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Whether you're just starting out in your career, seeking to change professions, or want to take your business savvy to the next level, NLU's School of Management and Business has a variety of online and on-campus degree programs to help you achieve your goals.

Add dimension to your preparation for the business world and get real-world insight from instructors who have risen through the ranks of major companies in Chicago, a world-class city for business.

Accredited by IACBE

To demonstrate our commitment to providing students with a quality education that prepares them for future success in the field, select business-related programs are professionally accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Complete the Request More Information form to learn about program options at NLU, and an Enrollment Specialist will guide you to the learning path that might be best for you.


Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communications NEW! (Online hybrid)* [+]
NLU's new degree is designed with input from industry experts to deliver the real-world skills you'll need to succeed in professions such as Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, or Journalism. You'll be connected to industry professionals through our revolutionary mentorship program and receive a free MacBook* upon enrollment.

This program is offered online and includes one face-to-face workshop each term.
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration [+]
Expand your business knowledge in this comprehensive undergraduate program and you'll gain the advantage you need to enter the business world or advance your professional career.
Bachelor of Science in Management (Also available online) [+]
If you want to gain a foundation in business principles, as well as an understanding of management, leadership, marketing, strategy, and organizational dynamics, this is the right program for you.
Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (online only) [+]
The IT field continues to boom and students who want to move into supervisory and management positions can get the skills they need through this focused program.

NEW! Add a concentration in Entrepreneurship to your bachelor's degree and gain a set of career-enhancing skills that will help you to start your own business or be a more effective contributor as an intrapreneur in any organization. No additional credits required.


Master of Business Administration (Also available online) [+]
Harness your individual strengths and maximize your potential as a leader. NLU's MBA uses a unique methodology and process to cultivate students' leadership abilities combining traditional strategies and techniques related to individual strengths. In addition, the program provides students with the additional foundational skills and knowledge today's businesses are looking for. Whether you're looking to change careers, advance in your current field or have just graduated with your bachelor's degree, you'll learn how to lead in the real world.
Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Development [+]
If you’re headed into or already working in Human Resources (HR), NLU’s program provides an in-depth examination of principles and practices in organizational development, change management, productivity, and employee and labor relations that will help you fast track your career.
Master of Science in Written Communication [+]
Do you want to teach at the college level? Write novels, essays, plays or screenplays? Or would you like to move into a professional position that requires more effective writing skills? If so, learn more - this NLU program is designed with you in mind.

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    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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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.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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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.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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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, the campus features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, Florida 33634
    800.366.6581 |

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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007

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