Academic Programs

Management & Organizational Behavior (Adult Accelerated)

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Management curriculum is designed to enable graduates to effectively function in increasingly complex business environments. The program focuses on skill development in the areas of management and leadership, group behavior, accounting and economics, marketing and project management.

The Management program challenges students to develop knowledge, skills and personal values through a well-planned, sequenced curriculum. Many students who earn the B.A. degree earn a Benedictine University at Springfield M.B.A. degree with just 23 months of additional study.

The Management program operates in a weeknight learning team format. All courses are based on adult learning principles. Students progress through the program together, taking one or two courses at a time, with some courses available online. Classes meet from 6:00-10:00 p.m. one day per week.

Management instructors provide extensive real world knowledge creating the context for a meaningful educational experience and focus on providing theory coupled with practical applications that students can use immediately. Instructional methods include lectures, seminars, workshop activities, simulations and business case studies.

Admission Requirements

Benedictine University at Springfield admits qualified adult students who demonstrate the potential to maintain satisfactory academic standing. Specific admission conditions are as follows:

• A cumulative grade point average of 2.0
• A minimum age of 24 years
• A minimum of two significant years of work experience in business, industry, public service, the military or other
related employment
• For applicants whose native language is not English, evidence of English proficiency through successful completion of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other proficiency exams as identified by Benedictine University at Springfield is required.

To be considered for admission, the application file must be complete (including official transcripts). All documents must be submitted to: Benedictine University at Springfield, Office of Admissions, 1500 N. Fifth St., Springfield, IL 62702.