Department of Business
The mission of Northwest Nazarene University's College of Business is the transformation of the whole person. Centered in Jesus Christ, the NNU education instills habits of heart, soul, mind and strength to enable each student to become God's creative and redemptive agent in the world.
Northwest Nazarene University's College of Business strives to deliver an exceptional, Christ-centered educational experience that equips students to live out their calling in service to business and community for the advancement of God's Kingdom.
Joshua Jensen (Dean), Konya Weber (Associate Dean), David Chaplin, Peter Crabb, Jeffrey Lineman, Kevin Mokhtarian, Fred Sutton, Mollie Sweet
Student Learning Outcomes
The program is designed with the following student learning outcomes related to the University's Values:
- Students will pursue Truth and demonstrate their knowledge across a range of contemporary business subjects including accounting, economics, finance, management, information systems, international business environment, law, ethics, marketing, and communication.
- Students will engage in activities that foster Transformation and facilitate the development of relevant skills in 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 within the Community as modeled by Jesus Christ through Service to others by applying concepts from business ethics, social responsibility, workplace respect, and biblical principles.
The College of Business is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP's accreditation process follows the Baldrige model. The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model.
Admission to the College of Business
Majors in the College of Business are required to complete a minimum of 30 prescribed upper-division credits (ACCT/ECON/BSNS) at Northwest Nazarene University. Exceptions must be approved by the Associate Dean.
Admission to Advanced Standing
Majors in the College of Business are required to participate in an application and monitoring process that continues throughout their college program. Application to Advanced Standing may be made after the student has successfully completed or is in the progress of completing two ACCT/BSNS/ECON courses or with the approval of the Associate Dean. This application typically occurs during the second semester of the first year.
The prerequisite for internships is successfully completing the Advanced Standing process. To earn Advanced Standing, the following requirements must be met:
- A student must be officially admitted to Northwest Nazarene University and declare a major or majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics, Global Business, Management, or Marketing.
- A student must have completed or be progressing in business, economics, or accounting classes offered through the College of Business at the time of the interview or receive approval from the Associate Dean.
- A student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or receive approval from the Associate Dean.
- A student must adhere to the College of Business Standards, Mission, and University Values.
- A student must complete the application for Advanced Standing.
- A student must interview and receive a recommendation from the academic advisor. This recommendation is presented for a vote of the College of Business faculty.
Advanced Standing will be withdrawn if a student fails to enroll at NNU for a period of three consecutive semesters and does not maintain a 2.5 GPA or does not uphold the College of Business Standards, Mission, and University Values. A student must reapply for Advanced Standing upon re-admittance to NNU.
Students may complete a maximum of two majors within the College of Business.
The Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Bachelor of Arts program is an interdisciplinary major (not accredited by ACBSP).
Degrees and Certificates
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics,Bachelor of Arts
Accounting,Bachelor of Science
Business Administration,Bachelor of Science
Financial Economics,Bachelor of Science
Global Business,Bachelor of Science
Management,Bachelor of Science
Marketing,Bachelor of Science
ACCT2060: Financial AccountingCredits 3
ACCT2070: Managerial AccountingCredits 3
ACCT2950: Field Experience in AccountingCredits 1 3
ACCT3010: Income TaxationCredits 3
ACCT3040: Cost AccountingCredits 3
ACCT3094: Special Topics in AccountingCredits 1 3
ACCT3510: Intermediate Accounting ICredits 3
ACCT3520: Intermediate Accounting IICredits 3
ACCT3950: Field Experience in AccountingCredits 1 3
ACCT3960: Internship in AccountingCredits 2 3
Accounting students may enhance their academic experience through participation in an internship. Internships are a unique form of education, integrating classroom study with planned and supervised work experience. Learning objectives will be established prior to the start of an internship and one credit hour is awarded for every 40 hours of work. This course will be graded and may be repeated for credit.
ACCT4020: AuditingCredits 3
ACCT4510: Advanced Financial AccountingCredits 3
BSNS1110: Introduction to BusinessCredits 1
BSNS2170: Computer Applications in BusinessCredits 3
BSNS2220: Business CommunicationCredits 3
BSNS2330: Business StatisticsCredits 3
An introductory course to statistical theory and applications for decision-making purposes in business. Topics include the role and use of statistics, tables and graphs, data analysis, probability distributions, descriptive measures, and statistical inference, including sampling, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, analysis of variance, quality control, and regression analysis. Fulfills the General Education Mathematics Competency requirement.
BSNS2950: Field Experience in BusinessCredits 1 3
BSNS3030: Management Information SystemsCredits 3
BSNS3094: Special Topics in BusinessCredits 1 3
BSNS3410: Business Law ICredits 3
BSNS3420: Business Law IICredits 3
BSNS3510: Principles of MarketingCredits 3
BSNS3530: Marketing CommunicationsCredits 3
BSNS3550: Sales, Networking, and NegotiationCredits 3
BSNS3580: Retail ManagementCredits 3
BSNS3640: Principles of ManagementCredits 3
BSNS3650: Human Resource ManagementCredits 3
BSNS3710: Principles of FinanceCredits 3
BSNS3810: Business EthicsCredits 3
BSNS3880: Digital and Social Media MarketingCredits 3
Designed to explore the interesting and innovative ways technology is influencing marketing strategies to bring value to businesses in their effort to reach new and existing customers. The course is based upon a strategic approach in developing effective digital marketing and social media marketing plans with an emphasis on emerging trends and strong focus on metrics.
BSNS3950: Field Experience in BusinessCredits 1 3
BSNS3960: Internship in BusinessCredits 2 3
Business students may enhance their academic experience through participation in an internship. Internships are a unique form of education, integrating classroom study with planned and supervised work experience. Learning objectives will be established prior to the start of an internship and one credit hour is awarded for every 40 hours of work. This course will be graded and may be repeated for credit.
BSNS4560: Consumer Behavior Marketing ResearchCredits 3
BSNS4590: Global MarketingCredits 3
BSNS4600: Global Business StrategiesCredits 3
BSNS4610: EntrepreneurshipCredits 3
BSNS4670: Organizational BehaviorCredits 3
BSNS4690: Global Operations ManagementCredits 3
BSNS4980: Senior Seminar in Business CapstoneCredits 3
Applications seminar requiring students to utilize various business concepts. While topics of current interest in business will be covered, the main emphasis of the course will be on entrepreneurial research projects.
ECON1010: Personal FinanceCredits 3
ECON1050: Analysis of Economic IssuesCredits 3
ECON2010: Principles of EconomicsCredits 3
ECON2410: Principles of MicroeconomicsCredits 3
ECON2420: Principles of MacroeconomicsCredits 3
ECON3010: Personal Finance and StewardshipCredits 3
ECON3020: Intermediate EconomicsCredits 3
A study and application of both micro and macro-economic theory to the process of decision-making by individuals and business organizations. Topics include pricing theory, consumer choice, market structures, business cycles, inflation, economic growth and development, and international applications.
ECON3094: Special Topics in EconomicsCredits 1 3
ECON3150: Managerial EconomicsCredits 3
ECON3310: Principles of Free EnterpriseCredits 3
A study of economies based on voluntary exchange or free markets. Students will examine the relationship between liberty and economic activity, and the theories of how freedom of choice raises the standard of living in a society. The course includes a comparative study of alternative systems of economic organization.