Business and Economics
Business and Economics

This program explores the role of economics and business in the social environment of our culture, with focused courses that articulate how the functional areas of business interrelate within organizations.  Students acquire skills in communication, analytical thinking and an appreciation of the human element in organizations from a spectrum of general education, interdisciplinary and management course work.

The curriculum features an integrated study of core business courses that pertain to the functional aspects of business, accounting, finance, management and marketing. Similar consideration for international business characteristics is included. Exposure to economic theory as well as fundamental analytical courses in mathematics and statistics is included to provide students with foundational and practical problem solving tools.

 

This unique major prepares graduates for entry level professional and career positions in corporate management.  Alternatively, the program also prepares students to teach business, economics or management subject areas in secondary schools when combined with a minor in education and teacher certification.  Graduates of the program are also qualified for graduate and professional study in business or management.

This business degree is available through day classes for traditional undergraduate students. The major is offered in time periods and formats that are designed for the needs of adult learners, offered through evening and weekend classes.

BBA in Business and Economics Requirements for Incoming Freshmen
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 6  
     Major Electives 12  
     Department Cognates 9  
Total Major Requirements 57  

 

Business Core Courses
(30 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ACCT 1111 Accounting I 3
ACCT 1112 Accounting II 3
ECON 2101 Microeconomics 3
ECON 2102 Macroeconomics 3
FINA 2300 Managerial Finance 3
MKTG 2300 Marketing 3
MGT 1150 Statistics I 3
MGT 2251
BALT 3301
Statistics II or
Managerial Decision Making Under Uncertainty
3
MGT 3300 Management (WI) 3
MGT 4380 Strategic Management (WI) 3

 

 

Major Specialization Requirements
(6 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ECON 3202 Price Theory/Application 3
ECON 4310 Money & Financial Markets 3

 

 

Major Electives
(12 semester credit hours are required. Course information is listed in the major checklist and catalog documents)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
Business Elective 3000 Level 3
Business Elective 3000 Level 3
Business Elective 3000 Level 3
Business Elective 3000 Level 3

 

 

Department Cognates
(9 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
BALT 2240 Excel for Mere Mortals 3
MATH 1115 Business Calculus 3
THEO 2252 Business Ethics 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 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 Operational Exellence 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.
Dean
 

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