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The Brennan School of Business was created to fulfill the mission of Dominican University by providing value-centered intellectual development and professional preparation in the business disciplines for motivated students. The purpose of the business program, like that of the university, is to foster the personal, social and professional development of its students through excellent teaching, careful mentoring, and rigorous programs of study.
Taught by a faculty of well-prepared academicians with real world experience, the curriculum takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to business education. The undergraduate program enables students to choose from among four business majors and three separate concentrations. The programs offered by the Brennan School of Business all reflect the university’s commitment to liberal and professional learning.
A primary purpose of the business program is to prepare graduates to have an understanding of ethical precepts and commit to promoting socially responsible behavior and demonstrating it in their own lives. Through its international business curriculum and programs, the Brennan School of Business supports and extends the university’s dedication to cultural and ethnic diversity.
The business curricula provide the opportunity for students to learn the tools and methods for managing companies and organizations and to apply ethically those tools and methods for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Goal 1: Students will appreciate the ethical foundation of effective long-run business decisions and promote social responsibility and ethical leadership in managerial decision-making
Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively in written and verbal formats
Goal 3: Students will utilize technology and electronic learning to address business applications
Goal 4: Students will utilize quantitative and analytical methods as well as critical thinking skills in business applications
Goal 5: Students will utilize a global perspective in the evaluation of contemporary business issues
The faculty’s work in defining these academic goals and objectives enables the students in the Brennan School of Business to benefit from a coherent system of management education. This educational system is not only designed to help them learn business concepts but also to prepare them for success throughout the course of their professional management careers.