MBA at Northern Illinois University

For more than 50 years, NIU’s world-class MBA program has launched countless new career opportunities for our graduates. Now it’s your turn. Our program will help you think creatively, manage complex issues, make strategic decisions and be a dynamic leader. Get the most in-demand skills and advance your career through one of the best value MBA programs in Illinois.

You'll benefit from:

  • Nationally recognized faculty and AACSB-accredited program
  • Real-world applications and strong global networks
  • International immersion trip
  • Alumni network of extraordinary leaders
  • Flexible formats around your schedule

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Program Formats

We offer our AACSB-accredited MBA program in four formats, including weekday, weeknight and weekend MBA programs, as well as an online option.

Executive MBA

Our Executive MBA (EMBA) builds on your managerial experience and provides an instant professional network to take you to the highest levels of leadership. Earn your degree in 16 months, every other weekend, at our Naperville campus.

One-Year MBA

Earn your MBA in 12 months with evening classes, twice a week, at our Chicago Loop Merchandise Mart or Schaumburg location with our One-Year MBA format. Our cohort format will give you an edge on your professional growth.

Global MBA

Earn your MBA at our main campus in DeKalb, while learning international business skills and principles by studying abroad with our Global MBA format.

Online MBA

Earn your MBA in 18 months full-time or learn at a flexible pace with our Online MBA format.



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MBA Program
Barsema Hall
740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

NIU College of Business AACSB Accredited

Higher Education in Diversity Award - 2021 Top Colleges for Diversity

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