North Central College - Naperville, IL


Why choose management at North Central College?

Now more than ever, we can’t tackle complex management challenges with business solutions alone. North Central faculty understand that. They use innovative teaching techniques, sometimes drawing from fields as diverse as mythology and neuroscience, to illuminate business concepts and show you how viewing problems from multiple perspectives can lead to creative solutions. You’ll learn to get things done efficiently and effectively, whatever the challenge and wherever you work—in nonprofit, for-profit, technical or governmental arenas.

You can also:

  • Gain professional experience, put your skills to the test and compete with award-winning teams by joining the American Marketing Association (AMA), Entrepreneneurship and International Business Organization (EIBO) or Enactus.
  • Find competitive internships and job opportunities through faculty and alumni networks or through our Career Development Center.


International business students at North Central College help an Aurora manufacturer explore the exporting process.
At OWP Pharmaceuticals housed at ConVerge in Naperville, North Central College interns experienced the start-up culture of a social enterprise.
North Central students are engaged in growing, new academic program that offers linguistic and cultural focus on the Middle East and North Africa.



  • Management intern, Mario Tricoci, Schaumburg, IL
  • Management and logistics intern, C.H. Robinson, Woodridge, IL
  • Intern, Chicagoland Gardening Magazine, Lombard, IL
  • Intern, Kellogg’s Food Away From Home, Elmhurst, IL


Recent graduates in management include:

  • Account coordinator, Imagine That, Warrenville, IL
Management major

Small class sizes allow for more face time between students and professors, which can greatly influence a student's entire college career. That was certainly the case for Brooke.

"I don't think I would have achieved the success I've had at college without my professor's inspiration. He taught me that in order to understand the way the business world works, I need to understand how the world works." With his encouragement, Brooke took part in a two-week D-Term trip to Turkey and Greece, which led to her studying abroad in Greece an entire term.

"These experiences taught me how to adapt to different environments and to deal with people completely different than me, which is extremely important in...

Management, Marketing & International Business triple major

Much of Mitchell’s college career revolved around one idea: location. Mitchell took advantage of both nearby Chicago and study abroad for internships to advance his career in business.

“The quick and easy access to Chicago and the surrounding suburbs makes finding internships and jobs much easier.”

In addition to taking advantage of off-campus opportunities, Mitchell utilized his time on campus to become involved with the Entrepreneurship and International Business Organization. He helped with a project to import Greek olive oil for domestic sale. He also aided a professor in research and formed relationships with other faculty.

“A student can walk into any professor’s office and get advice...

Management and Entrepreneurship/Small Business Managment double major

After taking a management course, Katherine began to see the business world as a blank canvas, waiting for her to make her mark.

An internship in retail management at American Eagle, a popular clothing store, gave her firsthand insight into the dedication and preparation it takes to effectively run and manage a business. “It’s one thing to learn in the classroom and ace all your tests, but the best kind of learning comes from firsthand experiences.”

In addition, Katherine and two other students worked with a local small business to develop a strategy for selling its products in a new international market.

“North Central doesn’t limit me to one area of study. I’ve been involved in an...

Management, International Business and Spanish triple major

Stephanie chose management as one of her majors because she loves to work with people. While at North Central, she discovered "a love for the personal interaction involved with education and mentoring.” This year she is combining her management degree with those newfound passions as she pursues a master's in higher education administration at Marquette University. Ultimately she hopes to work at a small liberal arts college "just like North Central."

Management major

When Allison has a question about class, she drops by to see her professor. When she has a question about job opportunities, it’s just as easy to connect with the Office of Career Development.

“At North Central, you can always find help,” she says. “The Career Development staff is always more than willing to sit down with you and figure out potential jobs or internships to apply for. Then you can do mock interviews.”

It’s not unusual for professors also to contribute to job searches.

“They have professional networks that help students get a jump-start on their careers,” she says.

Allison plans to enter the corporate world after she graduates.

“A management degree is applicable...


For Megan, being busy is her business.

“Being involved within an athletic team and holding campus jobs allowed me to meet many faculty members and build valuable relationships with them,” she says.

As Megan prepared to encounter the rigors of the business world, she got involved in numerous academic and athletic student groups. She held three campus jobs: student ambassador, athletic mentor, and student manager and head of marketing for Chartwells Dining Services.

Megan added a marketing major, too. She explains, “They pair very well together and have similar classes, which makes pursuing a double major more feasible.”

Megan landed a summer internship at Northwestern...