Students studying together


The PURI School of Business at Rockford University is home to the Department of Economics, Business and Accounting. Within the School, students and faculty address together the concerns of business organizations in a capitalist society. We study economic theory, management and accounting, to be sure. We live in and work in a market economy, so it is imperative that we understand both how it does work and how it should work. We live also in a global economy, so we must understand the implications of globalization.

We want students to develop an understanding of the economy and society in which they live so that they can become effective participants in that society. Education for life and civic engagement are the ultimate goals of majoring in economics, business and accounting at Rockford University.

The academic programs offered by the Economics, Business, and Accounting department are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE):

Accelerated Degree Completion Program

Graduate and Executive Programs

Bloomberg Business Lab

The Bloomberg Business Lab opened in the spring of 2018 and features 11 state-of-the-art terminals. Rockford University’s Puri School of Business is the only academic institution offering this level of global business resources in the Rockford area. Students will use the Bloomberg Professional service to further develop industry leading skills for careers in finance, economics, accounting and business. The Bloomberg Professional service has more than 320,000 leading business and financial subscribers worldwide.

The Bloomberg Professional service, Bloomberg’s core offering, is a software platform that provides trusted real-time and historical data, market moving news and analytics to help business and financial professionals make better informed investment decisions. The service also features execution platforms for every asset class, research and a global network to communicate securely and reliably. The University’s subscriptions to the Bloomberg Professional service will serve as a resource for both students and professors. It will enable students to become familiar with tools used in financial services, thereby reinforcing classroom theory, while professors can use it to further their own research.

For more information regarding the Bloomberg Business Lab or the University’s Economics, Business and Accounting department, contact Dr. John Gunyon,

Department Information

Economics, Business and Accounting
PURI School of Business
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
John Gunyon, Ph.D., Chair