Business

The Blitstein Institute Department of Business aims to advance the Business discipline to the degree-seeking student, through excellence in education, through knowledge creation, and through the fostering of Torah and ethical values alongside the traditional Business curriculum. You can choose from three unique majors in General Business, Ecommerce and Web-Based Business and Marketing.

The Business Department provides the essential skills necessary to work and lead within the business arena and workforce. A range of experiences are inherent in the coursework, helping you to hone your skills and find your place in this dynamic space. Blitstein Institute’s faculty are eager to mentor and foster your business networks, identify meaningful internship opportunities, as well as prepare for matriculation to our MBA pathway program with the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University. Students who perform at a high academic caliber in their undergraduate coursework are provisionally accepted to Loyola Chicago’s MBA program and matriculate with 9 credits counted toward their 30-credit MBA program. Qualified students are exempt from sitting for the GMAT.

Program Chair

Paul Pinkus
Paul Pinkus, CPA
Internship and job opportunities for our accounting and business majors come in faster than we can fill them. Obviously, employers have gotten wind of the quality of our students.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete Blitstein Institute’s General Education Requirements as listed in the catalog.

General Business Major Requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for all students who graduate from Blitstein Institute with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students pursuing an additional major in business must complete 45 semester hours in business and related courses, as outlined below.

Residency Requirements

The following must be completed in residence:

Requirement Credits
BUSH 213/ENGH 211 - Business Communication 3
BUSH/MATH 272 - Statistical Analysis 3
PHIH 322 - Case Studies in Jewish Business Ethics 3
BUSH 385- Business Policy and Strategic Management 3

Additional Requirements

Requirement Credits
ACCH 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCH 202  - Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUSH 206  - Business Data Analysis 3
BUSH 215  - Macroeconomics 3
BUSH 217  - Microeconomics 3
BUSH 250 - Business Law 3
BUSH 301 - Management of Personnel and Organizations 3
BUSH 311 - Principles of Marketing 3
BUSH 341 - Business Finance 3
BUSH 361 - E-Commerce 3

Summative Assessment

BUSH 385 serves as the capstone course which builds on the knowledge and skills attained throughout the curriculum.

Loved loved loved the program! I progressed at my own pace and achieved my goals through classes and an internship at Momentum LLC. Dr. Verderame’s Business writing class was a standout. Y. Leon (class of 2020)