National Louis University (NLU) Partnership Overview

BOMA/Chicago has teamed up with National Louis University (NLU) to help you get ahead in your career. NLU will support your educational goals and work with you as you juggle professional and personal life. NLU business programs enable students to work effectively and think multi-culturally when tackling real-world challenges. NLU programs are designed to fit your busy schedule, with options for attending classes online or as a blend of online and face-to-face sessions.

Instruction is based on industry-oriented case studies and projects so students can immediately integrate best practices into their working life. At NLU, you will gain the expertise you need to catch the eye of an employer and succeed in today's global marketplace.

BOMA/Chicago's partnership with NLU provides Building Members and their immediate families (spouses and children), their tenant companies and employees and Affiliate Members with the opportunity to affordably further their education and careers with a 15% partnership discount.

Degree programs offered through NLU's partnership with BOMA/Chicago include undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Contact Jaclynne Madden, BOMA/Chicago Director of Education, for more information at jmadden@bomachicago.org or (312) 870-9608.

Master’s Degree Programs
Flexible class schedules plus online options for most programs. No GRE or GMAT requirement for the MBA graduate programs.

Watch the below video on NLU's M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development degree:

Watch the below video on NLU's Undergraduate and Business degrees:

Bachelor Degrees Offered Through NLU/BOMA Chicago Partnership
NLU has a generous transfer credit policy for undergraduate degrees and provides undergraduate academic credit for technical training, certifications, work and military experience (including BOMI RPA/FMA designation courses).

Career Development
NLU serves as a launching pad for the careers of BOMA/Chicago students and alumni. For resources, tools and events, view the NLU Career Development page.

Emotional Intelligence Lunch & Learn
On December 6, 2018, NLU hosted an Emotional Intelligence Lunch & Learn at its Chicago Loop Campus. Marisa Buscaglia, Director of Enrollment CPSA/Undergraduate College, and Kate Solis Silva, Employer Relations Manager for NLU’s Business & Management Programs, facilitated the workshop.

The seminar explored how Emotional Intelligence impacts all aspects of the real estate industry as well as the difference between emotional intelligence and IQ. Marisa discussed how participants could identify the root causes of their emotions and how to effectively increase their self-awareness, improve their interactions with their colleagues and customers and better evaluate their real estate customer’s needs.

Marisa and Kate conducted a group activity where BOMA/Chicago members engaged in selecting a category of attributes that described their personality traits. Once participants identified their EI traits, they discussed how to apply their EI skills when working with clients and customers.

NLU Testimonials

Antoinette Manghram, Lincoln Property Company
BOMA/Chicago Building Member
Earned MBA from NLU

NLU's class structure made my goal of seeking an advanced degree reachable, while balancing a family and a full-time job. What I valued the most about the NLU program were the once a week evening classes in downtown Chicago, small class sizes and an amazing cohort.  My MBA from NLU has not only provided job security, it's also opened up new doors that may have otherwise been unavailable. Because of my MBA, I was also able to open my own wedding planning business.

Jim Coates, Local 399
Earned BSM from NLU

I was very satisfied with the Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) program at National Louis University. The level of rigor was challenging and NLU does a great job of blending face-to-face classes, out of class assignments and peer-to-peer communication. The BSM program was a nice mix of interpersonal skill development, finance, business communication, team building and leadership.