At Central, business management majors have a diverse range of classes that prepare you to succeed. Graduates go on to positions with major companies around the world, creating a global network of connections for Central students. You’ll obtain a foundation in business with an emphasis in one of four areas — business administration, finance, marketing and international business — or you may individually design your area of emphasis.
The department also collaborates with mathematics and computer science faculty to offer information systems, accounting and actuarial science majors. Business students can also be certified at Central to teach secondary-level business classes.
You’ll benefit from the strength of Central’s business management program as evidenced by the outstanding performance of students on standardized examinations such as GMAT and LSAT and their acceptance into quality graduate programs.
At Central, you’ll learn about business in many ways — computer simulations, case studies, presentations, class discussions, team projects and more. Networked professors also find hands-on projects where students can help solve problems for real businesses, giving you the best experience possible.
Learn more about Business Management in the course catalog.
Graham Lemke, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Donald T. Butler Endowed Chair and Professor of Finance
Tuan Nguyen, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Economics, interest areas include: health economics, labor economics and the economics of risky behavior
Uwaoma Nwaogu, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics, interest areas include: international trade and finance, monetary economics and labor economics
Jaclyn Rundle, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Business Management, interest areas include: nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurship and social enterprise certification methods
Maggie Schlerman, B.A., M.Acc., C.P.A. Assistant Professor of Accounting, interest areas include: financial accounting and analysis, strategic planning, international accounting and corporate social responsibility
Jessica Schuring, B.A., M.B.A, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics, interest areas include: microeconomics, health economics, labor economics, environmental economics, development economics and economics of discrimination
Julie Summers, Lecturer of Management and Marketing
You’ll discover that Central’s business department offers a competitive advantage when it comes to gaining the experience you need to start building your career. Des Moines, a renowned epicenter for young business professionals, is just a short drive away, and Pella is home to four international corporations.
Take advantage of Central’s highly networked internship programs in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and throughout the world. Plus, Central graduates go on to positions with major companies around the world, creating a global network of connections for you.
Finding and landing your first job is an important step. We’ll make sure you are fully prepared for the job search by guiding you with search strategies,résumé building, interviewing practice and networking skills.
Participate in the Martin Heerema Entrepreneurship Program, and you’ll personally experience what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The curriculum uses education, experience and example to combine problem-solving with projects, internships and mentorships.
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