Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Master of Science in Education in School Business Management

This 39-semester-hour program is intended to prepare persons to serve as school business managers. Students, under the direction of an adviser, will plan a program of studies which will include course work, internship, and field experiences directly related to the school business management function in elementary and secondary, or college educational systems. It is not necessary to have an educator license to apply for this program. A student who completes the M.S.Ed. in school business management will satisfy the educational requirements for the chief school business official endorsement to the Type 75 Illinois Administrative License. Program flexibility permits elective courses which may be applied toward meeting minimal educational requirements for the general administrative endorsement.

Check departmental information for additional requirements. For application links and additional information visit the college page or the NIU Online page.

The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.


Students who seek the M.S.Ed. with a major in school business management are required to complete the core courses.

Each student is also required to complete a full-year internship experience. Students seeking an internship must make application and receive approval of the internship plan. A full-year internship is defined as having an internship plan which is approved by the program adviser and being registered for 2 semester hours of LEBM 586 for each of three consecutive terms.

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination is conducted in conjunction with the defense of the portfolio.