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Business Administration Graduate Program (M.B.A.)

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Introduction 

Northeastern Illinois University offers a two-phase Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
  • The first phase consists of a set of foundation courses, some or all of which may be waived depending on your prior academic preparation.
  • The second phase is made up of 24 hours of advanced core courses and is required of all MBA students.   

For more information contact our MBA Coordinator, Jian Li at j-li3@neiu.edu or (773) 442-6129, who will help you select and register for any courses that you may need to fulfill program prerequisites.

Courses 

Program Requirements

Foundation (Phase I) Courses

Phase I courses are designed for students with a non-business undergraduate degree who need an introduction to the domains of key business areas.  If your undergraduate degree is in business or if you have previously taken undergraduate business courses, you may be able to waive some or all of the Phase I courses. Those not otherwise able to satisfy Phase I requirements will need to take courses as follows:

Course Title

Listing

Credit Hours

Equivalent  Courses

Fundamentals of Accounting

ACTG-400

4

ACTG-201 and ACTG-202

Legal Environment of Business

BLAW-400

2

BLAW-285

Fundamentals of Business Economics

ECON-401

4

ECON-215 and  ECON-217

Fundamentals of Financial Management

FINA-400

2

FINA-360

Fundamentals of Marketing

MKTG-400

2

MKTG-350

Managing Organizations

MNGT-400

2

MNGT-370

Business Statistics

MNGT-401

2

MNGT-368

Foundation Total

18

 

Core (Phase II) Courses

Phase II courses are required of all MBA students. They offer advanced, in-depth study in key business topics. These courses carry graduate credit and are available only to MSA or MBA students.

Course Title

Listing

Credit Hours

Managerial Accounting

ACTG-402

3

Management of Information Systems and Technology

ACTG-403

3

Issues in Corporate Finance

FINA-402

3

Marketing Management

MKTG-402

3

Applied Business Research

MNGT-402

3

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

MNGT-403

3

Production and Operations Management

MNGT-404

3

Business Policy and Strategy

MNGT-502

3

 

Core Total

 

24

Required Elective Courses

To round out your Master of Business Administration degree, you will select nine hours (three courses) of electives. You may choose courses that reflect your interests and career goals to develop in-depth expertise in a business functional area or to broaden your overall knowledge of business practice.

All electives carry graduate credit and are available only to MSA or MBA students.

Accounting

Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting

ACTG-406

3

Auditing Theory and Practice

ACTG-407

3

Seminar in Tax Planning

ACTG-410

3

Accounting for Planning and Control

ACTG-412

3

Advanced Management Accounting

ACTG-413

3

Current Topics in Financial Accounting

ACTG-421

3

Financial Statement Analysis

ACTG-422

3

Research Methodology in Accounting

ACTG-430

3

Tax Research and Procedure

ACTG-440

3

Estate, Gift and Trust Taxation

ACTG-441

3

Accounting Information Systems

ACTG-451

3

Issues in International Accounting and Multinational Business Operations

ACTG-480

3

Business Law

International Business Law

BLAW-410

3

Finance

Investment Strategies

FINA-462

3

Corporate Financial Strategy

FINA-470

3

International Financial Management

FINA-471

3

Seminar on Futures and Options Markets

FINA-474

3

Management of Financial Institutions

FINA-475

3

Management

Human Resources Policy and Decision Making

MNGT-474

3

Entrepreneurship

MNGT-480

3

International Management

MNGT-481

3

Strategy and Organization

MNGT-487

3

Strategic Planning

MNGT-488

3

Management of Organization Change

MNGT-489

3

Management of Technological Innovation

MNGT-491

3

International Business

MNGT-498

3

Marketing

Consumer Behavior and Marketing Action

MKTG-451

3

Advertising Management

MKTG-452

3

Marketing Research

MKTG-453

3

Channels of Distribution and Retailing

MKTG-456

3

Global Marketing

MKTG-458

3

Services Marketing Management

MKTG-461

3

Industrial Marketing

MKTG-468

3

Interdisciplinary

Management Consulting

COBM-414

3

 

Academics

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