The mission of the College of Business and Professional Studies is to prepare students for roles in a wide range of professional fields.Degree and certification programs provide the knowledge, skills and leadership development that are essential for success in the professions or for graduate study.

Academic programs incorporate learning beyond the classroom through partnerships with practicing professionals and in industries. Our faculty members are experts in their fields and apply their expertise through leadership, scholarship, consulting and service in their professions.

Our graduates fill essential leadership positions in business and industry, government, education, national defense, legal and service settings.

Dr. Marc Manganaro

Suzanne Kissock, JD
Assistant Dean
(816) 271-4454

Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly
Administrative Coordinator
(816) 271-4286


Business student working on a computer

Missouri Western State University, in partnership with North Central Missouri College, will grow the region’s skilled manufacturing and construction workforce by establishing the Convergent Technology Alliance Center (CTAC).

The CTAC will be home to a collaborative educational program delivering practical, applied learning in skilled manufacturing and construction professions as well as innovative service technologies such as cybersecurity and novel applications of sensor technology and information technology that drive those sectors.

CTAC will house applied-learning labs that mirror the equipment and facilities that are used in today’s – and tomorrow’s – industrial maintenance, manufacturing technology, and construction technology employers’ factory floors. CTAC will also be home to innovative IT resources, robotics, cybersecurity, and more.

Learn more about CTAC here.