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Northern Illinois University College of Business - Online MBA

Northern Illinois Online MBA Program Structure

The Northern Illinois online MBA is delivered 100% online with a flexible format for students.  Northern Illinois allows you to study on your schedule with eight-week courses and full or part-time enrollment options.  Full-time students graduate in 18 months while part-time students can complete the program in about three years.


The Northern Illinois online MBA provides a career-focused curriculum blending hands-on learning and practical application, so you graduate ready to succeed in your chosen career path.  The faculty consists of real-world business leaders who bring their interdisciplinary experience into the classroom.

Core Courses
ACCY 640 Financial Statement Analysis
OMIS 680 Global Supply Chain Management
MGMT 635 Leading Individuals, teams and organizations
MKTG 654 Marketing Management
OMIS 697 Digital Transformation Strategy
FINA 607 Financial Analysis
MGMT 672 Strategic Management and Policy

MGMT 647 International Management
MGMT 615 Managerial Leadership
MGMT 627 Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation

Class Profile

The average student in the Northern Illinois is between 25-28 years of age and has a 50/50 split on male/female class percentage.  The GMAT/GRE class score is not reported since it is an optional requirement for the admissions process. The class averages 2.5 years of work experience before joining the program an the average undergraduate GPA for undergraduates is 2.75.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Norther Illinoins online MBA program is $895.72 per credit hour. Over the course of 30 credits, that total comes to $26,850. The average cost of material per course is $100, and there is an additional $30 per credit hour fee.

Financial Aid

Degree-seeking graduate students who are U.S. citizens may be eligible for Federal Direct Loans, private loans, and Federal Direct Plus Loans for Graduate and Professional Students.

Non-degree students (students-at-large) are usually not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, though in certain restricted instances they may be.

Graduate students who receive federal aid are subject to regulations governing Satisfactory Academic Progress. To remain eligible for federal aid, graduate students must maintain good academic standing, complete coursework for which they sign up and not accumulate an excessive number of hours more than required by the Graduate Catalog to complete their degrees.

Graduate Assistant Positions

Graduate assistantships provide degree-seeking students an opportunity to engage in important mentored research, teaching or service while enrolled full-time. Typically, graduate assistants perform assigned duties in their home department, but assistantships may be available in administrative units on campus, too.

To be eligible for an assistantship, you must complete and submit an application to the department in which you seek an assistantship.



The following is required for admissions to the Northern Illinois online MBA program:

Domestic Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. College or University
  • Strong record of academic achievement, demonstrated by cumulative GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • GMAT/GRE scores are optional (but may be submitted to supplement the academic record if GPA does not full demonstrate academic ability.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Resume

International Admissions Requirement:

  • International applicants must take GMAT or GRE and TOEFL or IELTS
  • Strong record of academic potential, demonstrated by GMAT or GRE score. Official transcripts from all institutions attended will be required.
  • An official IELTS (minimum 6.5 overall) or TOEFL (minimum 80) score must be sent directly from the testing agency.
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Completed application and fee

Application deadlines are as follows:


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