Innovation in the Heart of America
Situated equidistantly between Kansas City, Omaha, and Des Moines, Northwest Missouri State University offers a true Midwestern experience to those looking for a top-notch American education. Established in 1905, Northwest’s rich history supports an intimate, prideful student body with a shared spirit for their school and education.
The medium-sized university features 126 undergraduate majors, 40 graduate programs, Division II NCAA athletic teams, and a thriving sorority and fraternity scene offering it all at a competitive cost with an array of scholarships and discounts for undergraduate as well as graduate level international students. Diversity is welcomed, as more than 10% of the student body is international.
Northwest offers a comprehensive array of graduate programs including four MBA programs, which range from an online MBA to a MBA with Information Technology Management Emphasis. Students may enroll in a wide range of business classes, which include courses in international business, ecommerce, and accounting, in addition to interdisciplinary classes for students on the Agricultural Economics MBA track.
Northwest Recruiter Phil Hull explained why students come from far and wide to attend both undergraduate and graduate programs: “Broadly, across all of the colleges, our faculty pride themselves on the experiential learning and the handson experience the students get to have with the professors, both inside and outside of the classroom. I think Northwest does a really good job of delivering on that promise. The professors are very involved.”
One of the ways students experience hands-on learning at Northwest is through the Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which serves as a space for academic laboratories as well as a startup incubator. With 25 years of experience in Brazil as Motomco Group South America, the group recently established an American team at the Center for Innovation, named Missouri Moisture Analyzers LLC. Other entrepreneurial students take the opportunity to work on marketing and launching new business products in the incubator.
International students are well-integrated into the Northwest student community, and many belong to the International Student Organization – one of over 150 student-run clubs on campus. Explained Dr. Hull, “It’s a very welcoming culture and a safe environment. Parents really want to know that their son or daughter is going to a place where they will be taken care of, not only looking at the quality of academics, but also a good environment that is going to be like a second family.”