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Business Administration

About the Program

Business Administration offers transfer and career preparation options. Choose the transfer option (Associate in Arts in Business Administration) if you wish to continue your education at a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree in business. Choose the Associate in Applied Science option if you wish to prepare for entry-level positions in supervision or management or to begin an entrepreneurial venture. Choose one of the program’s certificate options if you wish to develop skills in a specific business specialty area.  Only the Associate in Arts option is designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.

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Program Costs & Financial Aid

  • Tuition: $128 per credit hour (in-district for Fall 2022)
  • Estimated Tuition Cost per Semester: $1,536 
    (12 credit hours)

This program is eligible for financial aid.

Program Length

  • Associate Degree: 24 months (2 years)

Learn about your classes.

Types of Classes and Locations

  • Class format: In-Person and Online
  • Complete coursework online on your own time while meeting deadlines and stay actively engaged in your learning when it’s convenient for you.

Explore online learning at CLC.

Transfer Options

  • Complete your Degree in Lake County: Complete your Bachelor's Degree online or in-person at the Grayslake Campus through the University Center of Lake County.
  • Guaranteed Transfer Admission: Seamlessly transfer to 30+ four-year partners and get admitted to your transfer school on your first semester at CLC.

Career Opportunities

A business major offers lots of career options. You will be prepared to work in almost any industry or type of organization.

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Why study at CLC?

  • Our professors have graduated from some of the top business schools in the U.S. (the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, for example). They have also worked for and with many Fortune 500 companies.
  • CLC's business program combines established theory with real-world applications. You also learn critical life skills—leadership, communication, teamwork and problem-solving.
  • CLC's class sizes are small (30 or fewer students), lively and interactive.
  • Classes are offered in a variety of formats (traditional classroom, online and hybrid) at all three campuses, days and evenings.
  • Classes taken as part of the Business Administration program are transferable to four-year universities.
  • Students rave about their CLC classes:
    • "I learned important topics that will be helpful to me in the real world."
    • "I loved the fact that topics we studied were well-backed up from the real-world experiences of the instructor."


On Your Way to an Associate Degree in Business

Dr. Patty Clark and Marcus Morgan, MBA, both Business Administration faculty shares the benefits of earning an online Business Administration transfer degree at CLC.