Online Master of Business Administration

Get the degree you need for the business careers of the future.

  • 100% online
  • AACSB-accredited
  • 30 credit hours: $892.06 per credit hour.
  • Graduate in 18 months full time or three years part time.

When you graduate from the 100% online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from Northern Illinois University (NIU), you’ll have the skills and experience required for managerial and leadership roles.

Program Highlights

  • Finish Faster. Complete your degree in just 18 months full time or complete your program part time with a flexible schedule.
  • Affordable Tuition. At $892.06 per credit hour, you’ll benefit from a competitive tuition.
  • AACSB-accredited Program. Accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business ensures your knowledge and skills meet the highest standards for business education.
  • Flexible Format. Study on your schedule with eight-week courses and full- or part-time enrollment options.
  • Best-in-class Curriculum. With our newly redesigned curriculum, you’ll complete multiple stages of learning through integrative, interdisciplinary and innovative coursework.
  • Successful Alumni. Build professional relationships and join a well-respected, active and supportive network of NIU business alumni after graduation.

Curriculum: Gain Hands-on Experience through State-of-the-art Learning

The courses in this program combine business theory with practical knowledge, case studies and hands-on-learning that you can directly apply in the workplace. You’ll choose from specialized electives, and use a variety of advanced business simulation tools to gain valuable experience. Master financial analysis, strategic management, managerial accounting, information systems technology, marketing management, and strategic management and policy.

Our faculty come from a wide range of disciplines and bring their real-world experience to the course material, creating an engaging and integrated learning experience that delivers the most relevant content for today’s business world. As an NIU student, you will learn from industry experts who can help you hone yourself into a well-rounded professional with the skills to succeed.

MBA Curriculum

Career Outlook: Lead in the C-suite and Beyond

Gaining an advanced understanding of core business topics will increase your marketability for new positions and promotions in roles that pay well. As a graduate, you can apply what you learn in NIU’s online M.B.A. program to lead teams and drive innovation in organizations of all types.

This degree gives you expert knowledge in the skill sets needed today and trains you to meet the challenges of tomorrow as a seasoned leader in careers such as:

Advertising and Marketing Managers1

  • $117,130 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $208,000.
  • 8% job growth.

Financial Managers2

  • $127,990 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $208,000.
  • 16% job growth.

Management Analysts3

  • $83,610 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $152,760.
  • 14% job growth.

Sales Managers4

  • $124,220 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $208,000.
  • 5% job growth.

Top Executives5

  • $189,600 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $208,000.
  • 6% job growth.

Training and Development Managers6

  • $111,340 average salary.
  • Top 10% earn more than $192,970.
  • 8% job growth.

Why NIU Online?

At NIU, our mission is to promote excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service. Now, you can be a part of our educational community, no matter where you are.

Gain access to coursework, instructors and classmates from anywhere. We make it easy to keep up with your responsibilities and commitments while working toward your career goals. At NIU, your future is our focus.

Learn More

If you have any questions about the online MBA program at NIU, request more information using the form on this page.

SOURCES:

1U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (January 2020). Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on January 13, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/advertising-promotions-and-marketing-managers.htm#tab-1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/advertising-promotions-and-marketing-managers.htm#tab-1.
2U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (January 2020). Financial Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on January 13, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm#tab-1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm#tab-1.
3U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (January 2020). Management Analysts. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on January 13, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm#tab-1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm#tab-1.
4U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (January 2020). Sales Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on January 13, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/sales-managers.htm#tab-1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/sales-managers.htm#tab-1.
5U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (January 2020). Top Executives. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on January 13, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm#tab-1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm#tab-1.
6U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (January 2020). Training and Development Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on January 13, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm#tab-1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm#tab-1.