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NIU’s newly-created Master of Science in Digital Marketing (M.S.D.M.) degree, offered by the College of Business, will launch as a fully online program in fall 2018. This Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited degree is designed for the speed of life, giving M.S.D.M. students the flexibility to balance work and family commitments...
Looking to challenge her students, NIU Accountancy Professor Chih-Chen Lee took two teams to a new Audit Analytic Case Competition hosted by DePaul University. Her students were up for the test. Out of four participating teams from three different schools, NIU’s two teams won first and second places at the Chicago event. “I think winning...
Officials with Crane Composites, the world’s leading provider of reinforced composite materials for the building and transportation markets, visited NIU on Thursday, April 5, to meet some of the students who have benefited from Crane scholarships. Crane Composites has offered 60 scholarships to students since 2010 in the College of Business and the College of...
  The Northern Pact encompasses principles that outline the expectations we have for members of our community–being purposeful, just, caring, open, disciplined and celebrative. Each year, the Division of Student Affairs awards the Northern Pact scholarship to students who share this vision of service and personal responsibility. Meet transfer student Josie Hyslop, one of the recipients...
James E. Thompson (pictured on left), a longtime supporter of NIU, has renewed the James E. Thompson Professorship in Marketing for three more academic years. Thompson, a 1967 marketing alumnus, who served as executive vice president and managing director of the Leo Burnett Company, established the professorship in 2014 for a three-year term. It was...
NIU is pleased to announce a major gift from longtime supporters Dennis (’77, B.S., management) and Stacey Barsema to establish the Barsema Professorship in Social Entrepreneurship. The professorship, created by the Barsemas, will assist the NIU Department of Management to recruit and retain excellent faculty and enrich the social entrepreneurship culture. “Solving social issues such...
An intersession class offered by the College of Business Department of Marketing over the winter break gave students a chance to travel the region and gain firsthand sales knowledge from industry experts. This marked the fourth year of the class, Marketing 412, Professional Sales in the Field. Also known as “Sales on Wheels,” the class...
A new exciting pathway to earn an MBA degree with an international twist will launch at NIU – and span the globe – beginning with the Spring 2018 semester. The pathway touted as the International MBA involves a partnership between the university and top-ranked educational institutions in China, Italy and Germany. Beyond DeKalb, students will...
NIU alumna and leadership-development coach Laura Hall will facilitate a Jobs PLUS event on the topic of “creating trusting and positive working relationships” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in 71 North of Founders Memorial Library. The event is the first to be held at 71 North, a new collaborative-enterprise space being developed to foster...
The Department of Accountancy in the NIU College of Business has been designated as a certified public accountant (CPA) exam field test location by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).  Those invited to sit for the field test exam free of charge are senior NIU accountancy students, Master of Accountancy Science students and Master of...
The NIU College of Business MBA program is ranked in the top tier of CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings (2016), which showcases schools that deliver exceptional quality along with great ROI. Both the evening MBA and the EMBA formats appear in the top tier of their respective categories. “We are particularly proud of making this ranking...
Northern Illinois University is launching a new program in downtown Chicago this fall, offering students an opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree in financial risk management. The program, which begins Monday, Sept. 12, will provide evening classes in the heart of Chicago’s financial district at 105 W. Madison St. It will be geared...
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