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The following are news items from schools participating in this education guide.

Adler School of Professional Psychology: At the Adler School of Professional Psychology we believe it is possible to earn a living while also creating real change. Our vision is to train socially responsible graduates who meet the needs of individuals as well as the communities they serve. We have provided quality education through a scholar-practitioner model for more than 50 years.

In addition to courses in psychological theory and practice, students complete a range of required and elective courses that extend beyond traditional training. Our mission-driven curriculum has earned national and international recognition from professional organizations, individuals and employers around the world.

With campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, Adler School students have the opportunity to study in diverse and innovative environments with accomplished faculty in their fields.

Continue your academic journey with the Adler School of Professional Psychology. We are now accepting applications for our fall 2012 term. Learn more about campus services such as admissions, student services, financial aid, the Institute on Social Exclusion and the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice. Take a tour of our downtown campus. Adler is at 17 N. Dearborn, Chicago; call (866) 371-5900 or visit


Brown Mackie College: With campuses in Michigan City, South Bend and Merrillville, Ind., this school offers career-oriented programs. Among the program of studies: business, early childhood education, general studies, health care and wellness, legal studies, nursing, computer technology and veterinary technology. What makes Brown Mackie unique is that students take just one course a month and then move onto the next. For more information, call (219) 877-3199 for Michigan City, (574) 237-0774 for South Bend and (219) 769-3321 for Merrillville or visit


Chamberlain College of Nursing: Employment of registered nurses is expected to increase 26 percent by 2020 according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Already the largest segment of the health care work force, demand for registered nurses shows no signs of falling. But the ripe job market is not the only characteristic attracting professionals to the industry. A growing need for nurses with specializations has carved out new opportunities for professional advancement within the field.

For those interested in expanding their professional focus in nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree program designed to prepare nurses for expanding roles in health care and enhance their opportunities for career advancement. Qualified Chamberlain students also have the opportunity to earn both an MSN degree from Chamberlain and with additional coursework, a Master of Business Administration degree from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. The high level of fulfillment and diverse opportunities can make the nursing profession a rewarding lifelong career. Visit

for more information.

Concordia University Chicago: Accelerate you career or explore a new profession by enrolling in Concordia University Chicago’s customized Master of Business Administration program. Building on 150 years of academic excellence, Concordia’s unique, affordable MBA program allows you to accomplish your career goals.

Concordia-Chicago understands the needs of busy working professionals. The university’s rigorous program is tailored to their needs. Flexible learning options allow students to choose the length, instruction style and focus of their studies.

Degrees can be completed in one to two years. Take classes online, on campus or in a blended format (combining online and face to face). Regardless of your choice, you will receive personalized attention from professors, who are also current business professionals. Concordia’s faculty brings real-world experience into the classroom, teaching concepts that you can apply immediately at work.

With the ability to specialize your degree, you will be prepared for success in today’s most in-demand fields including health care, school business management, banking and finance.

Distinguish yourself from the competition, increase your salary and customize your MBA today. Visit

, email or call (708) 209-3108.

Elmhurst College: Kassandra Benson knew she needed more than a fine arts degree to succeed in a slow economy. She was working in the architecture industry when she decided to pursue a Master of Business Administration.

“I was interested in marketing, but it was hard to make the transition from being an artist,” she says. “I knew I had to have an MBA to be taken seriously.” After considering an array of MBA programs, Benson chose Elmhurst College. Designed for working adults, the Elmhurst MBA is a part-time evening program that most students complete in less than two years. Classes are small and first-year students take all their classes as a group, developing strong bonds and learning to work as a team.

The MBA program is offered through Elmhurst’s School for Professional Studies, which offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs for adults. MBA students work closely with full-time faculty and with adjunct professors who have wide industry experience.

According to Benson, the combination of collaborative work and real-world insights paid off. “My Elmhurst experience gave me the confidence I needed to succeed in a tough market,” she said. “Within two days of interviewing for a job, I had an offer.”

For more information about the Elmhurst MBA, go to

or call (630) 617-3300. To learn more about the School for Professional Studies, please visit

Rosalind Franklin University: Assistant professor Beth Stutzmann, Ph.D., has spent the last 10 years investigating neuronal signaling in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. At the root of her many questions is the desire to understand the early disease processes that cause brain cells to malfunction in Alzheimer’s. Stutzmann came to Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science from the University of California, Irvine, in 2005 to explore this area of interest, intentionally seeking RFUMS for its commitment to research paired with its strong basic science program, an environment where she knew her research would thrive.

