About Us 2022-04-21T19:54:29+00:00

About Us

Each year, NSU’s College of Business & Technology educates approximately 800 undergraduate students. We are among the top 5% of business programs worldwide – and one of the few undergraduate programs – to have earned AACSB accreditation, a marker of excellence. Other AACSB schools include Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. The major areas of focus are Accounting, Computer Information Systems, a Finance concentration, a Management concentration, and a Marketing concentration. Business Administration majors may obtain a general business administration degree or concentrations in Finance, Marketing, or Management.

The mission of the School of Business is to provide our diverse student population with innovative skills in business and technology to prepare them for successful careers and responsible citizenship roles to have a positive societal impact in the world of business.

As an undergraduate school embedded within a teaching institution, the School of Business will become primarily recognized for providing a high quality, technologically-linked business education in a student-oriented learning environment.  We will serve mostly regional students in a small class setting that encourages interaction.

We recognize that faculty responsibilities extend beyond teaching into research and service.  In terms of research, and as an integral part of their responsibilities, our faculty will produce quality intellectual contributions that focus primarily on business practice and learning/pedagogy.

Our school outreach efforts will center primarily on supporting regional economic development efforts: however, we will also encourage faculty service in the form of membership and participation in professional, service, and university and regional organizations as an important part of continued professional development.

The School of Business faculty approved four major student-oriented learning goals.

Goal 1: Develop Effective Communicators.
Students should be competent in producing professional quality business documents, delivering professional quality oral presentations, and demonstrating communication skills in team settings.

Goal 2: Integration of Knowledge across Business Disciplines including Technology

Students should be able to demonstrate understanding of key concepts and theories in various functional areas of business as well as demonstrate the ability to draw on knowledge and insights from a variety of disciplines when analyzing and formulating solutions to problems and opportunities.

Goal 3: Critical Thinking

Students must be able to use appropriate analytical techniques to identify and frame problems, generate and compare alternatives, use knowledge of analytic processes and reasoning skills to optimize organizational performance, and understand and use current organizational technologies.

Goal 4: Global, and Cultural Perspectives:
Students should demonstrate the ability to identify cultural/global perspectives among co-workers, customers, competitors and regulators.

Goal 5 (degree-specific/non-shared): Curriculum Coverage
Accounting – Students should understand key concepts and theories in various technical and functional areas of accounting.

Business Administration – Students should demonstrate the ability to solve problems from an integrated multi-disciplinary business perspective.

Computer Information Systems – Students should understand key concepts and theories in various technical and functional areas of computer information systems.

Do you remember those life-long friendships, late night study times, athletic and student organization events and so many other valuable life lessons you received only at NSU?

You had the opportunity to create those memories and many more while you were pursuing your business degree at Northwestern State University. So today we are inviting you to help others live memorable times by supporting the programs and activities within the School of Business through the Annual Campaign.

Any gift, regardless of the size is important–Participation is vital.

Click this link for more information: School of Business Annual Stakeholders Campaign

Click Here to make an online gift

Be sure to select “College of Business and Technology” in the ‘Category’ drop-down menu. Also, you can check with your employer to see if you work for a matching gift company.