The School of Business & Management at Northwest University is a learning community committed to academic excellence in business education within the context of Christian faith and service.
Our vision is to become a leading innovator in business education and social entrepreneurship. We believe business is a high calling and an extraordinary opportunity to serve others, create positive social change, and build a sustainable economy. Our graduate programs are designed to prepare students for higher levels of responsible leadership.
The general public has lost respect for the integrity of business leaders. Even some nonprofit organizations have lost their focus. How can you make sure that your graduate education will help you develop and maintain a strong moral compass as a leader?
At Northwest University, all of your graduate courses in the School of Business and Management will include a study of ethical issues relating to each respective discipline. You will learn how to take personal moral responsibility in the specific challenges of your organization. You will learn to develop your critical thinking and communication skills so that you can lead others with clarity, compassion and moral integrity.
As a Christian University, we care about you and your growth as a leader.
Northwest University's undergraduate business programs and MBA are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (Because it is a new program, the Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship has not yet been accredited).
ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the School of Business and Management at Northwest University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.
"Northwest University has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process," said ACBSP Director of Accreditation Steve Parscale. "This accreditation is evidence that Northwest University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for their students."
These masters programs use a cohort system in which each new student is grouped into a "cohort" with the other entering students and registers for nearly the same course schedule as the other members of their cohort for the entire program. Students are allowed to take additional courses with other cohorts. Most cohorts range from 12–15 students.
The advantage of this system is the support and openness it creates. The cohort becomes a valuable resource into which students can tap. Students study and learn together. Since a higher level of openness is attainable, a higher level of learning can also be reached.
Classes are designed for those with a full life outside of college. Students take one class at a time, which meets one evening per week, from 6:00–10:00 p.m. for seven weeks and one Saturday morning session. This allows students to maintain other commitments, including work and family. The MBA can be completed in 23 months. The Masters in Social Entrepreneurship is a 20-month program.
“From my experience I can guarantee that one can be very successful here. Northwest University is truly gearing students to become business leaders.”