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Benedictine University’s Entrepreneurship program provides a unique opportunity for students who desire to start and successfully operate their own business. The Entrepreneurship major focuses on developing the Entrepreneurial process via idea generation, opportunity recognition, resource acquisition, and entrepreneurial management. It offers students a hand on approach by offering interning opportunities to support their academic as well as post-graduation goals.

The program develops students’ entrepreneurial capabilities both on a theoretical platform by constructing business models and assessing feasibility as well as the practical platform by initiating new ventures. Whether the students are interested in employment, starting a business, or post-graduate studies, the qualified, industry oriented staff and faculty at Benedictine are available at every step of the way of the students’ career path.

BBA in Entrepreneurship 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 36  
     Major Course Requirements Courses 21  
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
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 4
MGT 2235 Business Law 3
MGT 3300 Management (WI) 3
MGT 4380 Strategic Management (WI) 3



Major Course Requirements
(12 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ENT 3301 Entrepreneurship 3
ENT 3310 Finance & Funding 3
ENT 4320 Technology Innovation 3
ENT 3330 Family Businesses 3
MKTG 3333 Personal Selling 3
MKTG 3347 Social Media Marketing 3
MGT 4340 Entrepreneurial Challenge 3


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 Operational 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 250
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532