2010
Business degrees from Benedictine University now available in Peoria

Business degrees from Benedictine University now available in Peoria
March 19, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Benedictine University, one of the Midwest’s top universities with more than a century of producing business leaders and problem-solvers, is now offering two business degrees in the Peoria area. Benedictine’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior (B.B.A.M.O.B.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programs enhance a student’s opportunities to assume leadership positions and increase their earning capacity. Management and organizational behavior has been described as the process of getting things done through people. To do this effectively, managers must plan, organize, staff, lead, communicate and control. Benedictine students receive thorough exposure to business and economic principles and how they are applied to the national economy and the business world. The B.B.A.M.O.B. program prepares students to effectively manage people to optimize performance; prepares them for management positions; enables students to perform and advance in professional management positions; prepares them for further graduate studies; and exposes students to the functional areas of business such as human resources, operational management, organizational behavior, accounting and finance. The Benedictine M.B.A. is designed to meet the growing global need for knowledgeable, principle-centered leadership of organizations. Intended to prepare managers as both economic and ethical leaders, the M.B.A. program emphasizes a comprehensive integration and application of business knowledge. The instructors in the M.B.A. program provide extensive real world education for real world application. Instructors focus on providing theory coupled with practical applications which students can put to use immediately. Instructional methods include lectures, seminars, workshop activities, simulations and business case studies. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program enables students to complete the degree in less than two years while taking one course at a time and attending evening classes once per week. Learning team study group sessions also are conducted weekly. Classes are now forming at Illinois Central College’s North Campus, 5407 N. University Street in Peoria. Students who enroll now will receive their first course free. Students can learn more by attending an Open House at Illinois Central College’s North Campus from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on April 13 in the Arbor Hall Auditorium or April 22 in Maple Hall, Room 104. For more information, call (630) 829-1372 or visit www.ben.edu/peorianews.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.