Concordia University Chicago Online

Introduction

WHY CONCORDIA-CHICAGO?

Concordia University Chicago is a leader in graduate and undergraduate education. Our accredited, highly ranked, on-campus, cohort and online bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs can help you achieve your education and career goals:

  • Founded in 1864, Concordia-Chicago is celebrating its 150th anniversary of bringing higher education to the world.
  • More than 3,500 students are enrolled in our online, cohort and on-campus master's and doctoral programs.
  • We rank 22 out of 7,400 U.S. colleges and universities for high-quality education master's and bachelor’s programs (College Database’s List of Top U.S. Colleges and Universities, 2013).
  • We are the second fastest growing campus among nonprofit master's degree granting institutions in the U.S. for 2004–2009 (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011 Almanac Edition).
  • In February 2012, the Higher Learning Commission granted accreditation for Concordia-Chicago to offer a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in leadership. As a result, Concordia added PhD to its doctor of education (EdD) in leadership with eight specializations.
  • In 2010, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education conferred its prestigious “Continuing Accreditation of all Education Programs without conditions” on Concordia’s 18 education programs.

WHY EARN A DEGREE ONLINE?

At Concordia University Chicago, we have tailored our online programs for working adults like you, who must balance the desire for higher education with the realities and responsibilities of work, family and life.

A Community of Online Learners. When you enroll at Concordia-Chicago, you will join a dynamic and vibrant online learning community. Faculty will be in almost daily interaction with students, leading online discussions and posing thought-provoking questions. Insights from your fellow students will keep you constantly thinking and learning. Over the course of your degree, you’ll form relationships with fellow classmates that will last a lifetime.

Study on Your Schedule. In our online environment, there's no set time you must attend class. Each week, you’ll access a study module with lectures, readings and assignments. Then you’ll engage with your online learning community in faculty- and student-led discussions. You’ll "attend class" when it's convenient for you, whether it’s at 6 a.m. before you leave for work or at 10 p.m. after the kids have gone to bed.

Structure and Predictability. In our online classroom, you’ll take one course at a time in a predetermined sequence, with each course lasting eight weeks.

Anytime, Anywhere Access. As long as you have a computer and an internet connection, you can connect to your class and access all of your class materials—books, articles, libraries, student discussions and assignments—anytime and anywhere.

Wave of the Future. Today, more than 40 percent of students enrolling in graduate programs are choosing to study exclusively online. Even doctoral students are earning their terminal degrees online.

Global Campus, Global Education. Our global classroom for graduate programs will help you earn a global education. We have students from 37 states and 26 foreign countries. Your online learning community may have students from far-flung reaches of the globe, from China to Spain to South Africa.

Global Faculty. We select our online faculty from the best of the best across the United States and around the world. We seek out highly qualified, personable professors who are experts in their fields. Our global faculty will bring a diverse, worldly perspective to your graduate education.

Save Time and Money. In an online environment, you won’t spend time and money driving, parking and walking to class. Online, you access your class from wherever it’s convenient to you.

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Programs

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DBA

Doctorate in Business Administration

Campus or Online Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Chicago

The Concordia University Chicago Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is designed to meet the demand for doctoral business education that is the next step in individual professional development. The program, one of the top DBA programs in Chicago, provides a further tier of leadership and management preparation beyond the master’s level. [+]

An Innovative Doctorate in Business Administration The Concordia University Chicago Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is designed to meet the demand for doctoral business education that is the next step in individual professional development. The program, one of the top DBA programs in Chicago, provides a further tier of leadership and management preparation beyond the master’s level. The DBA creates an opportunity for students and faculty to further cultivate the global perspectives, knowledge, and networks already established through the College’s expanding global presence. The curriculum, residencies, specializations, and the Mentor interface are innovative by design and delivery. A unique feature of Concordia-Chicago's DBA program is that the dissertation process begins immediately with students choosing a preliminary topic at the beginning of their program of study. The Concordia-Chicago Doctorate in Business Administration has been designed for professionals who seek professional enrichment and want to focus on real-life business challenges while developing application-oriented research. Seasoned business professionals know that they must blend research with their management practice. They must know how to assess current global trends in business, leadership, and management that affect their organizations. The DBA program is committed to scholarly business research, and qualified candidates will have research interests that align with one of the two specializations offered. Those who earn a DBA degree will be prepared to advance in their profession and to use their research expertise to positively impact organizational goals. Two DBA specializations are offered, Innovation in Health Care and Leadership and Innovation. Please visit the Curriculum... [-]

MA

MA, Human Services

Online 24 months Open Enrollment USA Chicago

The Master of Arts in Human Services from Concordia University Chicago is a generalist degree designed to provide a broad-based body of knowledge in related fields, with an emphasis in advocacy, gerontology, and psychology, in order to meet the expressed needs of human services personnel in community mental health centers, family service agencies and similar organizations. This program, both for individuals seeking entry-level positions and for professionals who desire to upgrade their positions in the field of human services, allows for a tailor-made curriculum combining psychology and social service skills. [+]

