A Whole New Mindset on Business Education
At the Heider College of Business, you’ll earn your degree from a top-ranked business school, and you’ll also gain the integrity, leadership and ingenuity that results from our innovative Heider Mindset Curriculum. Designed to help you acquire the skills needed to succeed in the quickly changing landscape of business, this curriculum will help you develop Analytical, Cross-Cultural, Collaborative, Action, Service and Reflective mindsets, and apply them to the academic disciplines you study.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Business Intelligence and Analytics
- Business Analytics Track
- Digital Media and Design Track
- Information Technology Track
- Financial Analysis Track
- Financial Planning Track
- Financial Services Track
- Insurance and Risk Management Track
- Finance and Technology (FinTech)
- International Business
- Business Ethics Track
- Entrepreneurship Track
- Human Resources Track
- Pre-law Track
- Social Entrepreneurship Track
- Customer Analytics Specialization
- Strategic Communications Specialization
Our 3/3 Law program allows you to complete your undergraduate business degree (BSBA) and law degree (Juris Doctor) in six years, rather than the usual seven, to launch your legal career sooner than the traditional pre-law track.
A head for business, a heart for health care. You’ll be ready for professional school backed by business knowledge. In only four years, earn your BSBA with a business major. At the same time, you’ll complete the courses required for professional school in any of the following health care specialties as part of our Pre-Health business program:
- Occupational Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Physical Therapy
Reach your goals faster and save money on tuition with one of our accelerated bachelor’s to master’s programs.
- BSBA in Accounting / MS in Accounting (4 years)
- BSBA in Finance / Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA)
- BSBA in Management / MS in Integrative Health and Wellness
- BSBA in Management / MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- BSBA in Management / MS in Organizational Leadership
- BSBA in Marketing / MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- BSBA in Marketing / MS in Organizational Leadership
Don’t just learn about business, experience it - with numerous hands-on learning opportunities you can’t find anywhere else.
Invest more than $8 million of Creighton University endowment funds as a student manager for the Creighton University Student Portfolio (CUSP Fund) in our Portfolio Practicum class. Our state-of-the-art Heider Securities and Investment Center has just been completely remodeled and features 11 real Bloomberg trading terminals.
Be a part of the team operating all facets of the only student-run Apple Authorized Campus Store in the country. As a part of the iJay practicum you’ll gain an understanding of complex business concepts including inventory management, finances, marketing, eCommerce, and more.
Creighton Business Symposium
As a member of the Creighton Business Symposium planning team, you’ll have the opportunity to coordinate the largest student-run business conference in the nation. The Creighton Business Symposium typically brings over 1,000 business students and professionals to the CHI Health Center in downtown Omaha for this one-day conference.
No on-site events? No problem! In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the fall 2020 Creighton Business Symposium planning team successfully transformed the Symposium into a series of episodes on a nationally-known podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire.
Institute for Economic Inquiry
Devoted to programs that analyze economic and social outcomes from a variety of academic perspectives, the Institute engages you in ways beyond passive listening through reading groups, undergraduate research programs, seminars, student events and other programming.
Each year, over 200 Heider College of Business students travel domestically and abroad to meet real business professionals in cities such as Hong Kong, San Francisco, and New York City for one or two week long travel courses.
*Travel courses are currently restricted and will resume once University protocols allow.
- 3 Day Startup — In this 72-hour pitch competition, you can exercise your entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands-on environment—culminating in a final pitch to an esteemed panel of mentors and real investors.
- Argy Bargy — In this contest you have the opportunity to combine coding with creativity as you compete against teams from BIA, marketing, finance and accounting to develop the best mobile apps.
- Murphy Cup — Address real marketing challenges and present resolutions to a panel of industry experts from such companies as Nike, Union Pacific Railroad and UnitedHealthcare. This annual, collaborative marketing competition is hosted in partnership with Drake University.
Not only is their classroom curriculum engaging, our faculty bring expertise backed by years of real world experience in the fields in which they teach. Our average student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, meaning you’ll build real relationships with faculty like these who are experts in their field.
Maggie Knight, DBA, CPA, Assistant Professor of Accounting and director of the Accelerated Master of Accounting Program
Prior to joining the faculty at Creighton, Knight worked in public accounting for KPMG and later held the role of CFO for CHI Health.
Anton Ames, MBA, Instructor of Business Intelligence and Analytics
Before becoming an educator, Ames worked in various technology roles, including as a VP & Chief Information Officer, Director of IT, and Network Administrator.
Kevin Gomez, MA, Instructor of Economics and Program Director for IEI
Gomez brings an unrivaled level of energy and a robust background in economics research to our students from his time as a Fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center.
Melissa Woodley, PhD, CFA, Associate Professor of Finance
Woodley managed a $750 Million Bond portfolio for Regions Bank prior to getting her PhD. She is also a CFA charterholder and the current president of the Southern Finance Association.
