Business Administration at NIU

The tools you need to build the business career that works for you.

Build a strong, flexible foundation for your business career. Our business administration program covers a complete range of business concepts. With the ability to manage finances, people and processes, you'll be ready to excel in any business area. And if you choose our emphasis in hospitality and tourism management, you can use your skills in unique settings like convention centers and cruise lines.


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What Can I Do With a Business Administration Degree?

Our program prepares you for roles in a range of industries. With your strong understanding of core business concepts, you can find success in virtually any area of business. Some possible job titles include:

  • Account manager 
  • Investment broker 
  • Logistics analyst 
  • Manager in training 
  • Sales engineer

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Career Potential for Business Administration


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Program Overview

Our curriculum covers key business areas including marketing, accounting and data analytics. You'll develop both your communication and technical skills. With our expert professors and extensive alumni network, you'll have the connections and guidance to build a rewarding career.

What degree will I earn?

You'll earn a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

How do I get in?

The NIU application is free and we are also on the Common App. Find out more about application deadlines and requirements.

What will it cost?

Tuition as a full-time student is $4,803.79 per term. More information about tuition and fees can be found on the bursar's website.

How long will it take to graduate?

You can finish the degree in four years.

NIU Admission Requirements


3.0 or higher?

You're guaranteed general NIU admission.



We think your high school GPA is a better predictor of your success.

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How to Apply

NIU is a supportive, exciting place to start your college career, as well as a flexible and rewarding next step for transfer students. If you'll be a first-year college student, you can apply using our application or by adding us to your Common App list. Transfer students, we have an application process just for you.

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