Coordinator: Steve Kispert, Department of Operations Management and Information Systems
This certificate is designed to provide College of Business students with a set of courses focused on the growing service sector of the economy. Students will be prepared for business careers not only in traditional service industries such as health care, airlines, financial services, and sales, but also in other business areas that have become increasingly service oriented.
Students must maintain good academic standing within the university, achieve a minimum grade of a C in each course applied toward the certificate, and complete all certificate course work within a period of four calendar years. Only courses taken at NIU may be applied toward the certificate. Courses used to satisfy the requirements for the certificate may also be applied toward an undergraduate degree with approval of the major department. Some courses may have prerequisites that are not part of the certificate curriculum.
Students interested in the certificate should apply no later than the beginning of their final semester prior to graduation, but they are urged to apply as soon as they complete UBUS 310 so the coordinator may advise students regarding course scheduling. Applications are available in the Department of Operations Management and Information Systems.