General Business

Apply Business Knowledge to Make an Impact

Modern business is ever-evolving and, in this progressing environment, a business generalist can be an invaluable asset. When all areas of business and management interest you, the best specialization to consider is one that exposes you to many different facets of business, leadership, organization and management. With NCU’s general business specialization, you will be prepared for diverse business career opportunities across the business spectrum. This online business specialization allows you to select courses that fit your personal and professional goals, from a broad range of electives, to complete a program that meets your interests. During your program, you have the opportunity to develop the knowledge you need to effectively manage successful organizations, including in-depth exploration of corporate finance, supervisory concepts and practices, international economics, business organization and management.

The NCU Difference

In today’s competitive global marketplace, business professionals are called upon to help their organizations run more efficiently and effectively. Northcentral University'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. NCU’s education approach was developed to meet the needs of your busy life and schedule. Ideal for self-starters and independent thinkers who want a premier education with unprecedented flexibility, we use a unique one-to-one learning model that pairs one student with one doctoral professor for each course. With no teaching assistants, you learn directly from experts who provide personal feedback and professional insights. With NCU’s online learning model, there are weekly starts for every program or course. None of our programs have residency requirements, allowing flexible access to you no matter where you live. When you enroll in NCU to earn an advanced degree in business, you will become part of a community of professionals who are already making a difference around the world.

“Having the one-to-one, and the ability to work from my home on my schedule, allowed me to spend time with my family and keep my work done at the same time. Being able to tailor my schedule to the schooling was extremely advantageous.” - Erik Puhlman, Doctor of Business Administration (2016)

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
DBA 54 18 39 months View Course Catalog
MBA 30 10 16 months View Course Catalog
Post-Master's Cert 18 6 9 months View Course Catalog
Post-Baccalaureate Cert 12 4 6 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.

Doctor of Business Administration Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate with diverse audiences about practices, solutions, and perspectives related to business
  • Construct socially responsible and ethic business strategies
  • Evaluate the relationship between the global environment and business decisions
  • Formulate solutions to practical business problems based on original research

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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