General Business (For Adult Students)

DePaul's Bachelor of Arts degree in General Business is a joint degree offered by the College of Commerce and the School for New Learning. The General Business program is designed for adult students and offers a personalized curriculum that is competence-based, allowing you to earn credit from previous college courses, work and life experience.

The General Business program will prepare you for a variety of careers in the business industry as well as graduate school. Courses are offered online and at DePaul's Loop, Naperville and O'Hare campuses.


Sample Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Business ethics
  • Business law
  • Communications
  • Consumer behavior
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship strategy
  • Managerial data
  • Professional writing
  • Quantitative methods in marketing
  • Offered fully online

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Brand/product management
  • Business development and management
  • Consulting
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Statistical analysis and research


95 percent of 2014 General Business graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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