Here’s where some of our recent grads have landed:
- John Deere
- Discovery Benefits
- General Mills
- Grant Thornton LLP
- Deloitte & Touche LLP
And here’s what some of our alumni are doing:
- Founder/CEO of R.D. Offutt Co., world’s largest potato farming operation
- CEO of Kaiser Permanente, country’s largest nonprofit health system
- CEO of Sanford Health, the largest rural nonprofit health system in the U.S.
- President of wealth management group, U.S. Bancorp, country’s sixth largest commercial bank
- Senior Vice President, General Electric Co. Regional Sales Manager, Intel, Singapore
That’s just a handful of the many successful Concordia business leaders serving in all parts of the world.
Dawit Endale Alemayehu '11
Summer Academic Program Consultant, International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa
Global Studies and Business Administration Major
The business department at Concordia offered me a well-rounded yet rigorous major. My administrative and management skills were honed and ready for the international market coming out of college.
Erin Haley '12
Financial Institution Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Fargo, N.D.
Accounting Major; Spanish and Sociology Minor
I had a wonderful experience with the accounting department at Concordia. All of the professors were very approachable and it is evident that they truly care about the success of each and every student.
Blair Solberg '16
Business Management Major
Concordia's business program has already given me many networking opportunities and has gotten me more involved in the Concordia community. We also have amazing facilities, which are fun to utilize.
Sam Barney '15
Accounting and Business Healthcare Major
Many professors have years of working experience within their respective fields and are able to provide practical “real life” information in addition to text book material. This insight has been helpful for understanding aspects of my major, and I believe that it will help to prepare me for my professional career.
Austin Phillips '14
Apple Valley, Minn.
Business and Music Major
"I came to Concordia because I wanted to play music at a high level while also pursuing academics at a similarly high level. Concordia makes it clear that you don’t need to be a music major to play in the top ensembles."
Nutifafa Yakor '11
Audit Senior, Deloitte & Touche LLP in Minneapolis
Accounting and Economics Major; Business Minor
Academic work at Concordia is rigorous, helping for a good transition to the bustle of the business world.
Erica Bjelland '16
Global Studies Development and Scandinavian Studies Major; Business Minor
I love that the program is interdisciplinary. The liberal arts approach to learning about the world is what is going to benefit me the most when I leave Concordia because I’ll be able to know about global cultures, policies, and institutions from a wide variety of lenses. Also, last May I got to travel to Rwanda to teach English at SOS Primary schools; it was the best experience I have ever had.
Maren Hamilton '12
Social Media Specialist, Flint Group
Art and Communication Major; Business Minor
As a part of the Offutt School of Business Young Women Mentor Program I was able to meet one-on-one with a Concordia College graduate as well as network with other women in business. This program was influential in my success finding a job.
Scott Schumacher '09
Account Manager, RDO Integrated Controls
Business Marketing Major; Economics Minor
When I look back at my experience with the marketing department, I am thankful for the opportunities the professors gave us to gain real world experiences. We did multiple projects with local businesses in the community that gave us insight into what we would be doing once we left Concordia and entered the workforce.
Alyssa Greve '09
Marketing Strategist at Sundog in Minneapolis, Minn.
Business Marketing Major; Studio Art Minor
Overall, my Concordia experience set the stage for my professional experience. I feel that the relationships built with faculty and students, discussions during class time and course work paved a way for my professional career.
Dexter Albrecht '09
Director of Tickets Sales & Promotions, University of North Dakota
Business Marketing and Organizational Communication Major
The business marketing program at Concordia was extremely helpful in in preparing me for the real world. Besides the marketing classes, the courses I took in finance, management, economics and accounting are all still courses I can refer back to in my work and personal life today.
Michael Simonson '08
Senior Auditor, Americas Securities and Fund Services at Citibank
Global Studies and Spanish Major; International Business Minor
In general my entire Cobber experience was amazing! I met some life-long friends, had extremely knowledgeable professors, and enriching international experiences that helped me grow personally and professionally.
Angela Barnette '09
Consulting Associate – Healthcare Practice, Huron Consulting Group
Business Marketing and Healthcare Management Major
Our professors, Bruce Anderson and Dan Anderson brought so much knowledge to the department and were able to offer us real life experiences from the healthcare world. The things I learned and experiences I had gave me an advantage in my current position in the healthcare field.
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