College of Business
Regardless of the industry, location or type of organization, a business degree has practical value that will prepare you to enter a career in business administration, accounting, financial economics, global business, marketing, or management. NNU’s College of Business offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and is internationally accredited. It is led by professors who all have earned doctorates and industry experience. Unlike some universities, at NNU your business law class will be taught by a professor who has also practiced business law. Your accounting class will be taught by someone who has been an accountant...and so on. This ensures that you receive the most practical, relevant instruction you need to be prepared and ready to succeed in the business world. Here at NNU there are lots of hands-on opportunities to network and to practice what you are learning in the classroom through internships, various business clubs, and competitions.
Since 1997, graduating seniors from the undergraduate programs have consistently placed in the 90th percentile or higher on the major field test in business. The College of Business is also one of the few Pacific Northwest universities to hold international business accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
The mission of the College of Business at Northwest Nazarene University is to educate students for the purpose of developing ethical servant leaders who can transform a global society for the kingdom of Christ upon receiving their business degree. We accomplish this goal by providing a strong, scholarly business curriculum rooted in the liberal arts tradition, which is delivered through traditional and innovative business degree programs.
- Students will be provided with instruction necessary to increase their knowledge and to encourage academic excellence across a range of contemporary business subjects, including economics, accounting, finance, management, information technology, operations and systems, international business environment, law, ethics, marketing and communication.
- Students will experience activities which facilitate development of skills which are relevant to and which encourage creative engagement with the contemporary business environment. These skills will include teamwork, qualitative and quantitative analysis, written and oral communication, use of technology, and decision-making.
- Students will be involved in activities which will enhance their ability to work with Christlike character in a variety of business environments. Aspects of Christlike character addressed will include business ethics, social responsibility, workplace respect, and legal compliance.
Northwest Nazarene University's College of Business degree programs are fully accredited under the following accrediting bodies:
Here is a list of honor societies for business students: