In order to help students prepare for a life of civic engagement, we offer a liberal arts education and 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 the business setting. Students also are advised to complete as much work as possible in mathematics, statistics, and computer science. 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. Therefore, quantitative applications are a vital inclusion within our courses in order to refine the processes of problem-solving and decision-making. Furthermore, 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 the practical application of these skills. We model the skills in our interactions with students, and in our professional careers, as we know the transferability of these skills within the business environment.

The Puri School of Business offers the following degrees:


  • Accounting, B.A. or B.S.
  • Business Administration, B.A. or B.S.
  • Data Analytics, B.A. or B.S.
  • Data Science, B.A. or B.S.
  • Digital Marketing, B.A. or B.S.
  • Economics, B.A. or B.S.
  • Financial Economics, B.A. or B.S.
  • Healthcare Administration, B.A. or B.S.
  • Marketing, B.A. or B.S.
  • Supply Chain Management, B.A. or B.S.


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing

Degree requirements for these programs can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Puri School of Business
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Luis Romero '01 M.B.A., Chair