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Undergraduate Programs

Cleary’s academic programs are now and have always been designed to meet the practical needs of business. Indicative of the same practices originally set forth by our founder, Patrick R. Cleary, who started a school of penmanship as a direct response to the needs of business employers. Cleary’s Business Arts curriculum was designed with the same intent; however, because employers now seek graduates that possess key characteristics and leadership attributes, along with business-ready skills, we built an academic path that promotes the development of skills, subject mastery, and the cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal development in our students to meet the outcomes writ large but, at its core, is also designed to promote student self-authorship.

The Cleary University Undergraduate Program has student learning goals for the undergraduate program that provide faculty and students a shared understanding of the purpose of the major and what graduating seniors are expected to know or to be able to do at the end of their course of study as it relates to our mission. The learning goals, which have their origin in the core Business Arts curriculum are listed below:

  • Students will be skilled in critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making, as supported by the appropriate use of analytical and quantitative techniques.
  • Students will be effective and persuasive communicators who can prepare and deliver oral and written presentations using appropriate technologies.
  • Students will be sensitive to the ethical and regulatory requirements of business activities.
  • Students will be able to tackle strategic and organizational challenges with innovative and creative solutions.
  • Students will apply business concepts and theories appropriately.
  • Students will be able to articulate internal identity separate from external influences.

Upon mastering these learning goals, students will be self-authored and uniquely able to contribute to the dynamic world of business because they leave Cleary not only as graduates, but as leaders.

Cleary's certificate curriculum gives our students a competitive advantage.

Cleary students now have the opportunity to earn industry-specific certifications from industry leaders while achieving their undergrad or graduate degrees in the same amount of time and at no additional cost. These certifications are in high demand with employers and give our students a competitive advantage over other graduates applying for the same positions.

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Associate in Business Administration (ABA)

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Jaque Valota finds Cleary the perfect fit

Captain of the Cleary University soccer team, bachelor’s degree student at Cleary and marketing intern at the university, transfer student Jaque Valota plans to complete her master’s degree at Cleary after graduation.

“I look to my future with confidence and certainty for success, thanks to Cleary.” When choosing this school as a transfer student, “I was impressed with the diversity of the university, the small class sizes, the commitment and accessibility of the professors, the opportunity to play soccer on a scholarship, and most importantly, the immense opportunities Cleary has offered me.

“Cleary feels like home, like family. I’ve made a lot of lifelong friends here.”

Learn More About Our Degree Programs

For more information on our degree programs, please refer to the University Catalog.