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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program provides students with a broad knowledge base in the area of business and management which 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 MBA 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.

Credit hours required: 33

Admission Information

The program admits students for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

Program Benefits 

Northeastern's M.B.A. program offers:

  • Demonstrated quality through AACSB accreditation

  • Outstanding return on investment

    • Best Value in Education (Newsweek, 2012)

    • Among the lowest student loan debt upon commencement (U.S. News & World Report 2015, 2016)

  • Exceptional diversity

    • Annually ranked as one of the most ethnically diverse universities since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report

    • Faculty and students from over 60 different countries

  • Networking as you develop your knowledge and skills

    • Chicago area alumni network of 62,000+ individuals, including local and national financial institutions

  • Entry pathways for traditional students and executives

  • Foundation and core courses offered at convenient times

  • Online, hybrid and traditional classroom settings

Career Options 

The 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, and financial analyst
  • Marketing manager, market research analyst, brand manager, new product manager, marketing communications manager, and sales manager
  • Director, branch manager, human resource manager, chief operating officers, and computer systems analyst

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information 

Take a closer look at the Master in Business Administration and the courses offered toward the degree.

Business Administration, M.B.A.

Department and Contact Information 

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Management and Marketing.

Management and Marketing

About Northeastern 

Northeastern Illinois University is home to 9,000 students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

We offer an education with value.

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