The Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business at Benedictine University provides an interdisciplinary business education centered around Benedictine values and the traditions of Catholicism. They prioritize excellence, ethical perspective, social responsibility, strategic leadership, communication, personal growth, globalization, sustainability, and commitment. There is analytical, critical-thinking, communication, problem-solving, and collaborative skills development woven throughout the coursework. The CoB has over 40 years of experience teaching and training future business leaders, and the alumni population has grown to over 9,000 people.
The CoB offers Bachelor in Business Administration degrees in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Business Analytics, Management & Organizational Behavior, Business & Economics, and Marketing. The optional concentrations for the BBA include Business Analytics, Operations Management, and Digital Marketing. Undergraduates can also study for a Bachelors in International Business & Economics. For those who cannot attend daytime classes, they offer evening classes for the BBA in Business Analytics, Finance, and Accounting. Graduate students can obtain a Masters in Business Administration, Accountancy, Management & Organizational Behavior, Business Analytics, or Values-Driven Leadership. Available dual degree options include the MBA/Masters in Management & Organizational Behavior, MBA/Master of Public Health, and the MBA/Masters in Nursing. Doctoral students can pursue a Ph.D. in Organization Development or a Ph.D./D.B.A. in Values-Driven Leadership.
Many students need financial aid to achieve higher education, and Benedictine offers many scholarships. The Arthur J. Schmitt Future Leaders Award disperses $50,000 to capable qualifying leaders. Other business-specific scholarships include the Robert Griesser Memorial Scholarship and the Margarete Roth Scholarship Fund. International trips to places like China, Spain, Costa Rica, Cuba, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Mexico, and South Korea are excellent multicultural educational experiences that are advantageous to business students.
Engaging in extracurricular activities is highly beneficial for every student. Many student organizations exist to connect students, instill leadership skills, and provide opportunities to serve the community. Business-specific groups include the Accounting Club, Investment Club, Marketing Club, and the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. The CoB Internship Program assists students with finding internships, keeping internships, career advice, career coaching, professional networking events, career preparation, and connects employers with students as well. There is also a peer mentoring program that assists with studying, projects, and academic advice. A tremendous on-campus professional preparatory event where students can present their achievements is the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Arts (URSA) symposium. Benedictine also provides numerous ways for business students to participate in service-learning. There are community service opportunities combined with teaching and reflection to benefit both the student and the community.
An excellent way for many working professionals, full-time parents, travelers, or people with other obligations to obtain a degree is through the online degree programs offered by the Goodwin College of Business. Undergraduate students can pursue an online Bachelors degree in either Management or Organizational Leadership. Graduate students can pursue an online Masters in Business Administration, Accountancy, or Management & Organizational Behavior.