About the College of Business

The NIU College of Business combines the connected community of a small, private college with a world-class reputation and resources. We're among the top universities in the nation for diversity and overall academic education. Learn more about our ranking and recognitions.

We offer a blend of high-quality instruction and collaborative, hands-on learning opportunities. Our dedicated faculty and staff keep student success at the heart of everything they do. We also have deep connections with over 300 firms in Chicago and the suburbs, from Fortune companies to entrepreneurial startups. These benefits combine with our strong alumni network to help our students reach their academic and professional goals.

Placement Information

Enrollment
Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Total Undergraduate Enrollment – College of Business 2,599 2,498 2,435 2,309 2,192
Total Graduate Enrollment – College of Business 915 920 818 634 766
M.S. in Financial Risk Management (MS FRM) 7 11 8 19
Master of Accountancy (MAC) 15 24 34
Master of Accounting Science (MAS) 146 154 158 135 112
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 515 477 391 352 289
M.S. in Management Information Systems (MS MIS) 197 226 194 157 154
M.S. in Data Analytics (MS DA) 82
M.S. in Digital Marketing (MS DM) 20 56
M.S. in Taxation (MST) 57 56 49 41 20
B.S. Grad Class
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Graduating class size 652

(23% Salary Response Rate)

628

(22% Salary Response Rate)

496

(25% Salary Response Rate)

584

(10% Salary Response Rate)

613

(21% Salary Response Rate)

Placed within 6 months of graduation 82% 88% 88% 81% 88%
Median salary one year after graduation $46,500 $55,000 $58,000 $60,000 $56,825
Mean salary one year after graduation $46,493 $54,070 $56,111 $56,635 $55,625

Based on data submitted to the NIU Office of Assessment Services one year after graduation.

MBA Grad Class
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017

Graduating class size

212

(14% Salary Response Rate)

220

(20% Salary Response Rate)

299

(21% Salary Response Rate)

283
101

(9% Salary Response Rate)

232

(17% Salary Response Rate)

Median salary at one year after graduation

$79,000 $92,000 $86,500 $95,000 $113,000

Mean salary one year after graduation

$94,659 $104,691 $87,071 $97,401 $1192,06

Based on data submitted to the NIU Office of Assessment Services one year after graduation.

MAS Grad Class
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017

Graduating class size

105

(26% Salary Response Rate)

104

(27% Salary Response Rate)

91

(21% Salary Response Rate)

101

(9% Salary Response Rate)

113

(14% Salary Response Rate)

Placed within 6 months of graduation

88% 97% 95% 79% 91%

Median salary one year after graduation

$57,500 $60,000 $65,000 $60,000 $64,000

Mean salary one year after graduation

$54,315 $60,336 $69,371 $59,952 $65,750

Based on data submitted to the NIU Office of Assessment Services one year after graduation.

MSMIS Grad Class
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017

Graduating class size

38

(28% Salary Response Rate)

38

(13% Salary Response Rate)

65

(37% Salary Response Rate)

102

(8% Salary Response Rate)

132

(14% Salary Response Rate)

Placed within 6 months of graduation

100% 91% 95% 82% 81%

Median salary one year after graduation

$61,000 $65,000 $70,000 $75,000 $76,000

Mean salary one year after graduation

$63,627 $60,400 $74,721 $75,097 $76,558

Based on data submitted to the NIU Office of Assessment Services one year after graduation.

MST Grad Class
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017

Graduating class size

21

(5% Salary Response Rate)

28

(7% Salary Response Rate)

21

(24% Salary Response Rate)

32

(0% Salary Response Rate)

15

(40% of Salary Response Rate)

Median salary one year after graduation

$54,000 $82,500 $74,000 No data reported $80,000

Median salary one year after graduation

$54,000 $82,500 $95,855 No data reported $75,333

Based on data submitted to the NIU Office of Assessment Services one year after graduation.

M.S. FRM/F Grad Class

The Master of Science in Financial Risk Management/Finance launched in Fall 2016.

Graduating class size

 

 

 

 

Median salary one year after graduation

Median salary one year after graduation

Based on data submitted to the NIU Office of Assessment Services one year after graduation.

MAC Grad Class

The Master of Science in Accountancy launched in Fall 2017.

Graduating class size

 

 

 

 

Median salary one year after graduation

Median salary one year after graduation

Based on data submitted to the NIU Office of Assessment Services one year after graduation.

MSDM Grad Class

The Master of Science in Digital Marketing launched in fall 2018.

Graduating class size

 

 

 

 

Median salary one year after graduation

Median salary one year after graduation

Based on data submitted to the NIU Office of Assessment Services one year after graduation.

MSDA Grad Class

The Master of Science in Digital Analytics launched in spring 2019.

Graduating class size

 

 

 

 

Median salary one year after graduation

Median salary one year after graduation

Based on data submitted to the NIU Office of Assessment Services one year after graduation.

Contact Us

NIU College of Business
Barsema Hall
740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

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