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Academic Programs & Majors

What interests you? What excites you? From biology to bassoon, psychology to pharmacy, reading to real estate, Roosevelt can help you find your focus. Explore our broad academic choices, outstanding faculty and nearly limitless directions your passions can take you.

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Accounting, BSBA
The accounting program provides business administration and liberal arts students with an understanding of the development and use of accounting records and statements, budgeting funds, and cash flow analysis. For this purpose a two-semester course is offered that covers the development and use of the records, accounts and financial statements of merchandising, service and manufacturing concerns, whether organized as proprietorships, partnerships or corporations.
Finance, BSBA

This program has been designed to offer students the opportunity to major in both traditional and emerging financial fields. Course offerings give students a broad exposure to contemporary issues in the financial world. Courses in finance have been designed to meet the following objectives:

  • Teach the concepts and skills necessary to provide funds for a business and to control, plan and evaluate the flow of funds through the enterprise
  • Provide advanced education in business finance to those seeking employment in corporate finance, banking, securities exchanges and personal financial planning
Hospitality and Tourism Management, BSHTM

Established in 1984 to serve and support Chicago's number one industry, the Manfred Steinfeld program is the premier four-year hospitality program in Illinois. Named for Manfred Steinfeld, the program's benefactor and chairman and former CEO of Shelby Williams Industries, the Roosevelt program seeks to produce leaders and innovators in hospitality management. With Chicago as our campus, the curriculum is implemented by an experienced faculty and staff culled from the nation's hospitality industry. Students include a lively mix of entering freshmen, transfer students, working professionals and a representative international population.

Human Resource Management, BSBA
The human resource management major at Roosevelt is unique given our small class sizes, student-focused faculty and real-world curriculum that prepare you for the demands of today's fast-changing HR landscape. Our faculty teach both theory and the real-world skills necessary to be a successful HR professional. You will get hands-on education that uses real-world cases, project, and experiential exercises to simulate precisely the types of activities you will do as a future HR professional, so that when you graduate you are prepared for the demands of the profession.
Management, BSBA
The BSBA in Management prepares students to become managers in a wide variety of of settings. There are many types of management positions in small, medium or large organizations within industry, government or service fields. The management major at Roosevelt University prepares you to succeed in these various settings whether it be your own start-up business, a small or large organization, or a non-profit. In all of our course work, we teach you about management from both practical and ethical standpoints. Your course work will include studies in finance, accounting, human resources, marketing, business law and information systems, as well as more specific management areas such as operations management, social entrepreneurship and organizational behavior.
Marketing, BSBA

Roosevelt's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing is one of the leading undergraduate marketing programs in the Chicago area offered by a private independent university. The program offers the prestige and visibility of a renowned private university, with classes taught by an outstanding faculty mix of PhD-qualified professors and knowledgeable experienced business practitioners. In addition, small class sizes, combined with Roosevelt University's outstanding facilities and convenient locations in the Chicago metro area, make the program exceptional.

Students completing a major in marketing may pursue a wide variety of careers. These include: brand and product management, marketing research, digital and social media marketing, advertising, retailing, sales and sales management, public relations, marketing logistics, and new product planning.

Organizational Communication, BAOC

This program provides students with an education that focuses on an understanding of the relationship of communication (both internal and external) to goal achievement. There is a significant emphasis on virtual communication practices, crisis management and using various internet-based tools in engaging and impactful ways.

Organizational Leadership, BAOL

Skilled leaders are invaluable in the ever-changing modern workplace. Prepare to drive positive change, develop direction and improve the way organizations work — and do it on your schedule, so you can maintain your commitments to work and family. Adult degree completion scheduling means you can take classes when it works for you, including evening and online courses. In fact, you can complete the entire Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership program online if you wish. Classes are taught by faculty members with extensive leadership experience and a passion for helping adult learners succeed and advance their careers.

Social Entrepreneurship, BSBA

The major in social entrepreneurship is designed for students interested in using their business skills in the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact. The core BSBA program provides a strong foundation for any student looking to become a successful business leader and create social change.

Social entrepreneurship is a form of leadership that permanently changes the way problems are addressed on a global and local scale. Social entrepreneurs take innovative and creative approaches to develop sustainable solutions to a range of problems from poverty, malnutrition, and homelessness and to lack of access to education, health care and dignified work. These methods allow social entrepreneurs to develop and implement pattern-breaking solutions for previously intractable social problems in ways that are sustainable and have a long-term orientation.