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
     Inquiry Curriculum Requirements Refer to major checklist for Inquiry Curriculum 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 111 Accounting I 3
ACCT 112 Accounting II 3
ECON 101 Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 Macroeconomics 3
FINA 300 Managerial Finance 3
MKTG 300 Marketing 3
MGT 150 Statistics I 3
MGT 251
BALT 301
Statistics II or
Managerial Decision Making Under Uncertainty
MGT 300 Management (WI) 3
MGT 380 Strategic Management (WI) 3

Major Specialization Requirements
(9 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
FINA 310 Money and Financial Markets 3
FINA 320 Investments 3
FINA 380 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 211 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BALT Elective 300 Level 3
FINA 325 Derivatives 3
FINA 330 Predictive Analytics I 3
FINA 335 Risk Management 3
FINA 345 Fixed Income 3
FINA 355 Equity Valuation 3
FINA 365 Fund & Tech Currency Trading 3
FINA 370 Multinational Corp Finance 3
FINA 375 Energy Markets 3
FINA 385 Talon Fund 3
MGT 235 Business Law I 3

Department Cognates
(9 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
BALT 240 Excel for Mere Mortals 3
MATH 115 Business Calculus 3
MGT 252 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 310: Visualization Techniques and Dashboarding, 3 credits
  • BALT 320: Data and Text Mining, 3 credits
  • BALT 330: Database Structures and Queries, 3 credits
  • BALT 340: Web Intelligence and Analytics, 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
  • MKTG 333: Personal Selling & Sales Management, 3 credits
  • MKTG 334: Ecommerce, 3 credits
  • GAD 260: Graphic Design I or COMM 263: Advertising Copy-writing, 3 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 302: International Management, 3 credits
Operations Management
  • BALT 325: Lean Six Sigma for Opernational Excellence or INTB 340: Global Logistics, 3 credits
  • BALT 350: Business Process Management & Modeling, 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 courses from: MGT 235: Business Law I or MGT 297: Internship or MGT 301: Entrepreneurship, 6 credits
Sports Marketing
  • MGT 305: Introduction to Sports Culture in America, 3 credits
  • MKTG 305: Sports Marketing, 3 credits
  • Two courses from: MKTG 297: Internship or MKTG 330: Promotional Strategy or INTB 371: International Negotiations, 6 credits
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
Goodwin College of Business
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Benedictine University College of Business - Undergraduate LinkedIn
Sandra L. Gill, Ph.D., C.C.S. Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6206
Fax: (630) 829-6226

Goodwin Hall, Room 250
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.