Business Administration

At Northwest Christian University, your business education will thoroughly ground you in the theories and principles of accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, statistics, and ethical decision-making. The Christian perspective of your coursework will enhance your ability to have a Christ-like impact on the world and in your career.

You will choose from six concentrations which allow you to focus on the subject matter that is important to you. Concentrations available are:

  • Accounting
  • General Business
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sports and Recreation Management


By expanding your mind through studying the liberal arts and by strengthening your values through Biblical and ethical studies, you’ll be ready to make a difference in your workplace, community, and the global business world.

Northwest Christian University has received specialized accreditation for its business program through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.

Campus Activities

Outside of class, business students often participate in the Business Club that has been active in bringing in local business leaders to speak of their own successes and failures in business. Off-campus visits to large companies (such as Nike) are also available.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, a variety of careers are available in both the private and public sectors. Listed below are just some examples of career paths open to students

  • Vice President
  • Corporate Heads
  • General Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Regional Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Department Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Sports Agent
  • Fitness Director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Bank Branch Manager
  • Department Store Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Call Center Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Production Control Analyst
  • Facilities Manager
  • Advertising
  • Sales Supervisor
  • Public Relations
  • Market Research




Program Director: Peter Diffenderfer, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of Oregon
M.A., University of Oregon
B.S., SUNY Cortland

In addition to a wide variety of business experience, Dr. Peter Diffenderfer has taught in higher education for over 25 years. Dr. Diffenderfer has a passion for promoting stewardship through transformation which is rooted in his personal relationship with Jesus Christ. His entrepreneurial endeavors include founding and …

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