Featured Testimonial About Creighton University
Because of our focus on excellence, we have experienced growth rates unmatched by business schools of similar profiles to Creighton. Clearly, something special is happening at the Harper Center.
Demand for the exceptional education and student experience found in the Heider College of Business is strong. We must continue to deliver.
The Heider College of Business moved its operations to the Mike and Josie Harper Center in 2011, in part to increase student enrollment. It worked. Undergraduate enrollment surged 75%, from 649 in 2011 to 1,138 in 2019. Graduate enrollment increased 25%. This growth—along with efforts to enhance our curriculum, faculty support, and relationships with Fortune 500 companies—propelled the Heider College of Business’ evolution into a national brand.
To continue this momentum and accommodate immediate and future growth, we need more space. The Harper Center renovation includes four additional classrooms with enhanced technology and, most notably, the addition of 17 huddle rooms—study space most needed by students to work on project-based assignments. “We anticipate that these rooms will likely be the most coveted study areas on campus,” says Dean Hendrickson.
We also envision a larger student-run iJay Apple store, a chapel that provides our students, faculty, and staff opportunity for prayer and reflection, a Starbucks® location, and more space for one of the nation’s most prolific admissions offices. All will reinforce the Harper Center’s reputation as a signature gathering place for Creighton students and the Omaha community.
Most important, the expanded Harper Center will accommodate up to 1,500 students, a 33% increase in the number of extraordinary Heider College of Business-educated students that our communities—and our world, demand.