Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Academic Catalog-UNDER REVIEW 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Academic Catalog-UNDER REVIEW

College of Professional Studies

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The College of Professional Studies houses the School of Business, School of Education, and Center for Leadership Studies. The College includes a community of faculty and staff who are committed to the vision, mission, and core values of Northwest University. Our primary goal is to create a transformative learning experience where all students thrive in their respective discipline and learn the necessary skills to pursue a career in their profession. 

School of Business   

With the School of Business, an undergraduate business student can major in marketing, management, or business administration. Students who graduate can continue their education by pursuing degrees in our Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Information Technology Management programs. These graduate programs will help students reach their full potential as business leaders in the marketplace. 

School of Education   

Through the School of Education, students learn how to be teachers in an educational landscape that is becoming increasingly more diverse. The program offers an undergraduate degree in educational studies with specific concentrations in community programming, instructional design, international education, and elementary education.

The five-year BA-MIT pathway sets the foundation for students to transition straight to the Masters in Teaching (MIT) program, which allows candidates to get their Washington State teaching certificate. In one year, MIT graduates will be standing in front of their own classroom—shaping minds and changing lives. For candidates who have a desire to work in education but not as a teacher, a Master in Education is a viable option. This degree opens a career path to serve as a coach, leader, or curriculum designer in a school or district.

Center for Leadership Studies

The Center for Leadership Studies offers doctoral degrees that are designed to expand students’ leadership potential in the real world. Graduates with a master’s degree from the School of Business and School of Education and external candidates can earn a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership or Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with specializations in business and leadership consulting, higher education leadership, leading ministry organizations, or interdisciplinary leadership.