Academic Catalog

Management, Bachelor of Arts

College: Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business
Department: Business
Student Type: Accelerated Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Both Lisle Campus and Mesa Campus

The Management major is offered in cohort/blended programs through evening classes, as well as in a fully online format. These options provide time periods and formats designed for the needs of various learners. Management students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours for degree completion.  

Requirements - Major

Management majors must complete the University’s distribution requirements, which are partially satisfied by the following courses in ethics, math, and psychology.  

Ethics 1
Select one of the following:3
General Ethics
Business Ethics
Business Ethics in the Context of Catholic Social Teaching
Math 1
MATH 1105Finite Mathematics 23
or MATH 1110 College Algebra
PSYC 1100Survey of Psychology3
Total Hours9

Business majors must complete Ethics and Math requirement with a “C” or better.


Or other department approved course.

Business Core 1
ACCT 1111Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 1112Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BALT 1150Business Statistics I 53
BALT 1140Excel with Business Applications3
ECON 2001Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 2002Principles of Macroeconomics3
FINA 2300Principles of Finance3
MKTG 2300Principles of Marketing3
MGT 2235Business Law3
BALT 3301Managerial Decision Making Under Uncertainty3
MGT 3300Management3
MGT 4380Strategic Management3
or MGT 4387 Management Capstone
Major Courses 2
MGT 2217Group Dynamics and Learning Strategies (or MGT approved course in the 2000 level)3
Select one INTB courses at the 3000 level 33
MGT 2237Business Communications3
MGT 4320Organizational Behavior3
MGT 4433Operations Management3
Select two MGT courses either at the 3000 or 4000 level 46
Total Hours57

Management majors must complete the following Business Core courses with a “C” or better.


Management majors must also complete the following Major Courses, with a “C” or better.


Suggested: INTB 3302 International Management.


Recommended: MGT 4330 Human Resource Management, MGT 3347 Project Management, MGT 3303 Management Labor Relations, or MGT 3323 Group Processes.


Or other department approved course.

Students in the Management major may need to meet additional requirements pursuant to agreements with other institutions and may need additional elective hours to meet the University’s 120 credit hour minimum.   

Work/Life Experience Credits

Course credit may be demonstrated through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program by the submission and approval of a Work/Life Experience portfolio. Students in the Management major receiving credit through PLA will be awarded credit only in specific Benedictine courses considered general elective credit in the Management major. Students need to complete all of the requirements of the PLA program within one year of starting their degree program. The maximum number of credits that may be obtained through Work/Life Experience is 18 semester credit hours.  

Optional Concentrations

For Management students, optional concentrations (when available) provide an opportunity to expand knowledge in different areas. Each concentration is composed of four courses for a total of 12 semester credit hours of credit. In order to qualify for a concentration, a grade of “C” or better must be obtained for each course. The following three concentrations are available:

Human Resources Management Concentration

The Human Resources Management concentration requires completion of the following courses:

MGT 2262Employee Recruitment Strategies3
MGT 2264Employee Performance and Appraisal Management3
MGT 2266Essentials of Compensation and Benefits3
MGT 2270Employment Law and Risk Management3
Total Hours12

It is recommended that students complete MGT 4330 Human Resource Management prior to taking the concentration courses.

Marketing Concentration

The Marketing concentration requires completion of the following courses:

MKTG 3310Consumer Behavior3
MKTG 4330Promotional Strategy3
MKTG 3331Internet Marketing Communications3
INTB 4350International Marketing3
Total Hours12

Digital Marketing for Working Professionals Concentration

The Digital Marketing for Working Professionals concentration requires completion of the following courses:

MKTG 2241Introduction to Social Media Marketing3
MKTG 2242Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)3
MKTG 2243Introduction to Search Engine Marketing3
MKTG 2244Intro to Web Analytics (Google Analytics)3
Total Hours12