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Own Your Future

The Adult Degree Program

At Northwood University, we believe the BEST INVESTMENT is the one you make in YOURSELF. In today's fast-paced business world earning a degree from a regionally accredited university is essential. You work, organize, and lead, not only in business but personally as well. Northwood University's Adult Degree Program provides the flexibility you need to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Our specialized bachelor of business administration degree program allows you to combine evening, weekend, and online courses to fit your schedule. Our instructors are experienced business professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives who have directed the course of companies in many industries and provide you with real-world cutting edge business skills. Employers know that a degree from Northwood equips you with the tools necessary to compete in a global business environment. With an array of business majors available,YOUR FUTURE SUCCESS begins at Northwood University.

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Location. Location. Location.

We are where you are! With a full service residential campuses in MIDLAND, MI and extension centers throughout the United States and online, your Northwood University education is always within reach.

• Distance Education Program
• Cerritos
• Glen Ellyn
• Ford, Kentucky Truck Plant
• Ford, Louisville Assembly Plant
• Louisville
• Toyota
• New Orleans (Mil)
• Alpena (Alpena CC)
• Belleville
• Bay City
• Flint
• Gaylord (University Center)
• Grand Rapids
• Lansing
• Livonia (Schoolcraft College)
• Midland
• Saginaw
• Selfridge (Mil)
• Troy
• University Center (Delta CC)
• Warren (Macomb University Center)
• Cedar Hill
• Fort Worth (Mil)
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY is committed to developing the future leaders of a global free-enterprise society which ensures students like you have the opportunity to flourish wherever you live. Try it yourself. Simply enter your zip code to see how close we are to you!
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Your Degree(s) of Separation.

The Adult Degree Programs (ADP) academics are created with adult learners in mind. We have several degree programs that fit your lifestyle - You choose. We also understand that there is a lot of competition out there and you need the tools and skills that will distinguish you from the rest.

A Northwood education honors your commitments to family, community, employers, and employees. The courses you enroll in are taught by faculty who are academically prepared at the master's level or better and are EXPERIENCED business professionals. The coursework you take is delivered succinctly and cohesively.

Northwood University's mission to develop the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society resoundingly creates a learning environment that meshes with the GLOBAL society in which we live and work. Through our Ethics and Outcomes, our programs drive you to OWN YOUR FUTURE.

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Get the Credit You Deserve!

Northwood University has long believed that learning does not take place exclusively in the classroom. A person's professional learning may be translated into college-level credit. This LEARNING can be evaluated in terms of required and/or elective courses from specific degree programs. Northwood's process for evaluating a person's prior learning experience is similar to evaluation of coursework transferred from other colleges.

The evaluator AWARDS CREDIT where appropriate and the student will receive a curriculum guide indicating exactly which courses must be completed for graduation.

A maximum of 30 SEMESTER HOURS of credit may be awarded through a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). The PLA portfolio must be submitted within their first term at Northwood University.
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Northwood University... A "Military Friendly School"

Northwood University has been AWARDED the designation of Military Friendly School. The Military Friendly Schools' list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military SERVICE MEMBERS and VETERANS as students.

Northwood has a long history of working with the military especially on bases in Michigan, Texas and Louisiana. In our effort to support our military personnel we are pleased to offer an EXCLUSIVE TUITION DISCOUNT BENEFIT for qualified veterans pursing their undergraduate degree from Northwood University's Adult Degree Program. Information is available through our Contact Center at 1-800-622-9000."

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Your Degree... A Click Away.

The Northwood University ONLINE program offers you the opportunity to pursue your bachelor of business administration degree from anywhere in the world. A Northwood online degree is NATIONALLY recognized and regionally accredited. Our instructors are experienced business professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives who have directed the course of companies in many industries.

The personal attention given to each student, regardless of where they are located, makes our approach to online education unique. We are COMMITTED to helping you accomplish your personal and professional goals in a convenient and highly manageable format.

  • Complete your degree completely online!
  • Transfer credit accepted
  • Experienced advisors from start to finish
  • Earn college credit through the Prior Learning Assessment Program (PLA)
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Industry-experienced faculty and staff
  • Financial Aid opportunities for those that qualify
  • Course accessibility from anywhere and at anytime
  • Career Services available
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We're Transfer Friendly

Transfer students have been an integral part of the Northwood University fabric since the earliest years of the school. Some of these students have enrolled at Northwood University after attending a community college; others from four year public and private universities, and some after serving in the military. Students may enter Northwood AT ANY POINT in their college career.

Regardless of what path brings students to Northwood, our admissions staff will help students apply the credits already earned and the experiences already gained elsewhere into their Northwood curriculum.


We have formal articulation agreements with many schools throughout the United States and around the world.


In addition to formal articulation guides, Northwood University typically will transfer in many of your previous courses for credit towards your degree.

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