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One-Year MBA

NIU's One-Year MBA format is designed for today’s managers. Students enhance their personal skills in communications and leadership, working in teams for collaborative learning, and complete the course work in twelve months.

All individuals begin the program together, sharing the same educational experience and taking the same courses in the same sequence throughout the year.

The One-Year MBA Capstone Project is a live case competition that uses a real company, a real business situation, and real people. Students are challenged to develop a business plan that will grow the company significantly over a specified timeframe. They must present and defend their plan to the company’s management team as well as to business professionals and entrepreneurs.

Why NIU's One-Year MBA?

"The decision to choose NIU’s One-YearMBA program was a very simple one – not only is it one of the most affordable programs in the area, but the lockstep program that allows you to develop life-long relationships with your professors and peers is just as appealing."

- Jennifer Rave

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