Benedictine's MBA program draws professionals from all walks of life. Our MBA students share a desire to challenge themselves and to grow as individuals as well as professionals. By emphasizing both theory and practice, the power of ideas, a strong general management perspective, and academic rigor, the Benedictine MBA Program provides you with a lasting foundation for leadership and prepares you for current and future opportunities in your professional life.
The mission of the Benedictine MBA program is to provide business professionals with a collaborative educational experience that imparts superior, practical knowledge and management skills; enables learners to analyze complex, real-world business problems and implement best practices, and instills a sense of personal commitment to improve the responsible, strategic leadership of organizations.
Benedictine's MBA students have an average of 7 years of experience, and are already successful professionals who bring knowledge and skills from diverse industries - technology, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, finance, government services, law, health care, and other private and nonprofit backgrounds. The student community includes not only managers and executives, but also doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, and consultants.
The Benedictine MBA program will inspire you, broaden your perspective, and enhance your professional skills. Through the Benedictine MBA program you will build an enduring foundation of knowledge that will serve you well in leadership roles throughout your career.
We look forward to an exciting time of learning together.
Sharon Borowicz, EA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Graduate Business Administration
Flexible Program Options:
Benedictine University's Traditional M.B.A. Program is designed for working adults with at least two years of significant professional work experience. Evening and weekend classes are ideal for those who seek flexibility in their course schedules, an academic concentration and time to complete their degrees as part-time students. Students usually complete one to two courses per quarter. Classes are conducted one evening per week per class on the main campus in Lisle or in a weekend format. Students may select from more than 17 concentrations to fulfill degree requirements. The M.B.A. program may accept up to 16 quarter credit hours in transfer toward the master's degree for graduate coursework completed at another institution. An additional 16 quarter credit hours may be waived for prior undergraduate coursework taken within the last seven years, pending department chair approval. This means that you can complete your degree in as little as one year, although most students complete the program within two years.
Internship M.B.A. Program
Our full-time Internship M.B.A. Program is developed specifically for recent college graduates and offers a professional internship experience as the M.B.A. concentration. Students complete 64 credits in 13 core M.B.A. courses plus three internship courses. The Internship experience is supervised by a faculty advisor to prepare students without significant professional career experience for their future roles and responsibilities in the workplace. Classes are conducted in evenings, weekends and on-line to allow for the demands of day time internships.
4+1 M.B.A. Program
Well-qualified Benedictine University students who complete their undergraduate degree in accounting or business administration are eligible to complete the M.B.A. degree with one additional year of graduate study. The full-time 4+1 M.B.A. Program is developed specifically for recent college graduates. Admittance to the M.B.A. program is not automatic and an application must be completed during the student's senior year of undergraduate work. M.B.A. classes are conducted in evenings, weekends and online to meet the needs of students.
Dual Degree Programs
Benedictine University offers four dual M.B.A. degrees with graduate programs in Management Information Systems (M.B.A./M.S.M.I.S), Management and Organizational Behavior (M.B.A./M.S.M.O.B), and Master of Public Health (M.B.A./M.P.H.)and M.S. in Accountancy (M.B.A./M.S.A.). Dual degree programs require of 96 quarter credit hours for completion. Application and admission is required to each graduate program and students must complete all requirements for the selected dual degree. M.B.A.
Certificate Programs are designed for a concentrated focus for those professionals looking to expand their knowledge in a specific area or introduce professionals to the core M.B.A. curriculum. Courses may be taken throughout the year, in a traditional or on-line format, and may be applied toward the M.B.A. degree for students who are accepted into the degree-seeking program. Students in Certificate Programs must meet all enrollment requirements for Student At Large status. Courses must be completed at a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to apply toward the M.B.A. degree. All students entering into a Certificate Program must schedule an advising appointment with the M.B.A. Chair before they initiate their first Certificate course.
The academic calendar is organized around four 10-week academic quarters. The Benedictine M.B.A. program offers a rolling admission so students may be admitted into any of these quarters. It is possible to follow either a part-time or full-time program.
ADMISSION APPLICATION AND PROCEDURES:
An application to the Benedictine M.B.A. Program requires the following items have been received:
1. A completed application form.
2. A non-refundable application fee.
3. Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended. The student should request that all transcripts, including any from Benedictine University, be mailed directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at Benedictine University.
