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NLU Business Concentration Certificate

Business Degree Concentrations

Whether you want to open your own business or pursue your dream job at an established company, earning a business degree is a great starting point in accomplishing your goals. By supplementing your graduate or undergraduate degree with additional business concentrations however, you can take your business management skills to the next level and gain a competitive edge in the job market.

Enhance Your Degree with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship

National Louis University's four-course concentration in Entrepreneurship builds on the skills you develop during your undergraduate education to help prepare you to pursue business ventures of your own or succeed as an intrapreneur at virtually any organization. In addition to learning how to develop innovative ideas and see them through to implementation, you'll also gain valuable experience in dealing with common entrepreneurial challenges and refine your communication, persuasion and leadership skills.

The Entrepreneurship concentration can be added to nine bachelor’s degree programs without adding additional requirements: Applied Behavioral Sciences, Applied Communications, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Care Leadership, Human Services, Management, Management Information Systems and Psychology.

Enhance Your Degree with a Concentration in Leadership

Offered both on campus and online, NLU's Leadership concentration consists of three courses designed to teach you how to lead in the real world. Throughout the concentration, you'll dive into today's emerging leadership theories, including transformational leadership, authentic leadership, strategic leadership and more. You'll also have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to effectively manage change and critically examine contemporary leadership topics such as gender, ethics, and technology.

The Leadership concentration is available to students in the B.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences, B.S. in Management, B.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS) and B.S. in Health Care Leadership programs.


    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
    (888) 658.8632
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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
    (888) 658.8632
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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 Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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