A-Z Index

Business Management

Program(s) Available: B.A.S., B.S.

Are you someone who likes to lead? A degree in business management opens the door to numerous career opportunities. If you are a strong and motivating communicator who thrives in the team environment, this major may be for you.

Why Study Business Management at Northwest

A degree in business management teaches students how to manage and lead employees, motivate people on the job, produce quality products, oversee scheduling and manage financial entanglements among companies. Students develop skills related to critical thinking and communication. Hands-on approaches are utilized in preparation for a career in business. Students will practice working in teams, negotiating, resolving conflict, operating a business and presenting in front of an audience.  

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is a flexible, individually tailored degree for students pursuing a vocational or technical degree.  Students who have earned a technical Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Associate of Science (A.S.) or certificate from a regionally accredited community college may find a B.A.S. appealing. This program:

  • maximizes the transfer of vocational and technical courses toward a four-year degree,
  • requires fewer Northwest Core courses (general education courses),
  • offers a personalized and flexible degree plan and
  • is cost-effective

Interested in our online program?

Earn your bachelor's degree on a schedule that works for you. An online program is available in business management.

Career Ready

“Getting real-life experience is huge because I don’t think every university offers that.” — Keilon Hunter

Career Opportunities

  • Public administrator
  • Management analyst 
  • Human resource administrator
  • Property and real estate manager
  • Insurance administration

What Can I Do With a Major in Business Management?

New Venture Pitch Competition

Each spring semester, college students, high school students, and community members present their business ideas in the New Venture Pitch Competition. The event provides students and entrepreneurs the opportunity to present ideas to professionals, small business owners and potential investors. It also allows students to network with business professionals and gains presentation experience.

New Venture Pitch Competition


In Knacktive, students experience a realistic, agency-like atmosphere as they work with multiple teammates on a promotional campaign plan for an actual client. The competing teams conduct research, analyze the data, devise a strategy, formulate tactics, and ultimately make a formal presentation of their plan to the client.


Missouri SBDC

The Missouri Small Business Development Center offers personalized and extensive services from knowledgeable and helpful professionals focused on your business success.

Missouri SBDC
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