Business administration credentials can be applied to nearly any industry or used
to help you start your own business. At Harper, you'll hone your ability to think
strategically, conceptualize theories, and develop and implement real-world business
plans in hands on classroom experiences.
Harper offers transfer programs as well as career-oriented degrees and certificates
in a variety of flexible class delivery choices. You can take courses in the evenings
through the Fast Track program, daytime with Apprenticeship students or online anytime
to meet your schedule. With Harper's small class sizes, you get personal attention
from instructors, who have work experience and have completed their degrees while
working…just like you.
The IDEAShop, the MakerSpace and Entrepreneur Center, is the place to complete your Entrepreneurial
Maker Certificate, with hands on practice for any maker. Finish the certificate with
a start-up that is ready to apply for our everyday Entrepreneur Fund Pitch Competition!
The Business and Entrepreneurship Club provides an opportunity for students to gain
business and relationship building experience by participating in global sustainability
challenges, nationwide pitch competitions and creating business focused events on
campus. This club is also involved in social entrepreneurship and giving back to the
community, locally and abroad, and working closely with our IDEAShop: the Harper MakerSpace and Entrepreneurship Center.
Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.
The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete
a bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, economics, financial services,
international business, management and marketing. Speak with your advisor about the
best courses to take to meet your academic goals.
Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to
transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our transfer information page or see your advisor.
Earn a career-ready degree
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate
entry into a career field. With different areas of specialization, you can focus on
the area of business that interests you. Coursework in the AAS could also prepare
you to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Business Administration degree/certificate
programs. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including
salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Business Administration Careers page.
For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact
Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.
Business Administration Program News
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Harper College's University Center adds MBA, two new majors
Starting in Fall 2023, bachelor’s degrees in graphic design and human resources management and an MBA program will be available to students via the University Center’s partnership with Roosevelt University.