Why Study Business?
If you dream of starting your own business, teaching business in a University setting, or rising through the ranks of a successful corporation, then business is exactly the academic foundation you need. As a broad discipline, this degree will give you a firm foundation in economics, accounting, financial management, marketing, organizational leadership, ethics, and more. You’ll be prepared to pursue a career in the public, private, or governmental sectors, or continue on to a specialized field through further education.
Catherine Marsh, Ed.D
With more than 30 years of experience in leadership development, diversity management, and conflict resolution, Dr. Marsh engages students in learning which welcomes a wide range of perspectives. Her students are challenged to think broadly, consider new ideas, and explain the big picture.
The BA in business will introduce you to the most important topics for a successful career in business. Courses include:
- Financial and managerial accounting
- Macroeconomics and microeconomics
- Business law and communication
- Foundations of marketing
- Strategic management
Learn Business in a Business Town
Chicago offers innumerable opportunities for business majors to learn from and network with business and nonprofit leaders. Faculty draw on their professional connections to bring CEOs, managers, analysts, and executive directors to speak to classes or mentor students. Adjunct faculty are drawn from Chicago’s companies and nonprofits, teaching from their own real-life experience. SBNM’s advisory board is made up of professionals from large and small corporations, healthcare and nonprofit organizations, banks and investment firms, marketing firms, the entertainment industry, and more. These are the people that will inspire you and help you along the way to achieving your dreams.
Beyond the Classroom
Students can join the Business Club and Nonprofit Leadership Club to connect with other students, provide events and activities to the campus community, visit to local businesses and organizations, attend seminars and conferences, and join on- and off-campus community service projects. Put your learning to work outside the classroom.
We strongly encourage all business majors to take advantage of hands-on learning opportunities, in Chicago or anywhere in the world. A bachelor of science degree includes an internship requirement for good reason: experiencing first-hand the career you desire is the best way to build relevant skills and network with leaders in your chosen field. Many internships for North Park students have turned into job opportunities following graduation, and many are the starting point for fulfilling careers of significance and service.
Where Alumni Work
- Chicago Board of Trade
- Delta Institute
- JP Morgan Company
- Kimberly-Clark, Inc.