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Students can register now for financial literacy, going green in business courses

Students can register now for financial literacy, going green in business courses
March 7, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Lisle, Illinois ~ Credit cards getting you down? Never seem to have money?

Benedictine University can help.

The College of Business is offering a 3-credit hour course during the Spring semester, "FINA 120 - Financial Literacy," which promotes financial literacy among students. The first four weeks of the course are a combination of onsite meetings, online learning and discussion in which students prepare personal budgets, learn how to manage credit and debit card spending, and use a journal to track their spending and progress toward their savings goals.

During the second four weeks of the course, students travel to area middle schools once or twice per week and work with Junior Achievement to teach the students about money management.

The course is offered from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Scholl Hall, Room 202 beginning March 15 through May 10 and is open to all undergraduate students.

Benedictine is also offering a course to teach students about environmental sustainability and business. The course, "MGT 120 - Going Green in Business," is a 1-credit hour course that meets from 3:00-4:15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Scholl Hall, Room 208 beginning March 29 through May 10.

Students learn how they can make a positive difference on the job to adopt green business practices.

Registration is now open until March 15 for FINA 120 and March 29 for MGT 120. There are no prerequisites for either course.

For more information about the Financial Literacy course, contact Vicki Jobst at vjobst@ben.edu. For information about the Going Green in Business course, contact Bob Nelson at bnelson@ben.edu.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.