Undergraduate Business


David Chaplin
Peter Crabb
Joshua Jensen (Dean)
Jeffrey Lineman
Kevin Mokhtarian
Fred Sutton
Molly Sweet 
Konya Weber (Associate Dean)


The mission of the College of Business is altogether aligned with the overall mission of NNU. The mission of Northwest Nazarene University (and the 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 and for the advancement of God's Kingdom.

STEP Business Program

The STEP Business program is designed for adult learners and provides an opportunity to earn a degree (AA or BS) while working full-time and/or raising a family. All classes are offered online to accommodate busy schedules.

The Associate's degree is a liberal arts program that enables students to get a good start on their post-secondary education. The AA degree in business administration or accounting is 63 credits, with 18 of those credits in business and/or accounting.  

The Bachelor's degree is an intense 16-month program. Students may take up to four courses during each 15-week semester, no more than two simultaneously. The typical course will last for seven to eight weeks. Students will participate in classes along with colleagues who have a wide array of backgrounds and experiences, resulting in a rich learning experience. The business administration or accounting majors include 124 credits with 51 of those in business and/or accounting and 45-60 general education credits. General education classes are offered online through NNU's Online General Studies Program to help students meet this requirement.

Academic Standing and Dismissal

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to remain in good standing in the STEP Business program at Northwest Nazarene University.* If a student drops below a cumulative GPA of 2.5, they will receive a warning letter and be placed on academic probation for the duration of one semester during which time they must earn a minimum GPA of 2.5.  If a student continues to make unsatisfactory progress, they will receive a formal letter of dismissal from the STEP Business Program.  

*Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.5 to graduate from the College of Business. Business and accounting courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C-.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend classes in the courses in which they are enrolled. For on-campus classes, this includes physical attendance at class sessions. For online classes, this includes regular and consistent participation each week. Unwarranted absences may result in a reduced grade for the course. Any student who misses 25% of a course's class hours, regardless of cause, will be administratively removed from that course. For purposes of online courses, attendance requires an assignment submission, not merely a login or page view. 

Degrees and Certificates