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Greetings from the Director

October 24, 2018

Bill Rogerson, Director of Kapnick Center for Business InstitutionsAs we begin another year I want to welcome all of our students back to campus for what I hope will be another year full of exciting challenges and opportunities. Business Institutions continues to be the most popular minor at Northwestern, drawing students from a diverse range of backgrounds that want to complement the skills and knowledge they have developed in their academic studies at Northwestern with a rigorous grounding in business and management fundamentals. As you know, Northwestern does not offer an undergraduate major in business or management. Northwestern’s philosophy towards preparing students for employment in the business world is that the most fundamental skills that will equip students for success in the business world are the skills of thinking clearly and communicating effectively obtained from the well-rounded program of academic studies that Northwestern offers all of its students. Northwestern’s Minor in Business Institutions allows Northwestern students to pursue a well-rounded program of academic studies and to complement it with a small set of rigorous courses specifically designed to provide students from a broad range of majors with a grounding in business and management fundamentals sufficient to prepare them for internship and employment opportunities in the business world.

We are continually looking for ways to improve the program. In the past few years we have completely revamped the academic core courses of the program so that it offers a much more comprehensive and rigorous treatment of business and management fundamentals. In addition, we have added a career advisor position to the Business Institutions team specifically devoted to helping Business Institutions students to pursue internship and employment possibilities. Taylor Kinn began serving in this position last year and I encourage all of you to take advantage of the help and guidance she can provide you with. If you have additional suggestions for how we could make changes to further improve the program please let us know. I hold office hours every Monday from 2:00 to 3:30 and would love the chance to talk with any of you who have the time to stop by. 

Bill Rogerson
Kapnick Center for Business Institutions

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