Business Administration Certificate

Business Administration Certificate

  • Get started on a new career with your Business Administration Certificate at Northwestern College

    A Certificate You Can Count On

    A business administration certificate is more than just a piece of paper—it’s proof that you have attained insight to a diverse range of critical business skill sets. Business skills aren’t just about communicating effectively or understanding how corporations work. In order to truly succeed, you need training in numerous fields, including:

    • Business Law
    • Marketing
    • Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • Management
    • Accounting

    Fortunately, Northwestern College offers all of this in a one-year business administration certificate format. And because the education we provide is designed to serve as a foundation for future growth, you will learn the skills you need to help grow your career quickly.

    Program Goals

    Upon completion of the program, it is expected that students will be able to:

    • Understand the various forms of business ownership and major business functions
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling
    • Apply principles of marketing, finance, and human resources management in analyzing business functions
    • Accurately analyze and record basic business transactions
    • Understand the role of administrators and the importance of effective communication within an organization

    Course Information

    As a business student, you will enjoy classes such as:


    This course presents a study of various methods of financing public and private organizations. An analysis of common service should be implied, business finance, savings, and consumer finance are included. Financial planning and management of liquid assets are emphasized.

    Human Resource Management

    This course examines the functions of the human resource manager including recruitment of personnel, training, evaluation of employees, wage and salary administration, and basics of labor law. Conflict management, discipline programs, and labor relations are also included.


    Emphasis is given to the basic and constant recognition of the subjective forces that lie beyond choice. Marketing is portrayed as an integral part of the whole business process, presented primarily from the management point of view.

    Accreditations and Approvals

    Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 263-0456,

    Northwestern College is approved for veterans training under the G.I. Bill for Veterans Educational Assistance.


  • Making College Affordable

    At Northwestern College, we help our students understand their college costs and how to pay for them.   We also, understand that applying for financial aid can seem a little confusing and overwhelming, and want to make the process of applying for financial aid as easy as possible. That’s why our Financial Assistance Representatives are available to meet with you to help you understand financial aid and help you navigate through the application process.

    Northwestern College participates in several different types of financial aid programs to enable our Financial Assistant Department to offer you the best possible combination of aid awards. We participate in both the Federal Student Aid Programs and Illinois State MAP Program, along with other miscellaneous financial aid programs from various sources (including Veterans Programs).

    Most of our students receive some form of financial assistance. We work hard to help you find the money you need to finance your education, guiding you through the financial aid process and helping you explore different financial aid options. Grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study will assist you in paying for a college education. Read on to learn more about these opportunities.

    Remember, you can always contact the Financial Assistant Department at any time and speak with one of our Financial Assistance Representatives if you have any questions regarding the financial aid process. We look forward to helping you!


    Grants are need-based awards funded by the federal or state government. Grants are funds that do not require repayment. Learn More


    For many students and parents, loans represents an important resource to help finance educational expenses. Northwestern College participates in the federal student loan program which allows students and their parents to borrow money to help meet their educational costs. A loan is a borrowed money that is expected to be paid back with interest. When you take out a student loan, you are making a legal obligation to repay the loan, so carefully consider the amount you borrow. Be a responsible borrower and borrow only what you need. Learn More

    Scholarships/Tuition Discounts

    Northwestern College offers a variety of scholarships to students. The internal scholarships and tuition discounts that we offer are sums of money that do not require repayment. See which ones you qualify for.

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