Online MBA at Northern Illinois University

Prepare to lead teams, solve problems, identify growth opportunities and improve business outcomes through hands-on skill development.

Program Highlights

  • Finish faster: Complete your degree in just 16 months full-time or complete your program part-time with a flexible schedule.
  • Affordable tuition: At $905 per credit hour, you’ll benefit from competitive tuition.
  • AACSB-accredited program: Accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) ensures your knowledge and skills meet the highest standards for business education.
  • Flexible format: Study on your schedule with eight-week courses and full- or part-time enrollment options.
  • Best-in-class curriculum: With our newly redesigned curriculum, you’ll complete multiple stages of learning through integrative, interdisciplinary and innovative coursework.
  • Successful alumni: Build professional relationships and join a well-respected, active and supportive network of NIU business alumni after graduation.

The courses in this program combine business theory with practical knowledge, case studies and hands-on-learning that you can directly apply in the workplace.

Our faculty come from a wide range of disciplines and bring their real-world experience to the course material, creating an engaging and integrated learning experience that delivers the most relevant content for today’s business world. You'll learn from industry experts who can help you hone yourself into a well-rounded professional with the skills to succeed.

Core Courses

  • ACCY 640 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • OMIS 680 – Global Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 635 - Leading Individuals, teams and organizations
  • MKTG 654 - Marketing Management
  • OMIS 697 – Digital Transformation Strategy
  • FINA 607 - Financial Analysis
  • MGMT 672 - Strategic Management and Policy


  • MGMT 647 - International Management
  • MGMT 615 - Managerial Leadership
  • MGMT 627 – Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation
Career Outlook

Gaining an advanced understanding of core business topics will increase your marketability for new positions and promotions in roles that pay well.

Advertising and Marketing Managers

  • $117,130 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $208,000.
  • 8% job growth.

Financial Managers

  • $127,990 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $208,000.
  • 16% job growth.

Management Analysts

  • $83,610 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $152,760.
  • 14% job growth.

Sales Managers

  • $124,220 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $208,000.
  • 5% job growth.

Top Executives

  • $189,600 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $208,000.
  • 6% job growth.

Training and Development Managers

  • $111,340 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $192,970.
  • 8% job growth.

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