The Northwest Difference
The Business Technology major is a unique combination of business and cutting-edge technology courses. Professors provide a strong foundation in business and technical skills that teach the most up-to-date techniques. Students complete the common professional component and high-demand courses that ultimately prepare them to be marketable and competitive for employment in a technology-driven environment.
For transfer students completing a vocational or technical Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited community college, a Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Business Technology is available. Please contact Chi Lo Lim (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Certificate in Business Technology
A certificate is available.
100% of the business technology graduates find employment or continue their education within six months of graduation.
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Companies that have hired recent Northwest graduates include:
Profession-Based Learning Experiences
The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Information Systems annually hosts a professional advisory team that includes more than 40 professionals from various industries to review Northwest’s computer science curriculum. Professionals are updated about new technology and ensure the curriculum at Northwest is current with trends.
Founded in 2011, MINK WIC (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas Women in Computing) enables women to discuss their roles in computing and technology fields and share experiences and strategies for success. In recent years, more than 240 students, educators and professionals from the region gathered to share their passion for computer science and technology.
The Association of Computing Machinery promotes interests in computers and applications as well as providing a means of communication for individuals sharing an interest in computers.
The Association of Computing Machinery – Women’s (ACM-W) celebrates, informs and supports women in computing and works with a community of computer scientists, educators, employers and policy makers to improve working and learning environments for women.
Although internships are not required in the business technology major, they are highly encouraged to gain hands-on, real-world experience.
I am proud to say that my summer internship was with Barker Implement's advertising and marketing department. This experience taught me so much about the farming community and advertising industry. I was able to implement my ‘youthful’ knowledge into print advertisements and update Barker's faithful customers on monthly specials using Facebook and Twitter.
Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their academic development. Faculty members provide short-term study programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available: faculty-led and traditional study abroad.
The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions.