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The Walker L. Cisler College of Business is Accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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. Click here to view the curriculum.

Atrium Study GroupThe Northern MBA is a rigorous, structured, comprehensive program that is offered at a very affordable price and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis; all courses take place in the evening.

We appreciate your interest in the program. Obtaining the Northern MBA is one of the best investments you will ever make to advance your career and increase your earning potential.

Five good reasons for obtaining your MBA from NMU:

  • -It can be completed on either part-time or full-time basis.
  • -Convenient evening classes.
  • -Highly competitive tuition and fees.
  • -Notebook computer for full-time students included in tuition and fees.
  • -Rigorous curriculum taught by fully credentialed faculty.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at MBA@nmu.edu, 906-227-1894 or 227-2900, or stop by 301 Cohodas Hall.


Northern MBA News and Information

Winter 2015 Semester Special Topics Course Announced
The College of Business is pleased to announce that "Current Topics in Applied Global Finance" will be offered in the Winter 2015 Semester.  This course is a survey of financial concepts, practices, and institutions that are driving world financial events.  The course is intended for MBA students and Marquette area business and finance professionals who wish to understand the changes occurring in global financial markets.  The course is taught by Dr. Jesse Wright, who has worked in global financial markets for more than 40 years.

MBA Program
The College of Business is accepting applications for the MBA Program.  Please view the MBA requirements prior to completing the application process. For questions regarding the application process please contact Jody Lindberg at MBA@nmu.edu.

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MBA Graduate Assistantships
Northern Michigan University’s College of Business maintains Graduate Assistantships for students enrolled in the MBA program.  Not only do these paid positions look great on a resume, they are also an opportunity to conduct research with faculty and make useful connections in the local business community. There are opportunities for up to two positions available.  More information about openings, the benefits of being a GA, the qualifications, the requirements, and the application process can be found here.


Northern MBA Successes

Congratulations to the MBA graduates!
This graduating class marks the third to graduate since the return of the MBA program here at NMU. Over their years of course work, they have come to recognize their classmates' strengths and to leverage their shared interests to create a powerful learning experience.  Class discussions were vigorous but respectful of differences of opinion in a way that created a less competitive, more collaborative, us-against-the-world type of environment. NMU wishes this class luck as they continue on in challenging and fulfilling careers.

MBA Communication Class presents Audit for Local Organizations
The NMU Fall 2014 Master of Business Administration students in the Managerial Communication course, BUS 500, applied their organizational communication skills for the benefit of local organizations. The four organizations audited were Northern Initiatives, UPaws, Temaki & Tea, and the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum. The audits included surveys, interviews, focus groups, analysis of internal issues, and recommendations for increasing effective and efficient communication. The four audit groups presented their final report to the heads of the organizations at the end of the fall semester. The MBA students are grateful to these organizations for giving them access to (sometimes confidential) information about their operations and communication channels during this excellent learning experience.

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