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Accounting - Adult Undergraduate
Accounting - Adult Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting is a campus-based accelerated program for adults.  Students learn the fundamentals of accounting practices, managerial accounting, cost accounting, federal taxation and are prepared for professional licensing examinations. The Accounting curriculum also strives to enhance interpersonal communication, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to prepare students for a lifetime of professional accomplishments and responsible citizenry.

With an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree and corresponding prerequisites*, students may earn the B.B.A. in Accounting in less than two years, along with an option for work/life experience credits. Students who complete the program can earn a graduate degree with just 12-28 months of additional study in the Master of Science (M.S.) in Accountancy, M.S. in Taxation, M.S. in Business Analytics or Master of Business Administration programs.

Convenient evening learning teams begin in January, May and August if a minimum of 14 students are enrolled in the learning team. Students start the program in a group and attend class two nights each week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This allows for group cohesion along with the development of team-building and leadership skills. The fixed schedule allows adult students to plan in advance for personal and professional activities.

The program curriculum is structured in cohort groups of four terms, with each term consisting of 10 week and 5 week periods of instruction.

Admission requirements:

  • Minimum age of 22 years
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience
  • Minimum of 60 semester credit hours of transferable college credit
BBA in Accounting Requirements for Freshman and Transfer Undergraduate Students
Graduation Requirement | Min. Semester Credit Hours 120
     General Education Requirements Refer to major checklist for General Education Requirements.
     Business Core Courses 36  
     Major Course Requirements Courses 21  
     Major Specialization Courses 3  
Total Major Requirements 60  


Business Core Courses
(36 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 1111 Accounting I 3
ACCT 1112 Accounting II 3
BALT 2240 Excel for Mere Mortals 3
ECON 2101 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2102 Microeconomics 3
FINA 2300 Managerial Finance 3
MKTG 2300 Marketing 3
MGT 1150 Statistics I 3
MGT 2235 Business Law 3
BALT 3301 Managerial Decision Making Under Uncertainty 3
MGT 3300 Management (WI) 3
MGT 4380 Strategic Management (WI) 3




Major Course Requirements
(21 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 2211 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 2212 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 3311 Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 4313 Auditing and Assurance Service 3
ACCT 4315 Advanced Accounting 3
BALT Elective 3000 level or higher 3
BALT Elective 3000 level or higher 3



Major Specialization Courses
Choose one (3 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 3309 Accounting Info Systems Lab 2
ACCT 3312 Federal Taxation 3
ACCT 4316 Accounting Research 2



Major Specific Notes

All major coursework (whether taken at BenU or transferred from another institution) must be completed with a C or better.

An ethics course must be taken.

Refer to the checklist and catalog for a complete list of University and College requirements.

Business Analytics
  • BALT 3310: Visualization Techniques and Dashboarding, 3 credits
  • BALT 4320: Data and Text Mining, 3 credits
  • BALT 3330: Database Structures and Queries, 3 credits
  • BALT 4350: Web Intelligence and Analytics, 3 credits
Digital Marketing
  • MKTG 3345: Introduction to Web Analysis, 3 credits
  • MKTG 3347: Social Media Marketing, 3 credits
  • MKTG 3348: Content Development & Search Engine Optimization, 3 credits
  • MKTG 3349: Search Engine Marketing, 3 credits
Operations Management
  • BALT 3325: Lean Six Sigma for Opernational Excellence or INTB 340: Global Logistics, 3 credits
  • BALT 4350: Busines Process Management & Modeling, 3 credits
  • MGT 2235: Business Law, 3 credits
  • MGT 4333: Operations Management, 3 credits
Goodwin College of Business
benedictine university
Phone: (630) 829-6018
Benedictine University College of Business - Undergraduate LinkedIn

Darrell Radson Ph.D.
Phone: (630) 829-6018

Goodwin Hall, Room 250
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532