Common questions

Common questions

What kind of jobs do Concordia business graduates typically get?

Concordia graduates can be found in a variety of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. From marketing for a professional baseball team to auditing with the Defense and Space Group at Boeing, Concordia business students are valued contributors to their organizations. From U.S. Bank to Union Pacific, from Applebee’s International to mom-and-pop shops, from Kansas to Kyrgyzstan, Concordia graduates are making a difference in their neighborhoods and across the globe.

Do you have internship opportunities?

Every business student is required to complete an internship. [MORE]

Some day I would like to own my business. How will Concordia help me reach my goals?

From opening coffee shops on-campus to starting an award-winning “Hot Company of 2007” (Alert Logic), Concordia grads have succeeded in the exciting world of entrepreneurship. Nevertheless, we live in a complex world, with many opportunities and many pitfalls. It is vitally important to learn the ropes before putting significant assets at risk.

Concordia can help you build a solid foundation for pursuing your goals, with courses in accounting, marketing, economics, communication, business law, sales, marketing research, finance, insurance, information systems, e-commerce, banking, operations management, human resources management, organizational behavior, strategic management, ethics and many more. Beyond the curriculum, we really enjoy the opportunity to get to know our students one-on-one, and you will get solid advice from professionals with track records of success.

Why should I choose Concordia for a business-related education?

“And since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us each exercise them accordingly” Romans 12:6.

Perhaps you are organized. Perhaps analytical. Perhaps you are a good communicator. Your gifts can be nurtured and used, not only providing for you and your family, but blessing the organizations you serve.

The Department of Business Admninisration invites you to exercise and nurture your gifts, to stretch and grow in knowledge and wisdom with us.

We have a nationally accredited program, with excellent and caring faculty, and small class sizes—so you will have plenty of opportunities for experiential learning. Our Students in Free Enterprise group boasts an unbroken string of awards (can you believe we beat Harvard’s team!). The business program is designed to prepare the student for positions of leadership and responsibility in the business community. The program develops Christian ethical values, provides a broad exposure to the liberal arts, and equips students with the analytical, interpersonal and communication skills needed for success in business.

I am interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant, but have heard that it takes 150 hours of coursework. Can I do that at Concordia?

Yes. While one can graduate with a B.S. in Accountancy with 128 credits (a typical 4-year program), to sit for the CPA exam in Nebraska and many other states, you need 150 hours of coursework. Within these 150 hours the Nebraska CPA candidate must have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours of mid to upper level accounting coursework, and 36 semester hours of general business courses. You may take the hours beyond 128 at Concordia, or you may choose to begin a master’s program. Concordia has had students follow each of these paths, and we have Concordia CPAs working at the senior partner-level for public accounting firms (BKD, LLP), in government agencies and for a variety of other not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

I hear and read so much about unethical business practices. Why should I go into such a troubled field?

Indeed, we live in a world where greed and fear can quickly undermine the faithful efforts of coworkers. But society still needs quality goods and services delivered with integrity. Organizations looking to hire are longing for and deeply appreciate those whose value and character are firmly grounded. Concordia’s professors, staff, and student body all work together to model and nurture the highest values and character that reflect our relationship as those redeemed in Christ Jesus. “Have your roots in Him. Build yourselves up in Him. Grow strong in what you believe, just as you were taught.” Colossians 2:7.