Sep 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Graduate Study in Business


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The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), the Master of Accountancy (MAC), the Master of Accounting Science (M.A.S.) with an area of study, the Master of Science in Taxation (M.S.T.), the Master of Science (M.S.) in financial risk management, the Master of Science (M.S.) in digital marketing, and the Master of Science (M.S.) in management information systems. These programs are accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

All master’s degree programs consist of two phases. Phase One course work is considered to be the foundation for Phase Two graduate course work. All students must have access to business library material and a personal computer with internet access, spreadsheet, and word document software.

Limitation of Time


All Phase Two requirements must be met within six consecutive years. This time limitation commences with entry into the first Phase Two course, including work for which transfer credit is allowed. If a course taken to complete the requirements for Phase Two does not fall within the six-year period allowed for the degree, the student must demonstrate currency by examination or by repeating the course.

Students-at-Large


Students-at-large are normally prohibited from registering for graduate business courses.

Phase One Course Work


The Phase One foundations consist of nine 2-semester-hour courses. Phase One foundation courses will be included in a student’s program of study unless she or he has earned a C or better in corresponding undergraduate courses or a B or better in equivalent graduate courses elsewhere, or has passed the first and only attempt of the Phase One exemption examination. The student’s program director will determine which Phase One graduate courses will be included in each student’s program of courses. Phase One courses may not be used as Phase Two electives; credit earned in Phase One will not count toward the Phase Two requirements.

The Phase One prerequisite of finite mathematics or a first course in calculus should be completed prior to entering a graduate program in business.

Phase One consists of 18 semester hours.

Phase Two


See the master’s degree program requirements in the appropriate department section for specific Phase Two requirements. Students must file and follow an approved program of courses.

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