To succeed in business you need a broad background that includes accounting, marketing, computer applications, human resources, and management strategies. Northwestern College’s Business Administration associates degree in Chicago, IL (or Bridgeview campus) provides you with a general background that gives you a solid foundation on which to build your career. You can then apply your skills and education in any industry that interests you.
Your career can grow from an administrative services team member to a management position with varying levels of responsibility and supervisory duties to a top executive.
Business Administration Program Overview
Business Administration Program Goals
Upon completion of the program, it is expected that students will be able to:
Four specialized concentrations exist within the Business Administration program at Northwestern College. The general Business Administration emphasis prepares you to understand the ins and outs of business as a whole. The Management emphasis is all about learning what it takes to assume supervisory responsibilities. The Entrepreneur emphasis focuses on successfully owning and operating your own business. The Finance and Investment Management emphasis deals with the specifics of handling a business' financial responsibilities.
A degree in business administration prepares you to work in almost every industry including large corporations, colleges and universities, health services, social services, government agencies, financial services, insurance companies or firms, and marketing and public relations firms.
The Business Administration program is designed to prepare you for potential employment in the following: (the occupation listed contains a link to information on the U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET website).
The Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org.
We are not required by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools or the Illinois Board of Higher Education to report placement rates.
During the 2011-2012 Academic Year (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012), 56 students graduated from the Business Administration program at Northwestern College. Of these students, 20 graduated on-time as defined in the Northwestern College catalog. (Part-time students are not included in this number. They generally take a longer period of time to graduate because they don't take a full course load; therefore, the graduation rate is lower since part-time students are not considered to have graduated on-time). The median student loan indebtedness of the Business Administration program graduates in 2011-2012 was as follows: Federal Stafford Student Loans (subsidized/unsubsidized) - $33,333; Third-Party Private Education Loans - $0; Northwestern College Institutional (GAP) Loan - $3,804.
The tuition and fees for a student starting the Business Administration associate degree program as of the 2012-2013 academic year is estimated at $44,890, based upon six academic quarters of full-time tuition at current tuition rates. (Potential future tuition increases cannot be determined at this time, and hence are not factored into this estimate.) Book and supply costs are estimated at $2,400. (The actual cost will vary depending on multiple factors). Northwestern College does not offer on-campus housing. For additional information on college costs, please visit our Financial Aid Cost of Attendance web page.
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For more information about studying at our Business Administration school, contact us today through phone or email. In order to get to know NC first hand, you can also schedule a visit to our Chicago or Bridgeview campus.