NIU Business Bachelor Degree Programs

NIU Business has been accredited by AACSB International since 1969.


Rankings & Credentials

World-class, in and out of the classroom.  From authoring books to doing research, publishing articles and consulting with top companies, our faculty are constantly leading and learning in their own right.  That makes them better teachers, better mentors and better business world connections.

NIU Business is one of the best – from our continuous AACSB International accreditation at all levels since 1969 and our continuous rank among the best for more than 30 years.


Solve problems. Make a difference. You’ll develop solutions that drive innovative and creative ways to make products and provide services, and that make a difference in people’s lives.

Career opportunities are boundless and can range from assuring the accuracy and validity of financial information, assessing and mitigating risk, minimizing tax liability, identifying criminal financial activity, analyzing and extracting value from massive amounts of data, and much more. From public accounting firms and international corporations to the FBI and nonprofits organizations, the demand for and impact of accountants is limitless. So is your potential.

Business Administration

Gain knowledge across the board and success from the ground up. You’ll build a broad base of knowledge across accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations management and information systems. Business administration prepares you for a wide range of entry-level positions in a variety of organizations.

Choosing this approach offers flexibility and can set you up for a successful career in a variety of different business functions, roles and industries – from mortgage and banking to health care, to small business management, to logistics and product distribution. Getting this education here lets you take advantage of all the immersive business-world programming you’ll find only at NIU’s College of Business.


Be the one no company can manage without. Behind every smart CEO, behind every good brand and worthy organization, there are professionals managing the details and the teams that make success possible. This high quality hands-on program will set you on the right track and let you take the lead.

Choose from a focus on leading people and projects (anything from being a business or intelligence analyst to a sales strategist to a business consultant), human resources (whether a recruiter, trainer or employee relations manager), or entrepreneurship and social responsibility (launching new ventures, fostering innovation or developing corporate social impact initiatives).  We’ll help develop you into a business game-changer.



Image isn't everything. Impact is. Today, consumers and professionals want to know what brands stand for and how what you do connects to their life or work.

NIU marketing majors learn how to market with integrity and drive impact. These skills can take you into a corporate career, the institutional nonprofit sector or agency life. You could focus on research, understanding audiences, markets and companies; tying the communication experience together through integrated marketing; shaping the direct connection point with the audience through sales; or anything in between.


Shape how people and companies invest. Banks and mortgage lenders can change people’s lives. Institutional investing can reflect and direct culture. Corporate financial decisions can impact economies all the way down to the community level. And you can be a part of it all, any way you want.

There are three main areas of study within finance at NIU. Maybe you want to become a financial analyst or evaluate business models within corporate finance. Maybe you want to focus on investments as a securities or portfolio analyst or as a financial planner who specializes in retirement planning. Or maybe you want to be a mortgage analyst or guide future credit policies with a focus on banking and financial institutions. We’ll help you find the best area and get you to the big time.

Operations Management & Information Systems

Go from data to decisions. Think big across whole systems. In this program, you’ll focus on the application of information technology to the solution of business problems – from developing apps to product production to e-commerce.

You’ll pursue exciting careers in a variety of industries including manufacturing, financial services, high tech and more. From Abbott Labs to Allstate Insurance, from Caterpillar to Kraft Foods, IBM to Walmart – everyone is looking for OM&IS talent.