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Millikin University

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is an exciting degree for those seeking a broad-based theatre education. Designed to allow maximum flexibility, the B.A. offers students t ... [+]

Program Highlights

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is an exciting degree for those seeking a broad-based theatre education. Designed to allow maximum flexibility, the B.A. offers students the opportunity to tailor their degrees to meet their individual academic and career goals.

Core Learning Goals

Our core departmental learning goals have been woven into all aspects of this rigorous four-year program from classroom and studio work, to rehearsals and productions in our mainstage season.

Technique Analysis Professionalism Collaboration Versatility in the Curriculum

The flexibility of the B.A. program enables students to customize their education to suit their individual interests. Areas of focus may include:... [-]

USA Decatur
September 2019
Full-time
8 semesters
Campus
Benedictine University

Explore the social and cultural aspects of business and how they impact organizational effectiveness with the online Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (BAOL) ... [+]

Explore the social and cultural aspects of business and how they impact organizational effectiveness with the online Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (BAOL) program. Benedictine’s online program teaches you the key leadership techniques for maximizing human capital as well as theories of organizational behavior and leadership skills that drive results. Online Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership coursework covers such topics as - Ethical leadership - Cultural and social change - Psychology - The relationship between labor and management - Organizational dynamics and social organization The online Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership examines how people work together most effectively and shows you how to communicate and lead strategies designed to improve productivity. In this program, you will study: - The different functions and roles leaders play in local and global communities - The analytical skills needed to assess the behavioral aspects of groups and organizations - How to motivate individuals and groups - A variety of leadership techniques - Vital communication skills ... [-]

USA Lisle Chicago
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Benedictine University

This online bachelor’s degree program in Management is ideal for business professionals who wish to advance into managerial roles. ... [+]

Strengthen your leadership and advancement potential with the online Bachelor of Arts in Management from Benedictine University. This online bachelor’s degree program in Management is ideal for business professionals who wish to advance into managerial roles. The online degree program provides you with a more holistic understanding of business management and operations to help you become a more effective manager. The curriculum explores major business functions including - Accounting - Business statistics - Project management - Human resources - Marketing - Operations management

Two Unique Management Concentrations Available

As a student in the program, you will have the opportunity to select from two concentrations — Marketing or Human Resources Management. You will then explore these vital areas in more depth and gain valuable expertise that can set you apart from your colleagues in the marketplace. ... [-]

USA Lisle Chicago
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Kendall College

The new concentration in Marketing Methods extends underlying principles taught in marketing major courses, emphasizing different strategies and tactics necessary to effe ... [+]

B.A. in Business - Marketing Methods

The new concentration in Marketing Methods extends underlying principles taught in marketing major courses, emphasizing different strategies and tactics necessary to effectively conduct marketing communications. This innovative concentration allows students to create and execute influential messaging to target markets in a variety of forums.

Marketing Methods Course Sampling

Consumer Behavior – Considers the rational and irrational influences on buy decisions taken by consumers. Explores individual influences of cognition, conditioning, and affect, as well as the more general influences of generation, demographics and environment with respect to their use in advertising, merchandising, promotions and sales.Holistic Brand Management – Requires students to create a services-related brand campaign by establishing and building customer awareness, interest and loyalty; crafting internal and external messaging across and on behalf of the organization; and assembling and proposing various marketing collateral and media campaigns.Public Relations Strategy and Tactics – Focuses on strategies and tactics that involve effectively “pitching” and tailoring stories, publicly sharing financial and other results, gaining publicity for an event, facilitating appropriate communication during times of crisis, working with external publicists and promoting news through innovative techniques beyond traditional media channels such as social media.Relationship Marketing – Provides students with the opportunity to create an operational culture, structure and process to encourage and facilitate organic and ongoing bonds between customers and company representatives in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer environments.Competitive Intelligence – Students study a particular industry in depth, defining, gathering and analyzing data and information about the state and future... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Kendall College

Understanding human behavior is key to success in today's ever-changing and demanding work environments. A Kendall Business degree with a Psychology concentration can hel ... [+]

B.A. in Business - Psychology

Understanding human behavior is key to success in today's ever-changing and demanding work environments. A Kendall Business degree with a Psychology concentration can help graduates prepare for a broad range of career fields including advertising, marketing, sales and human resources - fields that require relational skills to be employment ready.Through their studies and internships, which may include study abroad, students graduate ready to contribute to successful enterprises worldwide.

