Contact Information

Address:  301 Cohodas Hall
Phone:  906-227-2900
Fax:  906-227-2930
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College of Business at NMU

The mission of the College of Business is to engage students with relevant academic and related programs that prepare them for a variety of successful careers and responsible engagement in society.

The college offers degree programs that foster intellectual curiosity, leadership, ethical behavior and global awareness, as well as provide quality content knowledge and develop problem solving, decision making and communication skills. Students are encouraged to work together on class projects, pursue internship opportunities and participate in college and university study abroad experiences.

The college’s programs of study include ten baccalaureate majors, eight minors, four associate degrees, and one certificate program. Each provides the student with a concentration of knowledge and skills in one of the many aspects of the business world.


The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of 740 business programs worldwide to have this accreditation.

Student Organizations

  • American Marketing Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Business Professionals of America
  • Gamma lota Sigma
  • Institute for Managerial Accountants/Accounting Club
  • NMU Team Business
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
  • Student Managed Investment Fund

College Facilities

  • Cybersecurity Lab

College/Program Policies

  1. In order to receive a degree from the College of Business, students must complete at least 32 credit hours (24 within the College of Business) after admission to the college.
  2. Students seeking a second bachelor’s degree must be admitted to the College of Business.
  3. Students who drop enrollment from NMU and subsequently re-enroll as a business major at a later date (re-entry ­ students) must reapply for admission to the College of Business.
  4. All CIS courses except CIS 110 are invalid after seven years.

*Information Assurance/Cyber Defense, Public Relations and Sustainable Business and Enterprise Creation majors are not required to apply, therefore do not need to petition for an exemption.

Grade Point Average Requirements

Associate degree students must earn a 2.00 grade point average in all business courses, except for the Insurance Associate degree program, which requires a 2.25 GPA in all business courses.

Information Systems (IS) majors or minors and IS associate degree students must earn a minimum grade of “C-” in each CS/CIS/IS course applying to their IS major, minor or associate degree.

All other baccalaureate degree students must obtain a 2.00 GPA in their (combined) business core and major courses as well as a 2.00 cumulative Northern Michigan University GPA.

All business minors must earn a 2.00 GPA.


Bulletin Year: 2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Bulletin