Master of Business Administration
Northern Illinois University

Program Details

The online Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University will prepare you to stand out from the competition and advance your career for ongoing success. With NIU, you will gain advanced knowledge in leadership, management, analysis and operations while choosing career-focused electives to specialize your studies for the job you want. Our online MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and can be completed in under two years.

You will learn from industry experts who bring interdisciplinary business experience into the classroom. Our faculty are collaborators in the course development process, creating an engaging and integrated learning experience designed for professionals like you. 

Deepen your understanding of core business topics, then pursue elective options including managerial leadership, negotiation and conflict management, international management, and entrepreneurship and venture management. Each of these courses are designed to help you develop business skill sets that will empower your leadership potential.

Experience benefits like executive coaching, personal attention and affordable tuition as you earn a valuable credential for the next step in your career. Build professional relationships and join a well-respected, active and supportive network of business alumni after graduation. As an NIU student, you can study on your schedule and meet your goals with a university that is focused on your future.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Strong record of academic achievement, demonstrated by cumulative GPA
  • GMAT / GRE scores (optional, but may be submitted to supplement the academic record if GPA does not fully demonstrate academic ability)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume

Special Accreditation

AACSB International (AACSB)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission