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.
Benedictine University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral online degree programs in business, health care and education designed to fit the needs of busy adult professionals.
Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC)*, the Illinois State Board of Education**, and the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of The American Dietetic Association***.
Benedictine's Master's Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2015.
* 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
*** ADA, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600
Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior Re-Invent Your Future with the Benedictine University Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior Get the credentials and knowledge to become a leader in managing organizational change by helping others reach their potential and initiating solutions to workplace issues. In Benedictine's online MS in Management and Organizational Behavior, you will gain insight on how and why people behave within organizations and learn to apply the appropriate methodologies to achieve positive results. The program provides a comprehensive curriculum that investigates the human side of management. You will learn key aspects of human behavior within an organizational structure as well as timely topics such as ethics and social responsibility, service management, leadership and power strategies, and labor relations. The curriculum also includes advanced courses in financial management, organizational research and power strategies.
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 concentrations to tailor your studies to your professional goals and interests-or do a dual concentration and increase your expertise, marketability, and flexibility.
All types of organizations need ethical professionals with accounting expertise and skills—especially in an environment in which businesses are increasingly subjected to scrutiny and oversight. The online MBA with a concentration in Accounting offers a solid foundation in accounting theory and best practices.
In addition to the advanced business knowledge through core MBA courses, the Accounting concentration (consisting of three courses) offers studies in profit planning, cost analysis, the theory and practice of financial accounting, and an overview of how tax issues can influence accounting decisions.
Plan for a stable and rewarding career in this vital aspect of business operations: choose the Accounting concentration with your MBA studies online at Benedictine.
Do you long to strike out on your own? Benedictine's online MBA in Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation teaches you to manage the risks and challenges of starting or running your own company. You can apply what you learn to your own career whether you are already small-business owner, dream of founding an organization, or work at a start-up.
Coursework consists of a robust business foundation curriculum of the general MBA and three concentration-specific courses in the practices and challenges of entrepreneurship, managing creativity and innovation in business, and securing financing for new ventures.
Along with core coursework in vital business functions, these courses will help you go develop the key skills and abilities you need to start your own company—and keep it running successfully.
The growth and complexity of the health care industry is driving demand for business professionals with expertise specific to this challenging field. Benedictine's online health care administration MBA explores the financial, operations, and marketing functions as applied to the health care context, preparing graduates for leadership roles in this expanding area.
In addition to the rigorous foundation coursework of Benedictine’s MBA program, students take three concentration-specific courses to develop advanced knowledge and skills in strategic thinking, innovation, management, and planning as applied to health care organizations. Graduates will be well-positioned to take advantage of the growing employment opportunities at all kinds of health care organizations.
As the nature of business turns increasingly global, organizations need professionals with the know-how to manage the many challenges and potential pitfalls of doing business in other countries and cultures. Benedictine University's MBA in International Business focuses on the many factors organizations should consider when planning global operations.
The three-course curriculum of the International Business explores cultural sensitivity and diverse workforce management, the application of marketing principles and concepts in the international environment, and theories of international economics and finance.
The online MBA International Business degree can be applied to jobs at multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations, non-profits, government agencies, and any other organization with an international focus. With a nuanced understanding of cultural issues and expertise in international trade and finance, you can help organizations successfully develop new markets in foreign countries.
As more marketing, sales, and advertising happens online, business professionals need to be experts in the most up-to-date and effective tactics. Benedictine’s online MBA with an Internet Marketing concentration delivers continually updated courses designed to develop your ability to successfully deploy these marketing tools.
Offered through a partnership with the Internet marketing experts at Market Motive, coursework in the Internet Marketing MBA is designed by industry leaders and constantly revised to reflect changes in this fast-moving field. The result is a real-time curriculum with instant real-world application.
In addition to core MBA coursework, students complete three electives from a list of classes that cover social media marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), web analytics, online advertising, and conversion optimization.
Combine a high-quality business education from a respected traditional university with cutting-edge expertise in online marketing with the online Internet Marketing MBA from Benedictine.
Consumers are bombarded with more marketing and advertising than ever before. How are you going to get them to pay attention to your organization’s message? With the Marketing concentration of Benedictine University’s online MBA, you will develop the tools to develop a comprehensive and effective marketing strategy across the life cycle of a product or service—a skill that’s increasingly in demand by organizations facing heated competition.