4. Two letters of reference from persons who know the applicant from a professional or academic perspective.
5. A one-page statement of educational and career goals.
6. Resume which includes chronological work history.
7. Interview with the M.B.A. Program Director, at the director's discretion.
8. Test scores (i.e., TOEFEL).
Applicants having a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better may be waived from the GMAT requirement. Applicants wishing to apply for a GMAT waiver, but who do not have a GPA of 3.2 or better, may be considered pending successful completion of a specified quantitative and qualitative course.
Applicants who have not completed college algebra within the past five years may be required to demonstrate math proficiency or participate in a math refresher course MBA 400 Math Review.
The M.B.A. is widely recognized as a powerful professional credential in business and other organizations. The MBA combines quantitative and qualitative courses to prepare you for the demands of contemporary business leadership, in a complex, uncertain environment. The M.B.A. conveys practical knowledge and competence to better run organizations in a competitive environment. Essential skills needed in management include accounting, economics, project management, finance, strategy, marketing, and ethics. The M.B.A. is an essential factor for your career growth and leadership development.
Our curriculum requires 64 quarter credit hours of graduate course work and can be broken into three primary sections:
1. Foundation: six (6)
2. Managerial Process: seven (7)
3. Electives: students are required to choose three (3) elective courses suited to their personal or professional interests
A unique feature of the Benedictine M.B.A. Program is the option to earn a concentration in one or more of over 17 areas. A concentration is earned by completing 12 elective credits from the specific courses designated for each concentration. Earning a concentration is optional, although the majority of M.B.A. students select at least one concentration. Students must comply with all course pre-requisites when planning a concentration.
Further information about concentrations can be found in the Graduate Catalog.
Benedictine University offers several dual M.B.A. degrees with graduate programs. Dual degree programs require of 96 quarter credit hours for completion. Application and admission is required to each graduate program and students must complete all requirements for the selected dual degree.
Master of Business Administration/ M.S. in Accountancy
The Dual Degree Programs combine the comprehensive accounting core of the M.S. in Accountancy with the competencies of Business Management. Students enrolling in the dual degree program can develop powerful credentials and specialized expertise enabling them to successfully meet the challenges of today's marketplace. The M.B.A./ M.S. in Accountancy dual degree programs consist of 96 quarter credit hours for completion.
Master of Business Administration/ M.S. in Business Analytics
The M.B.A./ M.S.in Business Analytics dual degree combines the comprehensive business core of the M.B.A. with the in-depth technical expertise in business analytics. The M.B.A./ M.S.in Business Analytics program requires 96 credits.
Master of Business Administration/M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior
The M.B.A./M.S.M.O.B. dual degree combines the comprehensive business core of the M.B.A. with the strong people and organizational focus of the M.S.M.O.B. program. Students have sufficient elective courses to earn a concentration in any of the areas available in the M.B.A. program or to continue study in the M.S.M.O.B. area. The M.B.A./M.S.M.O.B. Program requires 96 credits.
Master of Business Administration/M.S. in Management Information Systems
The M.B.A./M.S.M.I.S. dual degree combines the comprehensive business core of the M.B.A. with the indepth technical expertise in information systems provided by the M.I.S. courses. This option requires application and admission to each degree program and the completion of all requirements for both degrees. The M.B.A./M.S.M.I.S. program requires 96 credits.
Master of Business Administration/ Master of Public Health
The M.B.A./M.P.H. dual degree option adds to any administration concentration of the M.P.H. program the comprehensive business core of the M.B.A. program. The M.B.A./M.P.H. program results in both the M.P.H. and the M.B.A. degrees and requires 96 credits. The Managed Care certificate can also be earned as part of the program.
For inquiries about the admissions process or to have information on any of these programs sent to you, please contact the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300.
Borowicz joined the faculty at Benedictine University in 2004 and is the Chair
of the Graduate Business Programs. Her research interests include the virtual
teams and the professional development of graduate faculty. Dr. Borowicz
teaching accounting and finance in the M.B.A and M.S. in Accounting programs.
Prior to joining Benedictine University Dr. Borowicz was the Director of
Finance for the American Academy of Pediatrics and has 20 years' experience in
guiding the financial vision of healthcare not-for profits and educating
management and board members in effective fiscal management. In her downtime,
Dr. Borowicz is an avid golfer and equestrian.
