• AVG. GMAT SCORE
    474
  • Program Cost
    $41,000
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Barsema Hall
DeKalb, Illinois 60115, United States
Website

Fully accredited since 1969, the Northern Illinois University College of Business is nationally recognized in academic and industry circles for its teaching, research, and public service. It is home to renowned faculty who served as business professionals before earning their doctorates. Distinguished by its ability to narrow the gap between thinking and achieving, the college provides undergraduate and graduate students with broad academic excellence combined with hands-on learning situations in organizations. The college's prominent alumni include entrepreneurs and leaders in Fortune and global companies.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    72%
  • Selectivity
    90%

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About Northern Illinois University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.07 GPA of All Applicants 3.1 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 58
  • Median 24
  • Middle 80% 12 to 96
Admissions Selectivity
90% College of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

474 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
60% 476
59% 474
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 43
90% 90
72% 72.0
Female
26% 26
International
28% 28
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Psychology
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Accepted
  • Political Science
  • Finance
  • Management
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Western Illinois University
  • University of Illinois
  • Southern Methodist University
  • IAE Bordeaux
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Interviews Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Considered
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0%
0%
740 to 769
0%
0%
710 to 739
0%
0%
680 to 709
0%
0%
650 to 679
0%
0%
620 to 649
7% 7
0%
590 to 619
2% 2
8% 8
560 to 589
9% 9
8% 8
530 to 559
13% 13
8% 8
500 to 529
15% 15
8% 8
Under 500
54% 54
68% 68
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
64% 63.699022556390986
0%
58% 57.85206896551723
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
21% 21.110859375
0%
25% 24.93132867132867
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
Graduates seeking full-time employment
Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $41,000
  • Budget $69,500
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $57,500
  • Budget $83,300
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
35 College of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Lectures
30% 30
Team project
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • International Business
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Finance
Joint Degree Programs
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 12
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • The NIU College of Business aspires to anywhere, anytime access to technology and information. All software applications unique to the College are accessible online. Classrooms are transformed to labs using mobile netbooks and printers. Students can send print jobs to centralized printers from any device. College announcements are streamed to any device with internet connection. The College has joined the SAP University Alliance Community which permits faculty to SAP software throughout the curriculum. The College has pilot tested online courses.

Students: Who are my classmates?

23% International Students
26% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
72% 72
Asian American
12% 12
Hispanic
8% 8
Student Citizenship
North America
68% 68
Europe Free Trade Zone
10% 10
Non-Europe Free Trade Zone
3% 3
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
Active Networking Clubs

Alumni: How strong is my network?

7,598 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
7% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.