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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration

About MacCormac


MacCormac College in downtown Chicago has a distinguished history and an exciting future. Founded in 1904, MacCormac has been committed to providing its diverse student population with an exceptional education, while building students’ self-confidence and encouraging lifelong learning. We are conveniently located on the second floor of the historic Heyworth building, just steps away from Millennium Park, and excellent transport links.

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds numerous program approvals by certified national agencies such as the NCRA, ABA, AAfPA, ICRA, IPA, NALA, and many more. As the oldest, two-year, private, non-profit institution, in the state of Illinois, MC offers Associate Degrees in: Court Reporting, Criminal Justice, Business Administration and Paralegal Studies. In all programs of study, students receive a comprehensive, practical education unparalleled by any other two-year college.

MacCormac supports and promotes its diverse student population by building students’ self-confidence, encouraging life-long learning, and teaching the skills necessary to excel in our ever-changing, complex society. Our mission is to challenge students to excel in their academic and career pursuits and prepare them to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens in a globalized world.

At MacCormac College we want every student to reach their full potential. A MacCormac education prepares graduates to transition to a four-year institution or to enter the workforce. Our strong links with business and industry ensure we are able to ensure the smooth transition of our students into employment through our internship programs. We are here to help you realize your American Dream. Whatever your ambition, MacCormac faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you get there.

Some Additional Benefits of MacCormac College:


MacCormac continues to build its reputation for placing graduates in jobs or at a four-year institution within months of graduation (in 2015 we had a 100% placement rate).


Recognized by “Tuition Hero” organization for four years in a row. “Tuition Hero” exists to reward performance of higher education institutions for their tuition stability. We both want to be part of the solution to the problem of rising tuition rates in America.


Advance your education by transferring to one of our many four-year partner institutions such as:

  • Columbia College
  • Cornell University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Robert Morris University (IL)
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Franklin University
  • Midstate College
  • National Louis University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • Roosevelt University


MacCormac College graduates have gone on to work in judicial courts, law firms, large corporations, non-profit organizations and to become entrepreneurs. Some specific businesses that MacCormac graduates have gone on to work at are:

  • 25th District Chicago Police Department
  • Abundant Venture Partners
  • Chicago City Hall
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Gray Realty
  • Jensen Litigation Solutions
  • Johnson and Krol, LLC
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Macy’s
  • McCorkle Litigation Services
  • Merchandise Mart
  • Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
  • onShore Networks
  • Plante Moran
  • RHR International
  • Richard J. Daley Center
  • Salvato & O’Toole
  • Sullivan Reporting Company
  • Symetra
  • The Salvation Army
  • Univision
  • Urlaub Bowen & Associates
  • U.S. Army Reserve
  • U.S. Legal Support
  • Verizon


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and certified by the National Court Reporters Association and American Bar Association. This is the same accrediting body as many of the nation’s top regarded Universities.


Our highly qualified professors know each and every student. This allows for plenty of hands-on instruction so students can reach their full potential. Our current class sizes range from 7-15 which gives a lot of 1on1 time between instructors and students.


Established the first court reporting program in the United States in 1912 and the first paralegal studies program in Illinois in 1973.


Our Center for Academic, Personal and Professional Excellence (CAPPE) exists to nurture students’ academic success, personal well-being and to provide career guidance.

The CAPPE program is an innovative, five- pronged program (Health & Wellness, Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning, Outreach & Public Engagement, Career & Professional Development, and Tutoring & Mentoring) dedicated to complete student success at MacCormac. It was on the essential idea of serving the whole student that Chancellor Alexis Stephens was inspired to create a center that encapsulates and enriches the student experience; empowers each individual to grow and continue to learn; prepares each student to enter the workforce and become vibrant members of the community; and progresses every MacCormac student through graduation. We also have a reputation for supporting women and single mothers to reach their educational and career goals.

We also have a reputation for supporting women and single mothers to reach their educational and career goals.


Fit school around your current lifestyle and needs with day, evening, or online classes.


MacCormac is housed in the historic Heyworth Building. Take advantage of Chicago’s world-class attractions and the Loop business district to enhance your personal and professional development.


We are easily accessible via public transportation (both bus and train), an affordable and convenient way to travel to the College.


Get involved in one of the number of student clubs and organizations that we offer on campus. If you can't find something that suits your interests, you can form your own organization.