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Northwest Missouri State University


Business Technology

Business Technology

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 (clarkj@nwmissouri.edu) for more information.

Certificate in Business Technology

A certificate is available.

Career Opportunities

100%
placement rate

100% of the business technology graduates find employment or continue their education within six months of graduation.

List of potential job titles:

Companies that have hired recent Northwest graduates include:

  • Help desk support
  • Systems technician
  • Senior financial analyst
  • Learning consultant
  • Supervisor centralized claims
  • Program technician
  • Mission support specialist
  • IT support
  • Agent intern
  • Head librarian for access services
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Myrtue Medical Center
  • DST Technologies
  • Cerner
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Farm Service Agency
  • SSM Healthcare
  • State Farm Insurance

*Based on self-reported data in recent years.

Profession-Based Learning Experiences

Professional Advisory Team

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.

Women in Computing

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.

Student Organizations

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.

For a full list of student organizations with in the Department of Computer Science, Information Systems and Mathematics »

Internships

Although internships are not required in the business technology major, they are highly encouraged to gain hands-on, real-world experience.

QuoteTiana WheelerI 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.Quote

Tiana Wheeler

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

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.

For more information about study abroad opportunities »