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    Business Management

Social responsibility matters.

Fuse sound business practices with sustainable entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Northland’s business program provides you with a foundational understanding of economics, finance, management, and marketing, all while engaging in environmental and social responsibility.

You’ll study the core concepts of business and non-profit management, entrepreneurship and strategic planning as you prepare for your career in your field of choice. A sports management minor is also an option for those seeking to learn the traditions, social values, and ethical and psycho-social experiences related to sports; the concepts of management and leadership; and the skills, roles, and functions of sports managers.


“After much searching, I realized that Northland had everything that I was looking for; small class sizes, affordable, and a quality education.” Matt Draeger ’18, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual

Program Emphasis Options

  • Business Management

    Prepare yourself for a career in accounting, small business, management, and other areas of business. You’ll take classes on global business/marketing, quantitative methods, and technology and communication, all while gaining management and strategic development skills through our internship opportunities.

  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship

    Build on the basics of entrepreneurship and ecological and social concerns through business planning, product development, and the evaluation of existing businesses. You will learn to recognize change, identify challenges to a sustainable world, and to create market opportunities for sustainability-focused businesses.

Why Northland?

Experiential Learning

An education at Northland involves more than just sitting in lecture halls. We combine classroom learning with immersive field studies and opportunities within the community to create a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Our career-focused curriculum will provide you with the tools and confidence to succeed in anything you do.

Access to Financial Aid

Think all private colleges are expensive? Think again. With 99% of all Northland College students receiving some form of financial aid, you can receive a private school education at a public school price.

Proven Outcomes

A degree from Northland is your pathway to opportunity. Our 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows our professors to personally invest in your success, and the results of this approach speak for themselves. 93.5% of our recent graduates are employed or in graduate school.

Full-Spectrum Sustainability

At Northland, we live our sustainability mission every day. Going green is a part of everything we do as an institution and everything you’ll do as a student—from how you’ll live, to what you’ll learn, and ways you can contribute.

Live & Learn in a Natural World

Our location in Ashland, WI, a small, safe community of just over 8,000 tucked along the south shore of Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and over a million acres of national forest, creates truly unique educational and recreational experiences.

Work with the Best & Brightest

Our faculty are passionate about learning—and not just student learning. They are dedicated learners and scholars, and that shines through in the classroom and in the field. And they’re more than just teachers. They are mentors who often establish life-long relationships with students.

Ready to take the next step?

Get in touch to learn more and start planning your journey at Northland College.