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Adult and Graduate Studies

YOU CAN

Advance Your Career!

Complete your Certificate, Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree
through business classes with Rockford University.

Certificates

Build your business skills. One step at a time.

Business Management Bachelor’s Completion

Harness your managerial skills. Aspire to leadership.

Master’s of Buiness Administration (MBA)

Enhance your business skills. Move into a leadership role.  

Who is it for?

Designed for working adults with a high school diploma, some college credits, or an associate’s degree (A.A., A.S., OR A.A.S.).

Why is RU the right choice for your Business Certificate?

Practical – Apply basic business knowledge and soft skills on the job after taking six courses. Then, apply these credit hours toward completing your bachelor’s degree with your potential promotion in mind.

Accelerated – Take just six online or hybrid courses in as little as 12 months and reap the reward of receiving a college certificate.

Flexible – Develop a schedule that lets you balance school with work and family life with on-site and online courses. We’ll even have dinner waiting for you before class begins.

Who is it for?

Working adults with a high school diploma, some college credits, or an associate’s degree (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.) who may be moving into a management role and know they need to earn a bachelor’s degree in business to advance their careers.

Why is RU the right choice for your Business Management Bachelor's?

Accessible – Attracts working adults with associate’s degrees (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.) who are seeking to build solid business skills. The ease of transferring community college credit to RU allows you to keep working while you earn your degree.

Flexible – Offers online or hybrid courses enabling you to balance school, work, and family life.

Smart – Provides you with a smart, affordable investment on your education. Seeking that next promotion? Earning your degree increases your knowledge and earning potential.

Who is it for?
  • Working professionals in or aspiring to be in management.
  • Employees in companies that want skilled managers and effective leaders.
  • Anyone holding a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
Why is RU the right choice for your MBA?

Accomplished – Strengthen your credentials by completing an MBA, an internationally recognized degree, that helps you develop leadership effectiveness and supports your career ambitions.

Collaborative – Build a strong base of core-concept business knowledge. You won’t find multiple choice tests here. Instead, be prepared for collaborative conversations applying business concepts to your workplace challenges.

Flexible – Develop a schedule to balance school with work and family life with a mix of on-site and online classes. Complete the program in as few as 24 months taking two classes each semesters.

Successful – Become part of a successful RU alumni network. You’ll find graduates in leadership positions in aerospace, government, healthcare, and many more industries.

Certificates

Build your business skills. One step at a time.

Who is it for?

Designed for working adults with a high school diploma, some college credits, or an associate’s degree (A.A., A.S., OR A.A.S.).

Why is RU the right choice for your Business Certificate?

Practical – Apply basic business knowledge and soft skills on the job after taking six courses. Then, apply these credit hours toward completing your bachelor’s degree with your potential promotion in mind.

Accelerated – Take just six online or hybrid courses in as little as 12 months and reap the reward of receiving a college certificate.

Flexible – Develop a schedule that lets you balance school with work and family life with on-site and online courses. We’ll even have dinner waiting for you before class begins.

Business Management Bachelor’s Completion

Harness your managerial skills. Aspire to leadership. 

Who is it for?

Working adults with a high school diploma, some college credits, or an associate’s degree (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.) who may be moving into a management role and know they need to earn a bachelor’s degree in business to advance their careers.

Why is RU the right choice for your Business Management Bachelor's?

Accessible – Attracts working adults with associate’s degrees (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.) who are seeking to build solid business skills. The ease of transferring community college credit to RU allows you to keep working while you earn your degree.

Flexible – Offers online or hybrid courses enabling you to balance school, work, and family life.

Smart – Provides you with a smart, affordable investment on your education. Seeking that next promotion? Earning your degree increases your knowledge and earning potential.

Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)

Enhance your business skills. Move into a leadership role.

Who is it for?
  • Working professionals in or aspiring to be in management.
  • Employees in companies that want skilled managers and effective leaders.
  • Anyone holding a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
Why is RU the right choice for your MBA?

Accomplished – Strengthen your credentials by completing an MBA, an internationally recognized degree, that helps you develop leadership effectiveness and supports your career ambitions.

Collaborative – Build a strong base of core-concept business knowledge. You won’t find multiple choice tests here. Instead, be prepared for collaborative conversations applying business concepts to your workplace challenges.

Flexible – Develop a schedule to balance school with work and family life with a mix of on-site and online classes. Complete the program in as few as 24 months taking two classes each semesters.

Successful – Become part of a successful RU alumni network. You’ll find graduates in leadership positions in aerospace, government, healthcare, and many more industries.

Contact 

Adult & Graduate Admission

(815) 226-4040

Contact 

Adult & Graduate Admission

(815) 226-4040