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Barton (“Bart”) Sharp poses with Kristina and Michael (“Mike”) McGrath
Barton (“Bart”) Sharp, associate professor of management in the NIU College of Business, will serve as the first Mike and Kristina McGrath Professor in Entrepreneurship. Alumnus Michael (“Mike”) (B.S. Management 1970) and his wife, Kristina McGrath, created this professorship to increase and enhance entrepreneurship initiatives at the college. Sharp joined the NIU faculty in 2008...
Jeffrey S. Aronin
Jeffrey S. Aronin, a graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Business, will receive a 2016 Medallion for Entrepreneurship from Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. Aronin is one of only four nationwide recipients this year of the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion for Entrepreneurship. Recognized as an innovator in business with extensive experience leading...
Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge began her new role as chair of the NIU Department of Accountancy Jan. 1. Shortridge is the Gaylen and Joanne Larson Professor of Accountancy and formerly served as the department’s assistant chair. She is the first woman to hold the chair position in the department’s history. “It’s an honor to be chosen as...
Gina Nicolosi
Gina Nicolosi, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Finance, will become chair July 1. In her current roles, Nicolosi teaches the competitive-entry Student Managed Portfolio course, serves as the adviser to the NIU Investment Association and acts as a faculty chaperone on a number of student financial trips. Nicolosi will take over for Dennis...
NIU President Doug Baker and McHenry County College President Vicky Smith celebrate a new transfer program.
Northern Illinois University and five northwest suburban community colleges have teamed up to offer a new path for students seeking degrees in business administration. The agreement was unveiled Friday at NIU-Hoffman Estates with representatives from NIU, Elgin Community College, William Rainey Harper College, College of Lake County, McHenry County College and Oakton Community College on...
Students who graduated from NIU with master’s degrees in accountancy this spring have a tough act to follow. Recently released data from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy show that their predecessors in the class of 2014 posted the highest CPA exam pass rate for any graduate-level program in the state. Nearly three-quarters...
Mike and Kristina McGrath
Entrepreneurs know just how hard it is to earn a buck – so when they make a major gift, you know it’s a cause that they believe in strongly. Such was the case this month when Mike McGrath, a 1970 alumnus of the NIU Department of Management and auto-dealer extraordinaire, and his wife, Kristina, made...
NIU President Doug Baker escorts Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner at the NIU College of Business Wednesday.
Bruce Rauner took a break from the campaign trail Wednesday to discuss entrepreneurism with a group of NIU business students. Rauner, the Republican candidate for governor of Illinois, knows a thing or two about the subject, having earned billions of dollars as a partner in the venture capital firm GTCR, helping entrepreneurs bring their businesses...
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The NIU College of Business and its Department of Accountancy have maintained business and accounting accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, earned by fewer than 5 percent of the world’s business programs. Today, there are 694 business schools in 45 countries...
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The NIU College of Business will host an event at 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, on “The Value of the MBA for Women in Business.” Panelists include: Lyle Heidemann, retired CEO of True Value; Elizabeth Isham-Cory, spokesperson, Federal Regulatory Agency; Denise Schoenbachler, dean, NIU College of Business; and Lisa Vicicondi, district sales manager-retail, McKesson The...
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The Accounting Degree Review recently ranked the Department of Accountancy in the Northern Illinois University College of Business among the Top 30 programs in the nation. The publication based its list on a meta-analysis of rankings done by three established organizations, each of which applies different criteria. The rankings used were by the Public Accounting...
The results of the NIU College of Business Food Drive challenge will be kept under lock and key until January, but the clear winners were the needy of northern Illinois. Spurred on by the chance to win the coveted Golden Can plaque that is awarded to the winning department, faculty and staff across the college...
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