Northern Illinois University College of Business

By | January 14, 2023

Noted as one of the leading business schools in the state, Northern Illinois University College of Business has distinguished itself with reputable career service, high average starting salary and rigorous academic curriculums. On this page specified for Northern Illinois University College of Business, you can also find its complete admissions application information, such as average GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA ranges, average professional experience and acceptance rates for part-time, full-time and executive degree programs offered by Northern Illinois University College of Business. According to AbbreviationFinder, Northern Illinois University  is abbreviated as NIU.

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Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2022)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) July 15
Application deadline (international students) May 1
Application fee $40

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate (full-time) 83.6%
Average age of new entrants 26
Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) 3.10
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.46-3.73
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 26
Average GMAT score (full-time) 474
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 370-580
Entrants providing GMAT scores 27
Students with prior work experience 10
Average work experience (months) 48

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 93.7%
Average age of new entrants 33
Average undergraduate GPA 3.22
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.61-3.83
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 233
Average GMAT score 491
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 380-620
Entrants providing GMAT scores 200
Students with prior work experience 252
Average work experience (months) 108

Admissions & Enrollment (Executive Degree Program)

Acceptance rate 100.0%
Average age of new entrants 37
Average undergraduate GPA 2.71
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.27 – 3.20
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 14
Average GMAT score 460
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 380 – 580
Entrants providing GMAT scores 3
Students with prior work experience 17
Average work experience (months) 168

GRE Scores

GRE accepted for admissions Yes
Percentage of fall 2013 entering class that submitted GRE scores 3%
GRE accepted as alternative to GMAT Yes

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
80 internet-based test
Mean TOEFL of entering students N/A
Median TOEFL of entering students N/A

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

Full-time program
Applications for the Fast-Trak M.B.A. are reviewed based on GMAT score, undergraduate experience, and recommendations. An interview is required. This is a lock-step co-hort program with admission for fall term.
Executive program
Applications for the Executive M.B.A. are reviewed based on GMAT score, work experiences (5 years required), undergraduate degree and GPA, and recommendations. An interview is required. This is a lock-step co-hort program with admission for fall term only.
Part-time program
Applications for the Evening M.B.A. are reviewed based on GMAT score, work experiences and community activities, undergraduate degree & GPA, and professional recommendations. Two years post-undergraduate work experience is preferred. Applications are reviewed for fall, summer, and spring admission. The One-Year M.B.A. is a one-year accelerated evening program with spring admission.

 

Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Mona Salmon
Full-time program phone (866) 648-6221
Full-time program email [email protected]
Full-time program website http:/​/​cob.​niu.​edu/​mbafasttrak
Executive program phone (866) 648-6221
Executive program email [email protected]
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​cob.​niu.​edu/​emba
Part-time program phone (866) 648-6221
Part-time program email [email protected]
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​cob.​niu.​edu/​mbaprograms
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program email N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

* Business School Admissions details based on 2022 data

Business School Career and Salary

Class of 2022

Full-time graduates 43
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 38
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 57.9%
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 57.9%

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary N/A
Low base salary N/A
Average base salary N/A
High base salary N/A

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
Average base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
High base salary: U.S citizens N/A

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
Average base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
High base salary: Foreign nationals N/A

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus N/A
Low signing bonus N/A
Average signing bonus N/A
High signing bonus N/A

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation N/A
Low other compensation N/A
Average other compensation N/A
High other compensation N/A

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs N/A
Number reporting operations/production jobs N/A
Number reporting general management jobs N/A
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs N/A
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs N/A
Number reporting human resources jobs N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs N/A
Number reporting manufacturing jobs N/A
Number reporting non-profit jobs N/A

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally N/A

* Business School Career and Salary details based on 2022 data