The Department of Business and Leadership supports the Purdue North Central campus mission by providing access to contemporary business and organizational knowledge through learning, engagement and applied research. The Department contributes to the development of the region through the professional and academic expertise of its faculty in accounting, economics, human resources, leadership, management and marketing.
The Department of Business and Leadership offers a wide variety of programming from certificates, an associate degree, to baccalaureate degrees and a masters degree in Business Administration. All programs combine a strong foundation in the liberal arts with serious career preparation. In addition, a variety of learning opportunities exist for students to gain real world experience through internships, directed studies, and service learning projects. Faculty work in concert with the Center for Service Learning and Leadership and Office of Career Development to facilitate an experience that works with the student’s plan of study.
Students working towards a degree in business will enter the business world with a sound understanding of the nature and practices of contemporary business, the basic skills needed to begin their professional careers, and the broad educational foundation necessary to facilitate long-term professional development. The degree offers a distinctive and flexible curriculum that will allow students to develop expertise in their area of interest. Through a series of core courses and with the guidance of experienced faculty, students are introduced to the broad range of knowledge and skills needed to begin or advance a career in a wide range of enterprises.
Regardless of your chosen profession or area of technical expertise, leadership skills are crucial to your success as a productive team member or leader. The Organizational Leadership Program offers a human relations-oriented approach to the practice of leadership. As a student in one of the OL programs, you can enjoy learning theory as well as practicing human relations skills. Several opportunities for gaining practical experience through internships or service learning projects are available.
The demand in Indiana for human resource professionals is high. The baccalaureate program in human resources is designed to help students develop core competencies in all aspects of human resources management. Students are also encouraged to further develop their skills by working within the business community through internship and service learning opportunities.
The Purdue University North Central Department of Business offers a Master of Business Administration degree that will prepare students for leadership positions in a variety of business and professional settings.
1401 South U.S. 421
Westville, IN. 46391
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Purdue University North Central
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