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Northern Illinois University, College of Business

Founded in 1961, the Northern Illinois University College of Business has a distinguished tradition of transforming lives while preparing its graduates for long-term success in their careers and in their communities. NIU Business is fully committed to providing a student-centered education, one that is both innovative and relevant to the rapidly changing digital, global economy. Well-known for its entrepreneurial mindset, the college continues to earn accolades from leading publications and organizations for its ability to cross boundaries in the areas of knowledge generation and learning. The college and its various programs have been nationally ranked each year, building on more than 30 years of national prestige as determined by U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek, CEO Magazine, Poets&Quants, and College Choice among others rankings. Today, the college proudly counts more than 60,000 of its graduates as alumni, many in C-suite executive positions in companies of all sizes, both in the Chicago metropolitan area and around the world. The school’s ongoing commitment to transform lives by crossing the boundaries of learning is further evidenced by its long-standing active executive advisory boards in every major, its expanding global presence and many partnerships in the greater Chicago region as well as globally, its 200-plus executive guest lecturers each semester, and its growing portfolio of experiential learning opportunities with businesses in the technology, information technology, engineering, financial services, and healthcare industries, as well as with NGOs and organizations in the non-profit space.


  • Accounting
  • CIS/ MIS
  • Taxation
  • Marketing
  • Management


  • Private

  • Public


  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Online

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* Tuition and fees are displayed in US dollars for ease of comparison, and are accurate as of July 1, 2016. A currency converter is available here, if you wish to see the rates in a different currency.

This profile was updated on August 20, 2019.