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:
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.
This emphasis unlocks your leadership potential, building your leadership skills through hands-on activities. Courses include Supervisory Management, Organizational Development, and Diversity in 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.
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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.
The Bachelor of Science in Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
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.
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.
“Coming to Northern from Huron Community Campus gave me a lot of opportunities. I made friends, got involved in activities – I never thought I’d want to be an RA, but then, it was such a great opportunity. To adjust to life from community campus to a university, I think it’s a little different, but the main goal is just to get used to your morning schedule; get involved; get to know your advisor, your professors – those kind of people who will guide you through your college life. Enjoy your university life because you never know when it’ll be gone. I can’t believe I’ll be graduating. I feel like yesterday I just came here. It goes so fast. Treasure every moment that you have at Northern State University because time goes very fast. One day you’ll be a senior and there’s a lot of things to look back on the past year. Go Wolves!” – KawLar Dah #beNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential
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
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…
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…