Master of Business Administration
Benedictine's MBA program draws professionals from all walks of life. Our MBA students share a desire to challenge themselves and to grow as individuals as well as professionals. By emphasizing both theory and practice, the power of ideas, a strong general management perspective, and academic rigor, the Benedictine MBA Program provides you with a lasting foundation for leadership and prepares you for current and future opportunities in your professional life.
The mission of the Benedictine MBA program is to provide business professionals with a collaborative educational experience that imparts superior, practical knowledge and management skills; enables learners to analyze complex, real-world business problems and implement best practices, and instills a sense of personal commitment to improve the responsible, strategic leadership of organizations.
Benedictine's MBA students have an average of 7 years of experience, and are already successful professionals who bring knowledge and skills from diverse industries - technology, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, finance, government services, law, health care, and other private and nonprofit backgrounds. The student community includes not only managers and executives, but also doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, and consultants.
The Benedictine MBA program will inspire you, broaden your perspective, and enhance your professional skills. Through the Benedictine MBA program you will build an enduring foundation of knowledge that will serve you well in leadership roles throughout your career.
We look forward to an exciting time of learning together.
Sharon Borowicz, EA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Graduate Business Administration
Flexible Program Options:
Benedictine University's Traditional M.B.A. Program is designed for working adults with at least two years of significant professional work experience. Evening and weekend classes are ideal for those who seek flexibility in their course schedules, an academic concentration and time to complete their degrees as part-time students. Students usually complete one to two courses per quarter. Classes are conducted one evening per week per class on the main campus in Lisle or in a weekend format. Students may select from more than 17 concentrations to fulfill degree requirements. The M.B.A. program may accept up to 16 quarter credit hours in transfer toward the master's degree for graduate coursework completed at another institution. An additional 16 quarter credit hours may be waived for prior undergraduate coursework taken within the last seven years, pending department chair approval. This means that you can complete your degree in as little as one year, although most students complete the program within two years.
Internship M.B.A. Program
Our full-time Internship M.B.A. Program is developed specifically for recent college graduates and offers a professional internship experience as the M.B.A. concentration. Students complete 64 credits in 13 core M.B.A. courses plus three internship courses. The Internship experience is supervised by a faculty advisor to prepare students without significant professional career experience for their future roles and responsibilities in the workplace. Classes are conducted in evenings, weekends and on-line to allow for the demands of day time internships.
4+1 M.B.A. ProgramWell-qualified Benedictine University students who complete their undergraduate degree in accounting or business administration are eligible to complete the M.B.A. degree with one additional year of graduate study. The full-time 4+1 M.B.A. Program is developed specifically for recent college graduates. Admittance to the M.B.A. program is not automatic and an application must be completed during the student's senior year of undergraduate work. M.B.A. classes are conducted in evenings, weekends and online to meet the needs of students.
Dual Degree Programs
Benedictine University offers four dual M.B.A. degrees with graduate programs in Management Information Systems (M.B.A./M.S.M.I.S), Management and Organizational Behavior (M.B.A./M.S.M.O.B), and Master of Public Health (M.B.A./M.P.H.)and M.S. in Accountancy (M.B.A./M.S.A.). Dual degree programs require of 96 quarter credit hours for completion. Application and admission is required to each graduate program and students must complete all requirements for the selected dual degree. M.B.A.
Certificate ProgramsCertificate Programs are designed for a concentrated focus for those professionals looking to expand their knowledge in a specific area or introduce professionals to the core M.B.A. curriculum. Courses may be taken throughout the year, in a traditional or on-line format, and may be applied toward the M.B.A. degree for students who are accepted into the degree-seeking program. Students in Certificate Programs must meet all enrollment requirements for Student At Large status. Courses must be completed at a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to apply toward the M.B.A. degree. All students entering into a Certificate Program must schedule an advising appointment with the M.B.A. Chair before they initiate their first Certificate course.
