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Business Management

Program(s) Available: B.A.S., B.S.

Are you someone who likes to lead and possesses good analytical and problem-solving skills? A degree in business management can provide you with numerous career opportunities. This major may be for you if you are a strong and motivating communicator who thrives in a team environment.

Why Study Business Management at Northwest

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for management is projected to grow by nine percent from 2020 to 2030. A business management degree prepares students to lead employees and motivate productive employees. The program also equips students with other management-related skills that can be applied to real-world situations. Students develop skills related to critical thinking and communication. Hands-on approaches are utilized in preparation for a business career. Students will practice working in teams, negotiating, resolving conflict, preparing a business plan and presenting to an audience.  

Pick your path

Business Management - B.S.

Business management bachelor of science degree is available.

Business Management 4-YEAR PLAN 

B.A.S. (for transfer students)

For transfer students the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is a flexible, individually tailored degree for students pursuing a vocational, technical or associate degree. Coursework for these degrees build on workplace skills and practical career training provided by an associate degree. Students may find a B.A.S. appealing for the following reasons:

  • Shorter time to degree by maximizing the transfer of vocational and technical courses toward a four-year degree
  • Requires fewer Northwest Core courses (general education courses)
  • A personalized and flexible degree plan
  • Cost-effective

Please note this program is not a traditional four-year program. It is structured for transfer students. Check out more on the benefits of our B.A.S. programs.

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


Students experience a realistic, agency-like atmosphere as they work in teams on a promotional campaign plan for an actual client.  The competing teams conduct research, analyze data, devise strategies, formulate tactics, and present their plans to the client. 

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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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