Kendall College Improves Business Programming With Focus on Global, Applied Curriculum

New School of Business Director, Aurora Reinke, Responds to Market Demands by Preparing Business Management Leaders for demands of global economy

CHICAGO (July 5, 2013) – Under the helm of new School of Business Director Aurora Dawn Reinke, Kendall College will introduce an updated business curriculum this month to prepare students for a holistic approach to business management. In a competitive field with proven leaders across multiple disciplines, Kendall’s program will emphasize global practices and applied learning experiences to meet market demand.

Ms. Reinke first joined Kendall in March of 2009 as an adjunct professor and made the transition to full-time faculty effective January 2010. In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Reinke also brings 15 years of marketing experience within the technology industry. Reinke received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University. She earned a Master in International Business degree from the University of South Carolina, with a focus on Latin American studies.

The streamlined Bachelors of Arts in Business degree program offers two concentrations – Management or Small Business Management – both based on business fundamentals combined with innovative and globally applied teaching methods, including case studies, and management simulations. Courses in both concentrations train students in managing products and services, information, strategy, systems and people.

Kendall also is now offering a BA in Business for students who have a Culinary Associates degree. Kendall’s unique program allows students to complete their bachelor’s, online or on campus, in as little as two years with a concentration in small business management.

“Our goal is to offer innovative and flexible programs that give our students the skill set they need to have successful careers in a changing business environment,” said Ms. Reinke. “Our students will have the real world experience they need in today’s competitive global economy.” 

Committed faculty bring their first-hand business experience to Kendall’s campus and online business programs, along with a mixed-learning experience that includes   video, gaming and social media. In addition, an advisory board of successful business leaders monitors the curriculum to ensure it meets current and future industry needs.  With a focus on global themes and opportunities, Kendall students have access to study abroad opportunities within the Laureate International Universities network, which includes 70 accredited universities in 29 countries.

For more information on the Kendall College Business program, visit or call 1-888-90-KENDALL (1-888-905-3632).

About Kendall College:

Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago, Illinois and is a member of the Laureate International Universities network. Kendall offers undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education and hospitality management to a diverse and passionate community of more than 2200 students. The curriculum combines strong academics with practical experience and international educational opportunities that help give students in business, hospitality and culinary arts programs the skills and expertise to be leaders in their professions. Kendall College was ranked the number one program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in hospitality management and culinary arts in a survey of management at Chicago’s leading hotels and Michelin Guide restaurants (ORC International – 2011 Survey). Kendall College  is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),; 1-312-263-0456. For more information, visit