Master of Business Administration (MBA)

About the Program

By enrolling in our online MBA program, you join a college of business that has been ranked among the best by US News & World Report for the last 34 years. You’ll learn how to manage complex issues, make strategic decisions and develop into a dynamic, creative leader. You can complete our AACSB-accredited curriculum when and where it’s convenient for you. You can study full time or part time and finish the program is as little as 16 months. 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 depending on undergraduate courses completed).
  • Phase Two: Business applications core and electives (30 credit hours).

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

Program Mode of Delivery

The coursework for this program is 100% online and asynchronous, meaning there are no set meeting times.

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: $909.75 (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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