Quincy Adam’s School of Business challenges students to step out of their comfort zone and define their calling in life as a business leader. The close-knit student body of 1,100 for the university results in an intimate 14:1 student-faculty ratio. The knowledgeable faculty help students navigate the challenges in the business world in a supportive classroom environment. Students are able to responsibly earn their degree, with 98% of students receiving financial aid assistance ranging from $10,000-$25,000 annually. Business alumni are currently working for the Illinois Department of Revenue, Delta Health Care Management, and the Controller’s Office for the State of Illinois. Within six months, 92.5% percent of business graduates are employed.
Undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Management, and Marketing evoke a sense of curiosity and passion in the aspiring business leaders at the SoB. Accounting students will be eligible to sit for the CMA and CPA exams. This program incorporates a solid foundation in marketing, management, and strategic management, too. A Business Analytics Lab is dedicated to educating Business Analytics students in software used by major corporations. Students also have the option to double major or add a minor in Entrepreneurship or Economics to enhance their course of study.
Graduate students seeking personal and professional advancement can earn a Master of Business Administration. This 30-credit hour program can be completed on a full-time basis in as little as one year or at the students’ self-designated pace in up to five years. Students can follow a general track of study or earn a concentration in Health Care Administration. The Health Care concentration consists of six core business courses and four specialized classes. The specialized classes are Healthcare Law, Healthcare Policy, Ethical Leadership in Management and Policy, and Business Sectors in Health. All courses are conducted in ten-week sessions and meet one evening per week for three-and-a-half hours. Graduate certificates consist of four classes and are available in Health Care Administration, Organizational Leadership, or Operations Management.
Participation in clubs and internships increases a student’s chance of obtaining full-time employment. Several clubs catering to a variety of interests are offered through the SoB, including the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Institute for Management Accountants, and Students in Free Enterprise. All students who want an internship and demonstrate competency are guaranteed placement. Internship sites have included the City of Quincy, First Bankers Trust, the Chicago Tribune, ESPN, the FBI, Mayo Clinic, US Airways, and Wells Fargo Mortgage. Students can also study abroad in Italy, Costa Rica, or London.
The Master of Business Administration is offered in a convenient, online format to meet the demands of students with busy lifestyles. Students can pursue a general MBA, or a concentration in Health Care Administration, Organizational Leadership, or Operations Management. Part-time and full-time options are available.