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Business Administration
Why Study Business Administration?

The business administration major will help you develop comprehensive skills and prepare you for management positions in corporate, nonprofit, and government organizations. You'll learn key concepts and strategies for a wide range of business disciplines, including leadership, strategic thinking, problem solving in complex business situations, financial management, and communication with diverse audiences. Advance your career and increase your earning potential with this practical, in-demand degree.

School of Adult Learning Commencement

Why North Park?

Our major in business administration offers students a chance to interact one-on-one with local business and nonprofit leaders who are committed to ethical management. You’ll gain the necessary skills and experience to lead your business or organization while taking advantage of convenient scheduling, several location options, and faculty and staff who combine real-world experience with dedication to teaching and advising adult learners. Your transition back to the classroom will be smooth and successful.

Find out more about completing your degree at North Park.

Credit for Life Experience

In the School of Adult Learning, you may earn academic credit for life experience through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Credit is earned if you are able to demonstrate learning, whether from informal life experience, professional business or marketing training, accounting certification, financial licensure, or any other source.

Learn more about transferring and earning credit for life experience.

Careers in Business Administration

Graduates have a broad range of career opportunities: marketing, management, human resources, accounting communications, finance, and more. Many students also continue on to graduate programs, including North Park’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management.

Learn more about North Park's Career Development Office.

A Competitive Edge

“North Park gave me a competitive edge in the field of marketing communications,” says Chad Woehrle C’10. He credits the value and reputation of the School of Adult Learning for helping advance his career. “With my degree, I’ve helped my company not only be more successful, but also become a leader in the Chicago business community,” Chad says.

Read more about Chad's experience.

Chad Woehrle, School of Adult Learning Alumnus
Meet the Faculty

Trevor James oversees the business administration, organizational management and leadership, and church and ministry management majors. He has an extensive background in higher and adult education, as well as marketing and management experience in both the nonprofit and public sectors.

Learn more about Trevor.

Trevor James
Location Options

A degree in business administration can be earned through classes offered at the Chicago and Grayslake campuses, a combination of online and in-person classes, or exclusively online.

Program Flexibility

Most School of Adult Learning students earn their degree in two to four years, with an average degree completion time of two and a half years. Our accelerated, seven-week course schedule is over through six shorter terms each academic year, with breaks over the winter holiday season and in May.

Explore the courses and requirements for the business administration major.