Alliance Details

Lewis University is one of a select group of institutions that McDonald’s recommends to its employees who wish to further their education. McDonald’s understands the value of a good education just as much as we do. We have worked together to make this agreement eligible to all McDonald’s employees and retirees, as well as to franchisees and their employees.

To assist McDonald’s employees in accomplishing their educational and professional goals, credit may be given for various courses from Hamburger University, proficiency exams and more for several specific Lewis University programs. These programs include:

Although the above programs are highly recommended, McDonald’s employees are welcome to pursue any degree or professional development seminar offered by Lewis.¬†Feel free to take a look.

McDonald’s employees who have obtained ACE credit for training through Hamburger University may be approved for 12-19 hours of course credit toward the BA in Management degree, 19 hours of course credit toward the BS in Business Administration degree and up to 30 hours of course credit toward the BA in Professional Studies degree.

Adult Students

In 2005, the American Council on Education (ACE) approved the application of Hamburger University coursework to be considered for 46 college credit hours by accredited degree-granting colleges and universities. Each college and university involved in the initiative will determine those ACE recommended courses which are equivalent and transferable for a degree program at their institution. Utilized by corporations, labor unions, professional and volunteer organizations, schools, government agencies and training suppliers, ACE provides course equivalency information to facilitate credit award decisions.

As a preferred educational provider to McDonald’s USA/Hamburger University, Lewis University has agreed to extend a 15% discount off of the regularly published tuition price to employees who enroll in courses at any existing Lewis University location as well as in online and blended courses.

McDonald’s employees who enroll in degree programs at Lewis will take courses at one or more of the University’s campuses including the main campus in Romeoville, as well as those in Oak Brook and Tinley Park. Accelerated courses are taught in eight-week sessions throughout the calendar year. Several instructional options are offered, allowing those who enroll to best match their personal learning styles and busy schedules. Online and blended course options are available, and on-site courses are held during the day, evenings, and on weekends.