Traditional & Adult Students earn the B.B.A Finance major and customized programs

This program and courses are designed to:

  1. Evaluate the role of economics and business in the social environment of our culture;
  2. Articulate how the functional areas of business interrelate within organizations;
  3. Improve skills in communication, analytical thinking and appreciating the human element in organizations; and
  4. Develop specific skills applicable to the various aspects of the functional areas of business.

This program and major are designed to:

  1. Prepare you for entry level positions;
  2. Enable you to perform effectively in professional and career positions in management; and
  3. Prepare you for graduate and professional study in business or management.

All students in this program will receive a thorough grounding in:

  1. Economics (the theoretical basis for the discipline);
  2. Mathematics and statistics (the tool subjects);
  3. The principles pertinent to all of the functional areas of business, accounting, finance, management and marketing, in an integrated manner and with adequate focus on their international aspects; and
  4. Corporate finance, banking and investments.

The finance major is designed so that the entire degree is available through day classes. The finance major is also offered in time periods and formats that are designed for the needs of adult learners, offered through evening and weekend classes.

Deborah Cernauskas, Ph.D.

Department Chair

Undergradaute Business Department

Phone: (630) 829-6466  |  Send Deborah an Email  |  Office: Goodwin Hall 160

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Donald Henschel, M.B.A., C.P.A.


Undergraduate Business Department

Phone: (630) 829-6477  |  Send Donald an Email  |  Office: Goodwin Hall 165

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Vicki Jobst, D.B.A., C.P.A.

Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Business Department

Phone: (630) 829-6455  |  Send Vicki an Email  |  Office: Goodwin Hall 168

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Nona Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Business Department

Phone: (630) 829-6475  |  Send Nona an Email  |  Office: Goodwin Hall 162

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Jeffrey Madura, M.B.A., C.P.A.


Undergraduate Business Department

Phone: (630) 829-6467  |  Send Jeffrey an Email  |  Office: Goodwin Hall 166

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Robert Rebman, M.B.A., C.P.A.


Undergraduate Business Department

Phone: (630) 829-1939  |  Send Robert an Email  |  Office: Goodwin Hall 169

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  • Gregory Sellers, Ph.D.
  • John Snyder, M.B.A.
  • William Bergman, M.B.A.
  • Ann Trampas, M.B.A.
Requirements - Major:

Finance majors must complete the University core requirements, which are partially satisfied by MGT 252 Business Ethics (which also counts as religion core) or one core approved philosophy course in ethics, MATH-S105(3) or S110(3) and C115 (3). All business majors must complete CMSC-180 and one ofCMSC-181 through184, depending upon the student's background. CMSC-181 should be taken by students who believe they already have a background in the Office Suite. CMSC-183 or 184 is recommended for those students who need to develop skills using the Office Suite. ACCT 310 may be substituted for CIS/CMSC 180, 181/184, with advisor approval.

Majors must complete each of the business core courses with a "C" or better: ACCT-111(3), 112(3); ECON-C101(3), C102(3); FINA-300(3); MKTG-300(3), MGT-150(3), 251(3), and C300(3).

 Majors must complete with a "C" or better: FINA-310(3), 320(3), 380(3), three courses from among ECON-202(3), FINA-C220(3), 360(3), 370(3), MKTG-380(3), ACCT-211(3), 212(3), 310(3), 312(3), MATH-370, MGT-235 with at least one FINA prefixed course from the preceding list.

 Students in the Second Major Program that is housed outside of the department must complete the ethics, mathematics and computer science requirements of the first paragraph above and all of the requirements of the second and third paragraphs above.

CLEP, life experience, work experience, internships, advance placement and other external credit do not substitute for upper-level (300) courses.

Finance majors who elect to earn a second major in the Undergraduate Business Department must complete unique "specialization courses" for the second business major. Specialization courses may only be used to satisfy the requirements for one business major.

Requirements - Minor:

Only courses in which a student has received a "C" or better may be applied to the minor. Students are limited to one minor in the accounting, business and economics, economics, finance, international business and economics, management and organizational behavior, and marketing programs. Students (except BAM students) seeking a minor in finance must complete with a grade of "C" or better 21 semester hours which must include ECON-C101(3), C102(3); ACCT-111(3), 112(3); FINA-300(3); and at least two 300-level courses in finance. A BAM student seeking a minor in Finance must complete with a grade of "C" or better the following courses and their prerequisites: FINA 300, FINA 310, FINA 320, FINA 380, and any two courses from ACCT 211 and ACCT 212 (for a Financial Analysts' emphasis) or FINA 370 and ECON 202 (for a banking emphasis). A student who majors in Finance may not earn a minor in the undergraduate business department.

Concentrations in Integrated Marketing Communications, Managing Human Resources, Personal Financial Planning, Sports Management and Sports Marketing are available in combination with this major. Requirements listed below must be completed with a "C" or higher

Integrated Marketing Communications Concentration: MKTG 330, 331, 332, 333 and COMM 208.

Managing Human Resources Concentration: MGT 330, 334, 335 and one of MGT 235, 302 or 320.

Personal Financial Planning Concentration: FINA 220, 320, ACCT 312 and one of MGT 235 or ACCT 120 along with FINA 120.

Sports Management Concentration: MGT-305, MKTG-305 and two courses from MGT-235, 297, 301.

Sports Marketing Concentration: MKTG-305, MGT-305 and two courses from MKTG-297, 330, INTB-385.

College of Business
 benedictine university

Sandra L. Gill, Ph.D., C.C.S., Dean
Dawn Smith, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6206
Fax: (630) 829-6226

Goodwin Hall, Room 250
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.