you for a variety of managerial roles, allowing you to select courses that best meet your career aspirations. Courses include Small Business Management, Sustainability in Business, Entrepreneurship II, Supervisory Management, Organizational Development, Diversity in Management, and Project Management.

     

    Supply Chain Analytics

    This emphasis provides you with the skills needed for a variety of industries. Courses include Logistics, Operations Research, Production/Operations Management, Analytics and Project Management.

     

    A Northern management graduate will understand human values and motivations, know modern management methodologies, and be aware of the impact of economic and business policy on society.  In this degree program, offered online and on campus, you’ll learn to value diversity and human relations to better understand the workforce of today and tomorrow.  

     

     

    Accreditation

    Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, blue letters beneath an orange pyramid

     

    The Bachelor of Science in Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

    Careers

    Careers in management are as diverse – every organization has management roles. A degree in management opens the doors to positions throughout business, government, and industry. You’ll find career opportunities in the form of leadership roles and with government firms, for-profit businesses, professional firms, not-for-profit organizations, and graduate work.

    At NSU, students are counseled by advisers and instructors on potential career paths, as well as internship and post-graduation employment opportunities.

    For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact the NSU Career Center.

    Internships

    NSU's International Business program supports career readiness through internships that give you a chance to apply your skills in the workplace. NSU students have interned in diverse areas of business, including administration, programming, banking, marketing and accounting. 

    The NSU School of Business shares internship opportunities through postings and on-campus presentations and interviews.

     

    Scholarships

    NSU students pursuing a business administration degree can apply for NSU School of Business scholarships and other scholarships.

    Business Scholarships

    NSU Scholarships

    Contact Information

    For more information about this degree, offered online and on campus, contact Jennifer Bengs or call 605-626-7725. Or, contact NSU Admissions at 605-626-2544 or admissions@northern.edu.

    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.

     

    Research Interests

    Psychological capital

    Gratitude

    Leadership

    Employee motivation and engagement

    Training and development

    Workforce recruitment and selection

     

    Publications

     

    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. 

     

    Research Interests

    Leadership

    Cross-cultural Leadership

    Organizational Commitment

    Entrepreneurship

    Group Decision-making

     

    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…

    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.

     

    Research Interests

    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.

     

    Research Interests 

    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…