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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 *
  • 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 **

* 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, M.B.A.
    Associate Professor
  • Lyndsey Gewecke, M.B.A.
    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

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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