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Admission Process

To apply for admission to the Evening MBA Program the following forms need to be submitted by the applicable deadline. If you have questions regarding this process please contact us at mbaadvisor@niu.edu.

Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15
Spring: December 10
Summer: June 1

  • Graduate School Application
    On-line application available at the Graduate School website.  Application fee is $60 domestic, $60 international. (application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
    Recommendations should be from individuals who can attest to your recent work achievements. (recommendation form)
  • Official Transcript(s)
    Transcripts from your associate, baccalaureate, and any higher degree should be included. A transcript fee is usually charged by each school. (transcript request form)
  • Goals Statement
    All applicants will receive an automated email within 2 days of application that will provide instructions on how to obtain a username and password for MYNIU as well as how to submit the goals statement.
  • Up-to-date Skills-Oriented Resume
    Resume should include any increasing responsibility you have had in your job(s), any cost center or budget for which you are responsible, and the number and types of employees whom you supervise. Email directly to the Evening MBA Program at mbaadvisor@niu.edu.
  • Graduate Assistantship Application (application)
    If applying for a graduate assistantship, the application must be included in your materials.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test
    The GMAT may be waived for graduates from NIU College of Business with a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA, or an AACSB-International accredited business program, and on a case-by-case basis.
  • TOEFL score (more info)
    Score required for applicants whose native language is not English.