Business Administration

Skills for your career and knowledge for the long run

There’s a theory that written language evolved because bookkeepers needed better records. Retail, wholesale, business-to-business, industrial, start-ups—every organization, even a nonprofit, has a business side, where relationships are built, and goods and services are delivered.

Find your role in the enterprise. Keep business humming or keep the books. Invent the next big app or help popularize the arts. The business side of life needs you.

Why study Business Administration with us?

Whether your goal is to go to work in a new role as soon as possible, earn a bachelor’s degree—or maybe both—CLC has a path for you.

Work with our Academic Success Advisors to match your education to your goals. If a bachelor’s degree is in your plans, work with us early planning your transfer to a 4-year institution. We can also recommend schools that fit your future goals.

Your instructors know you by name—not by number. At CLC, the instructors are teachers first, and researchers second. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and understand the significance of all aspects of business to the way we live.

You learn the same material studied at 4-year schools, while you receive the personal attention and feedback possible only in small class sizes.

Watch this video to learn how to begin or advance your business career

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Degrees & Certificates

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to start or shift to a new career or advance in their current career.

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at CLC in 2 years*. Gain job-ready skills from experienced instructors and earn work-based experience from apprenticeships and internships. Some of the courses you’ll take earn college credit, which can transfer to a 4-year college or university toward a bachelor’s degree.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to earn job skills for entry level occupations, or level up in their career.

Certificates are designed to be completed in less than 2 years. Many certificate programs contain Career Degree core courses so you can continue with additional study or stack certificates to earn an A.A.S. degree.

Need help?

A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Career Certificate
Cost
$4,013*

Courses in the program

Build your foundation with business and math courses. Then, mix in some social sciences or other electives that match your interests and goals.

Meet our instructors

Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.



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    Leanne Linsky

    Graduate

    The CLC student body is diverse, my classmates had more work and life experience. When I transferred, I was better prepared for university life.”


    Leanne studied business administration at CLC, then got her bachelor's degree at University of Nevada Las Vegas and a master's degree at University of California, Irvine. She is the creator of an online app for comedians.

    Read Leanne's story

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