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Online Business Administration Degree Program

Northwestern College offers online business administration degree programs designed for busy students with a professional schedule that doesn't easily allow time for classroom training or for students who are interested in attending Northwestern College but may not live locally. Our online business programs provide a solid foundation from which students can build their future career. Students in our online program will have the same classes as our brick and mortar business students. To succeed in a business career, it is important to have a solid foundation in subjects like marketing, computers, human resources, management and accounting. The Online Business Administration Degree Programs provide a solid foundation in these subjects – and more.

Online Business Administration Program Overview

Students pursuing the online program in business administration will develop a solid foundation on which they can build their career. They will develop a sound understanding of the fundamentals of human resources, marketing, finance, accounting, and computers. They can expect to learn the following in the online program:

  • 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

 Online Business Administration Program Goals

Upon graduation, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational 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

Why Choose Our Online School in Business Administration?

Founded in 1902, Northwestern College has a rich history of helping our students achieve their educational and professional goals. Northwestern College provides a solid, career-focused education in some of the fastest growing professions. Visit us today to find out why you should choose Northwestern College.

Who Should Apply?

Northwestern College's Online Business Administration program is designed for students of all backgrounds and skill levels: entry-level business professionals, persons who are interested in making a career change, or those who have been working in the field but lack a college degree and would like to take the next step in their career.

Degree Requirements and Course Offerings

View the Degree Requirements and Course Offerings
See the Northwestern College Catalog

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).
11-1021.00 - General and Operations Managers

Potential Jobs

Work For:

. Insurance Companies . Nonprofit Organizations . Marketing Agencies
. Educational Institutions . Real Estate . CPAs
. Payroll Companies . Small Businesses . Corporations

Business Careers:

. Accounting Clerk . Payroll Clerk . Bookkeeper
. Marketing Assistant . Executive Assistant . Office Manager
. Receptionist . Accounting Assistant . Documentation Specialist
. Auditor . New Accounts Clerk . Sales Assistant
. Financial Aid Clerk . Office Assistant


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.

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.

For graduation rates and other important consumer information regarding this program, please click on the link below:

Program Disclosure

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