PROGRAMS OF STUDY
In order to help students prepare for a life of civic engagement, we offer a liberal arts education and we promote the development of certain fundamental skills. Majors in our department develop the ability to think critically and analytically, to communicate clearly and forcefully with the written and spoken word, and to understand the process and role of decision-making in society. Majors also are advised to complete as much work as possible in mathematics, statistics and computers. In order to understand the society in which we live, students must learn how to evaluate data. Decisions about managing organizations must be informed by data in order to permit those decisions to improve performance. Quantitative applications are made in our courses in order to refine the processes of problem-solving and decision-making. The quantitative portion of the program is absolutely essential for students who hope to attend graduate school.
As faculty, we do not regard the acquisition of these skills as an abstract wish. They are identified specifically as components of our courses, and we demonstrate throughout our courses how these skills are acquired and refined. We model the skills in our interactions with students, and in our professional careers. We practice what we preach.
The Economics, Business and Accounting Department offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees along with minors in each discipline.
Majors and Tracks/Concentrations:
- Accounting (B.A., B.S.)
- Business Administration (B.A., B.S.) — concentrations in Finance, Financial Planning, Management, and Marketing
- Economics (B.A., B.S.) — concentrations in Finance, International Economics, Public Policy
Rockford University’s Economics, Business and Accounting Department offers students the opportunity to either major or minor in economics, business administration or accounting. Degree requirements for these programs can be found in the Academic Catalog.
Economics, Business and Accounting
PURI School of Business
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
John Gunyon, Ph.D., Chair