School of Professional Studies
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.
For a detailed look at the course requirements and descriptions for these degrees, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.
Dr. David Hawkins
Chair, Division of Business
Jesse Dunn 222
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.
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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.
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.
Admission to the Major
Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in Accounting or Business Administration. Students majoring in Business Administration may minor in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, General Business, Management or Marketing. Accounting students complete a major-minor in Accounting.
BUSINESS MAJOR PREREQUISITES
In order to properly prepare students to be successful in their Business education and careers, the Business curriculum is divided into four categories: General Education, Foundation Core, Business Core and Major/Minor Requirements. (See Section X of the Undergraduate Catalog for details.) Students should apply to the major only after they have meet the General Education and Foundation Core requirements. Students who do not meet the division admission requirements may repeat course work until they meet the requirement.
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO DIVISION OF BUSINESS
Students who are planning to graduate under the 2009-2010 or earlier undergraduate catalog are grandfathered into the program and do not have to complete the Admission to the Major form. By submitting this form, the sender acknowledges that he/she has read and understands the Business Program Admission and Graduation Requirements (See Section X of the Undergraduate Catalog for details) and has read, understands and agrees to abide by the Business Student Code of Ethics. (A link to an Acknowledgement form is located on this page. Students must sign and return this form.)
All information must be provided. Students who are planning to graduate under the 2009-2010 or earlier undergraduate catalog are grandfathered into the program and do not have to complete this form. By submitting this form, the sender acknowledges that he/she has read and understands the Business Programs Admission and Graduation Requirements above. The student also has read, understands and agrees to abide by the Business Student Code of Ethics. (A link to an Acknowledgement form is located on this page. Students must sign and return this form.)
Careers for Degree
What Can I Do with this Major?
In General: http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/
Occupational Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
NWOSU Career Services: http://www.nwosu.edu/student-services/office-of-career-services
The following business programs at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs:
Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Organizational Leadership (B.S.)
Technical Management (B.A.A.S.)
Division of Business Scholarship Qualifications
The Division of Business will award scholarships to extraordinary students for the upcoming academic year. The Division of Business will assess each applicant’s worthiness based on the information presented on the application form.
General Candidate Qualifications
1. Student must enroll in 12 hours at NWOSU each semester.
2. Student must have completed 12 hours at NWOSU within the last semester.
3. Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or above and must be in good standing with the Scholarship office.
4. A scholarship recipient may not receive more than $2,200 from all scholarships in one academic year.
5. Fill out the Division of Business Scholarship Application with transcript attached before March 7.
Completed applications submitted before March 7 will receive full consideration.
For more information, please visit Scholarships.
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