Procedures for Acceptance as a Major in the School of Business
The School of Business offers five majors (all Bachelor of Arts degrees):
A student may declare a major in the School of Business at any time. Students should confer as early as possible with the department chair or program chair to establish a program of study. Students preparing for graduate school are encouraged to include as many courses in mathematics as their schedules allow.
A student will not be allowed to enroll in a 4000-level course offered by the School of Business unless the student has petitioned for and has been accepted as a major.
Students who transfer into Benedictine College will be accepted as a major in the School of Business based on the same standards set forth above. In such cases, courses previously taken by the student that are comparable to those listed above and are accepted for transfer by the College will be applied toward satisfying the requirement, up to 40% of the coursework required for the major.
Transfer students pursuing a minor offered by the School of Business must take a minimum of 25% of the coursework required for the minor at Benedictine College.
Graduation Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Requirements Common to All Majors in the School of Business: Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing
All B.A. candidates in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing must satisfy the following requirements:
- The candidate must complete the General Education requirements of the College. (See Academic Regulations and Procedures in the Course Catalog.)
- The candidate must complete all courses required for the degree from the School of Business with a grade of C– or better in each course with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. Courses required for the degree are grouped in three categories known as the Common Body of Knowledge (common to all Business majors), the Major Requirements (specific to each degree), and the Capstone Curriculum (common to all Business majors). The list of courses in each category is as follows:
- The ten Common Body of Knowledge courses:
Course List Code Title Hours BUSI-1650 Quantitative Methods in Business 3 (A course waiver is allowed for students who have previously taken College Algebra with a grade of C– or better. Additionally, students who have a 24 or higher on the Math portion of the ACT or 580 or higher on the SAT may waive this requirement.) BUSI-2650 Business Statistics 3 or MATH-1220 Introductory Statistics MGMT-2250 Prin of Business Management 3 ACCT-2090 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 ACCT-2100 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 ECON-2090 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECON-2100 Principles of Microeconomics 3 BUSI-3710 Legal Environment of Business 3 MKTG-3100 Principles of Marketing 3 FINC-3100 Principles of Finance 3 Total Hours 30
- The ten Common Body of Knowledge courses:
b. The Major Requirements for Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing. (See below.)
c. The four components of the Capstone Curriculum:
BUSI-4900 Strategic Management Experiential Learning Activity, ACCT-4780 Experiential Learning Activity, FINC-4780 Experiential Learning Activity, MGMT-4780 Experiential Learning Activity or MKTG-4780 Experiential Learning Activity (The Experiential Learning Activity (ELA) is required of all School of Business majors. Students must consult with their advisor and the Director of the Experiential Learning Program to determine activities and conditions that will satisfy this requirement.) or Internship, ACCT-4790 Accounting Internship, FINC-4790 Finance Internship, MGMT-4790 Mgmt Internship or MKTG-4790 Marketing Internship BUSI-4850 Seminr on Executive Writing and Communic BUSI-4860 Seminr on Ethics & Morality for Bus Prof (It is important for students and advisors to note that THEO-2000 Christian Moral Life and PHIL-3250 Ethics are prerequisites for this Seminar.)
3. Policy Statements:
a. Students may petition for more than one major in the School of Business (e.g., a student may double major in Accounting and Finance, or double major in Finance and Marketing, etc.). Students who petition for the International Business major must declare a co-major within the School of Business (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing).
b. The minor in Business Administration is not available to majors in the School of Business. However, the minors in Accounting, Finance, and Entrepreneurship are available to majors in the School of Business.
c. For students who transfer to Benedictine College and are accepted as a major, the School of Business reserves the right to determine which transferred courses will satisfy the requirements of a major. This determination will be based on a careful review of previous course content and rigor.