Benedictine adds new late summer term for graduate business students

May 5, 2014

Lisle, Illinois ~ In response to a growing need among graduate business students for additional course scheduling flexibility, Benedictine University has decided to add a fifth term to its academic calendar. The extra term will provide students more opportunities to complete program-required courses in less time.

Students in Benedictine’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science (M.S.) in Organizational Behavior and Master of Science (M.S.) in Management Information Systems programs are now eligible to register for classes which run August 26 through September 28 as part of the new 2014 Late Summer Interim Term.

Classes offered during the late summer interim term include “Leadership and Business Ethics in the Global Environment,” “International Business,” “Strategic Business Communications,” “Project Management, “Statistics for Organizational Analysis,” “Power Strategies” and “Group Dynamics.”

The M.B.A. program at Benedictine University has prepared students for managerial roles in corporate and human service organizations for more than 40 years. By conveying practical knowledge and essential skills in such areas as management, accounting, economics, finance, strategy and marketing, the program provides the analytical and theoretical tools essential to make sound business decisions.

Benedictine’s M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior program blends a practitioner orientation with a combined academic, theoretical and research focus to provide a relevant and balanced approach to managerial skill development. The curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in strategic planning, managerial accounting and information management.

The M.S. in Management Information Systems program is designed for professionals who understand the strategic value of information resources and the importance of managing these resources throughout an organization. The program emphasizes practical application of various business management theories and technical tools to a variety of hypothetical and real-life problems.

Benedictine University promises its students an affordable and attainable education infused with the Benedictine values that creates better learners, leaders and world citizens. Keeping that promise is why Benedictine has been named the fastest-growing university in the country by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Classes for the late summer term are organized in a flexible format and meet two nights a week for three hours. For more information about Benedictine’s graduate business programs and to enroll, contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 829-6300, or visit For a listing of courses and schedules, visit


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 17 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2001-2011 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit research institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the third consecutive year in 2013. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fifth largest in the Chicago area in 2013.

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