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Incorporating Innovative Ideas & Real-World Experience

The Executive MBA's (EMBA) rigorous, yet practical program is designed for the experienced individual striving to attain executive-level skills and knowledge. The curriculum is specifically designed to build on a base of managerial experience.

Lock Step Program

All individuals begin the program together, sharing the same educational experience and taking the same courses in the same sequence for the duration of the program.

Consulting Alliance Experience

NIU's Executive MBA Consulting Alliance Experience provides students with a real-world business environment throughout their EMBA program. Students bring their professional expertise, and broaden their MBA curriculum, as they consult on company-related projects

Capstone Project

The Executive MBA Capstone Project is a live case competition that uses a real company, a real business situation, and real people. Unlike other case studies that give students a hypothetical situation to evaluate; the NIU Capstone Project involves real-life applications.

The journey to an executive MBA - Chicago Tribune article featuring NIU EMBA alum Jason Pederson


Why NIU's EMBA Program?

  • Cost is reasonable, far below the cost of most private Executive MBA programs.

  • Tuition includes books, lunch on class day, team weekend, and international trip.

  • Short length of program allows you to earn your MBA within 17 months in the classroom.

  • Saturday-only classes ensures work and travel schedules are not interrupted.

  • AACSB accreditation assures excellence and continuous improvement of NIU's MBA Programs.



  • Beginning Fall 2015 the Executive MBA will be offered only at NIU Hoffman Estates.