Make it here.  Take your career anywhere.

  • Feel welcomed from Day 1 in your home away from home, just an hour west of Chicago.
  • Develop your global mindset in a collaborative learning environment that encourages a wide range of ideas and provides countless opportunities for growth.
  • Broaden your horizons while you learn. We bring together international students, domestic students, award-winning faculty and business executives from global firms and firms of all sizes.
  • Gain the experiences, learning and relationships you need to pursue your passion – no matter where you want to go with your career or what country you call home.


Why NIU Business

Everything that happens here is with your success in mind.

At NIU Business, we believe that experiencing what it’s like to implement ideas while you’re in college is as important as the intellectual foundation you get here.

We emphasize teamwork, relationships, knowledge you can use, and the blending of theoretical study with real-world learning.

About Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University offers the best of both worlds: the resources and breadth of a large university with the culture, mindset and accessibility of a smaller college.

Located near the third largest city in the United States, our main campus is an hour west of the international city of Chicago, where we also offer coursework. Additional coursework is offered at four regional NIU centers, which are located in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.