Business Administration Bachelor's Degree

B.A. in Business Administration

National Louis University's four-year Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration daytime program builds upon a solid liberal arts foundation and provides students with a broad range of applicable business skills.

Choose NLU's business administration bachelor's degree if you:

  • Want to enter the business world or advance your career
  • Are looking for a business program that's relevant, practical and flexible
  • Want to study in an environment that's highly personalized and interactive
  • Want to learn from faculty who have real-world business skills
New! Enhance your B.A. in Business Administration degree and career readiness with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.   Utilize your Elective hours to fulfill the Entrepreneurship concentration requirements.
  • An understanding of the role of consumers, ethics and business issues in today's marketplace
  • Accounting, finance and budgeting concepts and how to put them in practice
  • How to conduct and use research in decision making
  • Oral presentation and writing skills, communication skills, business savvy and polish

Our competitive global economy is presenting new opportunities for students with business administration degrees. Today's companies are looking for graduates with both a broad understanding of business as well as an established professional identity. A business degree prepares you for a range of careers. Some of the career options for business degree students include:

  • Accounting/Budget Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Insurance Sales
  • Independent Business Owner

NLU's B.A. in Business Administration is intended for students beginning their undergraduate business education or for those who have completed a significant portion of their general education courses elsewhere. Offered during the daytime and available through full-time study, the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree combines a strong liberal arts foundation with a proven business curriculum that includes accounting, business law, economics, ethics, information systems, finance management, marketing and strategy.

The Business Administration degree program is a solid 180 quarter hours in length. All Business Administration majors must successfully complete at least 60 quarter hours of general education courses including the minimum distribution requirements listed below. In addition to college courses, students may complete general education requirements through Credit by Portfolio, Credit by Examination (CLEP or DANTES), or Credit by Proficiency.

All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements as well as additional requirements specific to this program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at

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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

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    850 Warrenville Road
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

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