Kendall College

Introduction

For more than 75 years, Kendall College has been offering engaging, specialized fields of study with a strong emphasis on immersive learning that is geared to your academic, personal, and professional success. Learn more about Kendall's rich history. Listen to what our students and alumni say about their experience at Kendall.

Whether you choose Kendall's acclaimed School of Culinary Arts, world-renowned School of Hospitality Management, innovative School of Business, or well-established School of Education, you are encouraged to explore your talents, interests, and passions-and to discover a wealth of exciting opportunities.

Kendall College Mission

Kendall College cultivates students’ passions into rewarding professions through rigorous learning experiences in the classroom, local communities, and the world.


Kendall Focus:

  • Commitment to preparing professionals who contribute to the vibrancy of their communities.
  • Inspiration of students’ creativity, responsible global citizenship, and environmental and social stewardship.
  • Campus-wide dedication to diversity through curriculum and access.
  • Supportive, student-centered environment focused on academic excellence.
  • Comprehensive assessment of institutional effectiveness, student learning, and graduate success.

Located near the heart of Downtown Chicago

In 2005, Kendall College relocated from the near suburbs to our current location along the Chicago River at Goose Island. The campus is a reclaimed, 100-year-old factory building, most recently home to a Sara Lee research facility.

Affiliations

Kendall College is a subsidiary of Laureate International Universities, a global network of more than 60 accredited campus-based and online universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 740,000 students around the world. Our students are part of an international, academic community that spans 29 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.Through this partnership, we are able to offer students unprecedented access to global education, internships and professional opportunities.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

BA

B.A. in Business - Foodservice Management

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 2 more

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

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. ... [-]


B.A. in Business - Management

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 2 more

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 [+]

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. ... [-]


B.A. in Business - Marketing Methods

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 2 more

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

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... [-]


B.A. in Business - Psychology

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 2 more

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 [+]

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 individual with the environment, and current topics.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 2 more

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 [+]

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... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 3 more

Students are challenged through in-class collaborative opportunities; two required, quarter-long internships, and a cross-disciplinary consulting project for local hospitality companies. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management

School of Hospitality Management – The Art of Hospitality, the Science of Management

 

If you’ve ever pictured yourself managing a five star hotel, running red-carpet parties or planning the perfect event, then earning your hospitality degree at Kendall is the perfect way to get started. We are dedicated to providing you with the professional development you need to become one of the next generation’s hospitality leaders. Students are challenged through in-class collaborative opportunities; two required, quarter-long internships, and a cross-disciplinary consulting project for local hospitality companies. Our graduates can draw on their Kendall experience to succeed in hospitality-related careers around the globe.... [-]


BA in Hospitality Management (Asset Management)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 3 more

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 Estate Finance - Considers the various methods of valuation of commercial properties as well as the financing instruments available for real estate investment. Portfolio management techniques are included. Sustainable Tourism - Presents the structures and economics of modern tourism. Emphasizes eco-tourism and sustainable development. Utilizes Chicago tourism authorities, tackling realistic projects critical to the planning and development of a destination. Introduction to Design - Presents basic design principles through the lens of interior design. Includes historical as well as current design trends. The Global Economy - Covers traditional macroeconomics topics in an international context. Topics include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system and monetary policy. Macro-economic interdependence among nations and its implications for policy, global commerce and international entities are examined, as are the economics of social responsibility. Legal Issues in Hospitality Management - Describes the rights and responsibilities of hotels, food and beverage service operators, guests, and employees. Includes creating, implementing, and... [-]

BA in Hospitality Management (Blue Mountains Australian Program)

Campus Full time September 2018 Australia Sydney Leura USA Chicago + 2 more

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 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, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School ranked number 1 among hospitality management schools in Australia for an international career (TNS Survey, September 2010).... [-]


BA in Hospitality Management (Casino Management)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 3 more

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. [+]

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 Entertainment - Provides an overview of the management of sports and entertainment bookings, management and venues focused on hospitality and presentation aspects. Sustainable Tourism - Presents the structures and economics of modern tourism. Emphasizes eco-tourism and sustainable development. Utilizes Chicago tourism authorities, tackling realistic projects critical to the planning and development of a destination. Introduction to Design - Presents basic design principles through the lens of interior design. Includes historical as well as current design trends. The Global Economy - Covers traditional macroeconomics topics in an international context. Topics include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system and monetary policy. Macro-economic interdependence among nations and its implications for policy, global commerce and international entities are examined, as are the economics of social responsibility. Legal Issues in Hospitality Management - Describes the rights and responsibilities of hotels, food and beverage service operators, guests, and... [-]