Regina Taylor, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management
Taylor’s background in HR management includes previous roles at several global companies including Johnson & Johnson, Walt Disney Company, and Medtronic.
Tim McMahon, PhD, Professor of Practice in Marketing
In addition to founding and operating several businesses, McMahon has led sustainable growth for brands like Godfather’s Pizza and ConAgra Foods.
Stand out in the job market with real leadership skills, a fine-tuned resume and access to an engaged network of Creighton connections.
Career Portfolio Program
Developed by the John P. Fahey Career Center, the Career Portfolio program is designed specifically for students in the Heider College of Business. Through completion of this four-year program, you’ll maximize your opportunities by assessing your career goals, enhancing your professional skills and seamlessly transitioning you into the workplace.
- Exploration: Start exploring your interests. Tour companies, receive career coaching at our career center, attend job fairs and learn about exciting careers in business.
- Skill Development: Develop your professional resume and LinkedIn profile, learn networking strategies and complete mock interviews with real employers.
- Gain Experience: Implement a strategy for your career goals, complete an internship for credit and jump start your job search.
- Transition to Professional Life: Learn how to evaluate and negotiate job offers, and learn how to plan for your personal financial success from real financial advisors.
Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Program
Modeled after executive leadership programs, this endowed by Don Waite BSC ‘54, CFO Emeritus of Seagate Technologies, the Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Program provides opportunities for students not only to discover their strengths and aspirations, but to develop and implement their leadership skills.
Heider Mindset Achievement Portfolio (H-MAP)
As part of the Heider Mindset Curriculum, the Heider Mindset Achievement Portfolio (H-MAP) helps us track the achievement of abstract concepts in a tangible way. Using the H-MAP mobile or desktop application, you will have a dashboard to measure progress and build a repository of digital artifacts that can be shared with potential employers so they can see how you have applied the 6 mindsets in your academic work or extracurricular experiences.
At Creighton, and in Omaha, you will have unparalleled access to top internships and employment opportunities, and as a graduate of the Heider College of Business you will join a powerful network of business leaders who reside in all 50 states and in countries around the world.
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The Heider College of Business will help you develop skills and pursue what you really love. No matter what you want to do or where you want to live, we have the connections and resources to help you achieve your dreams. Here are a few examples of Heider students who have written success stories of their own.
Elizabeth Rowen, Class of 2021
Wisconsin native and finance and accounting double major Elizabeth Rowen landed her first internship with Deloitte the summer after her freshman year. After being named a Forbes Under 30 Scholar, Rowen gained even more experience through internships at Goldman Sachs and TD Ameritrade, and has already secured full time employment as an analyst for the Cyber Risk team at Deloitte in Chicago upon graduating in Spring 2021.
Christian Carrillo, Class of 2021
A native of San Diego, California, marketing and management double major Christian Carillo has gained a breadth of experience through internships at Union Pacific and Valmont Industries in Omaha, Nebraska, and earned a spot as a virtual brand immersion intern for Whirlpool’s KitchenAid brand this past summer. Carillo is also a dedicated volunteer to organizations such as Completely Kids, Foodbank of the Heartland and Boys and Girls Club.
Fernanda Reutzel, BSBA’19
Reutzel is now a Marketing Campaign Configuration Specialist for Physicians Mutual in Omaha. But she did not find success by accident. Reutzel took full advantage of her choice to stay in her hometown to attend Creighton with internships for global architecture firm HDR, brand management for nation-wide security provider Signal 88. In addition to her role at Physicians Mutual, Reutzel is a board member for the American Marketing Association’s Omaha chapter and is actively involved with the Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals as well as the Junior League of Omaha.
Dayton Rand, BSBA’19
After coming to Creighton to complete his business degree, Dayton Rand found his way back to Iowa via our pre-health sciences track. Rand majored in finance while also completing his pre-med courses and studying for the MCAT, eventually earning a spot in the Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa.
Natalie Miller, BSBA’18
A marketing and BIA double major, Natalie Miller found where her passion intersected analytics during an internship for cosmetics giant Estee Lauder. After interning in New York City the summer before her senior year, Natalie earned a full time offer with the company and is currently on her second rotation as a global consumer insights assistant manager for their MAC line of cosmetics.
Bryce Only, BSBA’17
Bryce Only studied finance at the Heider College of Business while playing for the Bluejay baseball team. After a graduate assistantship at Jacksonville University in Florida, Only accepted a position as an inside sales representative for the Los Angeles Dodgers. “If you are passionate about something, you can find it and the support at Creighton,” Only says. “Make as many friends as possible, join as many clubs as possible, attend as many events as possible. Never stop learning and growing. I am a product of that, and it is something I will continue to do.”
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