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North Central College hosts two open houses for graduate programs

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North Central College hosts two open houses for graduate programs

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Dec. 9, 2010)—North Central College will host two open houses in January for students interested in graduate school at North Central College.

Visitors can learn about the College’s One-Year Professional Management M.B.A. at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. The open house for the Master of Leadership Studies program will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Both open houses will take place on North Central’s campus in Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville. Visitors will meet faculty, discuss the curriculum, speak with current students and alumni, and learn about the admission process and financial aid. For directions or to speak informally with a counselor, call 630-637-5840 or 888-595-GRAD, or visit

The One-Year Professional Management M.B.A. is an intensive management-focused program designed for young professionals with a strong academic business background who have earned a bachelor’s degree within the past five years.

North Central’s Master of Leadership Studies degree offers four concentrations: higher education leadership, sports leadership, social entrepreneurship and professional leadership. It’s designed to boost leadership and decision-making skills, deepen students’ understanding of ethical management practices and provide options for focused study.

North Central also offers a master of science in Web and Internet applications, a master of science in management information systems, a master of arts in liberal studies, a master of arts in education, as well as 15 graduate certificates for adults who want to gain expertise or expand their credentials for career advancement in a short, focused period of time. North Central offers four unique entry points with terms beginning in January, March, June and September. 

Founded in 1861 and celebrating its Sesquicentennial in 2011, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit to learn more.