Benedictine College is committed to providing students with the best Catholic Liberal Arts education possible. The College is sponsored by the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey and the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica. They are also an heir to the 1500 years of Benedictine dedication to learning and hold regional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission. There are several unique programs available at Bendictine outside of traditional classroom work. A few examples include Presidential Scholars, The Gregorian Fellows Leadership Program, The Honors Program, and the Dr. Wangari Maathai Fellows.
The School of Business at Benedictine College is focused on excellent verbal and written communication skills, competence within an area of study, the development of character, leading others with compassion, ethical business decision making, and virtuous leadership practices.
There are five majors available in the areas of Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, or International Business. The Fifth-Year track allows students who are showing exceptional academic progress to begin taking graduate-level coursework during their senior year. This program makes graduating with an MBA possible in just five years. The on-campus MBA meets on weekday evenings to accommodate busy work schedules. The program has 11 courses and is designed to be completed in two years.
There are 14 residence halls, as well as several unique New England style homes that house 24-27 students. The houses include individual bedrooms and a common living area, kitchen, 2.5 baths, and a complete laundry room. The Murphy Recreation Center is a 42,000 square foot hub of athletic activity on campus. It features two full-sized basketball courts, multipurpose rooms for aerobics and spin classes, a hanging track, and a turfed field. On-campus dining options include a coffee shop, dining hall, grab-and-go market, and four restaurants.
Students can also take care of their physical and mental well-being through free checkups with on-site nurse practitioners and appointments with licensed counselors. Clubs and organizations help students build lasting friendships. There are a variety of interesting clubs such as the CRS-Student Ambassador program, Hunger Coalition, Raven Runners Club, and Student International Business Council.
Stewardship is an important aspect of student life at Benedictine. The College currently sponsors over 20 mission trips and two pilgrimages each year. Local service projects help students improve their surrounding community while international trips take students to serve in places across the globe. Previous mission trip locations have included Belize, Calcutta, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Jamaica, and more.
Students who are unable to attend evening classes to complete their Master’s of Business Administration can work towards their degree through live, interactive, video conferencing. This remote option makes it possible to graduate in as little as 11 months or work on coursework part-time for up to three years.