Nord University is managed by the University Board and the Rector.

The rectorate at Nord University consists of the rector, the pro-rector for education and the prorector for research and development.

The pro-rector for education is the deputy of the rector and the head of the study administration. The pro-rector for research and development manages the administration responsible for research support, innovation support, as well as the university library. The strategic management group of the rector consists of the rectorate, the deans and directors. The Board is the university's highest governing body.

Nord University has five faculties each led by a dean.