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Business Administration Degree

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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.

Make sure and ask about our 24 month fast-track program in Business Administration. You can earn a degree with only two days of class per week. Contact us today to take advantage of this fantastic program!

Chicago Business Administration School Specializations:

  • Business Administration - Entrepreneur emphasis
  • Business Administration - Finance and Investment Management emphasis
  • Business Administration - Management emphasis

Business Administration Program Overview

  • Learn economic principles to apply to sound business decisions
  • Understand and apply the basics of contractual law, torts, and specific forms of contractual relationships
  • Assess and apply management theories from the standpoint of organizational and individual effectiveness
  • Evaluate and implement various methods of financing as required by an organization to meet capitalization needs
  • Implement the principles of marketing, selling, and public relations within different types of business organizations

Business Administration Program Goals
Upon completion of the program, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the common professional components of the business environment
  • Understand and analyze ethical behaviors in the business environment
  • Recognize and apply clear oral, written, and electronic communication when making professional business decisions
  • Construct and implement strategies to maximize operational effectiveness in a dynamic and rapidly evolving business environment
  • Prepare and present a complete business plan

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.

Business Administration Career Opportunities (CIP Code 52.0201)

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).

11-1021 - General and Operations Managers
11-3011 - Administrative Services Managers
43-1011 - First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers


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.

Degree Requirements and Course Offerings

See the Northwestern College Catalog.

Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information

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.

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Program Disclosure

School of Commerce and Technology Assessment Summaries


Talk to Us
For more information about studying at our Chicago area 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.