Academic Programs

NMU has offered degrees in business since 1914 and constantly monitors the trends in order to ensure appropriate preparation for careers in various areas of business. From certificate and minor programs to a world-class MBA, NMU's College of Business offers a wide array of academic programs to choose from.

Some of our areas of study include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Assurance and Cyber Defense
  • Information Systems
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Ski Area Business Management

Admission to the College

The College of Business will use the university-wide admission policy for admission to the College. Student's progress toward a degree will be managed by individual course prerequisites.


Students in a business class at NMU

College of Business Survey

NMU's College of Business is beginning a strategic planning process, and we need your input to get started. Please take two minutes to share your thoughts. 

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Tom Isaacson

"NMU does a great job of supporting outside-of-the-classroom educational and professional learning opportunities for students. NMU students - if they take advantage of opportunities - are able to graduate with a private university experience at a public university price.

Tom Isaacson

Public Relations Professor


Invent @ NMU

Fantastic Faculty

NMU College of Business professors have wide-ranging interests and are not only focused on the classroom but in contributing to knowledge in their fields. Recent published research has focused on such topics as:

  • Marketing college sports teams
  • Brexit's Effect on the UK's Data Privacy Policy and the EU Privacy Shield
  • Usage of Islamic banking and financial services by US Muslims
  • Cell Phones as a Driver for Solar Home Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa



Hands-On Learning

Join one of our active business-related student groups that may travel to Chicago and Milwaukee to meet with business alumni or bring notable speakers to campus. Maybe you’ll go abroad to work with and test your skills against foreign students in the International Information Technology Seminar. Who knows, you might intern with an NFL team or a leading computer company.

What’s certain is that you’ll really get to know your professors, they’ll know you, and you’ll leave Northern with a wealth of skills to be flexible and successful in whatever you choose to do.


AACSB Accredited

College of Business Accreditation

Still not sure what business school to choose? Be sure to watch for the seal of quality as less than 25% of all business programs worldwide are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This is the highest level of business accreditation available. 

Student Testimonials

See what current students have to say about their current programs and NMU! Additionally, learn a bit more about some of the programs within the College of Business.

Contact Information

NMU's College of Business is located at 304C Cohodas Hall. 

Main: 906-227-2970