“I love the process of investigation. There are things that, as researchers, we believe are important and we get to explore them. Not only is this satisfying on a personal level, you feel you’re contributing to a greater good. It’s enormously satisfying when you add even a little piece to the puzzle,” Stutzmann said.

Her desire to help students is clear. She speaks passionately about teaching and mentoring, saying her own mentors had the biggest impact on her career. “I really believe in paying it forward and encouraging all young scientists,” she said.

RFU is at 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago; call (847) 578-3000 or visit


Governors State University: Mastering the skills of leadership, honing the tools of innovation and acquiring the ability to motivate are all major components of the Master of Business Administration programs offered at Governor State University. The skills and knowledge you will master in our MBA program will enable you to successfully and confidently grow your career as an effective leader and manager.

Whether you’re looking for a new job or promotion within your current organization, GSU can help expand your skills and get you on the fast track to a successful career. Our new specializations in the MBA program will boost your career with the skills you need for advancement opportunities in rapidly growing fields.

Online Accelerated MBA with Specialization in Supply Chain Management: This 17-month accelerated online program will increase your value to nearly every industry. Learn how to plan and manage sourcing and procurement, conversion and logistics, and coordination and collaboration with suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers and customers.

MBA with Specialization in Corporate Entrepreneurship: Companies are searching for individuals with the ability to locate and exploit new opportunities and who can foster an entrepreneurial environment within the company. Learn how to become an entrepreneur within a business setting and gain the knowledge that gives you the advantage in today’s highly competitive corporate workplace.

Governors State University is located in University Park, just an hour Metra ride from Millennium Park and 30 miles south of Chicago on Interstate 57. Learn how to gain the competitive edge by visiting

or calling (708) 534-4391 today.

Indiana University Northwest: Illinois residents can now look across the state line at their higher education options without having to worry about paying out-of-state tuition. Academic programs in demand from Indiana University Northwest are now accessible to academically eligible Illinois residents thanks to the Illiana Merit Scholarship Program.

Past academic performance is the only eligibility requirement for the Illiana Merit Scholarship, which is available for undergraduate and graduate programs. Incoming freshmen as well as transfer students are invited to apply. To be eligible, recent high school graduates must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, along with a combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading plus math) or greater or an ACT composite score of at least 21. Transfer and graduate students must have maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA from a baccalaureate institution.

Recipients of this scholarship essentially receive the difference between the Indiana resident rate and the nonresident rate.

Undergraduates who wish to apply may visit

and click on “apply now.” For questions about eligibility or qualifications, or to obtain graduate program applications and contact information, please or call (888) 968-7486.

Lewis University: Ashley Gloster was promoted to chief operating officer within weeks of earning his bachelor’s degree from Lewis University. The convenient location, small class sizes, personal attention and global perspective of experienced faculty helped to propel his career.

“There’s no doubt in my mind the education I got at Lewis University — the ability to think strategically rather than tactically, which I have done for so many years of my career — is the thing that has put me in the arena for a job like this,” Gloster said.

A variety of options are available through the Lewis University College of Business programs, including bachelor degrees and master degrees in business administration, finance, information security and project management. Ethically-grounded and career-focused, Lewis University’s business degree programs combine critical thinking with data analysis, financial understanding, technological knowledge and essential communication skills that prepare students with a well-rounded and comprehensive business foundation.

Starting this fall, the Master of Science in Project Management program will prepare students to complete projects under budget, deliver projects ahead of schedule, effectively organize project resources, control project deliverables, maximize human resource potential and avoid common project management mistakes. The new social media marketing bachelor’s degree program will offer innovative courses such as social media and the business of public relations, web analytics and social media marketing strategies.

Contact the Lewis University office of graduate and adult admission at (815) 836-5610, or


National Louis University: National Louis University is for people who are truly ready for career advancement. While there’s no shortage of schools where students can get their MBA, NLU has been educating Chicagoans for more than 125 years, and today is known for providing relevant, professional and practical programs — available both online and on campus.

Many NLU students juggle personal and professional commitments while pursuing their MBA. NLU offers the quality education and convenience they need as well as flexible class schedules and the option to study online; small class sizes, intensive interaction with faculty and shared experiences with classmates that often result in lifelong personal and professional networks; rich cultural and economic diversity with students from varied backgrounds, ages and ethnicities; and faculty members who bring years of practical experience, accomplishments and a dedication to teaching that benefits students inside and outside the classroom.

