The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program provides students with a broad knowledge base in the area of business and management that will prepare them for mid- and upper-level positions in both the private and public sectors, including the manufacturing, service, financial, institutional and government fields. The M.B.A. program offers a challenging and practical orientation to the complexities of modern business management and to the tools necessary for business decision-making. It consists of curricular studies in the Business Core and Elective Curriculum.
The College of Business and Management has a set of well-established Program Learning Goals and Learning Objectives across all programs that are assessed on a periodic basis. The College of Business and Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is among the top five percent of the worldwide business schools offering degree programs. See the Dean’s Welcome for four compelling features to study in the College of Business and Management.
The Northeastern Illinois University M.B.A. program is made up of 33 credit hours (11 courses) of graduate credit. If your undergraduate degree includes business coursework, you may be able to enter directly into the advanced phase of the M.B.A. program.
Northeastern's M.B.A. program demonstrates quality through AACSB accreditation and offers an outstanding return on investment. Students who graduate from Northeastern have among the lowest student loan debt upon commencement (U.S. News & World Report 2015, 2016).
Northeastern's student body is exceptionally diverse, as is its faculty, representing more than 60 different countries from around the world. Students are encouraged to network in order to develop the knowledge and skills needed in business. Northeastern's Alumni Association has a network of more than 62,000 individuals, including local and national financial institutions.
Program pathways are for traditional students and executives with foundation and core courses offered at convenient times through online, hybrid and traditional classroom settings.
The M.B.A. program aims to prepare students for mid- and upper-level positions in both the private and public sectors, such as in the fields of manufacturing, service, financial, institutional and government. Potential career options may include, but are not limited to:
- Financial Managers
- Investment Bankers
- Financial Analyst
- Marketing Manager
- Market Research Analyst
- Marketing Communications Manager
- Sales Manager
- Human Resource Manager
- Chief Operating Officer
- Computer Systems Analyst
Cores and Capstone --- 24 credits
All MBA students are required to finish the following EIGHT courses.
|ABF-403 Mngt of Info Systems & Tchnlgy||3|
|ACTG-402 Managerial Accounting||3|
|FINA-402 Issues In Corporate Finance||3|
|MKTG-402 Marketing Management||3|
|MNGT-402 Applied Business Research||3|
|MNGT-403 Leadership And Organizational Behavior||3|
|MNGT-404 Productions And Operations Management||3|
|MNGT-502 Business Policy And Strategy||3|
Electives --- 9 credits
Each MBA student is required to take THREE elective courses from the list below.
|ACTG-406 Governmental & Not-For-Profit Accounting||3|
|ACTG-407 Auditing Theory And Practice||3|
|ACTG-408 Information Technology Auditing||3|
|ACTG-409 Forensic And Investigative Accounting||3|
|ACTG-412 Accounting For Planning And Control||3|
|ACTG-421 Current Topics In Financial Accounting||3|
|ACTG-422 Financial Statement Analysis||3|
|ACTG-430 Research Methodology In Accounting||3|
|ACTG-440 Tax Research And Procedure||3|
|ACTG-441 Estate, Gift And Trust Taxation||3|
|ACTG-451 Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACTG-480 Issues In International Accounting And Multinational Business Operations||3|
|BLAW-410 International Business Law||3|
|FINA-460 Financial Management||3|
|FINA-462 Investment Strategies||3|
|FINA-469 Mergers And Acquisitions||3|
|FINA-470 Corporate Financial Strategy||3|
|FINA-471 International Financial Management||3|
|FINA-474 Seminar On Futures And Options Markets||3|
|FINA-475 Management Of Financial Institutions||3|
|MNGT-474 Human Resources Policy And Decision Making||3|
|MNGT-481 International Management||3|
|MNGT-487 Strategy And Organization||3|
|MNGT-489 Management Of Organizational Change||3|
|MNGT-490 Innovation And Creativity||3|
|MNGT-498 International Business||3|
|MKTG-451 Consumer Behavior And Marketing Action||3|
|MKTG-453 Marketing Research - Techniques And Applications||3|
|MKTG-456 Channel Distribution And Retailing||3|
|MKTG-458 Global Marketing||3|
|MKTG-461 Services Marketing Management||3|
Prior to enrolling in MBA cores and/or electives, students must demonstrate certain managerial competencies. This requirement can be fulfilled by completing, with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher, four graduate-level courses given below:
- COBM 401 Accounting for Managers
- COBM 402 Business Economics and Finance for Managers
- COBM 403 Topics in Management and Marketing
- COBM 404 Business Statistics and Operations Decisions for Managers
The managerial competencies can also be satisfied by having successfully completed equivalent coursework from a regionally-accredited institution. For example, the corresponding conversion table for NEIU undergraduate coursework is given below.
|Graduate-Level Courses||Prior Coursework at Undergraduate Level|
|COBM-401 Accounting for Managers||ACTG-201 and ACTG-202|
|COBM-402 Business Economics and Finance for Managers||FINA-360 and ECON-215|
|COBM-403 Topics in Management and Marketing||MNGT-370 and MKTG-350|
|COBM-404 Business Statistics and Operations Decisions for Managers||MNGT-368 and MNGT-377|
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