The Finance undergraduate program at Benedictine deals with the raising, use, and investment of money and capital by individuals or businesses around the globe. Graduates are valuable in all areas of business, financial institutions, and investment groups.  Areas of employment possibilities include banking and financial institutions, corporate finance, managerial finance, financial instruments and investment analysis, financial services, trading, risk management, insurance and personal finance.

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 core curriculum features an integrated study of 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.


Students will gain a broad understanding of the principles of finance; the use of quantitative techniques; and the application of these techniques to financial decision making; hands-on experience with leading finance applications such as Bloomberg Professional and ThinkorSwim as well as broker applications such as Ameritrade, Oanda, and FXCM.

This major prepares graduates for entry level professional and career positions in finance.  Graduates of the program are also qualified for graduate and professional study in business or finance.

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 an evening cohort program.

BBA in Finance Requirements Summary for Freshman and Transfer 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  
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 3300 Marketing 3
MGT 1150 Statistics I 3
MGT 2235 Business Law 3
MGT 3300 Management (WI) 3
MGT 4380 Strategic Management (WI) 3




Major Course Requirements
(21 semester credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Semester Credit Hours
FINA 3320 Investments 3
FINA 4325 Finance & Funding 3
FINA 3330 Predictive Analytics 3
FINA 3370 Multinational Corporate Finance 3
FINA 4380 Advanced Managerial Finance 3
FINA Elective 3000 or 4000 level 3
BALT Elective 3000 or 4000 level 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 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