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Business, BPS


The Flex-Track Program for Adults lets students earn their undergraduate degree 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 their 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.


These quantitative requirements also apply to degrees in the College of Professional Studies:

  • Students may apply no more than 60 semester hours of 100-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must apply no fewer than 60 semester hours of 200- and 300-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must have at least 18 semester hours (of the 60 semester hours above) at the 300 level.
  • Students may transfer in no more than 66 semester 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 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 210 Principles of Accounting I .....3
  ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting II .....3
  BLAW 201 Business Law I .....3

Functional area

  The functional areas are: Accounting; Finance; Hospitality & Tourism Management; Human Resource Management; Management; Marketing; Organizational Leadership; Paralegal Studies; Social Entrepreneurship; Sustainability Studies .....18

International perspective (choose one)

  ACCT 337 International Accounting .....3
  FIN 354 International Financial Analysis .....3
  MGMT 360 Survey of International Business .....3
  MKTG 362 International Marketing Strategies .....3

Introductory courses

  ECON 101 Principles of Economics I (grade of C- or better required) .....3
  ECON 102 Principles of Economics II (grade of C- or better required) .....3
  ECON 234 Elementary Statistics* .....3
  MATH 116 Finite Mathematics* (grade of C- or better) .....3
  MATH 121 College Algebra* .....3
  MATH 96 (if required by RUA) .....

Junior/senior requirements

  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 and 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

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 095 (if required by RUA) .....3
  MATH 110 Quantitative Reasoning or PLS 290 .....3

Introductory Seminars

  PLS 201 Pro-Seminar in Critical Skills .....3
  PLS 202 Information Literacy & Research Writing .....3
  PLS 220 Technology Literacy .....3

Senior Seminars

  PLS 350 Seminar in the Social Sciences I .....3
  PLS 351 Seminar in the Social Sciences II .....3
  PLS 360 Seminar in the Natural Sciences I .....3
  PLS 361 Seminar in the Natural Sciences I I .....3
  PLS 370 Seminar in Humanities I .....3
  PLS 371 Seminar in Humanities II .....3
  PLS 397 Advanced Research .....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 and Writing .....3
  ENG 102 Composition II: Introduction to Academic Research .....3

Senior Seminars