Phone: (630) 829-6214 | Send Ron an Email | Office: Scholl Hall 149
Ron Baiman joined the faculty at Benedictine University in 2013 as an Assistant Professor within the M.B.A. program. Ron has taught introductory, as well as international and regional economics, at the University of Chicago, DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Roosevelt University where he was an Assistant Professor of Economics. Before moving to the Chicago area Ron worked in economic forecasting and rate evaluation, and in database marketing, at AT&T in NJ, and as a telecommunications policy analyst for the New York State Department of Economic Development. More recently, he has worked in public policy as Director of Budget and Policy Analysis at the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability in Chicago; in government as a Research Economist for the Illinois Department of Employment Security; in academic research institutes at Loyola University's Center for Urban Research and Learning, the Institute of Government and Public Affairs of the University of Illinois, and the Center for Urban Economic Development at University of Illinois at Chicago.
has published numerous papers on regional, public, and international political
economics in academic journals and as well as research and consulting reports
on local, state and national economic policy; co-edited a book: Political
Economy and Contemporary Capitalism that received the Choice title
for "Best Academic Title" in 2000; received research grants from the Russell
Sage Foundation and from the Woods Fund of Chicago; and served on the Editorial
Board of the Review of Radical Political Economics for many years. He
holds a Ph.D., and an M.A. with Honors, both in Economics from the New School
for Social Research in New York City, did graduate work in Mathematics at the
University of California, Berkeley, and graduated "very good" (Magna Cum Laude)
with a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from Hebrew University, Israel.
Phone: (630) 829-1936 | Send Ricky an Email | Office: Scholl Hall 153
Ricky Holman J.D. joined the faculty at Benedictine University in 2005 and heads the Business Law certificate and concentrations. Atty. Holman has 20 years civil and criminal law expertise and is licensed to practice in Illinois and Missouri.His experience includes 18 years as a Public Defender in DuPage and DeKalb County, IL. He also has experience in private practice and with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
During his eight years as instructor, Ricky has taught a range of courses including Leadership & Business Ethics, Business Law, Legal Aspects of Human Resources, and Intellectual Property.Outside the classroom, Ricky teaches law related topics for various associations and organizations, is a Mental Health First Aid instructor, and has been a Civil War re-enactor for 33 years.
Phone: (630) 829-6205 | Send Ms. Hatcher an Email | Office: Scholl Hall 221
Phone: (630) 829-6208 | Send Ms. Stackley an Email | Office: Scholl Hall 221A
Lecturers and Senior Lecturers
David Baker, M.B.A., C.P.A.
George Chakrabarty, M.B.A., M.C.P.M., Senior Lecturer
Cyril V. Crane, M.B.A., C.P.A.
David Dibblee, M.B.A., C.P.A., Professor Emeritus
Chris Fernandez, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.
John Frech, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Ann Fulmer, M.S., Senior Lecturer
R. David Fulton, M.S., C.P.A., Senior Lecturer
Kenneth Hansen, J.D., M.S., Senior Lecturer
George Hay, Ph.D.
James Hill, M.B.A., Senior Lecturer
Philip L. Hupfer, M.S.
Thomas Janus, C.P.A., M.T.
Joe Kocinski, M.B.A., Senior Lecturer
Mark Kozak, M.A., M.B.A., Lecturer
Richard Magner, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
John Malec, M.A., Senior Lecturer
Peter Papantos, M.B.A., Senior Lecturer
Kevin Pugh, M.B.A., M.S., Lecturer
Ronald Revers, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
Greg Sellers, Ph.D., M.S.
Bernard Silverman, Ph.D., M.A., Senior Lecturer
Mark Martin Sowa, M.A., M.B.A.
Martin Terpstra, M.S., C.P.A.
Joseph Youchison, M.S., M.B.A.,Senior Lecturer
Jim Zoda, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
The Lecturers listed are individuals who have been employed as instructors on an as-needed basis, within the last several years, to teach courses at Benedictine University. Instructors listed may not currently be employed by Benedictine University. The University is fortunate to be able to provide our students with part-time faculty whose experience, credentials and commitment to education add to the high quality of our resident faculty.
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