College of Business Strategic Vision


Inspire and empower to innovate, transform business, change lives and make a difference in the world.


Create knowledge, transform business, and develop principled, adaptable global citizens through innovative active learning and personalized experiences.

Core Values

Excellence in learning, teaching, research, and service.

Integrity in how we conduct ourselves in the classroom and beyond.

Caring in our relationships and how we serve the world.

Strategic Priorities 

  • Theme 1: Culture of Innovation - Strengthen the culture of innovation and entrepreneurial activity; experimentation with incremental and big bold ideas.
  • Theme 2: Distinctive Student Experiences and Career Advancement - Create and execute experiences (personalized, active learning, immersive) that have a transformational impact on student learning and career success.
  • Theme 3: Faculty Professional Development and Research Impact - Support professional development and dissemination of high-quality research to impact discipline and advance practice.
  • Theme 4: Mission and Market-Driven Curricular and Programmatic Transformation - Build strategies for regional centers, community college partnerships and global engagement; Build and execute a program differentiation strategy for existing and new programs; Launch digital education initiatives to enhance learning, create flexibility and expand market reach.
  • Theme 5: Inclusive Community - Recruit and retain historically underrepresented groups of students, faculty and staff.

Contact Us

NIU College of Business
Barsema Hall
740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Departmental Contacts

NIU College of Business AACSB Accredited

Higher Education in Diversity Award - 2021 Top Colleges for Diversity

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