Business Enrollment Growth Spurs Renovations

Business Enrollment Growth Spurs Renovations

With a 74% increase in undergraduate enrollment and a nearly 33% increase in graduate enrollment in less than a decade, Creighton’s Heider College of Business is in need of more space.

“The Heider College of Business has worked hard over the past several years to continuously enhance the quality of our educational product, with special attention to adding real-world skills to drive value to employers,” says Heider College of Business Dean Anthony Hendrickson, PhD. “This has led to significant growth in our enrollment over the past five to six years. At the same time, we have consistently added exceptional faculty in order to make the enrollment growth sustainable while maintaining a low student-to-professor ratio.”

Undergraduate enrollment in the Heider College of Business has topped 1,000 students. The college enrolled 648 undergraduate students in 2010 and 1,129 in the fall of 2018 — a 74% increase.

With a need for more classrooms, faculty offices and collaboration and study space, renovations to the Harper Center began this summer and are expected to be completed by late 2020. The Heider Family Foundation, led by Scott Heider, is donating the lead gift for the project.

“We’re extremely excited for the future of our students and the college,” says Hendrickson. “Alongside our physical growth, we will be rolling out a new 21st century curriculum, with our Heider Mindsets, one of the first major innovations in collegiate business education in the past several decades.”