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From advising on industry trends to consulting on curriculum, advisory boards serve as crucial partners to the NSU School of Business.
“Advisory boards are our critical bridge to the business community, not just locally and regionally, but nationally and internationally as well,” said School of Business Dean Dr. Doug Ohmer. “The boards keep us informed on trends in industry, changing and developing needs for the workforce, concerns that industry members have on almost every aspect of business.”
The School of Business has two advisory boards:
- The Business Advisory Board, which serves the Business School as a whole.
- The Banking and Financial Services Advisory Board, which is industry-specific, serving Northern’s B.S. and M.S. programs in Banking and Financial Services.
The boards, which meet once a semester on the NSU campus, consist of business leaders from across the region, including multiple states.
Board members serve as a primary resource for faculty looking for guest speakers, or for a field visit to a local business, Ohmer said.
Some faculty have developed class projects solving an issue for a board member’s business.
“Many of our advisory board members’ businesses provide not only internship opportunities for our students, but also career employment opportunities as well,” Ohmer said. “We’re lucky that some of our advisory board members’ businesses come directly to campus to hold career days and interview students on campus.”
Read more about the impact of the Business Advisory Boards.