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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 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, teaching and learning. The college and its various programs have been nationally ranked each year, most notably building on more than 30 years of national prestige as determined by U.S. News & World Report. Additional long-standing ranking citations for the college include those from BusinessWeek, CEO Magazine, Poets & Quants, and College Choice among other 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 discovery and 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.

Engagement. Innovation. Impact.

AACSB-accredited schools are at the forefront of business education, preparing leaders like you to make a difference. By earning AACSB accreditation, this institution has made a commitment to continually improving the quality of education, ensuring that your coursework will be rigorous, dynamic, and relevant. No matter what path of business education you take, AACSB graduates are changing the business landscape—from startups to large corporations, across industries and around the world.