Learn by Doing - NIU - College of Business

Why NIU Business?

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Learn by Doing

At NIU Business, get the knowledge to make a difference, the tools to succeed, and the experiences to stand out. You’ll find them in the classroom and outside of it, through a variety of ways and a variety of activities like these: 

Broad & Values-Based Knowledge 

NIU Business provides a deep knowledge of business (what you get from studying your major) AND a broad knowledge of business (what you gain from the set of programs below).  Not only does this increase your ability to perform on your feet, it also makes you stand out to employers.

1. Career Compass identifies your strengths and interests so you can select the area of study that’s the best fit for you. 

2. BELIEF Initiative provides a thorough exploration of values-based leadership, integrity and character in all business settings. 

3. Business Passport showcases best practices and emerging concepts in the global economy and strengthens your understanding of 7 key areas: leadership, business communications, global commerce, experiential learning, career development, ethics in business, and service and social entrepreneurship. 

4. UBUS 310 takes you on an expedition of how organizations actually function. By examining four business areas in one course, you gain a big-picture view of commerce; begin to use important knowledge and skills, and; discover even more about yourself and the business area that excites you most.

Check out the Related Links for other ways to learn by doing at NIU Business.