Students have historically found opportunities and job stability in the accounting field and that remains true today. They acquire knowledge of the principles of financial and managerial accounting and develop skills in communication, analytical thinking and teamwork. The Accounting program at Benedictine also provides a thorough grounding in the other business disciplines.

Many of our students complete an internship. These are opportunities with local companies whereby students utilize their accounting knowledge to gain practical experience. An internship can be very helpful in finding one’s first professional position. Students gain valuable experience in using accounting software utilized by prospective employers. They also can receive credit for life or work experience if they have had prior business or accounting opportunities.

Students choose from two specialized tracks for those planning on taking the CPA and CMA exams and are able to meet the 150-hour CPA requirement by completing a master’s degree in one of our graduate programs.

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 30  
     Major Specialization Courses 9  
     Major Electives 9  
     Department Cognates 9 - 10  
Total Major Requirements 57  


Business Core Courses
(30 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 111 Accounting I 3
ACCT 112 Accounting II 3
ECON 101 Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 Macroeconomics 3
FINA 300 Managerial Finance 3
MKTG 300 Marketing 3
MGT 150 Statistics I 3
MGT 251 or
BALT 301
Statistics II or
Managerial Decision Making Under Uncertainty
MGT 300 Management (WI) 3
MGT 380 Strategic Management (WI) 3



Major Specialization Courses
(9 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 211 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 212 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 311 Cost Accounting 3



Major Electives
At least three from the list below (at least 9 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 309 Accounting Info Systems Lab 2
ACCT 310 Accounting Information Systems 2
ACCT 312 Federal Taxation 3
ACCT 313 Auditing & Assurance Services 3
ACCT 315 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT 316 Accounting Research 3
ACCT 380 Issues in Corp. Financial Reporting 3



Department Cognates
(9 - 10 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
BALT 240 or
ACCT 309 and
ACCT 310
Excel for Mere Mortals or
Accounting Info Systems Lab and
Accounting Info Systems
MGT 252 Business Ethics 3
MATH 115 Business Calculus 3


Major Specific Notes

All majors must submit at least 45 semester credit hours in major courses (with a grade of “C” or better), of which 30 semester credit hours are at the 200 level or above, including 18 semester credit hours at the 300 level plus 9 semester credit hours in cognate courses.

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

Business Analytics
  • BALT 310: Visualization Techniques and Dashboarding, 3 credits
  • BALT 320: Data and Text Mining, 3 credits
  • BALT 330: Database Structures and Queries, 3 credits
  • BALT 340: Web Intelligence and Analytics, 3 credits
Digital Marketing
  • MKTG 345: Introduction to Web Analysis, 3 credits
  • MKTG 347: Social Media Marketing, 3 credits
  • MKTG 348: Content Development & Search Engine Optimization, 3 credits
  • MKTG 349: Search Engine Marketing, 3 credits
Operations Management
  • BALT 325: Lean Six Sigma for Opernational Excellence or INTB 340: Global Logistics, 3 credits
  • BALT 350: Business Process Management & Modeling, 3 credits
  • MGT 235: Business Law, 3 credits
  • MGT 333: 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