Balaji Rajagopalan, PhD, Dean of the NIU College of Business

We're one of the best for more than 30 years.

And yet we’re even more than a fully-accredited business school with talented individuals, innovative ideas, nationally-ranked programs, and an extensive network of accomplished alumni, students, faculty, and friends.  We also care greatly about your success.

 

AACSB International Accreditation

  • Among an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold AACSB accreditation at all levels
  • Achieved continuous AACSB accreditation since 1969
  • AACSB is the most respected and highest credential of excellence worldwide for business and accounting schools

Best Undergraduate Business School

  • Top 3 nationally for 4 Consecutive Years in Business Ethics - Businessweek (2013)
  • 9 years ranked among best business programs  – Businessweek (2016)
  • 32 years ranked among best business programs – U.S. News & World Report (2018)
  • #1 Return on Investment in Illinois – Businessweek (2013)
  • #4 best in Chicago – College Choice (2017)
  • #61 best in student satisfaction – Businessweek (2016)
  • #71 best nationally – Poets&Quants (2017)
  • #79 best nationally – Businessweek (2016)

Best Academic Programs

  • Among best One-Year MBA programs in Chicago – MetroMBA (2017)
  • Tier One Evening MBA program – CEO Magazine (2016)
  • Top 20 CPA Exam pass rate (2010) and among nation’s best for more than 30 years
  • Top 25 nationally for more than 20 years, undergraduate and graduate level accountancy programs – Public Accounting Reports (2017)
  • #2 best Undergraduate Accounting Degree Program in Illinois – Accounting Degree Review (2017)
  • #23 best in information systems – Businessweek (2013)
  • #24 best in sustainability (social entrepreneurship) – Businessweek (2013)
  • #25 best Master of Accounting Science program – Accounting Degree Review (2017)
  • #26 best Executive MBA program - CEO Magazine (2018)
  • #29 best Undergraduate Accounting Degree program – Accounting Degree Review (2017 Super Ranking)
  • #47 best value nationally for Master of Taxation – Value Colleges (2017)
  • #40 best in marketing – Businessweek (2013)
  • #43 best in corporate strategy – Businessweek (2013)
  • #54 best in accounting – Businessweek (2013)
  • #95 best Part-Time MBA program and among nation’s best for 4 years – U.S. News & World Report (2018 ranking)
  • #15 most affordable Master of Accounting Science program – Accounting Degree Review (2017, 2016)
  • #10 best Master of Accounting Science (Leadership) program – Online Accounting Degree Programs (2017-2018)