National-Louis University - Chicago

National-Louis University

Welcome to NLU, a university with a tradition of access, a proud history and a strong commitment to diversity, excellence and innovation.
If you are starting your college career, there has never been a better time to get an undergraduate degree. These are challenging economic times—and our accelerated bachelor's degree programs are designed to give you the skills you need to move ahead in your career. Lifelong learning is one of the best ways to ensure that you stay competitive in today's marketplace, and NLU offers courses and degree programs in education, the arts and sciences, and management and business.

College of Arts and Sciences

In spring 2009, the College of Arts and Sciences launched its first Ph.D. program in community psychology. The B.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences is the university's most popular undergraduate degree and the B.S. in Health Care Leadership degree is also in an accelerated format for those students looking to get ahead in today's fast growing health care field. Graduate studies include those in adult education, psychology (the largest non-clinical graduate program in the state of Illinois), counseling, public policy and written communication, to name a few.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

To understand how political systems work, at the local, state, national and international level, is to be engaged as a citizen—and as an active member of a global society. The NLU Political Science program gives you the tools to develop, interpret and manage policies that affect how we live and work—and introduces you to the concept of social justice and its role in today's society.
What You Will Learn:
  • A comparison of the world's different political systems.
  • An expanded understanding of the forces that influence international relations.
  • How to develop solutions to social issues using critical problem-
  • solving skills.
  • How to apply political theory.

Master of Science in Written Communication

Being able to communicate in effective and appropriate ways is a major competitive advantage in today's global marketplace. You can use your writing talent to advance in your current position and to open doors to new careers.
Here are five ways the Master of Science in Written Communication Program will help you make your writing pay:
1. Put a promotion in reach by improving your workplace memos, letters, reports, presentations and other forms of corporate communication.
2. Learn to write advertising copy, public relations campaigns, newsletters and promotional materials to position yourself as a marketing professional.
3. Acquire skills in journalism, feature writing and editing that lead to freelance and full-time work at newspapers, trade journals, magazines and on-line publications.
4. Develop professional works of fiction, nonfiction, plays or screenplays that will connect with publishers, producers and your target audience.
5. Combine high school or college teaching with freelance writing in your chosen field by taking advantage of supervised community college internships and special course in the teaching of writing, in addition to the wide array of our graduate writing courses.
The NLU graduate program in Written Communication is designed for those of you who want to sharpen your writing skills, acquire new skills and explore creative ways of using written communication to reach your career goals.
What You Will Learn:
  • How to write short nonfiction, newspaper and magazine articles, longer nonfiction based on research and interviews
  • How to write advertising copy and promotional materials, business proposals, manuals, internal and external corporate newsletters, brochures, instructions, technical reports
  • How to write fiction—both short stories and novels—plays and screenplays, and poetry
  • How to teach the basics of writing at the college level
  • How to edit and evaluate various types of written communication

College of Management and Business

The College of Management and Business has many program offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels with flexible and customizable schedules and curriculum to fulfill your career needs. Whether you enter the B.S. in Management program with zero credits or 90 credits, our CMB faculty and advising center will shape your undergraduate program to fit into your busy life and achieve your career goals. And for those students already in a management role, the MBA program, and M.S. in Human Resources Management and Development will challenge you with relevant and lively peer discussions, group projects and innovative solutions that you'll take back to your company and implement the very next day.
To learn more about all the challenging programs awaiting you at National-Louis University fill out the form to the right and jump start your career with a degree that's been hailed in Chicago as a proven winner since 1886. Classes are offered at one of our five conveniently located Chicagoland campuses—in the heart of Chicago's loop, Skokie, Wheeling, Lisle and Elgin. Programs also offered online, on-site, at your corporation or health care facility, in your community, and at your school.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Business Administration is a degree program that continues to be in demand by employers who are looking for people who can help organizations achieve their goals in today's new global society. At NLU, business courses are taught by faculty members who have experience in small and large companies—and who know what it takes to be successful in today's competitive marketplace.
What You Will Learn:
  • How to analyze and understand the role played by ethics, consumers and international business issues in today's marketplace.
  • How to identify and achieve effective business writing practices.
  • How to use your knowledge of accounting, financial and budgeting concepts.
  • How to use and conduct research for decision-making.
  • How to apply best management practices.

Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM)

You've been working for awhile and now you want to step into management. The NLU Management degree program is designed for business professionals like you who are ready for that next step in your career and who want to assume managerial responsibilities. You can concentrate in general management, marketing or finance—and your past or current organization will become a living case study in the curriculum.
What You Will Learn:
  • How to achieve effective written and oral communication skills.
  • How to understand how organizational dynamics impact the workplace.
  • How to create and work with effective and collaborative teams.
  • How to manage change and improve leadership skills.
  • How to sharpen your quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems (MIS)

We are living in a high-tech world—and the Management Information Systems (MIS) program is designed to give you a competitive advantage in this fast-paced industry. Employers need systems professionals who can bridge the gap between management and tech specialists—and this program will show you what you need to do to manage information systems in today's workplace.
What You Will Learn:
  • How to understand and explain MIS fundamentals and concepts.
  • How to use software tools and techniques for data mining as well as Web and database development.
  • How to plan and develop IT-enabled business solutions.
  • How to think critically and analytically and develop problem-
  • solving techniques.
  • How to create and work with effective teams

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The College of Management and Business MBA degree is fast becoming the "must have" degree if you want to get ahead in today's business world. The NLU MBA is designed to have you "hit the ground running"—and immediately apply what you learn online or in the classroom on the job.
With the MBA degree from the College of Management and Business at NLU, you'll learn the advanced managerial skills that employers need in today's competitive global economy—and you'll be able to use your knowledge of finance, marketing, economics and leadership to move up in your career or move to a new and exciting area of business.
What You Will Learn:
  • How to develop critical analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • How to enhance your management and leadership abilities.
  • How to strengthen your practitioner skills in finance, accounting and economics.
  • How to apply quantitative and qualitative evaluation techniques to business situations.
  • How ethical and legal issues impact the workplace

Master of Science in Human Resource Management & Development

As the baby boomers move toward retirement, hiring, retaining, managing and developing key personnel are becoming increasingly important as organizations try to stay competitive in today's global marketplace. Balancing the skills and expectations of experienced workers and those of the upcoming generations requires special expertise.
NLU's graduate degree in Human Resource Management and Development is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the field—with a focus on applied theory. Use what you learn in the classroom on the job—and see how today's human resource practitioners are using best practices in the workplace.
What You Will Learn:
  • How to develop and use HR planning and training techniques.
  • How to enhance your management and leadership abilities.
  • How to use critical analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • How to use performance analysis and productivity measurement.
  • How legal issues impact employee, management and labor relations.

Master of Science in Management

You CAN learn how to be a more productive and effective manager—and acquire the interpersonal expertise you need to move into leadership roles in your organization. The NLU graduate program in Management is designed for those of you who are currently in managerial positions as well as for other experienced professionals who want to sharpen your skills. You'll get a broad understanding of topics ranging from group dynamics to effective communication.
What You Will Learn:
  • How organizational culture impacts productivity.
  • How to enhance your management and leadership abilities.
  • How to strengthen your analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • How to develop, implement and evaluate organization-wide strategies.
  • How to apply leadership theory in the workplace.
  • How ethical issues impact the organization.

Accreditation Statement

National-Louis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606. For more information on The Higher Learning Commission, . National College of Education meets all twenty standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The College of Management and Business has earned professional accreditation from the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education. Selected programs in the National College of Education are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for certification of education professionals.


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