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Northwest Missouri State University

B.S. in Business Technology

Business technology and business 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 Busisness Technology must take the common professional component courses as well.

Required Courses for Business Technology
B.S. Degree; no minor required

Course No.

Course Name


44-211 Spreadsheet Applications 1
44-212 Advanced Spreadsheets and Charting 1
44-312 Information Technology Hardware and Software 3
44-320 Advanced Word Processing 1
44-330 Presentation Graphics 1
44-340 Digital Media 1
44-343 Digital Communications 3
44-344 Desktop Publishing 3
44-346 Database Applications 1
Advisor-Approved Electives

Choose six hours from one emphasis

Interactive Digital Media Emphasis

44-143 Script Programming I 3
44-333 Web Development 3

Management Emphasis

54-314 Human Resource Management 3
54-316 Org Behavior and Theory 3

Networking Emphasis

44-356 Networking Fundamentals 3
44-358 Routing Protocols and Concepts 3

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 Courses

Business Courses

  • General Statistics
  • Non-business courses
  • College Algebra
  • General Economics I
  • General Economics II
  • Computers & Information Technology 
  • 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 Technology

Our Graduates Have Been Hired At

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Benefits Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Development Officer
  • Event Planner
  • Computer Trainer
  • Computer Help Desk Attendant
  • Network Administrator
  • Program Technician
  • School District Technology Coordinator