North Central College - Naperville, IL

Meet One-Year M.B.A. Students

Ryan Gooley, MBA

Ryan Gooley
Business Administration Graduate Student

Ryan chose North Central’s professional management one-year M.B.A. program based on his knowledge of the faculty's dedication and commitment to ensure students are able to make the most of their education. “The one-year program was what I was looking for. I wanted a program that focused on business professionals and would allow me to work at an accelerated pace. I did not want to take two or three years to obtain my M.B.A."

"I wanted more than just a business degree and North Central’s liberal arts focus provided a strong sense of leadership and ethics within all the courses which was a perfect fit for me.” The professors design their courses to explore leadership, ethics and values traits “through current issues, student experiences and materials presented in class. There was a strong focus of teaching students to make sound judgments by instilling the sense of doing the right thing.”

Josh Seago
Business Administration Graduate Student

Josh is vice president/Naperville branch manager at PNC Bank and a North Central alum, and highly recommends the M.B.A. program at North Central College. He says anyone looking to gain theoretical knowledge necessary to advance their skill set will find it here. “The M.B.A. program offers professional development that can advance your career to the next level. Personally, the program gave me the knowledge and resources to be a more effective and efficient manager. It expanded my analytical abilities in problem recognition and resolution, improved my interpersonal and communication skills and increased my understanding of the nature and the scope of the economic and political issues that shape the business environment.”