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Degree Requirements

  • Phase One: Business Foundation Core (up to 18 semester credit hours, depending on undergraduate courses completed)
  • Phase Two: Business Applications Core and Electives (30 semester credit hours)
  • Colloquium Block: Attendance at 3 non-credit colloquia is required (non-credit)

Phase One

Phase One: Business Foundation Core

NIU Undergraduate Equivalent

Term

ACCY 505 Financial Accounting Concepts

ACCY 206 or ACCY 288

FA, SP, SU

FINA 500 Survey of Business Economics

ECON 260 and ECON 261

SP

FINA 505 Fundamentals of Financial Management

FINA 320 or UBUS 310/311

FA, SP, SU

MGMT 505 Principles of Management

MGMT 333 or UBUS 310/311

FA, SP, SU

MGMT 511 Legal Aspects of Business

MGMT 217

SP

MKTG 505 Graduate Survey of Marketing

MKTG 310 or UBUS 310/311

FA, SP, SU

OMIS 505 Principles of Operations Management

OMIS 338 or UBUS 310/311

FA, SP, SU

OMIS 507 Business Information Systems

OMIS 351 or ACCY 310

FA, SP, SU

OMIS 524 Business Statistics

UBUS 223

SP, SU

Phase One requirements are included in a student's required program of courses unless:

  1. A grade of C or better has been earned in corresponding undergraduate courses;
  2. A grade of B or better has been earned in equivalent graduate courses elsewhere; or
  3. A "Pass" has been achieved on the first and only attempt of the Phase One exemption examinations. You may attempt an exemption exam only once for a given Phase One course.

Phase One waivers/deficiencies are determined by transcript evaluation. For the program application, the university requires baccalaureate (and any higher degree) transcript(s) only. However, if course work is completed at schools other than one(s) from which the degree(s) is received and these classes may be considered to waive a Phase One requirement, please submit any such transcripts for review.

Please note: Phase One courses may not be used as Phase Two electives; credit earned in Phase One will not count toward the 30 semester hour degree requirement in Phase Two.

  • The pre-program prerequisite of finite mathematics or a first course in calculus should be completed prior to entering a graduate program in business.
  • The M.A.S and M.S. M.I.S. programs have additional Phase One requirements. Refer to the current Graduate Catalog or the specific department for more details.

The Phase One: Business Foundation Core must be completed prior to enrollment most of the Phase Two courses. Refer to the current Graduate Catalog course descriptions for the course-specific prerequisite requirements.

Phase Two

Phase Two: Business Applications Core & Electives

Course Prerequisites

Term

Organizational Behavior Block:
• MGMT 635 Managing Individuals, Teams, and Organizations/Organizational Behavior

All Phase One Foundations

FA, SP, SU

Information Systems Block:
• ACCY 630 Managerial Accounting Concepts 
• OMIS 640 Management of Information Systems Technology

ACCY 505 and OMIS 507, respectively. May be completed at any time after prerequisites are completed.

FA, SP, SU

Business Functions Block:
• FINA 607 Financial Analysis 
• MKTG 654 Marketing Management 
• OMIS 627 Operations Analysis

All Phase One Foundations Concurrent registration is not required.

FA, SP, SU

Integrative Capstone Block:
• MGMT 672 Strategic Management and Policy

Organizational Behavior and Business Functions Blocks. Must be taken in last 9 semester hours of master's program.

FA, SP, SU

MBA Electives: 3 courses

Elective courses for the general MBA are available in entrepreneurship, finance, human resources management and leadership, international business, management information systems, strategic marketing, operations and strategic management.  College of Business Certificates of Graduate Study will satisfy Evening MBA elective requirements.

Graduate Catalog for course specific prerequisites.

FA, SP, SU