Elmhurst Management Program

Curriculum

As a student in the Elmhurst Management Program (business administration), you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills that will enable you to learn at an accelerated pace. This program is designed to meet your specific academic and practical needs. The Elmhurst Management Program (business administration) emphasizes individual and team projects completed outside of class, and the learning process is enriched by the workplace experiences students bring to classroom discussions and assignments.

As a student in this program, you will:

  • Become proficient in accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing, policy and statistics
  • Master the use of quantitative tools in decision making
  • Participate in effective teams in professional settings
  • Complete a capstone project that applies everything you’ve learned in class to an actual challenge in your professional life
  • Develop your capacity to make complex decisions, resolve conflicts, analyze data and solve business problems
  • Enhance your ability to communicate and lead
  • Prepare for leadership positions at top corporations by mastering the best in business theory and practice within the context of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum

Required Courses
Students in the Elmhurst Management Program (business administration) are required to successfully complete the following ten courses for a total of 33 semester hours (9.75 course credits).

  • BUS 350 Cultural Diversity in Organizations
  • BUS 371 Introduction to Global Business
  • BUS 380 Principles of Accounting
  • BUS 381 Decision Making Tools I
  • BUS 383 Management Accounting
  • BUS 386 Management
  • BUS 387 Business Communication
  • BUS 389 Marketing Management
  • BUS 480 Decision Making Tools II
  • BUS 481 Managerial Finance
  • BUS 484 Business Policy
  • PHL 310 Ethics and Business

Program Format
The Elmhurst Management Program (business administration) is a part-time program that can be completed in 16 months or less. All courses are offered in a logical sequence through a hybrid format which combines on-campus and online learning. On-campus courses meet once a week in the evening.

Students in the program complete the coursework as a cohort. The cohort model provides you with a supportive learning environment in which you will study alongside students with similar goals, develop your capacity for teamwork and build a new professional support network.

Sample Course Sequence

YEAR ONE
Fall Term
Opening Session, Orientation
BUS 381 Decision Making Tools I
BUS 389 Marketing Management
BUS 480 Decision Making Tools II
BUS 387 Business Communication

Spring Term
BUS 380 Principles of Accounting
BUS 371 Introduction to Global Business
BUS 383 Management Accounting
BUS 386 Management

Summer Term
Students may choose to complete courses to fulfill ECIC or elective credit.

YEAR TWO
Fall Term
BUS 481 Managerial Finance
BUS 350 Cultural Diversity in Organizations
PHL 310 Ethics and Business
BUS 484 Business Policy
Final Session, Presentation of Projects

In addition to completing the major requirements, all students must complete the Elmhurst College Integrated Curriculum, as well as elective courses required to earn their bachelor's degree (32 course credits/128 semester hours). You may be able to earn elective credits for life experience and other non-collegiate learning. (See Credit Options to find out more.)

NOTE: Students in the Elmhurst Management Program (business administration) should be at least 24 years of age. Program Directors reserve the right to admit students under the age of 24 who are qualified to meet the rigorous requirements of an accelerated program.

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