Academic Programs

Business & Economics

Why study business and economics at Benedictine?

When you choose to become a business and economics major at Benedictine University at Springfield, you will receive thorough exposure to business and economic principles and how they are applied to the national economy and the business world. You will also be prepared to continue graduate studies in business or management. Benedictine University at Springfield offers you:

  • Opportunities to gain practical experience while earning a salary and college credit through internships
  • Opportunities to study topics in related programs, such as opinion research, computer science, advertising and
    organizational behavior, that will help you develop additional marketable skills
  • Close contact with our professional faculty that is possible because of our low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Broad-based education that will help you not only obtain your first professional job, but be an asset in earning future promotions

What careers are available with a business and economics degree?

Our program has been designed to provide you with the necessary theoretical and practical background for careers in
the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

How does the program work?

As a business and economics major, you will acquire the broad base of knowledge, represented by the University’s core
courses taken by all students, that will prove valuable in your future career development and daily life as a citizen of your
community. You will learn the fundamentals of the economic system, both as it functions at the national level and within
the corporation, the principles of accounting and managerial finance, and the principles of mathematics along with knowledge in each of the related social sciences: sociology, political science, psychology and ethics. To complete your major, you will choose at least four additional upper-level business courses such as marketing, managerial finance, human resource management, investments, consumer behavior or international marketing. To demonstrate the knowledge you have acquired, one of your 300-level department electives should be a capstone course from among Finance, Management or Marketing.