Scheduled to be ready by the fall of 2015, the new College of Business building will offer students an unmatched level of learning – enhancing the University’s partnerships with universities and corporations around the world; attracting top-tier students, educators, speakers and business leaders; and bringing the marketplace to Benedictine. In addition to classrooms, study areas, offices, a 40-seat, state-of-the-art trading laboratory and a 600-seat auditorium, the building will house the College’s internationally-recognized doctoral programs in Organization Development and Values-Driven Leadership.
“The new academic building will provide us with cutting edge-amenities and second-to-none facilities. It will help us broaden our student base and create a center for our internationally-renowned programs. We believe that offering our students greatly improved learning facilities and academic programs that are relevant is the right thing to do. We want to improve their college experience and create an atmosphere where they can grow as students and as people.”
- Charles Gregory, executive vice president at Benedictine
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.