About Us

AASCB SealAccreditation

The College of Business received accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – in 2001.  Only 740 schools of business, or less than 5% world-wide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. 

Mission Statement

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.

Adopted February 24, 2012


By 2016, the College of Business at Northern Michigan University will be the college of choice for business education in the region.

Adopted February 24, 2012

Strategic Areas

Business ProfessorQuality Teaching and Advising - Create an effective student learning environment in all instructional methods by increasing faculty awareness of best practices of pedagogy and technology.

  • Goal 1:  Establish a threshold of quality standards for online courses based upon national rubrics.  Ensure faculty members teaching online courses have completed pedagogical training for online instruction.
  • Goal 2:  Increase the College of Business retention statistics.
  • Goal 3:  Establish published policies and standards for advising.
  • Goal 4:  Encourage student participation in civic and professional engagement activities.

Quality Curriculum - Ensure viable programs of high quality that incorporate leadership, ethics, problem-solving, global awareness, decision-making and communication abilities.

  • Goal 1:  Review and refine assessment of learning process through improved accountability measures for teaching and learning and increased usage of results.
  • Goal 2:  Monitor and adjust curriculum to reflect assurance of learning outcomes.
  • Goal 3:  Conduct academic program reviews for all majors; including the core curriculum according to the Provost schedule.
  • Goal 4:  Refine the recruitment process for all programs, evidenced by increased enrollment.

Quality Intellectual Contributions - College of Business faculty is actively engaged in intellectual activity.  A mixture of disciplined-based scholarship and learning and pedagogical research are especially appropriate for our mission to expand the knowledge base of the faculty, keeping them up to date and improving the classroom experience.

  • Goal 1:  Engage primarily in discipline-based scholarship and learning and pedagogical research as evidenced by the intellectual contributions.
  • Goal 2:  Produce a portfolio of intellectual contributions that meet or exceed the AQ/PQ standards as defined in the Intellectual Contributions and Mission Appropriateness Policy (ICMAP).
  • Goal 3:  Monitor faculty research to ensure that the quantity and quality of intellectual contributions meet or exceed the ICMAP.
  • Goal 4:  Provide support for quality facility research through reassigned time, stipends, material/equipment and expenses to attend professional conferences.

Successful Student Career Transition - The College of Business complements the curriculum with co-curricular professional development experiences to transition students into the workplace.

  • Goal 1:  Increase the quality of the internship program via systematic analysis of feedback from internship supervisors.
  • Goal 2:  Expand the College of Business Mentorship Program through an increased database and training program developed for mentors.
  • Goal 3:  Increase contacts and improve relationships with College of Business alumni and supporters.

Adopted December 13, 2013

Campus Location

The College of Business is located at 301 Cohodas Hall, which is accessible from both the Presque Isle Avenue and Harden Drive entrances. It is located across from the Bottum University Center. (See campus map.) The main office is located in 301 Cohodas. The dean’s office is located in 304 Cohodas.

The mailing address is: College of Business, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.

To contact the college, e-mail business@nmu.edu or call 906-227-2900.

Annual Report

The College of Business Annual Report can be found at this link: http://pub.lucidpress.com/9c1c2e64-a2f8-46c8-bc88-88dc4451b2ae/