Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business
Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business

Donor funding supports many learning opportunities within the Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business. According to Dr. Benjamin Blackford, Director of the Booth School of Business, these opportunities include study abroad assistance, scholarships, field trips, and profession-based learning opportunities. 

"Support for the purchase of Bloomberg terminals Bloomberg terminals are recognized as one of the standards in business research and can be found in many business schools across the state. Access to Bloomberg terminals gives students the opportunity to start gaining hands on experience in finance that will prepare them to engage in various jobs immediately after graduation. In addition to finance, Bloomberg terminals also provide access to reports focused on topics such as accounting and marketing, as well as advertising, law, government, and broader news articles that can potentially be beneficial to the wider campus community as well. Beyond the research access, students can earn certifications by completing programs available through the terminals. Institutions with access to Bloomberg terminals are also provided learning materials such as learning toolkits and special assignments based on Bloomberg research. 

Support for study abroad programs – with the continued major considerations of international impacts on business, study abroad programs are a huge benefit for students, preparing them to be successful in this environment. While students in international programs still pay Northwest tuition in almost all situations rather than tuition of the international institution, the additional living and transportation expenses can be a barrier for students.

Support for scholarships – many students in the Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business are working during their program, taking out loans, or both in order to pursue their dream of a degree. Scholarships help lessen the financial burdens after they graduate or allow them to work less, freeing up time from work to dedicate to their studies.

Field trips – trips to a variety of organizations and locations can introduce students to new opportunities for them after graduation and expand their horizons regarding potential locations. Many of these trips also include interactions with potential employers, helping develop important networks for students. This support helps cover the expenses for students to attend these trips, such as transportation.

Profession-based learning opportunities – we strive to provide a wide range of profession-based learning opportunities, such as Knacktive and the New Venture Pitch Competition, to help best prepare students to be career ready upon graduation. Support for these programs helps with the additional costs associated with providing unique opportunities."

-Dr. Benjamin Blackford, Director of the Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business

Jamie & Gary Hooyman Winner Takes All Challenge
The Academic school or department with the most donors will receive a $1,000 gift from Dr. Jamie Hooyman, Provost of Northwest Missouri State University, and Gary ('20) Hooyman.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business 24
2 Department of Fine and Performing Arts 21
3 Department of Language, Literature and Writing 12
4 School of Education 10
5 School of Communication & Mass Media 9
First-Time Donors Challenge
When 10 people make their first-ever donation to Northwest, a $250 gift from an anonymous donor will be unlocked in support of the Bearcat Food Pantry.
10 / 10 Donors
Timothy Carlyle Academics Challenge
The first 10 donations to Academics will unlock a $500 gift from Timothy Carlyle ('01), Director of Infrastructure Services at Northwest Missouri State University.
10 / 10 Gifts
Professor Carol Miller Academics Challenge
The first 15 donations of $50 or more to Academics will unlock a $2,300 gift from Professor Carol Miller, proud '79 graduate of Northwest.
15 / 15 Gifts
Angela Moskow Academics Challenge
The first 15 donations to Academics will unlock a $1,000 gift to the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business from Angela Moskow, proud Bearcat friend and Northwest Foundation Board Director.
15 / 15 Gifts
Mike & Lori Steiner Academics Challenge
The first $1,000 donated to Academics will unlock a $1,000 donation from Dr. Mike ('85) and Lori ('85) Steiner, proud alumni and employees of Northwest Missouri State University!
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
Power Hour!
Between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. CST, all donations will be matched (up to $750)! During this hour, any donation made will be doubled in support to the fund of your choosing.
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