Finance
Finance

The Finance undergraduate program at Benedictine deals with the raising, use, and investment of money and capital by individuals or businesses around the globe. Graduates are valuable in all areas of business, financial institutions, and investment groups.  Areas of employment possibilities include banking and financial institutions, corporate finance, managerial finance, financial instruments and investment analysis, financial services, trading, risk management, insurance and personal finance.

This program explores the role of economics and business in the social environment of our culture, with focused courses that articulate how the functional areas of business interrelate within organizations.  Students acquire skills in communication, analytical thinking and an appreciation of the human element in organizations from a spectrum of general education, interdisciplinary and management course work.

The core curriculum features an integrated study of business courses that pertain to the functional aspects of business, accounting, finance, management and marketing. Similar consideration for international business characteristics is included. Exposure to economic theory as well as fundamental analytical courses in mathematics and statistics is included to provide students with foundational and practical problem solving tools.

 

Students will gain a broad understanding of the principles of finance; the use of quantitative techniques; and the application of these techniques to financial decision making; hands-on experience with leading finance applications such as Bloomberg Professional and ThinkorSwim as well as broker applications such as Ameritrade, Oanda, and FXCM.

This major prepares graduates for entry level professional and career positions in finance.  Graduates of the program are also qualified for graduate and professional study in business or finance.

This business degree is available through day classes for traditional undergraduate students. The major is offered in time periods and formats that are designed for the needs of adult learners, offered through an evening cohort program.

BBA in Finance Requirements Summary for Freshman and Transfer Students
Graduation Requirement | Min. Semester Credit Hours 120
     General Education Requirements Refer to major checklist for General Education Requirements.
     Business Core Courses 30  
     Major Specialization Courses 9  
     Major Electives 9  
     Department Cognates 9  
Total Major Requirements 57  

 

Business Core Courses
(30 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 1111 Accounting I 3
ACCT 1112 Accounting II 3
ECON 2101 Microeconomics 3
ECON 2102 Macroeconomics 3
FINA 2300 Managerial Finance 3
MKTG 3300 Marketing 3
MGT 1150 Statistics I 3
MGT 2251
BALT 3301
Statistics II or
Managerial Decision Making Under Uncertainty
3
MGT 3300 Management (WI) 3
MGT 4380 Strategic Management (WI) 3

 

 

Major Specialization Requirements
(9 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
FINA 3310 Money and Financial Markets 3
FINA 3320 Investments 3
FINA 4380 Advanced Managerial Finance 3

 

 

Major Electives
(9 semester credit hours required. Select 3 courses from the list below)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 2211 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BALT Elective 3000 Level 3
FINA 4325 Derivatives 3
FINA 4330 Predictive Analytics I 3
FINA 3335 Risk Management 3
FINA 3345 Fixed Income 3
FINA 4355 Equity Valuation 3
FINA 3365 Fund & Tech Currency Trading 3
FINA 3370 Multinational Corp Finance 3
FINA 375 Energy Markets 3
FINA 385 Talon Fund 3
MGT 2235 Business Law I 3

 

 

Department Cognates
(9 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
BALT 2240 Excel for Mere Mortals 3
MATH 1115 Business Calculus 3
THEO 2252 Business Ethics 3

 


Major Specific Notes

AAll 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.

Business Analytics
  • BALT 3310: Visualization Techniques and Dashboarding, 3 credits
  • BALT 4320: Data and Text Mining, 3 credits
  • BALT 3330: Database Structures and Queries, 3 credits
  • BALT 4350: Web Intelligence and Analytics, 3 credits
Digital Marketing
  • MKTG 3345: Introduction to Web Analysis, 3 credits
  • MKTG 3347: Social Media Marketing, 3 credits
  • MKTG 3348: Content Development & Search Engine Optimization, 3 credits
  • MKTG 3349: Search Engine Marketing, 3 credits
Operations Management
  • BALT 3325: Lean Six Sigma for Opernational Excellence or INTB 3340: Global Logistics, 3 credits
  • BALT 3350: Business Process Management & Modeling, 3 credits
  • MGT 2235: Business Law, 3 credits
  • MGT 4333: Operations Management, 3 credits
Goodwin College of Business
benedictine university
Phone: (630) 829-6018
Benedictine University College of Business - Undergraduate LinkedIn

Darrell Radson Ph.D.
Dean
 

Goodwin Hall, Room 250
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532