Harper College

Business Administration Bachelor's Degree Completion at Harper University Center

As a partner of the Harper University Center, DePaul University is offering the opportunity for students earning an Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science in Business or with equivalent credit hours the ability to complete the BAPS in Business Administration on-site at Harper College. This degree is offered through DePaul University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SPCPS), a long-standing leader of providing educational opportunities for working adults.

Benefits of this program include:

  • Discounted tuition rate, 25 percent lower than the university's undergraduate tuition.
  • Courses taught by DePaul faculty both on-site at the Harper University Center in Palatine and online.
  • Flexibility to complete your bachelor's degree on either a part-time or full-time schedule.
  • A cohort model for taking courses, allowing you to establish a network that you'll carry throughout your career.
  • Dedicated advissing from SCPS to provide support as you balance work, home, and school demands.

DePaul's B.A. in Professional Studies with a major in Business Administration builds knowledge and skills for employment in corporate and nonprofit settings. In this program, you will build a skill set in project management, human resources, risk management, leadership, workplace law, globalization, ethical conduct, data analytics and professional communication needed to succeed in your career.

Cohorts officially begin each Fall quarter (September) with early-start options available for interested students.

DePaul at Harper University Center: Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9:15pm

DePaul Term 1

Part Time
FA 199 Career Assessment and Planning (RR)
LL 270 Critical Thinking

Full Time* 
DCM Professional Communication

DePaul Term 2

Part Time
LL 290 Research Writing (RR)
DCM 302 Project Management

Full Time* 
BADM 267 Workplace Law (or elective)

DePaul Term 3

Part Time
LL 300 Research Methods (RR)
CCH 300 Globalization

Full Time* 
HC 157 Economics for Decision Making (or elective)

DePaul Term 4

Part Time
LL 302 Externship (RR)
DA 200 Data Analytics

Full Time* 
Liberal Arts or Elective Course

Optional December Term

DCM 317 Ethics in the Professions*

DePaul Term 5

Part Time
DCM 321 Capstone Planning (RR)
LL 280 Liberal Arts in Action

Full Time* 
DA 233 Applied Information Management ( or Elective)

DePaul Term 6

Part Time
DCM 322 Capstone Project (RR)
BADM 334 HR & Talent Development

Full Time* 
FA 223 Accounting & Finance Principles

DePaul Term 7

Part Time
FA 335 Understanding Risk Management (RR)
HC 302 Active Citizens

Full Time* 
DCM 301 Effective Leadership (or Elective)

DePaul Term 8

Part Time
Integrative Learning (RR)
FA 208 Sales & Marketing Management

Full Time* 
Liberal Arts or Elective Course

Optional December Term

Creativity and Innovation*

*Full time enrollment in the program is possible by taking the indicated courses online.
(RR) - Residency Requirement
Actual degree plans will vary depending on transfer credits and previous courses completed. Degree completion time will vary by the number of courses students complete each term. DePaul University reserves the right tot modify the courses offered and course schedules. Course sequence may vary based on entry term.

Application Process:

  • Submit an application at depaul.edu/apply, selecting "Harper University Center" when prompted on the Partnerships and Agreements page of the application.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities where you have previously enrolled.
  • There is no application fee for this program.

Once your application is complete and you have been admitted, you will be contacted by the DePaul academic advisor for the Harper University Center to schedule your new student advising appointment.

For More Information Contact:

Heidi Wirth
Assistant Director| Undergraduate Admission | Transfer Recruitment and Admission | DePaul University
Phone: (312) 362-8610
Text: (312) 820-8520


Students can make an appointment with Heidi here: https://connect.depaul.edu/portal/appointments-wirth

Last Updated: 12/14/23