Psychology Course Sampling:

Theories of Personality - Covers theories of personality including basic theoretical perspectives, personality assessment, patterns of personality that emerge through the interaction between the individual with the environment, and current topics.... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Kendall College

The Foodservice Management Concentration provides business students with a solid foundation in all areas of foodservice management and food-related industries including o ... [+]

B.A. in Business - Foodservice Management

The Foodservice Management Concentration provides business students with a solid foundation in all areas of foodservice management and food-related industries including operations, procurement, production, distribution and service as well as consumer behavior.

The concentration is focused on preparing graduates to work for network-based, large-scale operations such as chain and franchise restaurants and catering companies, as well as large retailing and food delivery entities that package, prepare and/or supply food to establishments such as schools, healthcare facilities and other commercial businesses.

Like other Kendall programs, students learn from an immersive teaching process which includes industry internships as well as an integrative senior project.... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Kendall College

Business degree program graduates with a management concentration are ready to hit the ground running in decision-making positions. They gain a solid foundation in manage ... [+]

B.A. in Business - Management

Business degree program graduates with a management concentration are ready to hit the ground running in decision-making positions. They gain a solid foundation in management capabilities with coursework such as business innovation, entrepreneurship and global leadership. Through their studies and internships, which may include study abroad, they graduate ready to contribute to successful enterprises worldwide.

Management Course Sampling:

Decision Making - Utilizes situation-based challenges and case studies. Includes frameworks for structuring decisions, forming and testing a hypothesis, using data to drive decisions and methods for simplifying complex decisions. ... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Kendall College

This traditional four-year program provides students with the most options in the culinary field. Students begin with the basics, followed by advanced skills, practical r ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts

This traditional four-year program provides students with the most options in the culinary field. Students begin with the basics, followed by advanced skills, practical restaurant experience and in-depth study of the cuisines of the world. And to promote students’ entrepreneurial spirit, they will learn how to plan, build, promote, run and sustain a flourishing food-related business while gaining the necessary language, math, computer and communications skills needed for success. Students will gain solid culinary skills as well as a strong business foundation through:

• Cooking skills and techniques, both fundamental and advanced, that prepare graduates for fine-dining kitchens and other foodservice operations... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Kendall College

The program includes two quarters each of study and paid internship in Sydney and Leura, two of Australia’s most exciting and beautiful tourism destinations. ... [+]

BA in Hospitality Management (Blue Mountains Australian Study Abroad Program)

Study and intern in Australia!Studying abroad can be one of the most fulfilling and exciting experiences in a student’s education. It is a particularly valuable learning opportunity for those planning to enter the international hospitality industry. As part of Laureate International Universities, Kendall College Hospitality Management students have the opportunity to study abroad for one year through an articulation agreement with Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Australia. The program includes two quarters each of study and paid internship in Sydney and Leura, two of Australia’s most exciting and beautiful tourism destinations. Program cost is comparable to Kendall’s pricing and students have the opportunity to work from day one. This exciting new program can help students enter the workforce with both impressive academic credentials and international work experience.About the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management SchoolSince 1991, the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School has provided recognized business degree qualifications in hospitality and tourism management to more than 2,500 graduates, many of them now in senior management positions worldwide. Blue Mountains’ approach to learning focuses on a student’s knowledge, skills and professional development to help ensure career success after graduation. In fact, in a survey of international hotel hiring managers, the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School ranked number 1 among hospitality management schools in Australia for an international career (TNS Survey, September 2010).... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Kendall College

In this concentration, students are immersed in the study of real-estate markets and management, and in-depth financial analysis. ... [+]

BA in Hospitality Management (Asset Management)

In this concentration, students are immersed in the study of real-estate markets and management, and in-depth financial analysis. With this background, students can go on to management careers at real estate investment trusts (REITs), major consulting companies and holding companies.

