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Passport Continents

Business Communications
Employers tell us that the number one skill set they are looking for in new hires involves effective communication. The College in turn has set a primary goal of producing students who have a mastery of oral, written, and verbal communication skills.

Career Development
Career options help students select a specific business major and career based on information and evidence suggesting what will lead to the student's greatest satisfaction and success.

The College is dedicated to building ethical leaders through the integration of program development, faculty support, business community involvement and learner engagement. Fulfilling this mission equips the learner with a lasting set of practical tools to apply ethical values in business practices.

Experiential Learning
The College of Business provides students with many opportunities to connect with organizations to tackle real-world business issues. Before graduation, it is important for all students to have an opportunity to apply first-hand what they have learned in the classroom to a real world business problem.

NIU's College of Business combines business fundamentals with immersive and experiential learning situations. Participating in a global experience exposes students to the international business environment and offers insight into the challenges faced by actual businesses in a rapidly changing global business environment.

Leadership has been described as the "process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task." Leaders in business are not only the chief executives, but they all exhibit certain characteristics. The College hopes to instill leadership characteristics in all graduates.

The Service option helps students understand the challenges that various populations face and understanding its role in the business world. It cultivates gratitude, compassion, and valuable characteristics both in and out of the workplace. The Passport program provides a mechanism for students to discover interests and talents with respect to supporting the local community and helps them to develop a sense of civic responsibility.