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The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology ranks in the top 40 among programs where the highest degree offered is a master’s degree, according to U.S. News and World Report.
A trio of professors in the NIU Department of Accountancy swept the top awards for teaching innovation in the field. Pam Smith, KPMG Professor of Accountancy in the Department of Accountancy, earned the 2009 American Accounting Association (AAA) Innovation in Accounting Education Award; Linda Matuszewski The Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award; and Rebecca Shortridge,...
The NIU College of Business is considered one of the leading institutions in the country when it comes to incorporating ethics into coursework. The college’s BELIEF Initiative, which incorporates ethics into nearly every class, is being studied and adapted by universities across the country.
The College’s Experiential Learning Center allows students to gain real-world experience working as “consultants” on projects for corporations like John Deere, Caterpillar, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and many others. The center is consider a national model for providing students opportunities to apply classroom lessons to real world business problems.
NIU’s Department of Accountancy is one of the most highly regarded in the country: Graduates of the accountancy program ranked among the top 1 percent in the nation for pass rate on the 2007 and 2008 certified public accountant licensing exam. Professors around the country have ranked the NIU Department of Accountancy among the top 20 for...
NIU’s College of Business has been ranked among the best by BusinessWeek since the inception of the publication’s undergraduate ranking in 2006. Corporate recruiters surveyed ranked theschool in the nation’s top 50, while NIU students gave the college a grade of A for facilities and career services.
NIU Cross Country
For the first time in school history, Northern Illinois University has been selected to serve as the host of the 2011 NCAA Division I Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships, the NCAA announced on June 24. The Huskies and DeKalb, Ill. will host the Midwest Regional Championships on Nov. 12, 2011 at the NIU "North 40".
NIU alum Joan Allen is a three-time Academy Award nominee. Her film credits include Bonneville, The Upside of Anger, The Bourne Supremacy, The Notebook, The Contender, The Crucible, Pleasantville and Nixon.
"Keith Robinson"
Keith Robinson, director of leadership development, explains that companies need to view performance management in a new way, by thinking about employees as assets not as expenses. In doing so, Robinson suggests companies can build their business and generate long term returns. In the June 2010 SmartBusiness article, Robinson explains the benefits, tools and ways...
"John E. La Tourette
Northern Illinois University paid tribute to its 10th president in a ceremony today celebrating the naming of a key building on campus in his honor. The former Faraday Hall West is now known as John E. La Tourette Hall. Located in the heart of campus, the building houses state-of-the-art physics and chemistry laboratories, lecture halls,...
"NIU First-Year residence Hall"
The Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved a long-term ground lease with the Collegiate Housing Foundation (CHF). The vote moves the university one step closer to the development of its first new undergraduate residence hall in more than four decades. “The wants and needs of students have changed dramatically since we opened our...
Denise Schoenbachler
The NIU Board of Trustees today approved a new fast-track MBA program that will allow students to earn not only a master’s of business administration from NIU, but also a master’s degree in international management from the University Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, School of Management, in France – all within 12 months. The program will be...