NLU’s College of Management and Business provides students with the credentials they need as well as essential interpersonal skills, presentation techniques and writing skills. MBA courses include organizational behavior, strategic marketing, project management, macroeconomics, ethical and legal issues, and strategic management.

Learn more about NLU’s MBA program and how it can fit into your career goals today. Fall term starts Sept. 10. For more information or to get started today, visit

or call (855) 658-4636.

North Central College: North Central College offers a distinctive Master of International Business Administration degree. It’s one of the Chicago region’s only such graduate-level programs with an explicit focus on international business.

With more than 95 percent of the world’s population living outside the United States, employers increasingly need managers who are equipped with international experience and specialized training to take their goods and services to the global marketplace.

North Central College’s MIBA program prepares managers to make the most of this challenge by incorporating hands-on experiences that include a short-term study abroad course and internship or project, as well as specialized courses. The program is especially designed for middle-level managers who have aspirations of pursuing international assignments within their companies or who want to advance their careers in government, business or the nonprofit arena.

For more information about the MIBA degree at North Central College visit


Northwestern College: NC is a family-owned institution celebrating 110 years of providing career-focused training to students throughout the Chicago area. Founded in 1902, Northwestern College offers certificate and degree programs in some of the nation’s fastest-growing careers, including massage therapy, health information technology, radiologic technology, medical assisting, medical coding, business administration, executive accounting, human resources management, paralegal, criminal justice and nursing.

Maintaining three campuses throughout the Chicago area (Bridgeview, Chicago-Jefferson Park and Naperville), Northwestern College continues to meet the growing needs of men and women of all ages seeking to sharpen their skills or pursue a new career path in a growing field.

Part of Northwestern College’s uniqueness is its 110-year tradition of adapting its focus to the changing needs of society, most recently with the development of NC Online. NC Online offers a variety of online degree programs that combine the benefits of the college’s practical, regionally-accredited course work with the flexibility for students to pursue their studies via the Internet. Come check it out at

or by calling (888) 205-2283.

Purdue University Calumet: One of the great challenges facing 21st century higher education is that of preparing students for innovative jobs and careers yet to emerge. But Purdue University Calumet is on it!

In fact, debuting this fall at Purdue Calumet’s accessible Hammond, Ind., campus is a Master of Science in Modeling, Simulation and Visualization.

The cutting-edge degree is among 14 Purdue University master’s offerings at Purdue Calumet, including MBA and MBA for executives programs.

The new modeling, simulation and visualization degree program combines knowledge and expertise from several scientific disciplines. It will expose students to sophisticated technological concepts and help them develop problem-solving skills to virtually analyze workplace challenges.

Students will develop skills essential to visualization designers, engineers, technologists, business intelligence developers, software consultants and computer scientists as well as to professionals in transportation, education, marketing and health care and yet-to-be-identified fields.

Learn more about this and other graduate degrees at Purdue Calumet at

or contact Graduate Studies Director Joy Colwell (219-989-2257,

University of St. Francis: The University of St. Francis offers many academic programs for adult learners hoping to pursue career goals or achieve personal success. At USF, adults can earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a time and place convenient for them. Classes are offered online or on-site. To learn more, attend USF’s fall open house for adults and transfer students or participate in an online information session.

The open house runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at USF’s Turk Theater, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. RSVP to (800) 735-7500 or Online information sessions are offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19, Oct. 18 and Nov. 10; visit

to log into a session.

These events will provide information about programs, financial assistance and course delivery options. Undergraduate credits can be earned for previous education and professional experience. Accelerated evening and weekend courses make learning convenient.

Viterbo University: Like most students seeking a Master of Business Administration while working full time, Michael Walter of Technigraph Corp. needed a program that offered a great deal of flexibility.

He found it at Viterbo University. “Viterbo University has really put together a first-class MBA program,” said Walter, Technigraph’s IT manager. “I looked at many programs, on campus as well as online. Viterbo fit my needs perfectly.”

The convenient format of the Viterbo MBA program allows students to select a two-year evening option or a one-year daytime program. The program is cohort based, meaning that students stay together in classes until they earn their degree. Students choose from online or face-to-face electives and may opt for a health care management track.

The academics feature a rigorous curriculum with an emphasis on sustainable business built through ethical leadership.

“The professors are personally committed to the success of students and provide a refreshingly diverse learning environment that is insightful, thought provoking and current,” said MBA graduate Angie Jones, vice president of finance and operations at Cleary Management Corp.

Call (800) 848-3726 or visit

for more information.