Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

Accelerated Instruction with McKendree (AiM)

The Accelerated Instruction with McKendree (AiM) program is designed for adult students whose commitments make them unable to attend McKendree's Lebanon campus. The accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration degree is available in:

•   Business Administration

•   Management

•   Marketing

•   Human Resources Management

Convenient Locations

•   Flora High School - Flora, IL  

•   John A. Logan College - Carterville, IL  

•   Joliet Junior College - Joliet, IL  (now online)

•   Kaskaskia College - Centralia, IL  

•   Rend Lake Market Place - Mt. Vernon, IL

•   Southwestern Illinois College - Red Bud, IL  

•   Wabash Valley College - Mt. Carmel, IL  (now online)

•   Waterloo City Hall - Waterloo, IL 

Evening Classes

Classes meet one evening per week from 5:30 to 10 pm for 8 weeks in a blended format, alternating between online and in-class time with a McKendree professor. By taking two courses per 8-week session the program can be completed in two years (some online courses may be necessary).

Find out more about online courses.

Accreditation & Recognition

The AiM program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and approved to operate by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

McKendree University ranks among the top 25 percent of regional universities nationwide in the 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” report.  McKendree University is also featured on, a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in student-focused higher education for 2012-2013.


For Fall 2014, tuition is $350 per credit hour.

Online courses have an additional technology fee of $60 per credit hour.

Books will average between $80 - $200 per course.

Apply Online

AiM students apply through the Office of External Programs:

1.   Complete the free online application for admission.

2.   Submit official copies of transcripts for all colleges/universities attended.


Transcripts should be addressed to:

McKendree University, Office of External Programs
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254

Contact Us

McKendree University, Office of External Programs
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254
(800) BEARCAT ext - 6576
(618) 537-6576
Fax: (618) 537-6410