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

The College of Business offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The primary objective of this program is to educate future, middle and senior managers to deal with the essential problems of choice, complexity and change in today’s challenging business environment. The program is designed to develop critical thinking and analytical skills that the manager can use to make effective decisions and solve organizational problems in a profit-oriented, free enterprise economy. Therefore, the program’s focus is directed toward decision making.
The courses in the MBA program are taught by faculty in the College of Business. Classroom instruction is supplemented by visiting business practitioners who provide valuable perspectives and important networking opportunities.
The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of about 400 business programs worldwide to have this accreditation.
College/Program Policies

Admission to the MBA Program
Applicants are required to comply with the regular admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies. Visit In addition, applicants are expected to have:
  • a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
  • an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • a GMAT score of 500 or higher (for information on taking the GMAT, visit
  • two years of relevant professional work experience
Applicants are required to write a statement of purpose, indicating why they wish to pursue this degree. Applicants should also include a current resume with their application materials.The results of the GMAT, the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average, relevant work experience and resume will be evaluated together to determine eligibility for the program.
Applicants who are not native English speakers are required to submit a score of 550 or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) prior to having their application considered.
Application materials are reviewed by the director of MBA program and a three-person faculty graduate screening committee.
All documents should be sent to:
MBA Program
College of Graduate Studies
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
Application and Deadlines

Application for admission to the Northern MBA program should be submitted online through the NMU College of Graduate Studies. Click here for the application form.
Applications for Northern Michigan Univesity's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program are accepted throughout the year, but to ensure full consideration, the following deadlines should be adhered to:
Fall admission - June 15
Winter admission – November 15
Master of Business Administration Program