The academic calendar is organized around four 10-week academic quarters. The Benedictine M.B.A. program offers a rolling admission so students may be admitted into any of these quarters. It is possible to follow either a part-time or full-time program.
ADMISSION APPLICATION AND PROCEDURES:
An application to the Benedictine M.B.A. Program requires the following items have been received:
1. A completed application form.
2. A non-refundable application fee.
3. Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended. The student should request that all transcripts, including any from Benedictine University, be mailed directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at Benedictine University.
4. Two letters of reference from persons who know the applicant from a professional or academic perspective.
5. A one-page statement of educational and career goals.
6. Resume which includes chronological work history.
7. Interview with the M.B.A. Program Director, at the director's discretion.
8. Test scores (i.e., TOEFEL).
Applicants having a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better may be waived from the GMAT requirement. Applicants wishing to apply for a GMAT waiver, but who do not have a GPA of 3.2 or better, may be considered pending successful completion of a specified quantitative and qualitative course.
Applicants who have not completed college algebra within the past five years may be required to demonstrate math proficiency or participate in a math refresher course MBA 400 Math Review.
Our curriculum requires 64 quarter credit hours of graduate course work and can be broken into three primary sections:
1. Foundation: six (6)
2. Managerial Process: seven (7)
3. Electives: students are required to choose three (3) elective courses suited to their personal or professional interests
A unique feature of the Benedictine M.B.A. Program is the option to earn a concentration in one or more of over 17 areas. A concentration is earned by completing 12 elective credits from the specific coursesdesignated for each concentration. Earning a concentration is optional, although themajority of M.B.A. students select at least one concentration. Students mustcomply with all course pre-requisites when planning a concentration.
Further information about concentrations can be found in the Graduate Catalog.
Ron Baiman, Ph.D.
Sharon Borowicz, Ph.D., E.A.
John Draut, M.B.A.
Ricky Holman, J.D.
Barbara Ozog, Ph.D.
Apostolos "Toli" Xanthopoulos, Ph.D.
Tom Yu, Ph.D.
† Marvin Camburn, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
† Kevin Doyle, Ph.D., P.M.P.
Courtney Hatcher, B.A., Program Manager
Susan Stackley, M.S., Associate Director
Lecturers and Senior Lecturers
David Baker, M.B.A., C.P.A.
George Chakrabarty, M.B.A., M.C.P.M., Senior Lecturer
Cyril V. Crane, M.B.A., C.P.A.
David Dibblee, M.B.A., C.P.A., Professor Emeritus
Chris Fernandez, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.
John Frech, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Ann Fulmer, M.S., Senior Lecturer
R. David Fulton, M.S., C.P.A., Senior Lecturer
Kenneth Hansen, J.D., M.S., Senior Lecturer
George Hay, Ph.D.
James Hill, M.B.A., Senior Lecturer
Philip L. Hupfer, M.S.
Thomas Janus, C.P.A., M.T.
Joe Kocinski, M.B.A., Senior Lecturer
Mark Kozak, M.A., M.B.A., Lecturer
Richard Magner, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
John Malec, M.A., Senior Lecturer
Peter Papantos, M.B.A., Senior Lecturer
Kevin Pugh, M.B.A., M.S., Lecturer
Ronald Revers, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
Greg Sellers, Ph.D., M.S.
Bernard Silverman, Ph.D., M.A., Senior Lecturer
Mark Martin Sowa, M.A., M.B.A.
Martin Terpstra, M.S., C.P.A.
Joseph Youchison, M.S., M.B.A.,Senior Lecturer
Jim Zoda, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
The Lecturers listed are individuals who have been employed as instructors on an as-needed basis, within the last several years, to teach courses at Benedictine University. Instructors listed may not currently be employed by Benedictine University. The University is fortunate to be able to provide our students with part-time faculty whose experience, credentials and commitment to education add to the high quality of our resident faculty.
† - Deceased.
For inquiries about the admissions process or to have information on any of these programs sent to you, please contact the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300.