Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University
College of Business
1425 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

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Global MBA

Dekalb, Illinois, US; Rome (optional)
1-year, full-time program
The Global MBA provides an opportunity to earn two master's degrees in one year. In addition to the MBA from NIU, students have the option of earning a master's degree in international management from Sapienza University. Students who pursue the double degree program spend two three-week sessions in Rome, Italy.
Courses are taught in English.
Cost
Application fee$60
Application Checklist
  • Complete the Graduate School application
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official transcript from each college or university from which you graduated
  • TOEFL is required for international students only

Evening MBA

Hoffman Estates, Naperville
Part-time program
Classes meet Monday through Thursday evenings in Hoffman Estates and Naperville.
DurationThe average completion time for the MBA program is three years. A student with an undergraduate degree in business may complete the Evening MBA in less than 18 months.
IntakeSpring, Summer, Fall
Cost
Application fee$60
Admission Requirements
  • GMAT score
  • Goals Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts from your associate, baccalaureate, and any higher degree
  • TOEFL score for applicants whose native language is not English
Application Checklist
  • Transcripts from your associate, baccalaureate and any higher degree
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Submit a TOEFL score if your native language is not English

Twelve-Month MBA

Hoffman Estates
Part-time program
The program features a cohort class structure that offers a lock-step, planned curriculum. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
IntakeSeptember
Application fee$60
Admission Requirements
  • A minimum of three to five years of successful business experience is preferred
  • Baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale) is preferred
Application Checklist
  • Sponsorship agreement form signed by your supervisor
  • Official college transcript from the college or university from which you graduated
  • Supplemental information form
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Graduate School application

Executive MBA

Naperville
Executive MBA program
The program admits students once a year. Classes meet on Saturday for four semesters.
IntakeFall
CostCost covers material, books, fees, Saturday lunches, team weekend and international trip.
Application fee$40
Admission Requirements
    A minimum of five years of successful professional experience is required
Application Checklist
  • Supplemental information formTwo letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official transcript from each college or university from which you graduated
  • Sponsorhip from your employer

JD/MBA

Naperville
Dual program
The NIU College of Law and the NIU College of Business offer a simultaneous enrollment option, which permits students to earn both J.D. and MBA degrees.
Admission Requirements
    Students must be separately admitted to both the MBA and J.D. programs.

Global MBA

Dekalb, Illinois, US; Rome (optional)
Dual program
The Global MBA provides an opportunity to earn two master's degrees in one year. In addition to the MBA from NIU, students have the option of earning a master's degree in international management from Sapienza University. Students who pursue the double degree program spend two three-week sessions in Rome, Italy.
Cost
Application fee $60
Application Checklist
  • Complete the Graduate School application
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official transcript from each college or university from which you graduated
  • TOEFL is required for international students only