Business (College of Business)
Contact Information
Address: 301 Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2900
Fax: 906-227-2930
Graduate Program Director: Madison Ngafeeson
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 Office of Graduate Education. 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 (for information on taking the GMAT, visit
  • two years of relevant professional work experience is highly recommended

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. All applicants must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). While we do not have an official minimum GMAT scores, the average score for admitted students is above 500. A GMAT score alone does not guarantee or deny admission to the program.  The results of the GMAT, undergraduate grade-point average, relevant work experience and statement of purpose will be evaluated together to determine eligibility for the program.

The GMAT test requirement will be waived for students who have completed a Terminal degree.

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 faculty graduate screening committee.

All documents should be sent to:
MBA Program
Office of Graduate Education and Research
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

Application and Deadlines

Application for admission to the MBA program should be submitted online through the NMU Office of Graduate Education. Click here for the application form.

Applications for Northern Michigan University'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 – July 1

Winter admission – November 15

Master of Business Administration Program