The Master of Arts in Human Services from Concordia University Chicago is a generalist degree designed to provide a broad-based body of knowledge in related fields, with an emphasis in advocacy, gerontology, and psychology, in order to meet the expressed needs of human services personnel in community mental health centers, family service agencies and similar organizations. This program, both for individuals seeking entry-level positions and for professionals who desire to upgrade their positions in the field of human services, allows for a tailor-made curriculum combining psychology and social service skills. Note: Graduate students who earn this degree will not have met the educational requirements for certification or licensure in the state of Illinois and should not expect to provide counseling/psychological clinical services as an independent practitioner. Rather, this degree demonstrates master's-level achievement and enhances employment opportunities. Concordia-Chicago's MA in human services is designed to enable candidates to: Become aware of the increasing scope of human services, especially in outpatient settings such as community mental health centers and family service agencies. Acquire a core of knowledge related to the various helping professions, such as counseling, gerontology, health, and psychology, among others. Develop competency in care-giving skills in settings where such care is typically provided in the community. Work as middle-level practitioners in community settings and human resources divisions of organizations. Assume positions in various health care and family services where management, consultation, referral skills or administration are major job responsibilities. Pursue doctoral-level studies. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: In addition to the base program... [-]

MA, Human Services Administration

Online 24 months Open Enrollment USA Chicago

The Master of Arts in Human Service Administration degree program provides graduates with skills and expertise in the areas of leadership, management and direct quality service delivery to others. [+]

The Master of Arts in Human Service Administration degree program provides graduates with skills and expertise in the areas of leadership, management and direct quality service delivery to others. It addresses the needs of students interested in pursuing supervisory and management roles in agencies that provide social services to a wide variety of clients. These organizations could include non-profits, for-profit services and government agencies. A combination of knowledge and skills in both management and human development provides a strong framework for understanding such administrative roles. The Human Services Administration graduate program is designed to enable students to: Acquire a core of knowledge related to effective leadership positions within human services agencies. Develop organizational and managerial skills necessary for competent administration. Integrate a theoretical orientation with practical competency in the realm of human relations. Assume positions of an administrative nature in various health care agencies. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: In addition to the base program curriculum, international students attending face-to-face classes on the CUC campus are required to take the Seminar in Higher Education, a 3-credit course. Admission Requirements for US and International Applicants To be considered for admission to a master's program, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and submit the following: Application for admission: Apply online. Objective Statement Provide information on your future educational goals and/or objectives and their relationship to pursuing graduate work at Concordia University Chicago. This is part of the online application. Transcripts Provide one official, sealed transcript from each institution through... [-]

MA, Organizational Leadership

Online 22 months Open Enrollment USA Chicago

The organizational leadership curriculum will support the development of scholar practitioners who will grow their organizations by incorporating various methods of strategic planning and forecasting, innovative change initiatives, organizational diagnostic strategies and purposeful reform interventions. [+]

The organizational leadership curriculum will support the development of scholar practitioners who will grow their organizations by incorporating various methods of strategic planning and forecasting, innovative change initiatives, organizational diagnostic strategies and purposeful reform interventions. Concordia University Chicago's master of arts in leadership studies program is based on the conviction that leaders must learn to lead change so that services and deliverables are effectively, ethically and efficiently delivered to an increasingly diverse population in the context of a changing economy and rapidly developing technologies. The graduate program in leadership studies focuses on practitioner needs by linking theory to the best practices of leadership. The leadership skills that students attain while pursuing a master’s in leadership are transferrable across all types of organizations—private, for profit, nonprofit and public. The Concordia-Chicago leadership curriculum was developed to prepare students to lead organizational change and innovation while managing the challenges of continuous change and global competition. Students who pursue their master’s in leadership may be working as or want to pursue careers such as information officers, strategic planners, project managers, sales directors, military officers, hospital administrators and religious leaders. The Concordia-Chicago master of arts in leadership studies is designed for people with all types of backgrounds and interests, whether they work or want to work in the government, nonprofit, for-profit, health care, higher education, military and human services at the local, regional, national or global level. Core Qualities of a Leader While salaries vary based on industry, experience and geographic location, the following qualities... [-]

MA, Servant Leadership

Online 22 months Open Enrollment USA Chicago

The servant leadership curriculum is designed to guide students toward a deeper understanding of the meaning of servant leadership in terms of being, knowing, and doing in education, business, religious and government settings. Core principles and the sustainable practices of effective and innovative servant leaders are examined. Personal exploration and growth as well as interpersonal, organizational, social, political and symbolic analyses are encouraged. [+]

The servant leadership curriculum is designed to guide students toward a deeper understanding of the meaning of servant leadership in terms of being, knowing, and doing in education, business, religious and government settings. Core principles and the sustainable practices of effective and innovative servant leaders are examined. Personal exploration and growth as well as interpersonal, organizational, social, political and symbolic analyses are encouraged. Concordia University Chicago's master of arts in leadership studies program is based on the conviction that leaders must learn to lead change so that services and deliverables are effectively, ethically, and efficiently delivered to an increasingly diverse population in the context of a changing economy and rapidly developing technologies. The graduate program in leadership studies focuses on practitioner needs by linking theory to the best practices of leadership. The leadership skills that students attain while pursuing a master’s in leadership are transferrable across all types of organizations—private, for profit, nonprofit and public. The Concordia-Chicago leadership curriculum was developed to prepare students to lead organizational change and innovation while managing the challenges of continuous change and global competition. Students who pursue their master’s in leadership may be working as or want to pursue careers such as information officers, strategic planners, project managers, sales directors, military officers, hospital administrators and religious leaders. The Concordia-Chicago master of arts in leadership studies is designed for people with all types of backgrounds and interests, whether they work or want to work in the government, nonprofit, for-profit, health care, higher education, military, and... [-]

