Service for the common good is a longstanding value of Concordia University Chicago—giving back to the community is an important part of who we are.

One way we seek to live out that principle is by providing employees of local businesses with discounted access to our nationally recognized online degrees as well as customized professional development opportunities. Employees who feel invested in are more likely to stay and contribute better to their organization. When you or your staff members are looking for more enrichment, take the next step by enrolling at Concordia-Chicago.

Discounted Degrees and Certificates

Employees of local businesses within 10 miles of Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, IL, receive a 10% tuition discount on any of our online accelerated bachelor’s degrees (ADP), master’s degrees, doctoral degrees or professional certificates. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your own expertise or that of your workforce, which can lead to better employee retention and overall staff satisfaction.

Once you’ve decided on the program you’d like to pursue, click below and select “Local Business Program” to receive the special rate and get connected with an academic advisor:

Eligibility: The local business discount is a limited time offer and applies only to employees of local businesses (within 10 miles of campus) who are enrolling as new students in a Concordia University Chicago online graduate degree, accelerated degree, or certificate program for the first time during the 2023-2024 academic year. Discount recipients must be employed at a local business as of the first day of the first course of the online graduate, accelerated degree or certificate program in which they are enrolled to receive the discount. The tuition discount is valid up to five years from the first day of participant’s enrollment in one of the online programs listed above. A recipient’s decision to stop taking courses for more than one academic term within the five year period will void the discount.

Custom Corporate Workshops and Training

The University’s faculty comprises experts in a wide variety of subject areas relevant to both small and large businesses. Meet with our team to tailor a custom workshop or training to meet your organization’s specific needs.

Sessions can be presented online or in person at Concordia-Chicago’s campus, depending on the topic.

Subject areas include:

  • Leadership Principles
  • Project Management
  • Health Care Management
  • Accounting
  • Writing
  • Workplace Communication
  • Exercise and Nutrition
  • And more!

Contact Information

Contact Kathryn Wozniak, Associate Vice President for Innovation and Program Development, to get started today: or 708-209-3084