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Northwest has entered into several articulation agreements with community colleges in Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas. These agreements express a shared commitment to increasing the opportunity for students to gain access to and succeed in higher education. By clarifying transfer policies and procedures which assure articulation between programs, the institutions involved seek to assist students in making a seamless transfer from the associate in applied science degree to the baccalaureate degree.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree program may be completed at Northwest either by attending traditional campus-based classes or by participating in Northwest's Web-based online degree program.
Northwest offers an online MBA program in cooperation with Missouri Southern State University. Academically and professionally qualified faculty from both universities teach courses in this distance program. This masters program is designed to be completed in two years, and offers you the convenience of completing your degree at any location.
The program is open to anyone with a bachelor degree. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in business may be required to complete prerequisite courses.
Two courses will be offered each fall, spring and summer term. Students may apply to enter the program during any session.
Online students should note that Executive Seminar is a capstone course which must be taken during the last term of enrollment. Please check the schedule to determine when Executive Seminar will be offered online.
Graduates will receive a general MBA degree which lists both Northwest Missouri State University and Missouri Southern State University on the diploma.
Northwest Missouri State University is offering an online Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Science. The focus of this program is applied Geographic Information Science (GIScience) as used in industry and the public sector. GIScience studies the science and issues of using geographic information systems (GIS) technology. The online Masters program includes courses on such GIScience topics as modeling with GIS, geostatistics, cartographic design, GIS database design, and project management. The target population for the online Masters program consists of people working in business or government who wish to use GIS technology to solve real-world problems and who need in-depth knowledge that goes beyond the mechanics of using GIS software. Those in academia who want to use GIS as a tool to conduct research in their discipline may also be interested in the courses.
The certificate program combines up-to-date knowledge with practical applications and individualized experiences. The aim of the certificate program is to facilitate the professional growth of educators and trainers in the use of instructional technology. Courses in the certificate program may be applied towards an M.S.Ed.
This degree is designed for teachers and organizational trainers who are interested in using technology to educate or train others. The graduate of this program should:
Northwest offers an add-on certification for ELL/ESOL. ELL Certification is a 21 hour program and recommended for mainstream elementary and secondary teachers who have English language learners in their classes and have completed a Masters degree in Education.
The Masters Degree in Teaching ELL is a 32 credit hour program. This degree is recommended for mainstream elementary and secondary teachers of English language learners who do not already have a Masters degree in a related field.
A graduate degree is offered in Special Education with a focus on working with students with mild to moderate disabilities. These disabilities include students in multicategorical areas of learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional/behavioral disorders, and physical and other health impaired. The subject field required courses and many of the elective courses are offered as on-line courses on a frequent, if not annual, basis.