The Department of Management

The Management program develops students into prepared professionals with the problem-solving, relationship building, and communication abilities necessary to succeed in today's business world. Students with an interest in people, human behavior, and organizations are a natural fit.

Through an understanding of why people behave the way they do and how business organizations work, students learn how to influence people and organizations and develop the skills and abilities that enable them to manage action, information, and people early in their career.

Diverse Programs to Meet Your Needs

  • Bachelor of Science in Management
    Students interested in people, human behavior, and organizations are part of a leading edge management program with two emphases: human resource management and leadership and management.
  • Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor 
    A program open to NIU majors helps students develop their abilities to think entrepreneurially, build new ventures, and pursue entrepreneurial projects within larger organizations.
  • Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship
    Through three courses, students develop the entrepreneurial skills related to the unique features of building and sustaining ventures to generate economic, social, and environmental change and the role of microfinance organizations.
  • GMAT Test Prep
    Students can improve their GMAT Score with the NIU College of Business GMAT Test Prep course.

Experienced Faculty & Staff

The Management Department is home to dynamic and award-winning faculty focused on student success through innovative curriculum, business partnerships, and creating real world experiences in the classroom. learn more...

Management Coaching Network

The Management Coaching Network is a peer-to-peer mentoring program that links upper-level management students with new students at NIU. learn more...

Strong Alumni Support

Management students have the support of many friends and alumni. The department partners with NIU alumni and business partners to provide internships, scholarships, and consulting experiences for students. They also serve as guest speakers, mentors, and become part of our students' professional networks.