The mission of the College of Business is to deliver high-quality academic and related programs that prepare students for successful careers and responsible engagement in a pluralistic, global 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 620 business programs worldwide to have this accreditation.
- Beta Alpha Psi
- Beta Gamma Sigma
- Business Professionals of America
- Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association
- Institute for Managerial Accountants/Accounting Club
- Business Research and Analysis Center
- Financial Trading Lab
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:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Students seeking a second bachelor’s degree must be admitted to the College of Business.
- 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.
- Baccalaureate degree students must take a minimum of 60 credit hours in courses outside the College of Business.
- All CIS courses except CIS 110 are invalid after seven years.
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 (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.
- Computer Information Systems - Associate of Business
- General Business - Associate of Business
- Health Information Processing - Associate of Business
- Office Information Assistant - Associate of Business
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.
- Accounting Major
- Accounting/Computer Information Systems Major
- Accounting/Corporate Finance Major
- Accounting/Financial Planning Major
- Business Computer Information Systems Major
- Entrepreneurship Major
- Finance and Risk Management Major
- Management Major
- Marketing Major
- Ski Area Business Management Major