Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration

The mission of the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program at Benedictine University is to provide a collaborative educational experience that imparts superior management skills and best practices while instilling a sense of responsible and personal commitment to allow business leaders to continuously improve the leadership and success of businesses and organizations.

For 40 years, Benedictine's M.B.A. programs have been preparing students for executive and managerial positions in both the private and the public sectors. Leaders in the 21st century must make their way through the maze of market uncertainty, global competition, ethical challenges and constant change. The Benedictine M.B.A. has prepared more than 7,000 students to meet these challenges.

Learning Goals of the M.B.A.

Upon completion of Benedictine's M.B.A. program, students should possess critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems, identify opportunities and make reliable decisions in domestic and global environments using the business concepts embodied in the disciplines of finance, accounting, management, operations, marketing and economics.

Why enroll in our M.B.A. degree?

The M.B.A. is widely recognized as a powerful professional credential in business and other organizations. The M.B.A. combines quantitative and qualitative courses to prepare you for the demands of contemporary business leadership in a complex, uncertain environment. The M.B.A. conveys practical knowledge and competence to better run organizations in a competitive environment. Essential skills needed in management include accounting, economics, project management finance, strategy, marketing and ethics. The M.B.A. is an essential factor for your career growth and leadership development.

Program Format

Benedictine University's M.B.A. Program is designed for working adults. The program's classes are ideal for those who seek flexibility in their course schedules and plan to register as either a full or part-time student with courses available in-person and fully online.

To earn the M.B.A. degree, students complete the 30-credit program consisting of ten three-credit core courses. The program also consists of four three-credit foundation courses that are either completed or waived before starting the core courses.

Additional elective courses beyond the 30-credit core provide students with the option of adding a concentration.

M.B.A. Curriculum

Foundation Courses (may be waived, each course is 3 credits)

  • ACCT 5501  Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BALT 5101   Analytical Tools for Management Decisions
  • ECON 5101 Economics 
  • MNGT 5101 Organizational Behavior

Core Courses (30 semester hours, each course is 3 credits)

  • ACCT 6201 Managerial Accounting for Decision Makers
  • ECON 6101 Managerial Economics
  • FINA 6101    Techniques in Financial Decision Making
  • MKTG 6101  Brand and Marketing Management
  • MNGT 6206  The Global Environment of Business
  • MNGT 6301   Human Resources and Talent Management
  • MNGT 6401   Leadership and Ethics in a Global Environment
  • MNGT 6501   Operations Management 
  • MNGT 6601   Project Management
  • MNGT 6801   Global Strategic Management
Optional Concentrations

Project Management

Project management is an in-demand skill set, spanning all industries and sectors of business. Project Management leadership is a highly sought-after skill as intense global competition demands and new projects and business development be completed on time and within budget. Courses offer the student an understanding of organizational behavior as it relates to the individual, effective team-building skills, conflict management and resolution, as well as skills to effectively manage the financial side of projects.

Required courses (each course is 3 credits):

  • MNGT 6101 Organizational Behavior: Theory and Contemporary Practice
    • or MNGT 5101 Organizational Behavior
  • MNGT 6601 Project management
  • MNGT 6602 Project Cost and Scheduling
  • Optional course of MNGT 6603 PMP Preparation

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing uses social media platforms to engage your audience - customers, clients, stakeholders - to build your brand. Increased web traffic leads to increased sales. Advertising on various social media platforms is analyzed. Publishing content on social media platforms is considered. Listening to your audience is also examined.

Required courses (each course is 3 credits)

  • MKTG 6101 Brand and Marketing Management
  • MKTG 6102 Advanced Search and Social Marketing
  • MKTG 6103 Advanced Content Marketing, Automation, and Google Analytics

For more information about this program please send inquires to


Goodwin College of Business
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Phone: (630) 829-6018
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Darrell Radson Ph.D.
Phone: (630) 829-6018

Goodwin Hall, Room 480
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532