Business Administration (B.S.)

Why Study Business Administration at NIU?

With a Bachelor of Science in business administration, you’ll be ready to hit the job market prepared to take on a range of positions in a variety of organizations. Your course work in accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations management and information systems will give you an excellent background to pursue careers in a wide array of business functions.

A degree in business administration can be paired with a minor in business innovation and entrepreneurship, or a minor or a certificate in social entrepreneurship to further maximize your career opportunities.

Hospitality and Tourism Management Emphasis

Our emphasis in hospitality and tourism management allows you to focus your studies in a fast-paced global industry. You'll gain specialized skills in areas such as hotel operations, food service and event management.

Careers with a Business Administration Degree

A degree in business administration prepares you for many careers from account managers to general management to investment brokers to management analysts, in agencies, banks, colleges, hospitals and firms

The emphasis in hospitality and tourism management allows you to use your skills in exciting settings like cruise lines and convention centers.


Business Administration Faculty

Our College of Business faculty includes committed teachers and active researchers in all areas of business, including accountancy, finance, human resource management, entrepreneurship, operations, law, communications, strategic management and organizational behavior. They use their professional experiences in business to advance your education.

Our faculty include:

  • Corporate CEOs
  • A United States Army officer
  • International business executives
  • Published authors
  • Business consultants

Faculty research spans topics including:

  • Cultural differences in careers
  • Abusive supervision
  • Negotiation
  • The effectiveness of small groups
  • Geographic clusters
  • Executive succession


Hands-on Learning Opportunities

You are encouraged to become involved in the activities of several student organizations focusing on developing business skills as well as having fun.

If you're pursuing the emphasis in hospitality and tourism management, you’ll want to take advantage of unique campus experiences such as:

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