Division of Business

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Division of Business

The Division of Business under the School of Professional Studies offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in Accounting and Business Administration.  The division also offers the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences degree with a major in Technical Management and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degree.

Division of Business faculty group

Front row: Dr Stockmyer, Dr. Hawkins, Dr. Zhou, Dr. Bourret, Dr. Gustafson,
Back row: Dr. Breyley, Dr. Moore, Dr. Brown, Dr. Nnanna and Dr. Palmer.

Mission Statement

The Division of Business provides a quality, student-oriented learning environment to prepare students to be adept, ethical, fiscally responsible business professionals and leaders, not only in the workplace but also in their communities, contributing to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our world.


The Business Administration program at NWOSU is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of business. This program provides background training in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and management information systems. Through study in these areas, students will gain the thorough background desired in the business industry.

The Accounting program at NWOSU is designed to provide students with the requisite skills to be competitive for entry-level accounting positions and the background needed for growth into upper-level accounting positions.

Both programs are designed to prepare students to successfully enter the workforce or to continue their education in graduate or professional schools.

Other Division of Business Programs

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) with a major in Technical Management is designed for students who have already earned an Associate of Applied Arts, an Associate of Applied Science degree from a community college, or students who have achieved certain national certifications. The associate degree classes or the certification will count for 10-30 credit hours.

Students have to complete 124 credit hours including 40-42 hours of general education coursework, 10-30 hours of career specialty (associate coursework or certification) and 41 hours of Technical Management Core coursework.

 The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership is a degree completion program for non-traditional students. The program is a joint effort of nine Oklahoma universities coordinated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. To be eligible for this degree program a student must:

 1. Be at least 21 years of age;
 2. Have completed at least 72 hours of college credit;
 3. Have a minimum of 2.0 graduation/retention GPA in past college course work;
 4. Have completed general education requirements as defined by the home institution admitting the student. A provisional admission status may be used for students who do not yet meet this requirement;
 5. Satisfy all institutional requirements for completion of remedial coursework;

 Students take some courses from their “home” campus and other courses are taught by one member of the consortium open to students regardless of home institution. Classes are taught in eight-week sessions with five sessions offered each year.

 See the undergraduate catalog for more details regarding either of these non-traditional programs.


The following business programs at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs:

Accounting (B.B.A.)
Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Organizational Leadership (B.S.)
Technical Management (B.A.A.S.)


As part of the continuous improvement philosophy of the Division of Business (DOB), we are constantly looking for input from our stakeholders, including regional employers. The faculty will use this information to modify classes and the program. Our goal is to provide the best possible education to meet the needs of regional employers and our students.

The DOB uses several tools to accomplish this important task. Every three years, we survey regional employers about the skill, ability, and knowledge that graduating business and accounting majors (from any university) needs to be successful in their field of study. This spring, the Division of Business will be conducting the regional employer survey. 

If you employ or are an employer, please take a few minutes to complete our survey on Survey Monkey.  The URL is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EmployerSurveySP16

It is estimated that the survey will take about ten minutes to complete. The students and faculty of the Division of Business at Northwestern Oklahoma State University appreciate your time, effort and feedback in our effort to improve our program and meet the needs of the regional business community.