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College of Business

Our internationally accredited business programs, from accounting to an executive MBA, are a great choice for you to be career-ready from day one.

Kickstart Your Career

At PNW, our rigorous undergraduate and graduate business degree programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.

Undergraduate Business Degree Programs

We offer bachelor’s degrees in areas such as finance, banking, hospitality management, entrepreneurship and more. Choose a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business or any degree that matches your career goals.

MBA Programs and Graduate Business Degrees

Our affordable and flexible graduate business programs are designed to fit into the lives of working professionals, from our Saturday-only Executive MBA to the Master of Accountancy program.

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When I came to PNW for the very first time on a campus visit, I already knew this was going to be my home. I will be the best that I can be because I am a product of PNW. 

Ahmee’L Taylor, Marketing, ’22

At Purdue Northwest, the class sizes are small enough that I was able to get to know my professors. They are willing to invest in you, in your success—you’re not just a number to them.

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I could not have picked a better place to prepare for my future than PNW. Amazing faculty, small class sizes and a top-notch degree that opens doors.

Alexander Midence
Accounting, Business Analytics, MIS, BS

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My experience at PNW has been very special, as there has always been somebody there to help me and guide me in the right direction.

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I realized it [the program] was definitely where I wanted to go. It didn’t seem like a place where people got lost.

College of Business Student Resources

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Path to Success

At PNW’s College of Business, our advisors are here to ensure you reach academic success.

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Center for Career Management

Career Ready

Our Center for Career Management provides students and employers with high-impact services to meet their needs.

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Professional Selling Lab

Gain Experience

Hone your selling skills in our state-of-the-art White Lodging Professional Selling Lab.

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See the Possibilities

Students in PNW’s College of Business enjoy our commitment to experiential learning.

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College of Business students build hands-on experience that helps them achieve their goals, both personal and career.

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You will be challenged in our program, but you won't be alone. From dedicated advisors to internship opportunities, we build opportunities to help you succeed.

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Your fellow COB students will be your biggest advocates. Here you'll build connections that will last throughout your careers.

News and Announcements

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Clinical Associate Professor of Business Law Shontrai D. Irving was honored Tuesday, July 28 with the Sagamore of the Wabash award for his career as an attorney, involvement with the local community and academics, and role as a foster parent. The Sagamore of the Wabash is one of the highest civilian honors bestowed by the sitting Indiana governor in recognition of service to the state or the governor. Irving was recognized during a reception by the Lake County Bar Association at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Merrillville. “Shontrai is a very intelligent and charismatic person who has a great sense of service and leadership,” said Ind. State Rep. Vernon Smith, who nominated Irving for the award. “He’s committed to reaching back and helping others. Shontrai is also probably one of the most inviting professors I’ve run across. He knows how to connect with his students, engage them, and build relevance and rigor into the classroom.” Since 2006, Irving has served as either a foster parent or respite for more than 40 children. “I’m super humbled and honored to be a recipient,” said Irving. “I’m aware of Hoosiers and other distinguished leader who have received this honor. It means a lot to be in that company and be recognized by Gov. Holcomb in that respect.” Irving has taught at PNW’s College of Business since 2014. His coursework focuses on areas including business law, litigation, ethics, justice, and courts. He likes to take his students to join him in courtrooms to see real-life examples of case arguments. He has also helped bring “Appeals on Wheels” to PNW for the campus community to observe Indiana Court of Appeals judges. Irving earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from PNW. He earned bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Afro-American Studies, a master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University Bloomington. Irving was recognized at PNW’s 2022 Founders Day program for the Outstanding Faculty Engagement award. He also served as a Scholarship of Engagement Fellow during the 2020-21 academic year. “I am thrilled that Professor Irving is being recognized with this distinguished honor,” said Rachel Clapp-Smith, interim dean of the College of Business. “He is truly a servant leader, who brings his whole self to everything he does. I believe most would agree that his genuine and generous way of interacting students, colleagues, clients, and community partners puts everyone at ease and invites authentic dialog.” Outside of PNW, Irving is a public defender in the Lake County juvenile court system, an associate with Semko Law in Schererville, and an active member of the Lake County, Indiana State, and Kimbrough Bar associations.

PNW Clinical Associate Professor Shontrai D. Irving awarded Sagamore of the Wabash

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Clinical Associate Professor of Business Law Shontrai D. Irving was honored Tuesday, July 28 with the Sagamore of the Wabash award for his career as an attorney, involvement with the local community and academics, and role as a foster parent.

A total of 1,680 undergraduate students are recognized for their academic achievement in PNW’s 2022 spring semester Dean’s List.

Purdue University Northwest students earn spring semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2022 spring semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,680 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.

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Lionhearted Leaders: Chen Ye

Chen Ye, associate professor of management information systems (MIS) in the College of Business uses research and experience to provide relatable lessons in the classroom.

Important Dates

Jul 11

Summer Third 4-week Session Begins

Final session for the Summer term

Aug 22

Fall 2022 Late Registration Begins

Fall 2022 Late Registration runs Monday, August 22, through Friday, August 26, 2022.

Aug 22

Fall 2022 Classes Begin

We’re excited to kick off another semester of learning and PNW Pride. Power Onward!

Aug 26

Last Day for 100% Refund for Fall 2022

Last day for 100% refund of Fall 2022 tuition and fees is August 26 by 4 p.m.


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Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AACSB).

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Hospitality and Tourism Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).