Earn Your Master of Business Administration Online

Earn Your Master of Business Administration Online


100% Online MBA at NMU

MBA | Program Highlights

Northern Michigan University offers a 100% online MBA program for busy professionals who want a high-quality program with the flexibly they need to maintain their current careers and personal lives. With support from application to graduation, you’ll be able to complete your degree and advance your career even while you continue in your current professional role.

Flexible, Rigorous
Online Curriculum

Real World Collaboration 

Synchronous and
Asynchronous Courses

Little as 1 Year

Learn More about NMU’s Online MBA Program

What Will You Learn in NMU’s MBA Program?

As a student in the Master of Business Administration program at Northern Michigan University, you’ll learn to become a valued business leader as you develop through ethical, creative and collaborative skill sets. Details vary by chosen track, traditional MBA or Accounting Track, but some focus areas include:

  • Strategic Management

  • Financial Analysis

  • Managerial Accounting

  • Accounting Research

  • Internships

  • Elective Topics

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 fao@nmu.edu 

Careers for Business Professionals with an MBA

Graduates of NMU’s MBA program have the confidence they need to go after high-value business careers with companies that are looking for top candidates. According to mba.com, professionals with a graduate business degree earn more.


Median Starting Salary

Consulting Industry

Median MBA Salary

Corporate Controller

Average Salary

Admission Requirements for the MBA

ACT 240 Principles of Accounting II

FIN 351 Financial Management I

MKT 230 Introduction to Marketing

DATA 109 Intro to Statistics

  1. Complete the Graduate Admission Application
    • Free for domestic applications
    • International students must pay a $50 application fee.
  2. Applicants must have:
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • A GMAT or GRE equivalent score
  1. Write a statement of purpose:
  • 2-3 page essay format
  • State the reason that you are pursuing an MBA at NMU.
  • State 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.
  1. Request 2 letters of recommendation:
  • Request your letters from faculty members or professionals who are familiar with your academic progress and can address your strengths as a candidate for the program.
  • If your letter writers need more information about how to write a recommendation, you can provide them this resource.

The results of the GMAT/GRE, the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average and relevant work experience will be evaluated together to determine eligibility for the program. International students must provide the additional information, found here, prior to being admitted.

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

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

MBA Core Requirements15 credits
BUS 530Organizations: Structure, Behavior and Human Performance3 credits
BUS 540Marketing Strategy3 credits
BUS 570Managerial Accounting3 credits
BUS 580Financial Analysis and Management3 credits
BUS 590Strategic Management3 credits
Behavioral and Quantitative Electives(Three courses required, one must be from each list)9 credits
BUS 500Managerial Communications3 credits
BUS 510Business Law and Ethics3 credits
BUS 520Management Information Systems3 credits
BUS 550Business Statistics3 credits
BUS 560Quantitative Decision Making3 credits
Electives12 Credits
At least 6 credits must be BUS prefix courses. BUS 595 may be repeated if the topic changes. Up to 6 credits can be selected from graduate courses offered by other NMU departments (outside the College of Business). These courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor and the MBA Director.
Accounting Core Requirements12 credits
BUS 570Managerial Accounting3 credits
BUS 572CPA/CMA Exam Preparation3 credits
BUS 576Accounting Research3 credits
BUS 591Internship1-3 credits
3 credit course with a BUS prefix.
Capstone Portfolio
Submission of a Capstone Portfolio of selected Projects to the MBA Program is required

**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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