Uncommom Experience - NIU - College of Business

Why NIU Business?


Uncommon Experience

If you want to make things happen, NIU Business is the place to be. We provide the conceptual framework and opportunities to help you turn ideas into action. That means you’ll actually use what you learn and while you do, you’ll discover the best approaches for creating a successful future. 

See what others say is uncommon about the NIU Business experience and brand promise "Where the Classroom Meets the Business World."

NIU Business students transform into business owners
by Joe King, NIU Media & Public Relations.  Five teams of NIU Business students in a business models class learn firsthand how models of commerce actually work.  Read about their experiences jumping into the deep end to create their own businesses.  (Fall 2014)

NIU Finance junior places 5th in Americas Region on Bloomberg Aptitude Test
by Michelle De Jean (Marketing alumnus and MIS alumnus), Director of Marketing Strategy for NIU Business.  NIU junior Franz Varga ranks among top five in a highly competitive, worldwide business challenge:  the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT).  Varga's performance on the BAT places him in the company of students from University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, and University of Pennsylvania and gives him direct access to thousands of financial services companies around the world.  (September 2014)

NIU Students Collaborate with Save-A-Vet.org  (Video)
Save-A-Vet.org CEO Danny Scheurer describes his organization's marketing initiative and what it was like to collaborate with NIU students from the NIU Business Experiential Learning Center.  (Spring 2014)

"Do AWESOME Stuff ... Live a BOLD Life"
by Michelle De Jean (Marketing alumnus and MIS alumnus), Director of Marketing Strategy for the NIU College of Business.  Freshly-graduated student Zach Fiegel describes the friendships and amazing things a group of NIU Business students achieved together.  (Spring 2014)

Change the World -- NIU's Social Impact Summit  (Video)
by Kevin Kneeland and Nikki Oriatti, co-founders of K&N Media  (created while Nikki was a NIU Business student).  This video focuses on the NIU Social Impact Summit and making a positive impact in the world.  NIU students created, marketed, and led the entire day-long event, which saw more than 170 attendees in 2013 (the first year of the Summit) and more than 225 attendees in 2014.  (Spring 2014)