The Marketing concentration offers specific, in-depth coursework on consumer behavior, digital marketing strategies, and marketing in the international context. Combined with the advanced business expertise offered by the MBA core curriculum, the program can position you to lead an organization to more marketing presence, more customers, and more profits.
Organizations must not only account for their finances—they must also create and implement plans and strategies for growth in order to be successful. Develop a solid foundation in the ins and outs of managerial finance and enhance your value to your organization or on the job marketplace with Benedictine's online MBA in Finance.
The three-course curriculum takes a systematic approach to financial analysis, teaching you strategies for profit planning, exploring the theory and practice of financial reporting, and modern theories of international economics. In combination with the in-depth business curriculum of core courses, the Finance concentration of Benedictine’s online MBA will provide you with highly valued expertise that you can apply to any industry or field.
The functions of the field of public health are vital: from communicating information about diseases to educating communities about proper diet and nutrition, public health practitioners help ensure society runs smoothly, keep medical costs down and encourage the spread of accurate and factual information. Benedictine's online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program provides you with the essential tools to lead organizations, agencies and companies that deal with these tasks.
The Benedictine online MPH degree covers core areas of public health, such as:
Coursework may also intersect with related areas, such as urban planning, policy, advocacy, community organizing, social work and social sustainability.
While you can apply the MPH degree to a wide range of population-based health concerns, you may want to add a certificate in a specific area of public health to increase your expertise and job marketability. Or you may choose to earn a certificate only. With requirements of just four classes, a certificate is a fast way to get up to speed on these crucial areas of public health:
About Benedictine University
Consistently well ranked on US News and World Report's annual list of top master's institutions in the Midwest, Benedictine is an established institution with more than 120 years of history and a tradition of academic excellence. You'll earn the same highly respected MPH degree as our traditional, on-campus students with the convenience and flexibility of the online format, a geographically and professionally diverse student body and abundant support when you need it.
Re-Invent Your Future with the Benedictine University Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior
Get the credentials and knowledge to become a leader in managing organizational change by helping others reach their potential and initiating solutions to workplace issues. In Benedictine's online MS in Management and Organizational Behavior, you will gain insight on how and why people behave within organizations and learn to apply the appropriate methodologies to achieve positive results.
The program provides a comprehensive curriculum that investigates the human side of management. You will learn key aspects of human behavior within an organizational structure as well as timely topics such as ethics and social responsibility, service management, leadership and power strategies, and labor relations. The curriculum also includes advanced courses in financial management, organizational research and power strategies.
What Makes Benedictine University's Online MSMOB Unique?
There has never been a greater need for business leaders who can effectively guide an organization through the turbulence of today's rapidly changing business environment. The MSMOB program at Benedictine University will help equip you to meet these challenges with confidence and skill.
Our changing health care industry requires nurses with more skills and knowledge than ever before. Benedictine University’s Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed to teach nurses to rise to the challenges of today’s complex health care environment and to help them advance their careers.
Benedictine’s Online MSN curriculum aligns with standards set by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for graduate nursing education. Students study topics including leadership, informatics and healthcare technologies, health care advocacy and policy, collaboration among health care professionals, cultural sensitivity, and other subjects that will help them take their practice to a higher level. The program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Nurse Educator: Students study teaching and learning theories, instructional design and curriculum evaluation in preparation for teaching nursing students or patients in a variety of settings. Coursework also covers advanced nursing topics such as health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology from the Nurse Educator perspective. The concentration may be used as preparation for the National League of Nursing’s Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination, as well as for educator-related certifications offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Nurse Executive Leader: This concentration prepares nurses for high-level managerial jobs with coursework in organizational skills such as collaboration, communication, planning, and critical thinking leaders need to effectively run a unit, department or facility. Coursework can prepare students for related certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Six Terms per year (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov)
Fully Online Master's Degrees.
Master's College or University I
Must be equipped with high-speed Internet connection such as DSL or cable modem. PC configuration must support Windows XP or greater.
We offer a variety of federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. Each program has specific student eligibility requirements. In general, students must be formally admitted as degree-seeking and enrolled for a minimum number of credit hours.
Benedictine University gave me a solid foundation on which to build an international career. The program helped me develop self-confidence and flexibility.