About Benedictine University & the College of Business

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Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is a Catholic University in the Benedictine tradition that provides a values-centered education designed to prepare people from diverse backgrounds for a lifetime as active, informed, and responsible leaders in the world community.

Benedictine University builds its educational life and efforts on seven core values: a search for God by oneself and with others, a tradition of hospitality, an appreciation for living and working in community, a concern for the development of each person, an emphasis on a life lived in balance, a dedication to responsible stewardship of the earth, and a commitment to academic excellence.

The University offers a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs through its six colleges: the College of Business, the College of Education and Health Services, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science, the Margaret and Harold Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies, and most recently the Benedictine Global Campus which includes all Asian academic programs.

For more about the university, we encourage you to visit BenU's main website.

Click here for more on our accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission and the Illinois State Board of Education.

Benedictine is a Military Friendly School. More on our support of veterans and other awards and rankings.

About the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business

In the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business, we combine Benedictine values with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for success in the corporate world. Programs include Accounting; Business and Economics; Finance; International Business and Economics; Management Information Systems; Management and Organizational Behavior; Organizational Leadership; Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.); and Ph.D.’s in Organization Development and Values-Driven Leadership. The two Chicago-area doctoral programs are recognized as premier global programs in organization development, management, business, and leadership. (The Ph.D. program in Values-Driven Leadership was named the #1 doctoral program by HR.com in 2017 and 2018.)

Our faculty includes an exceptional blend of full-time and adjunct professors, many of whom are business and industry leaders. They are world-class teachers, researchers, and practitioners. In many programs, Visiting Distinguished Scholars and Business Leaders from around the world come to Benedictine to join our faculty in the classroom and enrich student learning.

Programs are designed to meet the needs of traditional-age students as well as working adults. Courses are offered in semester, quarter, accelerated and cohort formats. All of them are offered on our main campus in Lisle and many on our satellite campuses in Mesa, Arizona; China; and Vietnam.

Built on this solid foundation, the Center for Values-Driven Leadership helps leaders forge new paths to profitability through a values-driven approach to business.

Classes are held in the Goodwin Hall of Business, as seen in the photo gallery below.

  • The Goodwin Hall of Business opened in 2015.
  • Our students learn in a dedicated executive classroom on the building's top floor.
  • Events are held in our 4th floor conference venue, the Sorensen Hall of Leaders.
  • Outside the Hall of Leaders, our Values-Driven Leadership Hall of Fame celebrates the practitioners and scholars who put values in action in their work and research.
  • The first floor lobby of the Goodwin Hall of Business offers space for meetings and events.
  • Lounge space throughout the building gives students room to stretch out, or work in groups on class assignments.
  • A second-floor coffee shop, #coffee, overlooks the lobby and provides students with a caffeine boost.