Business with Science Applications

Demand for Business with Science Applications Graduates

The demand for well qualified business graduates within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is increasing. Employers in these fields desire employees who not only have technical knowledge, but also possess a firm grounding in fundamental business skills. The Business with Science Applications degree is a great way to distinguish yourself from graduates who have purely scientific degrees. The skills and knowledge that you will acquire through this degree will give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace upon graduation.

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What is a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Business with Science Applications?

The B.B.A. in Business with Science Applications curriculum is an innovative program that integrates the core sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics with coursework in business fundamentals such as management, communication, and marketing. The Business with Science Applications program, which is unique to Benedictine, provides students with a blend of essential business skills and technical knowledge through cross-disciplinary specialization courses.

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Salaries of Business Majors vs. S.T.E.M. Majors
Why Major in Business with Science Applications at Benedictine University?
When you choose the Business with Science Applications major at Benedictine, you will receive:

  • A degree that is sought after by businesses spanning all public and private industry sectors, including not-for-profit organizations.
  • Real world insights into innovation processes, product development practices, and intellectual property rights that are essential to business vitality and growth.
  • Opportunities to participate in the College of Business Internship Program and develop projects in the Institute for Business Analytics and Visualization.
  • An understanding of business processes coupled with technical literacy that employers desire.

The BBA in Business with Science Applications...

Requirements Summary
General Education Major Requirements
Basic Skills 12 Business Department core 27
Interdisciplinary Seminars 6 Science Department Core 21
Arts & Humanities 15 Department Cognates 12
Natural Sciences 6 Major electives 3
Social Science Satisfied by Major General electives 21
Total Credits 120

General Education Requirements

Refer to the General Education requirements section of the course catalog for specific course requirements.

Department Core Requirements
CourseNumber CourseTitle SemesterCredit Hours
ACCT 111 Accounting I 3
ACCT 112 Accounting II 3
ECON 101 Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 Macroeconomics 3
MGT 150 Statistics I 3
MGT 251 Statistics II 3
FINA 300 Managerial Finance 3
MKTG 300 Marketing 3
MGT 300 Management 3
Department Cognates
CourseNumber CourseTitle SemesterCredit Hours
CMCS 180 & 184 3
MATH 110 College Algebra 3
MATH 115 Business Calculus 3
MGT 252 or PHIL 245 (recommended) Ethics 3
Major Electives

Nine semester credit hours are required in the major or closely related courses. Allowable courses are listed in the table below.

Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
MGT 301 Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 310 Applied Innovation 3
MGT 315 Lean Six Sigma for Operational Excellence 3
College Requirements

All majors must submit at least 45 semester credit hours in major courses (with a grade of “C” or better), of which 30 semester credit hours are at the 200 level or above, including 18 semester credit hours at the 300 level plus 9 semester credit hours in cognate courses.

Refer to the checklist and catalog for a complete list of University and College requirements.

Visualization Techniques
    BALT 315: Advanced Visualization Techniques, 3 credits
  • BALT 318: Infographics for Business, 3 credits
  • BALT 370: Introduction to GIS for Business Analysis, 3 credits
  • GAD 260: Graphic Design I, 3 credits
Personal Financial Planning
    FINA 220: Personal Financial Planning, 3 credits
  • ACCT 312: Federation Taxation, 3 credits
  • FINA 320: Investments, 3 credits
  • MGT 235: Business Law, 3 credits
Digital Marketing
    MKTG 345: Introduction to Web Analysis, 3 credits
  • MKTG 347: Social Media Marketing, 3 credits
  • MKTG 348: Content Development & Search Engine Optimization, 3 credits
  • MKTG 349: Search Engine Marketing, 3 credits
Integrated Marketing Communications
    MKTG 330: Promotional Strategy, 3 credits
  • MKTG333: Personal Selling & Sales Management, 3 credits
  • MKTG 334: Ecommerce, 3 credits
  • GAD 260 or COMM 263: Graphic Design I Advertising Copywriting, 3 credits
Sports Marketing
    MGT 305: Introduction to Sports Culture in America, 3 credits
  • MKTG 305: Sports Marketing, 3 credits
  • Two courses from: MKTG 297 or 330 or INTB 371, 6 credits
Managing Human Resources
    MGT 330: Human Resource Management, 3 credits
  • MGT 334: Training and Development, 3 credits
  • MGT 335: Compensation and Performance Management, 3 credits
  • MGT 235: Business Law, or MGT 320: Organizational Behavior, or MGT 303: Labor Relations, 3 credits
Operations Management
    BALT 350: Business Process Management & Modeling, 3 credits
  • INTB 340: Global Logistics, 3 credits
  • MGT 235: Business Law, 3 credits
  • MGT 333: Operations Management, 3 credits
Sports Management
    MGT 305: Introduction to Sports Culture in America, 3 credits
  • MKTG 305: Sports Marketing, 3 credits
  • Two from: MGT 235 or 297 or 301, 3 credits
College of Business
benedictine university

Sandra L. Gill, Ph.D., C.C.S., Dean
Dawn Smith, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6206
Fax: (630) 829-6226

Scholl Hall, Room 109
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
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