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.
To earn a business degree with a concentration in management, 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.
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.
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.
Catherine Marsh, Ed.D
With more than 30 years of experience in leadership development, diversity management, and conflict resolution, Dr. Marsh engages students in learning which welcomes a wide range of perspectives. Her students are challenged to think broadly, consider new ideas, and explain the big picture.
For this concentration, you’ll take the following management courses alongside the core business classes:
- Operations Management and Information Technology
- Principles of Management and Leadership
- Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
- Human Resource Management