Whether you want to oversee business operations, dedicate your life to nonprofit work or help companies develop sustainable practices, you can prepare yourself for all your career goals as a business management major at Concordia College. 

Management involves mission and vision fulfillment, oversight of employees and expansion plans development. It takes critical thinking, ethical leadership and a versatile mindset, and the Offutt School of Business aims to provide you with those skills through a focused liberal arts curriculum.

The Offutt School of Business Difference

Earning a business degree with a concentration in management allows you to focus on the essential knowledge and abilities needed to successfully lead organizations in our current and future climate. You’ll learn core management skills such as strategic planning, goal development, organizational structure, leadership, motivation of employees and performance assessment.

Courses are highly interactive and engaging. Each management class will allow you to demonstrate management and leadership within the classroom. You can also take your education outside the classroom through internship and cooperative education opportunities. These experiences will prepare you for real-world application in your chosen career.

Degree Requirements and Courses

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

Recommended supporting courses:

Business majors must choose at least one concentration (12-23 credits)

BUSN 316 may be used as a substitute for BUSN 315 only in the following concentrations: healthcare administration, healthcare financial management, healthcare leadership, or long-term care administration.

It is recommended that students take MATH 121 OR MATH 203 prior to economics and accounting courses. The agribusiness, economics, finance, and management information systems concentrations require MATH 121 - Calculus I.


Agribusiness Concentration

Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AGEC) courses are offered at NDSU. Concentration requires 14-18 credits.


Requires 12-13 credits.

Finance Concentration

Requires 12-13 credits.

Healthcare Administration Concentration

Requires 15-16 credits.

Healthcare Financial Management Concentration (with certificate)

Requires 22 credits.

Healthcare Leadership Concentration (with certificate)

Requires 22 credits.

Long-Term Care Administration Concentration (with certificate)

Requires 25-27 credits.

Management Concentration

Requires 12-13 credits.

Management Information Systems Concentration

Requires 20 credits.

Marketing Concentration

Requires 12-13 credits.

Entrepreneurial Mindset Undergraduate Academic Certificate

This certificate program will allow all interested students to explore the exciting field of an entrepreneurial approach to identifying and solving problems, to navigating uncertainty, and to decision-making. This approach can benefit anyone in any discipline or career path. Although it is housed in the Offutt School of Business, there are no business prerequisites for any of the courses.

The requirements for an Entrepreneurial Mindset Undergraduate Academic Certificate are 9 credits: 

Alexa Merkens '19 on Her RedHawks Internship

When I first thought of doing an internship I immediately pictured an office job, which is something I didn’t want to do. However, being able to work at a baseball stadium in the summer is something I never even thought of.

Graduate Success

Management is important and has broad applications across a variety of industries and organization types. You can work for a for-profit corporation, government agency or a nonprofit company. Graduates have gone on to run family businesses, specialize in human resources management and hold leadership positions in a number of businesses of varying sizes. Other potential opportunities include management consulting, business analysis, training, sales, banking and entrepreneurship.

Our graduates have also used their management concentration to set the groundwork for their next career step. This has included law school, medical school and seminary. Through the management program at Concordia, you will be prepared to face the dynamic climate of today's professional environment in all aspects.

Global, Ethical, Entrepreneurial

Founded on the pillars of transformative leadership, global engagement, ethical decision-making and entrepreneurial mindset, the Offutt School of Business is dedicated to sending into society thoughtful and informed business leaders with a strong moral compass. Our students attend classes in a state-of-the-art facility and participate in cutting-edge curriculum that allows them to think critically and network globally.


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