About COB - NIU - College of Business

Why NIU Business?

About the NIU College of Business

  • Established in 1961
  • Full-time, nationally recognized advisors who assist NIU Business students 
  • 4 college-level experiences for every NIU Business student: 
    • Career Compass 
    • Business Passport 
    • Ethics Initiative 
    • UBUS 310 – integrated business 
  • 6 academic departments: 
    • Accountancy 
    • Business Administration 
    • Finance 
    • Management 
    • Marketing 
    • Operations Management & information Systems 
  • Real-World Learning & Doing: 
    • Experiential Learning Center 
    • Social Entrepreneurship & Social Venture Competition 
    • Worldwide Sales Decathlon 
    • BELIEF Competition 
    • Student Managed Investment Portfolio 
    • Project Management for social enterprises
  • Undergraduate and Master level degrees 
  • Minors and Certificate programs 
  • 3-week faculty-guided study abroad opportunities 
  • Professional Development: Resume Critique, Mock Interviews, Internship Fairs, Job Fairs, Meet the Firm events, 28 Professional Student Organizations 
  • 55,000 alumni: 28,000 in Chicago; 4,600 CEO level 
  • Extensive business collaborations 
  • Best return on investment for tuition dollars spent (Businessweek ranking)
  • Nationally-ranked ethics initiative integrated throughout the curriculum 
  • Nationally-ranked business college and specialty areas: Accounting, Corporate Strategy, Ethics, Marketing, Information Systems, Sales, Sustainability 
  • AACSB accredited, the highest quality standard for business schools worldwide, since 1969 
  • Faculty Mentoring