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Northwest Missouri State University

B.S.Ed. in Business Education

Business technology, business education, and marketing education students develop interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills in dealing with office and business problems and situations. Additionally, education majors learn to motivate students to develop these same attributes. Students choosing a major in Business Education must take the common professional component courses as well.

Required Courses for Business Education
B.S.Ed. Degree, Secondary Program; no minor required (certifies grades 9-12)

Course No.

Course Name*


44-320 Advanced Word Processing 1
44-330 Presentation Graphics 1
44-333 Web Development 3
44-340 Digital Media 1
44-343 Digital Communications OR 3
44-495 Internship in Computer Science/Information Systems 3
44-344 Desktop Publishing 3
44-584 Implementing Business and Marketing Education Programs 3
Total Course Hours Required 15

* Course descriptions are listed in the the current undergraduate catalog.

Common Professional Component
Requirements for Accredited Business Programs

Applies to Management Information Systems, Business Technology and Business Education. To ensure a common professional component among the accredited business programs, all students majoring in business education, management information systems or business technology are required to fulfill the following professional component requirements:

General Education Courses

Business Courses

  • General Statistics I
  • General Economics I
  • Non-business courses
  • College Algebra
  • General Economics II
  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Business Law I
  • Fundamentals of Business Finance
  • Managerial Communication
  • Principles of Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Policy and Decision-Making
  • Principles of Marketing
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems

Careers in Business Education

Our Graduates Have Been Hired At

  • High School Business Teacher
  • Middle School Business Teacher
  • FBLA Advisor
  • School District Technology Coordinator
  • Career Education Business Teacher
  • Public and private school districts in Missouri and many other states