Offered in: Chicago | Schaumburg
The Flex-Track Program for Adults lets students earn their undergraduate degrees at an accelerated pace while balancing work and family commitments. Courses in the Flex-Track program are conveniently offered on-campus, online, and in “hybrid” mode (combining face-to-face meetings and online interactions). Courses are eight weeks in length, allowing adult students to reduce the time it takes to earn the bachelor’s degree.
The Bachelor of Professional Studies with a major in Business provides students with a solid foundation in general business, preparing them for graduate study, professional development, and career advancement.
The degree offers a comprehensive business core plus a broad selection of “functional areas for specialization." These functional areas include Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, and Social Entrepreneurship, as well as professional programs such as Hospitality and Tourism Management, Organizational Leadership, Paralegal Studies and Sustainability Studies.
The Flex-Track Program for Adults includes an innovative general education curriculum that centers on critical thinking, research, writing, and skills. Interdisciplinary Senior Seminars provide a broad background in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, while the capstone Senior Thesis sequence allows students to demonstrate mastery of a topic. These general education requirements are available in the eight-week format.
Students will not be admitted into the Business BPS major after Fall 2016.
These quantitative requirements apply to degrees in the College of Professional Studies:
- Students may apply no more than 60 credit hours of 100-level courses toward the degree.
- Students must apply no fewer than 60 credit hours of 200- and 300-level courses toward the degree.
- Students must have at least 18 credit hours (of the 60 credit hours above) at the 300 level.
- Students may transfer in no more than 66 credit hours from community colleges.
- Students must take their final 30 hours at Roosevelt University. .
- Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate.
Business Core Requirements
- All freshman/sophomore business requirements must be completed with grades of C- or higher.
- A 300-level business elective is substituted for the international perspective course if an international course is in the functional area.
- MGMT 380 BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY must be taken at Roosevelt and passed with a grade of C- or higher.
- One grade of D may be used in the remaining junior/senior core courses unless a C- is specifically required by the major.
|ACCT 210||PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I||3|
|ACCT 211||PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II||3|
|BLAW 201||BUSINESS LAW I||3|
|Select one functional area from the following: Accounting; Finance; Hospitality & Tourism Management; Human Resource Management; Management; Marketing; Organizational Leadership; Paralegal Studies; Social Entrepreneurship; Sustainability Studies||18|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ANALYSIS|
|SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS|
|INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGIES|
|ECON 101||PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I 1||3|
|ECON 102||PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II 1||3|
|ECON 234||ELEMENTARY STATISTICS||3|
|MATH 096||DEVELOPMENTAL MATH FOR COLLEGE ALGEBRA (if required by RUA)||0|
|MATH 116||FINITE MATHEMATICS 1||3|
|MATH 121||COLLEGE ALGEBRA||3|
|BCOM 301||BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS||3|
|FIN 311||PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE||3|
|INFS 330||MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS||3|
|MGMT 300||OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT||3|
|MGMT 308||ETHICAL LEADERSHIP AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY||3|
|MGMT 358||BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE & ORGANIZATION THEORY||3|
|MGMT 380||BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY||3|
|MKTG 302||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||3|
|To be selected from any area: additional courses to complete the 120-hour requirement||51|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
Grade of C- or better required
BPS degrees replace traditional general education courses and electives with an innovative Core Curriculum, consisting of interdisciplinary seminars and a Senior Thesis research project. These seminars, designed for adult students, reduce the time required to complete degree requirements. Courses in the BPS core are designated with the PLS prefix (Professional and Liberal Studies). The BPS Core Curriculum includes:
|MATH 110||QUANTITATIVE LITERACY||3|
|PLS 201||CRITICAL REASONING AND SKILLS||3|
|PLS 202||INFORMATION LITERACY AND RESEARCH WRITING||3|
|PLS 220||TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY||3|
|PLS 350||SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS||3|
|PLS 351||SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS||3|
|PLS 360||NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I||3|
|PLS 361||NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II||3|
|PLS 370||HUMANITIES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS||3|
|PLS 371||HUMANITIES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS||3|
|PLS 397||ADVANCED RESEARCH DESIGN AND EVALUATION||3|
|PLS 398||SENIOR THESIS||3|
|University Writing Requirement|
|Roosevelt University Assessment placement test to determine if additional courses are required|
|ENG 101||COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING||3|
|ENG 102||COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH||3|
|Total Credit Hours||42|