Online Master of Business Administration Degree




Complete your MBA 100% Online.

Northern is now offering a 100% online MBA so busy professionals can gain confidence as they master the skills that top companies are looking for. As you develop into an ethical, creative, valuable business leader you’ll have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of real-world business challenges and processes as you collaborate with real companies.

As a student AND a professional in the NMU Online MBA program you’ll benefit from both asynchronous and synchronous courses, 7 start dates throughout the year, and evening courses.

Why Earn Your MBA Online at Northern Michigan University?

Because we built our program for business professionals like you. Our application process is streamlined, and you do NOT need a business degree to enter the program. Once you are accepted, you’ll experience:

  • Same instructors as the NMU on-campus program

  • 2 specialized tracks to choose from

  • Graduate assistantship option with local companies

  • Competitive scholarships

  • Flexible evening courses

How Much Does an Online MBA Cost at NMU?

Northern’s Online MBA is within financial reach. Graduate students are eligible to apply for competitive scholarships. A financial aid representative can help you make decisions about paying for college. Contact: (906) 277-2327 or

Admission Requirements for the MBA

Applicants are required to comply with the regular admission requirements of the Office of Graduate Education. In addition, applicants are expected to have:

  • official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions
  • a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university**, be enrolled in the 4+1 Accounting program at NMU, or meet Special Admission requirements
  • an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • a GMAT or GRE-equivalent (see below for GMAT/GRE waiver conditions)
  • a statement of purpose
    • 2-3 page essay format
    • Stating the reason that you are pursuing an MBA at NMU
    • Stating what unique perspective, qualifications, experiences and educational assets you would bring to share with your class. Also include your goals and how the program will help you move closer to them.
  • a current resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
      • Letters of recommendation should be written by faculty members or professionals who are familiar with your academic progress and can address your strengths as a candidate for the program. They should be written on letterhead and include their professional contact information.

    The results of the GMAT, the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average and relevant work experience will be evaluated together to determine eligibility for the program.

    Application materials are reviewed by the director of MBA program and/or a three-person faculty graduate screening committee.

    All first-time admits must contact the Director of the MBA Program for a scheduled Mandatory Advising/Orientation before the start of the student’s intended first semester.

  • international students must provide the additional information, found here, prior to being admitted

Northern Michigan University College of Business seniors who are within 12 credit hours from graduation from the undergraduate program, have completed their last 10 credits at Northern Michigan University, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, can apply to the MBA program directly. Should they meet this requirement, they shall be given a Conditional Admission pending the completion of their undergraduate degree as well as the regular eligibility requirements stated above.

Students who qualify for special admission are not required to submit two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, or a current resume to support their graduate programs application.  NMU alum are required to complete the application and submit official transcripts.  A GMAT/GRE score is required with a GPA 2.75 – 2.99.

International students should continue to follow the existing International Students Graduate Admissions procedures.

Students applying for early admission to the MBA program must send all required documentation to: 

Dr. Stacy Boyer-Davis
MBA Program Director
Office of Graduate Education and Research
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855

  • Five core classes (15 credits)
  • Four elective classes (12 credits) or, accounting concentration (12 credits)
  • Every MBA student must complete a strategic analysis research project and report in BUS 590


Graduates with an MBA from Northern Michigan University are ready to pursue top leadership positions. According to, professionals with a graduate business degree earn more.


Median Starting Salary

Consulting Industry

Median MBA Salary

Corporate Controller

Average Salary
MBA Core Requirements18 credits
BUS 530Organizations: Structure, Behavior and Human Performance3 credits
BUS 540Marketing Strategy3 credits
BUS 560Quantitative Decision Making3 credits
BUS 570Managerial Accounting3 credits
BUS 580Financial Analysis and Management3 credits
BUS 590Strategic Management3 credits
Submission and presentation of a portfolio of selected MBA program projects along with an exit examination are required for graduation.
Without Concentration
Electives*At least 6 credits must be BUS prefix courses12 credits
Accounting Core Requirements12 credits
BUS 572CPA/CMA Exam Preparation3 credits
BUS 576Accounting Research3 credits
BUS Elective: Any BUS prefix courseBUS 500: Managerial Communication – Recommended3 credits
BUS 591Internship1-3 credits

**Students must have a BS/BA in accounting or the post bacc completion of the undergraduate accounting major coursework to be admitted to the accounting MBA track.

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