• AVG. GMAT SCORE
    491
  • Enrollment
    592
Contact Information
Barsema Hall 203
1425 W. Lincoln Highway
Salmon, 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
    82%
  • Selectivity
    91%

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About Northern Illinois University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 109
  • Median 96
  • Middle 80% 24 to 240
Admissions Selectivity
91% College of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

491 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
61% 487
61% 491
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 293
91% 91
82% 82.0
Female
31% 31
International
10% 10
Wait-listed
100% 0
Importance of Application Elements
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
  • Interviews Considered
Pre-MBA Careers
Finance / Accounting
29% 29
Operations
16% 16
Marketing / Sales
15% 15
Management
15% 15
General Management
8% 8
Consulting
6% 6
Human Resources
6% 6
Other
5% 5
Manufacturing
21% 21
Financial Services
16% 16
Consumer Products
14% 14
Technology
14% 14
Other
11% 11
Petroleum / Energy
5% 5
Pharma / Health Care
4% 4
Government
4% 4
Non-Profit
4% 4
Consulting
3% 3
Media / Entertainment
3% 3
Real Estate
1% 1
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0%
0%
740 to 769
0%
0%
710 to 739
1% 1
1% 1
680 to 709
1% 1
1% 1
650 to 679
3% 3
3% 3
620 to 649
7% 7
7% 7
590 to 619
4% 4
4% 4
560 to 589
9% 9
9% 9
530 to 559
12% 12
12% 12
500 to 529
15% 15
15% 15
Under 500
48% 48
48% 48
English Language Requirements
223 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $663
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,006
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
16% 49
8% 24
Students in Core Classes
32 College of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Team project
30% 30
Simulation
15% 15
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
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
  • MBA Colloquium Executive Lectures; Professional Development Workshops in written & oral communications, team building, leadership skills, career assessment, and career planning; networking events.
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 30
  • Average # of months to complete program 36
  • Six-Year completion rate 90%
  • Max time allowed to complete 72
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings, Occasional week-long sessions, Via the Internet (unscheduled)
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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?

Yes Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
64% 64
Asian American
20% 20
African American
9% 9
Activities
Professional Clubs
Networking Clubs
  • Other

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.