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Management concentration in the School of Business and Economics
Why Study Management?

Focus on managing processes and systems and leading people by studying business management. Managers help companies and organizations reach their goals by focusing on efficiency and effectiveness while also understanding how to work with and lead individuals who focus on many aspects of business operations. Graduate ready for a leadership position in an established company—or ready to run your own small business.

Why Choose North Park University

Why North Park?

Prepare for a life of significance and service in business leadership through a curriculum that is committed to teaching ethics as a necessary tool for the industry. You’ll learn from experienced managers and business owners, while gaining valuable experience through internship and volunteer opportunities. Explore a range of management options through specialized courses while you develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills to be successful in private business, government, or nonprofit jobs.

Careers In Management
  • Human resources manager
  • Director of operations
  • Industrial, consumer product, and financial services sales director
  • Commercial and retail banker
  • Insurance broker
  • Real estate broker
  • Property manager
Internships

To earn a business and economics degree with a concentration in economics, you’ll complete a 150-hour minimum internship in a professional setting. North Park interns have worked at places that include WGN Chicago, Chicago Cultural Alliance, Executives Club of Chicago, and the Women’s Business Development Center. Our Career Development and Internship Office will help you find your perfect fit.

Alumni Profile

When Jamie Bacon C’11 began college, she knew that she wanted a career in business and events, but wasn’t sure how to get there. With the help of her business professors and University staff, Jamie’s North Park courses and internship led her straight to her desired field.

Read more about Jamie's experience.

Jamie Bacon C'11
Meet the Faculty

Dr. Wesley Lindahl is dean of the School of Business and Nonprofit Management, overseeing the undergraduate and graduate programs that provide students with excellent preparation for success in the public and private sectors.

Learn more about Dean Lindahl and the business faculty.

Wesley Lindahl, Dean of SBNM
Management Courses

For this concentration, you’ll take the following management courses alongside the core business and economics classes:

  • Operations Management and Information Technology
  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management

Learn more about the courses and requirements for this degree.

Nonprofit Leadership Certificate

Enhance your study of management by earning the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. North Park is among a select number of universities offering this opportunity, which includes internship experience, access to national nonprofit leaders, and opportunities to meet like-minded students at a national conference.

Learn more about the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate.