Business, BPS

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.

Standards

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.

Requirements

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.
Freshman/Sophomore Requirements
ACCT 210PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 211PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3
BLAW 201BUSINESS LAW I3
Functional Area
Select one functional area from the following: Accounting; Finance; Hospitality & Tourism Management; Human Resource Management; Management; Marketing; Organizational Leadership; Paralegal Studies; Social Entrepreneurship; Sustainability Studies18
International Perspective
Select one of the following:3
INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
SURVEY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGIES
Introductory Courses
ECON 101PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I 13
ECON 102PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II 13
ECON 234ELEMENTARY STATISTICS3
MATH 096DEVELOPMENTAL MATH FOR COLLEGE ALGEBRA (if required by RUA)0
MATH 116FINITE MATHEMATICS 13
MATH 121COLLEGE ALGEBRA3
Junior/Senior Requirements
BCOM 301BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
FIN 311PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE3
INFS 330MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
MGMT 300OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
MGMT 308ETHICAL LEADERSHIP AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY3
MGMT 358BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE & ORGANIZATION THEORY3
MGMT 380BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY3
MKTG 302PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
Other
To be selected from any area: additional courses to complete the 120-hour requirement51
Total Credit Hours120
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 Grade of C- or better required

Core Curriculum

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:

Introductory Courses
MATH 110QUANTITATIVE LITERACY3
Introductory Seminars
PLS 201CRITICAL REASONING AND SKILLS3
PLS 202INFORMATION LITERACY AND RESEARCH WRITING3
PLS 220TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY3
Senior Seminars
PLS 350SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS3
PLS 351SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS3
PLS 360NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I3
PLS 361NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II3
PLS 370HUMANITIES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS3
PLS 371HUMANITIES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS3
PLS 397ADVANCED RESEARCH DESIGN AND EVALUATION3
PLS 398SENIOR THESIS3
University Writing Requirement
Roosevelt University Assessment placement test to determine if additional courses are required
ENG 101COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING3
ENG 102COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH3
Total Credit Hours42