ONU|School of Graduate & Continuing Studies

ONU's School of Graduate & Continuing Studies would like to help you get from where you are to where you ultimately want to be. 

Founded in 1907, Olivet Nazarene University provides a liberal arts education with a distinctive Christian context.  The School of Graduate and Continuing Studies is committed to extending that mission by providing high-quality academic programs that meet the needs of today's adult learner. 

With over 200 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana and now Michigan, the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies has provided education to thousands of adult learners throughout the Midwest.  Whether you wish to complete a degree, advance your career or make a career change, Olivet Nazarene University can help you in your journey. 

We offer programs for adult learners at the bachelor, master's and doctorate levels. Our programs are purposely designed in an accelerated format with classes meeting only one night per week to accommodate your busy schedule. Most programs are completed in less than two years. Many students find they can immediately apply what they are learning to their current environment.

With regional accreditations from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), programs are competitive, convenient, flexible and affordable.  Our team of financial solutions and academic experts will surround you with support from the moment you inquire about a program of choice through graduation.  Adult students may qualify for discounts, grants, loans, and employer tuition reimbursement programs.

The Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership (EdD) is an interdisciplinary degree for the working executive and spans the spectrum of business, education, healthcare, government, social service and the Church.  The dissertation is a comprehensive applied research study of significant importance with the intent to make a contribution within the researcher's sphere of influence. 

 The Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) program is designed to enhance the leadership skills of today's emerging leaders.  The program will teach adult learners to effectively plan, communicate, and problem solve within a professional setting during this 24-month program.

The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program is a fusion of the best in business practice and engineering management making graduates unique and highly sought after employees.  It is a technical alternative to the traditional MBA, prepares graduates for careers managing systems, processes, procedures, organizations and business for both technical and non-technical leadership. 

The 36-hour, 24-month Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to help adult students achieve their business goals.  The program consists of eight core courses, along with two professional track options in the areas of Strategic Leadership or Healthcare.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is designed for individuals who have previous college credit.  Experiential learning credits may apply toward core class requirements.  A free transcript evaluation is available anytime to begin building your Personalized Learning Plan.  Current ONU credits will transfer more successfully with us than with any other university.

Enrolled graduate and continuing studies students benefit from networking with other professionals, meeting potential employers for career advancement, accessing thought leaders through faith-based instructors and enjoying extensive library resources. 

Ask us how your place of employment may qualify as a preferred academic partner.  Academic partner benefits include 20% tuition discounts for all employees, the option of on-site classes held at your facility, adjunct teaching opportunities for your staff, and sponsorships.

Simply go to www.graduate.olivet.edu to request a free transcript evaluation and begin building a Personal Learning Plan, or call +1.847.481.5913 for immediate assistance. 

Class Start Dates Open for Immediate Enrollment

BBA        Bachelor of Business Administration (Online)

MBA       Master of Business Administration (Online)

MOL       Master of Organizational Leadership (Grand Rapids Onsite + Online Learning)