North­east­ern Illinois University College of Business and Management

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Northeastern Illinois University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution offering an excellent potential ROI. According to U.S. News and World Report, Northeastern students graduate with the least debt in the state and is ranked 1st among Midwest universities in the category of diverse student population. The College of Business and Management is prestigiously accredited by the AACSB and features a globally diverse faculty representing China, Egypt, Germany, India, Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. The supportive faculty leads to an impressive retention rate of greater than 90%. The strong business partnerships lead to successful careers for students in the Chicago area and beyond.


The College is comprised of two departments: Accounting, Business Law, and Finance and Management and Marketing. Undergraduate students can complete their Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance, General Business Administration, Management, or Marketing. Students with the aspirations of pursuing an MBA may start earning graduate credits through the pre-MBA minor. Other minor options include Entrepreneurship, Forensic Accounting, Human Resource Management, and International Business.

Graduate students can prepare for a variety of careers in the global business arena with a Master’s of Business Administration. This 33-credit hours MBA consists of 24-hours of core courses and nine-hours of electives. Popular elective choices that are sure to impress employers include Governmental and Not-for-profit Accounting, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Human Resources Policy and Decision Making. Students interested in starting their own business may gravitate towards the Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Creativity electives. Those who would like to expand their global competencies can enroll in International Business Law, International Financial Management, and Issues in International Accounting and Multinational Business Operations.

Student Life

There are so many opportunities to help students gain a well-rounded college experience at the College of Business and Management. It has corporate partnerships with the AARP Foundation, Illinois Innovation Network, Palo Alto Software, and Peterson and Pulaski, which provide internships for students. The Business Innovation and Growth Center has not yet opened but is getting amped up to offer courses open to students and the community on launching a start-up. Participants will learn how to pitch their business plan, generate revenue, and create marketing materials.

The College’s Career Services is another wonderful resource for students seeking internships and careers. During Resume Critique walk-in hours, students receive a free 15-minute session from a career advisor on perfecting their resume and cover letter. Students can network, compete, and earn scholarships through participation in the Accounting Associates Club, American Production and Inventory Control Society, American Marketing Association, Business and Management Club, and the Financial Management Association. The International Business Conference is an annual event fully planned and executed by students. The 2020 theme is “New Decade, New World” to reflect upon the changes in the business world.

Online Programs

The MBA is offered in a convenient, online format for students who frequently travel for work or would just like the flexibility of completing assignments around their hectic schedules. The curriculum is parallel to that taught on campus.

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