Management at NIU
Bachelor of Science

Inspire, innovate and lead teams of all sizes.

Are you a people person? Consider a career in management. It's all about communication, caring and confidence, flowing from a foundation of solid business skills. Whether you're motivating a group of employees, growing a workforce or creating new connections as an entrepreneur, you'll focus on people as well as processes.

[Majoring in] management with the emphasis in human resources really allows me to be involved in an individual's growth and success. I am also very much a people person, and I love making connections and helping others.

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What Can I Do With a Management Degree From NIU?

Our program will prepare you to begin a successful career in almost any business setting, from start-ups to global organizations.

Top skills reported by alumni:

  • Business process management 
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Strategic planning
  • Team management

Top fields alumni work in:

  • Finance
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Transportation and logistics

Career Potential for NIU Management Majors

Average mid-career salary:


Top employers include:

  • Abbott
  • Accenture
  • Allstate
  • Amazon
  • Caterpillar, Inc.

Job titles include:

  • Director of operations
  • Human resources manager
  • Owner
  • President
  • Project manager

Source: Steppingblocks, 2023

What to Expect as a Management Major at NIU

Our program will build your communication skills, as well as your problem-solving and relationship-building abilities. By choosing one of the following emphases, you can focus your degree on your interests and goals:

  • Entrepreneurship and social responsibility
  • Human resource management
  • Leadership and management 

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How We’ll Help You Succeed

Apply for free and we’ll automatically consider you for a renewable merit scholarship.

Earn your bachelor’s degree fast with our affordable tuition and fees. Any credit hours you take over 12 are free (per semester).

Prepare to thrive after graduation with personalized support from Career Services.

With our truth-in-tuition policy, you’ll get the same fixed tuition rate for four continuous years, whether you live in Illinois or another state.

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2.0 or higher?

You're guaranteed general NIU admission.


3.0 or higher?

You're guaranteed a
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