BA in Hospitality Management (Club Management)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 3 more

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 is 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 non-profit club and the rapidly growing profit-driven health and fitness club. Compares management, marketing and financial strategies. Discusses the role of the board of directors and the importance of the development and retention of the membership. 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 Entertainment - Provides an overview of the management of sports and entertainment bookings, management and venues focused on hospitality and presentation aspects. Sustainable Tourism - Presents the structures and economics of modern tourism. Emphasizes eco-tourism and sustainable development. Utilizes Chicago tourism authorities, tackling realistic projects critical to the planning and development of a destination. Introduction to Design - Presents basic design principles through the lens of interior design. Includes historical as well as current design trends. The Global Economy - Covers traditional macroeconomics... [-]

BA in Hospitality Management (Hotel and Lodging Management)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 3 more

This hospitality degree concentration takes a detailed look at these areas, as well as revenue management, sales and marketing, and more. [+]

BA in Hospitality Management (Hotel and Lodging Management)

 

Hotel managers are strong leaders, with a flair for organization, communication, and most importantly working well with other people. They need to completely understand every element of an ideal guest experience, from lodging to dining to events. They must be able to solve problems and concentrate on details.Initiative, self-discipline, effective communication skills, and the ability to organize and direct the work of others are essential. Hotel managers must be born diplomats especially when handling guest complaints.This hospitality degree concentration takes a detailed look at these areas, as well as revenue management, sales and marketing, and more. In addition, you'll have countless opportunities to develop skills you'll need in this role, including leadership, teamwork and communication. Hotel and Lodging Management Program Course Sampling:... [-]


BA in Hospitality Management (Meetings and Events Management)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 3 more

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:... [-]


BA in Hospitality Management (Restaurant and Foodservice Management)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 3 more

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 enhance the dining experience. Students learn to pair them with various foods. Beverage merchandising is highlighted as a strategy for increasing sales. Students must be at least 21 years old. 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. Foodservice Strategies and Trends - Utilizes case studies to analyze real and simulated foodservice businesses, test hypotheses and learn to recognize the financial impact of various decisions. Sustainable Tourism - Presents the structures and economics of modern tourism. Emphasizes eco-tourism and sustainable development. Utilizes Chicago tourism authorities, tackling realistic projects critical to the planning and development of a destination. Introduction to Design - Presents basic design principles through the lens of interior design. Includes historical as well as current design trends. The Global Economy - Covers traditional macroeconomics topics in an international context. Topics include national... [-]

BA in Hospitality Management (Sports and Leisure Management)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 3 more

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 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 Entertainment - Provides an overview of the management of sports and entertainment bookings, management and venues focused on hospitality and presentation aspects. Sustainable Tourism - Presents the structures and economics of modern tourism. Emphasizes eco-tourism and sustainable development. Utilizes Chicago tourism authorities, tackling realistic projects critical to the planning and development of a destination. Introduction to Design - Presents basic design principles through the lens of interior design. Includes historical as well as current design trends. The Global Economy - Covers traditional macroeconomics topics in an international context. Topics include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system and monetary policy. Macro-economic interdependence among nations and its implications for policy, global commerce and international entities are examined, as are the economics of social responsibility. Legal Issues... [-]

Bachelor

B.A. in Business - Small Business Management

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Chicago Australia Sydney Leura + 2 more

Kendall’s new concentration in Small Business Management can help graduates prepare to start and/or expand a small business. Through their studies and internships , which may include study [+]

B.A. in Business - Small Business Management

 

Kendall’s new concentration in Small Business Management can help graduates prepare to start and/or expand a small business. Through their studies and internships , which may include study abroad , students graduate ready to contribute to successful enterprises worldwide.

Small Business Management Course Sampling: 

 

Principles of Small Business Management – Provides students with an overview of the legal, financial, operational, resource management, and marketing issues associated with starting, managing, and growing a small business.

 

Franchise Management – Encompasses the perspective of the host company, as well as that of the individual franchise operator.  ... [-]