Congratulations again to all of our 2012 Business School graduates! Commencement was exhilarating this year and it was truly an honor meeting many of you in person. Our school’s diversity is truly amazing, and I am so proud of our students’ accomplishments. As a graduate, you become a part of a vast network of Northcentral alumni and faculty who are currently business and community leaders, eager to share their passion and expertise. As reflected in our mission here at Northcentral University, we are committed to educating professionals throughout the world. As such, the School of Business and Technology Management is excited to further extend its reach to communities in all parts of the world.
We are thrilled about our application to the Project Management Institute (PMI) to become a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). As a R.E.P., we will be authorized to issue Professional Development Units of the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements program. This effort is a big step for the School of Business and Technology Management as part of our commitment to assisting students in becoming valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.
Our MBA Human Resource specialization is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a specialization that fully aligns with its HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. There are only 199 educational institutions throughout the world that have this alignment with SHRM and we are proud to be one of them.
The School of Business and Technology Management is also developing or enhancing other specializations including, but not limited to Entrepreneurship, Applied Computer Science and Management, just to name a few. We will be sure to keep you informed as we move further down the line with these enhancements.
In this issue of HIGHER DEGREES, I’m proud to share with you a profile on a recent MBA graduate of the SoBTM, Karen R. Callanan. Karen’s definitely a “hard-charger,” in fact, she’s already enrolled in our DBA program, but she doesn’t want to follow the typical business career path. She really wants to use her business acumen to help a non-profit – and hopefully, touch people’s lives. It reminds me that NCU’s School of Business and Technology Management is NOT your usual business school.
We look forward to growing and developing our programs with you in mind. I have always believed that Northcentral was a place that supported and cared for its students – and we remain committed to making the experience for our students the best experience that it can be. We’re extremely proud of our students and alumni, and we want to help you achieve academically and become valuable contributors to your communities and within your professions.
Dr. Lee Smith