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Flexible Adult Evening & Online Program

  • Overview
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Interdisciplinary Studies



The value of an Alverno education

See what Milwaukee business leaders have to say about the value of an Alverno education.

Earn your Bachelor’s degree without putting your life on hold.

Alverno’s flexible education degree programs are for students with 30 or more transferable college credits. 

Areas of Study
Business, Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies

Click the tabs above to learn more about each major.

Outcomes for the Program


Today, the need for female leaders in the workplace is greater than ever. Take your career to the next level by building the crucial skills, leadership qualities, and innovative mindset that today’s employers are seeking.

Why choose a women’s college? The advantages are amazing.

How Classes Work

  • Classes are a blend of online and in-classroom learning.
  • In-person classes meet each week on Wednesday evenings.
  • Class times are 5:30-7:15 p.m. and 7:30-9:15 p.m.
  • Take up to 16 credits each semester.
  • Each 4-credit course lasts 8 weeks, so you can complete up to 4 classes per semester.

“The classroom environment at Alverno is like a training class at my job. We are not ‘talked at’ but are included in the discussion and given a voice. Alverno’s ability-based curriculum has made me a more well-rounded individual. I recommend Alverno to every woman I meet who has the desire to continue her education.”

–Geneva, Business Management major

Geneva, Business Management major

Path to Completion

  • Continuous enrollment is required to meet your graduation goals.

“Alverno’s approach to education isn’t just innovative; it’s important. From the moment you pick up the phone and talk to someone in Admissions, to the moment you walk across the stage at graduation (and beyond), everyone at Alverno is all about empowering you and helping you discover that you have the ability to be successful.”

–Rebecca, Communication major


  • $524 per credit
  • Financial aid eligibility for minimum of 8 credits.
  • Free parking on campus!

“My professors at Alverno knew my name and made me feel comfortable enough to ask questions. I loved not having to struggle through anything I didn’t understand. I also loved that, even though I was a non-traditional student, I still had the opportunity for a full college experience.”

–Natassha, Business Management major

Credit for Prior Learning

We want to recognize the work you’ve already done in your college and professional career.

Learn more here and get in touch with us for an evaluation of your potential transfer credits and credits for prior learning!

Business major

In the workplace, you’ll find yourself collaborating in teams, leading independent projects, working online, and partnering with colleagues, customers, and stakeholders. At Alverno, that’s how learning happens too.
As a business major, you’ll build critical knowledge and abilities in the classroom, while sharing perspectives with other students and instructors. From there, the learning extends into faculty-guided online learning and projects with local organizations, businesses, and Alverno’s community partners.

Outcomes for the Business Major

Sample Business Curriculum

BUS 105: Business: Connecting Principles with Practice
BUS 205: Marketing and Creativity
BUS 225: Organizational Leadership
BUS 230: Information Systems
BUS 235: Financial Accounting and Analysis
BUS 345: Managerial Accounting and Decision Making
BUS 355: Principles of Operations Management
BUS 365: Economics and Resources
BUS 445: Finance
BUS 450: Business Development
BUS 445: Project Management
BUS 465: Global Business Environment

Business Faculty at Alverno College

Leadership Courses

LDR 150: Women’s History, Women’s Leadership
LDR 250: Leading Effective Teams
LDR 300: Building a Career: Leadership in Context Part I
LDR 400: Building a Career: Leadership in Context Part II

Communication major

The paths you can pursue with a degree in Communication are endless. Whether you’re looking to enhance your current position or advance your career in a new direction, you will gain essential knowledge through hands-on, real-world learning.
At Alverno, you’ll balance communication theory with practical spoken, written, and digital communication skills to become an innovative leader in whatever field you choose.

Outcomes for the Communication Major

Sample Communication Curriculum

CMS 101: Intro to Communication Studies
CMS 170: Visual Literacies
CMS 200: Digital Storytelling
CMS 220: Listening with Intention and Purpose
CMS 230: Emerging Technologies
CMS 250: Writing for Change
CMS 320: Media Studies
CMS 340: Influence and Advocacy or Elective
CMS 360: Logic and Argumentation
CMS 400: Communicating across Cultures (short-term travel course)

Communication Faculty Teach Out of the School of Business at Alverno

Leadership Courses

LDR 150: Women’s History, Women’s Leadership
LDR 250: Leading Effective Teams
LDR 300: Building a Career: Leadership in Context Part I
LDR 400: Building a Career: Leadership in Context Part II

Interdisciplinary Studies major

A degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is a foundation for success in a wide variety of fields. Using your previous studies as a stepping stone, this major offers flexibility and credit for prior learning. As an IDS student, you can take an active role in designing your own education path to meet your career goals.
Students can go on to become leaders in education, business, finance, government, nonprofit organizations, community services, arts and more.

Outcomes for the Interdisciplinary Studies Major

Required Courses
Women's History, Women's Leadership
Leading Effective Teams
Building a Career: Leadership in Context Part I
Building a Career: Leadership in Context Part II
Learning, Education and Training in the Digital Era
Advanced General Education Research and Communication Project

Required (transfer credits may apply)
Communication Ability Seminar I
Quantitative Literacy in Women's Lives
Making Meaning with Data
Transforming Creativity: Exploration of Women's Creativity Through the Arts
Communication Ability Seminar II
The Sciences and Women

Students can select courses from Communication, Business or other Adult Evening & Online electives, including but not limited to:
Print Into Film
Digital Imaging
World Spiritualities
Connecting Principles with Practice
Marketing & Creativity
Organizational Leadership
Listening with Intention and Purpose
Emerging Technologies