Master of Business Administration

About the Program

Ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report, our MBA program will shape you into a dynamic, creative leader. Through a unique blend of theory and real-world application, you'll become adept at managing complex issues and making strategic decisions. As you learn at your own pace, you'll build relationships with fellow students from a range of industries. When you graduate, you'll enjoy career advancement and the support of the NIU alumni network.


The curriculum emphasizes leadership, ethics and a global view of business. It consists of two phases:

  • Phase One: Business foundation core (up to 18 credit hours, depending on undergraduate courses completed).
  • Phase Two: Business applications core and electives (30 credit hours).

Program Mode of Delivery

The coursework for these programs is 100% online.


Information about specific course requirements can be found in the NIU course catalog.

Applying to the Program

When applying to NIU, the academic department has some specific steps to follow.

Why NIU Online?

We know you have responsibilities and commitments. It's just easier if you're able to take classes where you are without the commute. The good news is that with NIU, you're not alone. Your classmates and instructors are available via the same technology that helps deliver your classes. In our classrooms or in your living room, we want you to succeed academically because your future is our focus.

Program Type: Online MBA
College: College of Business
Credits Required: Up to 48 
Tuition per Credit: $905.00 (Learn more about tuition and fees)

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For applicants residing in the U.S.

Term Deadline
Fall July 15
Spring December 10
Summer June 4


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