Business (College of Business)
Contact Information
Address: 301 Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2900
Fax: 906-227-2930
Associate Dean: Margaret Sklar
Assistant Dean and Coordinator of Student Internships: Robert Lion
College of Business at NMU

The goal of the College of Business is to prepare students for successful careers through excellence in teaching, learning and research. 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 eleven 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 549 business programs worldwide and one of about 41 undergraduate-only programs to have this accreditation.

Student Organizations
  • Accounting and Finance Club
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Business Professionals of America
  • Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association
  • Institute for Managerial Accountants/Accounting Club
College Facility
  • Business Research and Analysis Center
College/Program Policies

Admission to the College of Business

Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the College of Business. All baccalaureate majors must apply for admission.

To be eligible for admission, applicants must:

  1. Successfully complete the following pre-admission courses: College Composition I and II (EN 111, 211); Finite Mathematics (MA 103); Introduction to Probability and Statistics (MA 171); Principles of Accounting I and II (ACT 230, 240); Microeconomic/Macroeconomic Principles (EC 201, 202); CIS 112 Microsoft Applications for Business Students (except CIS majors); CIS 212 Computer-Assisted Problem Solving; eight credits of liberal studies courses; and other elective credits to total 48 semester credit hours.
  2. Complete the 48 semester credits listed above with a minimum grade point average of 2.25. Current enrollment can count toward meeting the minimum requirements; however, formal admission will not be granted until after successful completion of the minimum credits.

Note: Petition for exception to the above requirements must be made in writing and submitted to the Registrar’s Office. The petition must include reasons why an exception should be made and documentation of the reasons, if applicable.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by the following dates: For fall semester, February 15; winter semester, October 1; summer session, February 15. Applications received after these dates will not be acted upon until the following semester. Application forms are obtained at the College of Business office.

Other Policies
  1. College of Business majors cannot enroll in NMU business courses at the 300 level or above until they have been admitted to the college and have attained junior status (56 hours).
  2. 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.
  3. Students seeking a second bachelor’s degree must be admitted to the College of Business.
  4. 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.
  5. Baccalaureate degree students must take a minimum of 60 credit hours in courses outside the College of Business.
  6. All CIS courses except CIS 110 are invalid after seven years.
Grade Point Average Requirements

Associate degree students must earn a 2.00 grade point average in all business courses.

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

All other baccalaureate degree students must obtain a 2.00 GPA in their 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.

Associate Degree Programs
Bachelor Degree Programs

Liberal Studies: Complete information on the liberal studies requirements and additional graduation requirements, including the health promotion requirement, is in the “Liberal Studies Program and Graduation Requirements” section of this bulletin.

Courses within each major that can be used to satisfy liberal studies requirements are listed with the Roman numeral (in brackets) that coincides with the liberal studies division the course falls under.

Certificate Program
Minor Programs