Benedictine University

Benedictine University and its faculty have been thought leaders in education for more than 125 years. A top tier and nationally-recognized university located in the Chicago area, Benedictine is dedicated to lifelong learning for undergraduate and graduate students. We prepare our students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the community and the world.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Accelerate Your Ascent in Business.
Today’s job market demands that you stand out. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) online degree from Benedictine University tells employment decision-makers three things. You’re prepared for high-level leadership.

Choose from seven elective areas to tailor your studies to your professional goals and interests-or choose from multiple areas to increase your expertise, marketability, and flexibility.

  • Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation: This concentration consists of the general MBA curriculum plus three courses which focus on recognizing and acting on opportunities involving new ventures.
  • Accounting: This concentration solidifies your understanding of accounting theory and best practices so you can provide ethical and accurate services.
  • Finance: Benedictine’s online curriculum helps you build a solid understanding of managerial finance through a systematic approach to financial analysis; applying techniques for planning, forecasting, and managing finances; and evaluating ways to improve your organization’s financial performance.
  • Marketing: Develop an effective, comprehensive marketing strategy for each stage of a product or service’s life cycle. You’ll examine consumer behavior, the impact and application of technology in market research, and acquiring a global perspective.
  • International Business: Succeeding in a global economy requires an understanding of multicultural values and norms, as well as knowledge of international trade and finance.
  • Health Care Administration: Benedictine’s online health care MBA examines how financial, operations, and marketing apply to health organizations.
  • Internet Marketing: Master the powerful online strategies and viral marketing tools you need to succeed in today’s fast-moving marketing environment.

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Accelerated MBA Degree Online

Beat the market. Invest in yourself. Prepare to earn more with an online Accelerated MBA Degree from Benedictine University. If you’re an ambitious professional, you probably dream of a high-powered career. If you’ve got the drive to succeed in today’s job market, Benedictine University can help. With our Accelerated MBA degree program, you can earn an advanced degree and upgrade your income potential. In addition, you can do it in as little as one year. Why choose an accelerated MBA degree? When it comes to the return on investment of your education, our affordable MBA program is in a class of its own. With our Fast Track MBA program, you can:

  • Graduate in little as one year if you have a business undergraduate degree
  • Enjoy the prestige of an accredited, brick-and-mortar university
  • Get assistance from a full-time advisor whenever you need some help
  • Receive the quality, convenience and flexibility you deserve

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Online Master of Science (M.S.) in Accountancy

Benedictine University’s online M.S. in Accountancy is designed to provide students of all backgrounds with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)-aligned accounting education. Whether or not you currently hold a degree in accounting, this program enables you to fulfill the Illinois requirement of 30 accounting hours to sit for the CPA exam (based on your undergraduate course transcripts) and earn your master’s in about two years—when and where it’s most convenient for you.

CPA Exam Preparation: Endorsed by the Big 4 Firms, Wiley CPAexcel® is available at a 20-percent discount to M.S. in Accountancy students, giving you access to the comprehensive tools you need to prepare for the CPA exam after graduation.

Master Accounting Expectations
The Master of Science in Accountancy degree blends legal and ethical themes while stressing communication and presentation skills. By graduation, you can improve the Triple Bottom Line of social responsibility, economic value, and ecological impact as you:

  • Solve accounting problems with critical and creative thinking skills
  • Identify accounting opportunities that improve business
  • Make reliable decisions in domestic and global business environments
  • Use the business concepts of financial and managerial accounting, tax management, auditing, leadership, and business ethics

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Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC)*, and the Illinois State Board of Education

* Higher Learning Commission, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456; Fax: (312) 263-7462

** Illinois State Board of Education, 100 N. 1st Street, Springfield, IL 62777, (866) 262-6663; (217) 782-4321