MA, Women's and Gender Studies

Online Full time 20 months September 2017 USA Chicago

The MA and graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies offer innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing today’s most pressing issues while also developing critical thinking and leadership skills to benefit students in their professional, creative and intellectual lives. [+]

The MA and graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies offer innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing today’s most pressing issues while also developing critical thinking and leadership skills to benefit students in their professional, creative and intellectual lives. The Women’s and Gender Studies discipline is applicable for academics, educators, health care professionals, social service practitioners, activists, human rights workers, and law enforcement professionals who are concerned with issues of identity, equity, and citizenship both locally and globally. Program Objectives The Master's Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies program will enable candidate to: Engage in critical analysis of today’s most pressing issues while cultivating leadership skills to benefit students’ professional, creative and intellectual lives Develop a knowledge base in global human rights perspectives with an emphasis on gender Become familiar with current research on and theory in women’s and gender studies Foster academic curiosity to encourage students engagement in ethical leadership and civic engagement Develop an understanding of collective and individual identity policies to enhance students’ efficacy in their professions and communities Develop an understanding of interdisciplinary frameworks to study gender as a field of inquiry and as a mode of analysis Program Requirements Admission acceptance into the Women’s and Gender Studies Program Completion of the Women’s and Gender Studies coursework Completion of the capstone experience, the Seminar in Critical Praxis International students complete a Seminar in Higher Education course during the first semester* [-]

MBA

MBA, Accounting Specialization

Online Open Enrollment USA Chicago

Whether you are looking to become a high-level executive at a corporation or an independent CPA, an MBA with a specialization in accounting from Concordia University Chicago opens up a myriad of career possibilities. You will gain the analytical and leadership skills required to excel in accounting. Concordia-Chicago MBA graduates move on to positions in auditing, tax strategy and managerial accounting. [+]

Whether you are looking to become a high-level executive at a corporation or an independent CPA, an MBA with a specialization in accounting from Concordia University Chicago opens up a myriad of career possibilities. You will gain the analytical and leadership skills required to excel in accounting. Concordia-Chicago MBA graduates move on to positions in auditing, tax strategy and managerial accounting. Learning Objectives Concordia-Chicago's specialization in accounting prepares students to take the Certified Public Accountants examination. Students take specialized courses such as Audit Theory, Federal Income Taxation and Corporate Taxation, and Strategic Cost Management. Students learn to analyze an organization’s economic performance, use advanced accounting reports, and convey information to key stakeholders within the firm. Please note that each state has its own rules for sitting for the CPA Exam in each jurisdiction. These requirements change frequently for all 50 states. The specialization in accounting will assist you in meeting some of the steps towards sitting for a State CPA Exam. Please verify eligibility with each State CPA Board where you intend to practice. Career Possibilities Chief Financial Officer Consultant Business Analyst Tax Accountant Budget Analyst Auditor Demand for MBA Graduates According to the Graduate Management Admission Council® survey of 185 companies in 33 countries worldwide, 87-percent of employers plan to maintain (43%) or increase (43%) headcounts for new MBA hires. Forty-one respondents are affiliated with companies in the Fortune 500, and include 22 from Fortune 100 firms. [-]

MBA, Not-for-Profit Management

Online Open Enrollment USA Chicago

Managing a successful not-for-profit organization is very similar to managing a business. Concordia University Chicago’s MBA specialization in not-for-profit management addresses the unique attributes of a not-for-profit organization while providing a solid business foundation in areas such as management, finance and marketing. Our academic history is deeply rooted in preparing students to serve others, and our professors exemplify this tradition. [+]

Managing a successful not-for-profit organization is very similar to managing a business. Concordia University Chicago’s MBA specialization in not-for-profit management addresses the unique attributes of a not-for-profit organization while providing a solid business foundation in areas such as management, finance and marketing. Our academic history is deeply rooted in preparing students to serve others, and our professors exemplify this tradition. Learning Objectives Concordia University Chicago's not-for-profit management MBA specialization and certificate courses give students a grounding in the unique legal structure and mission of not-for-profit organizations. Students learn about the rules regarding board formation and governance, grant writing and funding sources. A key objective is to build students skills to the point where they can successfully complete a capstone project on grant writing, management and evaluation. Career Possibilities Concordia-Chicago's MBA in not-for-profit management will prepare you to serve in areas such as the arts, community development, renewable resources, and social services. Executive Director Corporate Partnerships Manager Program Director Director of Advancement Director of Outreach Director of Development [-]

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