Business, Finance and Information Technology

The Big Pitch Competition

Students competing for prize money and consulting packages in the Big Pitch portion of the annual New Business Venture Competition at NMU.

Job Spotlights & NMU Program Highlights

Accounting & Finance
Computer Science/Information Technology
Management & Marketing

NMU Business, Finance & Information Technology Programs 

Associate degrees (Two-year)
Offered through the College of Business

General Business
Information Systems 

Bachelor's degrees (Four-year)
Offered through the College of Business

Accounting/Corporate Finance
Accounting/Information Systems
Applied Science in Management
Finance and Risk Management
Information Assurance/Cyber Defense
Information Systems
Ski Area Business Management

Offered through the Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Computer Science
Embedded Systems
Mobile and Web App Development

Explore The College of Business

Meet the Mathematics & Computer Science Department


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NMU is working with IBM to implement Hacker High School to teach core security topics to high school students. This program involves hands-on experience and workshops with the help of NMU’S Student Cybersecurity Association (SCA). The goal is to create more awareness for security topics at a younger age, sparking early interest. The high school group usually meets each week during the evening at NMU. Contact Professor Jim Marquardson at for details on how to get involved.

Students involved in SCA travel to a cyber conference each year in Milwaukee. They also organize special events, speakers, and professional development opportunities for their members, including speakers from IBM and Michigan Works! Other presentations include career-building topics or demonstrations of cybersecurity systems.

Emma Latuszek is a senior at NMU in the cybersecurity program, president of the SCA and currently a security intern for IBM. She says, “The importance of cybersecurity is huge, and no one is worried about it. We’re up against an industry of hackers. Smaller businesses and individuals are especially at risk, and hacks can be devastating. The more aware people are, the more protected they can be.”

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