Undergraduate Advising and
Student Resources

The College of Business is home to centralized academic advising and has professional advisors at the college and department levels. The college advising office, Undergraduate Studies in Business, is Barsema Hall 201.

The academic advisors in Undergraduate Studies assist freshmen and sophomore business majors including all students not yet enrolled in our upper-level business programs (300/400 level course work) with course planning, exploring our majors and minors, understanding of the lower level business core requirements (see College Core Requirements), general education requirements, community college articulation, and guidance on topics such as policies, procedures, and graduation requirements. The college advisors also assist students in academic difficulty and those wanting to pursue university and course withdrawals.

Upper-Level Business Student Advising

Once enrolled in our upper-level business programs (300/400 level courses), our departmental advisors will assist students with course scheduling, career direction, and internships.

If you have a quick question, contact us at

Students are strongly advised to meet with their academic advisor each semester. Although walk-in hours may be available, students are encouraged to schedule an appointment. Please remember to bring your degree audit (available through My NIU) when you meet with your advisor.


Lori Marcellus

Sam Baker
Assistant Director

Megan Woodruff
Academic Counselor

Russell Devereaux
Associate Director and Program Advisor