Feb 08, 2023  
NSU Catalog 2017-2018 
NSU Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Dr. Shelly Baker; Dr. Allen Barclay; Dr. Kristi Bockorny; Dr. Amber Mathern; Dr. Douglas Ohmer; Mr. Robert Preston; Ms. Hannah Walters

Management is a dynamic profession. Individual managers function simultaneously as a planner, a supervisor, a leader, a decision maker, an advisor, a problem solver, and an evaluator of results. Managers perform a wide range of tasks and functions requiring a mix of technical, conceptual, and human skills. A successful manager must have personal standards meriting the respect of others, an understanding of human values and motivations, knowledge of modern methodologies, and an acute awareness of the impact of economic and business policy on society.

NSU’s management curriculum has been carefully designed to ensure that students will be well equipped for both the domestic and international marketplace. Northern’s Management major is a broad-based, professional education in all aspects of theory and practice. Students develop skills and insights in the areas of planning, leading, organization, control, entrepreneurship, human resources, ethics, and international management. For the students interested in developing and operating their own business, the School of Business also offers a Minor in Entrepreneurship, which greatly enhances the skills and knowledge of future entrepreneurs. A management degree prepares you for leadership positions in the management of all types of organizations in every sector of the economy, including for-profit businesses, not-for-profit organizations (such as hospitals, charities, education, and research institutes), government, professional firms (such as accounting, consulting, legal and medical), and others. Completion of NSU’s management degree program also prepares students for advanced graduate work in business, such as the pursuit of an MBA. Management skill and expertise is required in all companies and organizations, small as well as large, and in both new ventures and established firms. As consumeroriented economies continue to develop around the world, organizations of all types need marketers to create consumer awareness of an organization’s products and services.

Career Directions

General Management
Department Management
Human Resource Management
Health Care Management
Small Business Management
Governmental Positions
Nonprofit Management
Graduate Study


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