Building Creativity

An Out-of-the-Box Specialization for the Creative Businessperson

Being better than the competition down the road is as important as being better than the competitor an ocean away. In our global economy, competition in the business environment continues to escalate. Identifying opportunities is critical. The building creativity specialization at NCU is designed to provide you with skills that can empower you to think outside of the box and to work with others to embrace creative approaches to new ventures. Whether you’re an entrepreneur at heart, or hope to bring change and new ideas to an existing company, the building creativity specialization will challenge your perceptions and push you to explore things in new ways. In this specialization, you will study many facets of potential ventures including research, business models, funding, market strategies and other complexities for domestic and international operations. As a graduate, you can expect to gain the ability to build a creative business plan that is ready to be presented to investors, banks or private entities.

The NCU Difference

Northcentral University is committed to providing a premier education for our students, and holds the same regional accreditation as other prestigious American universities (WSCUC*). NCU’s School of Business and Technology Management has a results-oriented approach to online education, delivering rigorous doctoral, master's, bachelor's and graduate certificate programs to help you develop the business acumen that companies seek. You will learn from our professors, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, and are experienced professionals in your field of study. Our one-to-one mentoring approach to learning allows you to experience individualized interaction. You'll be learning in a class size of one, so there's no need to worry about dropped classes or waiting lists. NCU’s flexible approach to earning a graduate degree online, includes weekly course starts to fit your schedule. Our online programs allow you to pursue your degree on your time. At NCU, there are no residency requirements, no need to travel to a physical campus and no entrance exams. You determine your schedule, just as you determine your educational outcome. That’s why NCU’s independent study approach is designed for you, the self-motivated student, who seeks a higher degree in their educational journey.

“I think my best experiences have been the interactions that I've had with professors. There are always those one or two connections with professors that are really unique and valuable. I've maintained them, and I'm quite sure I'll maintain them for quite a few years, if not, my whole life.” - Steven Cofrancesco, PhD in Business Administration (2016)

*WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, http://www.wascsenior.org.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MBA 30 10 16 months View Course Catalog

Beyond the specialized courses designed to help you expand your abilities in your chosen field of study and profession; NCU offers the following benefits to students and alumni:

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but you won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor to get personalized mentoring.

Master of Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the health of an organization
  • Effectively communicate - in media appropriate to purpose, occasion and audience - ideas and arguments associated with business issues
  • Evaluate the challenges and opportunities presented by the global business environment
  • Evaluate legal compliance, ethical concerns of stakeholders, and social responsibility in terms of their impact on the conduct of business
  • Deliver effective business solutions

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

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