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 36  
     Major Course Requirements 21  
     Major Specialization Courses 3  
Total Major Requirements 60  



Business Core Courses
(30 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
(27 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
 (at least 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 3340: Global Logistics, 3 credits
  • BALT 3350: Business 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.

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