Operations Management and Information Systems

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Our top priority at NIU is the health and well-being of our campus community. In response to the rapidly changing developments related to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the university has announced that classes will continue with virtual instruction. More information on this can be found on NIU's COVID-19 webpage. We have also adapted our services to a non-face-to-face format. As our goal is to ensure that there are no gaps in services, we will be monitoring email throughout this period. Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information.

We are here for you: Special message from Dean Rajagopalan to NIU Business students about COVID-19.



Academic Advising: The OM&IS Department is committed to meeting the needs of all students. To set up a virtual advising appointment, please reach out to the OMIS Department directly at omis@niu.edu

The OM&IS department has rolled out multiple different modes of communication (blackboard, collaborate, Microsoft Teams Video/Audio Chat, Email, etc.)  to conduct academic advising during these trying times. The OM&IS department will be flexible to the availability of each student, and make accommodations to ensure all students continue to receive attentive advising.


Businessweek ranked our Information Systems Program No. 23 and Operations Management Program No. 62 nationwide. Our mission is to help you effectively lead business initiatives by analyzing and improving processes using technology. We'll inspire you and help you develop into an effective business leader in processes, technology and analytics. Our recent graduates have secured employment at top organizations such as Allstate Insurance, Abbott Labs, Grainger, International Truck & Engine, Kraft Foods, McDonalds, Pella Corporation, TransUnion and Walgreens.

SAS Programmer Boot Camp

In partnership with SAS® Global Academic Program, the NIU College of Business will offer a summer boot camp for SAS® Certified Base Programming Specialist Using SAS® 9.4. to all NIU undergraduates, graduates, alumni and working professionals. The boot camp will prepare you to become an SAS® Certified Base Programmer for SAS® 9.

SAP TS410 Certification

The NIU College of Business Systems Applications and Products (SAP) University Alliance Program will offer the SAP certification workshop to undergraduate, graduate students and NIU alumni. The workshop will provide intensive training to prepare students to become a SAP Certified Business Associate.

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