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Business & Administrative Studies

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Turn your dreams into reality and prepare for the highly competitive world of business through an office, business, or computer networking program at Northern Lakes College. We engage and collaborate directly with employers to determine exactly what students need to learn to be successful and tailor curriculum accordingly.

How do our students in Business & Administrative Studies graduate with a practical and relevant education portfolio? It’s the passionate faculty at NLC, curriculum that meets industry demand, and our students’ drive and entrepreneurial spirit. With all of this combined, we have powerful graduates ready for success!

Program Dates


Business Administration
Start in September, January, or May. 

Computer Network Specialist
September - June

Human Resource Management
Start in September, January, or May. 

Office Administration
Start in September, January, or May.

Delivery Methods Explained


Face-to-Face: Courses where the instructor and the students are interacting at the same time, at the same physical location. 

NLC LIVE Online™: Scheduled classes online, where students log in to a program (Blackboard Collaborate™) with instructors and peers on the same day, at the same time.

NLC Anytime, Anywhere: Courses where you do not have scheduled classes, but where you log in to a program online (Moodle) at any time and do your work. 

Blended: Courses where you have a combination of face-to-face and online (NLC Anytime, Anywhere and/or NLC LIVE Online).

Dual Credit: Students in high school can experience College programs while earning post-secondary credits.

Explore our Business & Administrative Studies programs

Business Certificates

Business Certificates

Whether you want to own your own business, get into the fast-growing field of information technology, or gain employment, we offer certificate programs that can help get you there.

Human Resource Management Diploma

Human Resource Management Diploma

With a flexible, part-time delivery, you can graduate with the knowledge and skills to confidently join a human resource teams to provide guidance, advice, and leadership.

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