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Bachelor of Arts, School of Business

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Department Overview

The primary objective of the School of Business is to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers in traditional business occupations establishing a strong foundation for management and executive roles and responsibilities. The School of Business offers five degrees (all Bachelor of Arts): accounting, finance, international business, management, and marketing. These programs reflect a belief that professionals require technical and leadership skills that are balanced with the perspective, critical thinking, and communication skills produced by a combined business and liberal arts education.

Degree Information

Students who plan to take the Certified Public Accountant examination must complete at least 150 semester hours to take the CPA exam.

Career Opportunities

  • Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.*
  • The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was
    $68,150 in May 2016.*
  • Accountants are employed in public practices, corporate accounting, or in governmental agencies.**

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors, on the Internet at this link

** Benedictine College, Course Catalog


Michael King, J.D.
Director, School of Business & Associate Professor
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  • David Bryant, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • David Geenens
    Associate Professor
  • Lyndsey Gewecke
    Assistant Professor
  • Jan Hansen, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Brian Henry, M.S.B., M.B.A.
    Assistant Professor and Finance Program Chair
  • Donald Hoy, J.D.
    Professor Emeritus
  • Clay Johnston, M.B.A.
    Assistant Professor and Marketing Program Chair
  • Michael King, J.D.
    Director, School of Business and Associate Professor
  • Madeline Rogers, J.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Kristen Whiteley
    Assistant Professor

Freshman Year

Liberal Arts Core (e.g. ENGL 1010)3
Liberal Arts Core (e.g. THEO-1100)3
Liberal Arts Core (e.g. Foreign Language)4
GNST-1000BC Experience1
BUSI-1650Quantitative Methods in Business3
ACCT-2090Princ. of Financial Accounting3
Liberal Arts Core (e.g. PHIL-1750)3
Liberal Arts Found. (e.g. Nat. World w/Lab)4
Liberal Arts Core (e.g. Foreign Language)4
BUSI-2650Business Statistics3
ACCT-2100Principles of Managerial Accounting3

Sophomore Year

Liberal Arts Core (e.g.EXSC-1115, Wellness)1
Liberal Arts Foundation (e.g. History)3
ACCT-3270Intermediate Financial Acctg. I3
ACCT-3730Cost Accounting3
FINC-3100Principles of Finance3
Liberal Arts Foundation (e.g. Philosophy)3
Liberal Arts Core (e.g. Aesthetic)3
ACCT-3280Intermediate Finance Accounting II3
ACCT-3630Federal Income Tax Accounting3
MGMT-2250Principles of Management3

Junior Year

Liberal Arts Foundation (e.g. Natural World)3
ACCT-4020Adv. Financial Accounting II3
BUSI-3710Legal Environment of Business3
MKTG-3100Principles of Marketing3
General Elective (or second major class)3
Liberal Arts Foundation (e.g. History)3
Faith Foundation (e.g. THEO-2000)*3
ACCT-4010Adv. Financial Accounting I3
ACCT-3xxxAccounting Elective3
ECON-3060Money and Banking3

Senior Year

Experiential Learning Requirement (ACCT-4780): Junior–Senior Year

Liberal Arts Foundation (e.g. Aesthetic)3
Liberal Arts Foundation (e.g. PHIL-3250)*3
ACCT-4200Finance Stmt Analysis & Business Values3
ACCT-4930Auditing Theory3
BUSI-4850Executive Writing Seminar1
General Elective (or second major class)3
Liberal Arts Core (e.g. EXSC Activity)1
Liberal Arts Foundation (e.g. Faith)3
ACCT-COMPSenior Comp Examcr
BUSI-4900Strategic Management3
BUSI-4860Ethics Seminar1
General Elective (or second major class)4
General Elective (or second major class)3

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