College of Business and IT Life in Southfield

Location, Location, Location: 20 miles from downtown Detroit

  • Big cities are melting pots of cultures. When you attend a college in or near an urban location, you’ll be exposed to cultural diversity to a greater extent. This can help you be better prepared for a career anywhere in the world.
  • Studying in an urban college can give you easier access to career opportunities such as internships and part-time employment.
  • Doing an internship at a top company can open doors for you after you graduate. With numerous company headquarters located in the Detroit area, it will be easier for you to network and make connections with people who are in power.
  • According to Steven Johnson’s book,  Where Good Ideas Come From , when you have regular access to a big city, idea generation happens at a faster rate due to the volume of exposure to various different types of people.


The City of Southfield is situated in a 26 square mile radius and is considered a premier business address in Michigan. Southfield is home to over 10,000 businesses including more than 100 “Fortune 500” companies. Southfield will provide you with a wide variety of options for hands-on industry experience through internships and part-time jobs. Lear, Federal Mogul, Denso International, Plante Moran, Stefanini, Barton Malow, and Comau are just to name a few. Their proximity to LTU’s campus allows you to pursue internships, jobs, and take classes at the same time.

For eclectic eaters, you can choose from the many restaurants and cafes covering all kinds of cuisines and tasty options for all taste buds ranging from Asian, Italian, and African-American to Middle Eastern, Jewish and continental.

Do you enjoy the outdoors? If so, Southfield offers more than 20 beautiful parks, nature preserves, golf courses, and more than 50 miles of cycling, biking and nature trails.

The Windy City isn’t far away. If you want to go out of town, a relaxing train ride to Chicago is just four hours.