This degree, offered jointly by SNL and DePaul's Driehaus College of Business (COB), is designed to help further your career in business. You'll fulfill your liberal learning requirements through course work and documentation of the knowledge you've gained through life experience. You'll also take on-campus courses in the business disciplines of marketing, finance, accounting, management and economics and improve your skills in writing, calculus, information technology, planning and research. You may also earn a minor in a business topic area.
Degree requirements are met by:
prior experience equivalent to college-level learning
continuing professional education certifications
and COB courses
your own advising committee composed of an SNL faculty member and a content
expert in your field who help develop a plan to meet your goals, assess prior
learning and give feedback.
is earned after satisfying 50 requirements, written as statements describing
competence. Certain competencies are met by specific courses or projects; others can be satisfied by relevant transfer courses or experience.
The degree is delivered
primarily on campus, but some courses are offered online. You may complete your
SNL requirements by attending courses on campus, online or a combination of
these formats. SNL campus-based courses meet either evenings or weekends at
DePaul's Loop, Naperville, Oak Forest and O'Hare campuses. COB offers day and
evening courses at the Loop Campus.
BA vs. BS
offers two business degrees. For students preparing to begin careers, the
traditional Bachelor of
Science in Business
offers broad-based study in business fundamentals and a chance to major in a
business area through considerable quantitative study. For adults already in
careers, the Bachelor
of Arts in General Business joint degree provides broad-based study in core subjects,
followed by individualized study based on work experience and strategic needs.
It allows students to accelerate, re-direct or change careers as well as
prepare for graduate school.