On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the NEIU College of Business and Technology (CBT), I welcome you to our website and invite you to explore the rich mix of educational opportunities the college provides. We continue to be recognized as a best investment in a college degree in the State of Illinois with demonstrated significant social mobility of our alumni.

Dean Michael Bedell

For the degree-seeking student, the College of Business and Technology offers four Bachelor’s degrees (Business, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology); and three Masters degrees (MBA, MS Accounting, MS Computer Science). Whether you intend to be an entrepreneur, marketing professional, data analyst, accountants, the computer scientist creating a new AI product for a company, or the cybersecurity analyst working to prevent hacking – we provide a broad mix of majors, minors, and competencies that prepare you for the future. We also provide opportunities for our students to professionally validate and certify their knowledge to enhance their profile as they interview. The student classroom experience begins with a global faculty who are accessible to the students and teaching reasonable sized classes. There is bound to be someone who understands you and where you come from! There are also significant opportunities to practice what you learn by getting involved with professionally affiliated student clubs and internships. Our Business degree programs are accredited by AACSB International. AACSB accreditation is the premier “mark of quality” among colleges of business. Only 5% of business programs worldwide have been awarded AACSB Accreditation. For more information, visit the AACSB website. Our Computer Science programs are currently pursuing ABET accreditation – which is the mark of quality for engineering and technology programs.

For the business or technology professional seeking to enrich themselves, or even the student seeking some additional skills, the college provides a host of opportunities, including:

  • Interested in building or growing a new or existing business? Our Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) center can help!
  • Does your company need professional development for your staff? We can deliver you a custom short course or certificate for your employees?
  • Interested in completing your college degree from 25 years ago? We have a degree completion option for you with our non-traditional degree program unit.
  • Looking for a quick certification to verify your knowledge? We have an inexpensive option for you!

Don’t just explore; ask questions. There are phone numbers and email addresses all over our web page. 

Do not hesitate to use them! Even mine! (773) 442-6150

Michael Bedell, Dean
College of Business and Technology