Course Sampling:

Corporate Finance and Risk Management - Explores financial performance and financing options in a multi-unit/multi-business environment. Features risk management tools. Revenue Management - Takes an active, dynamic approach to managing revenue streams to ensure an organization's long-term viability and financial health. Real E... [-]
USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kendall College

Our Club Management concentration prepares students for the rigors of managing elite members-only establishments such as city, country, golf and health clubs. ... [+]

Kendall College has located minutes away from exclusive members-only clubs whose rosters include the who's-who of entertainment, business, and politics. Within a few hours' drive of Chicago, students will also find golf courses hosting national tournaments.Our Club Management concentration prepares students for the rigors of managing elite members-only establishments such as city, country, golf and health clubs.The coursework covers topics in marketing and financial strategies, managing membership boards, and growing member rolls. In addition, students focus on how to cater to and build real relationships with members.Course Sampling:

Club Management - Explores both the traditional no... [-]
USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kendall College

This concentration prepares students to manage these aspects of the growing gaming industry. Coursework focuses on gaming-specific operations details, laws and ethics, as ... [+]

BA in Hospitality Management (Casino Management)

This concentration prepares students to manage these aspects of the growing gaming industry. Coursework focuses on gaming-specific operations details, laws and ethics, as well as event management and entertainment booking.

Course Sampling:

Gaming - Gives an overview of the various games and of managing odds. Emphasizes the financial, operational, marketing, legal and ethical aspects of running gaming operations. Special Events and Event Marketing - Focuses on managing special events proper and how to use events as a marketing tool to promote a company or cause - concerts, sporting events, street fairs, etc. Sports and Ente... [-]
USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kendall College

The Sports and Leisure Management Concentration prepares students to manage large-scale venues, from stadiums to theatres to theme parks. ... [+]

BA in Hospitality Management (Sports and Leisure Management)

The Sports and Leisure Management Concentration prepares students to manage large-scale venues, from stadiums to theatres to theme parks.Our coursework includes food and beverage management, facilities management and event booking.Course Sampling:

Conventions and Large meetings - Focuses on the organization of large meetings and the interface between meeting planners, exhibitors/organizers, city departments and service providers around the city. Students learn how to plan, organize and execute a large meeting or an activity associated with a convention. Special Events and Event Marketing - Focuses on managing special ... [-]
USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kendall College

This concentration will help you cultivate that ability, as well as develop the leadership and teamwork skills critical to success. ... [+]

BA in Hospitality Management (Meetings and Events Management)

Have you always imagined yourself orchestrating events, from fantastic charity galas to blockbuster music festivals to intimate, protocol-driven receptions?The Chicagoland area is a perfect location to pursue this course of study. Chicago is home to McCormick Place, North America's largest exhibition, and events space. And as corporate event planning is a growth industry, it is important to note that hundreds of prominent corporations and organizations are also headquartered in the area.At the heart of any event or meeting, there is a manager or planner who can apply an eye for detail to every element. This concentration will help you cultivate that ability, as well as develop the leadership and teamwork skills critical to success.In addition, you'll study coursework that focuses on how to market special events, make smart vendor and contract decisions, and work closely with clients to fulfill their specific needs.Our coursework focuses directly on the particular logistic demands of tradeshows, association, and corporate meetings, galas and fundraisers, and milestone celebrations.Course Sampling:... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kendall College

The Restaurant and Foodservice Management concentration coursework centers around the profitability, marketing, and development of food and beverage operations. ... [+]

BA in Hospitality Management (Restaurant and Foodservice Management)

Restaurant ownership or management requires a fine balance of aesthetic and business skills. In this concentration, you'll explore applicable topics such as concept restaurants, special events, and fine dining.The Restaurant and Foodservice Management concentration coursework centers around the profitability, marketing, and development of food and beverage operations. Graduates go on to leadership positions in hotels, fine-dining and franchised restaurants, institutional settings, on- and off-site catering, and more.Course Sampling:

Wines, Spirits and Food Affinities - Teaches how wine, beer, and spirits can e... [-]
USA Chicago
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus