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     Students choose the Brennan School of Business because of:
    • the flexibility of online and evening classes and full-time and part-time options
    • small, highly interactive classes taught by our extraordinary faculty with real world experience
    • our commitment to preparing leaders who will make the world a better place​
    If you are a current student, please explore the information available on this site.  If you are a prospective student, please visit The Brennan School of Business​ for more information and to apply.
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    The links to the left will bring you to a list of the the current syllabi for courses currently taught in the Brennan School of Business.

    Career

    The Career Development Center at the Brennan School of Business is dedicated to the development and implementation of services and programs that promote life-long career management for students and alumni. By cultivating multi-faceted partnerships and networks, we are committed to providing the services to assist you in exploring diverse career opportunities. 


    From the moment students begin their graduate business program, they can receive career guidance and training. The Career Development Center is ready to assist students with self-assessment, one-on-one strategy sessions, resume critiques, videotaping of simulated interviews, access to e-recruiting and our alumni career network. 

    The entire Brennan School community – administrators, faculty and staff assist students in developing career plans and making valuable contacts in their fields. 

    Contact us at gradbus@dom.edu or 708-524-6810.​

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    Commitment to Ethics and Integrity

    Since its founding, the Brennan School of Business has insured that all its academic programs provide students with an understanding of the concepts and theories of ethical decision making as well as numerous opportunities to practice and apply those concepts during their study. This is done through a variety of curricular and co-curricular programs, ranging from case study analyses and service learning courses to student-sponsored lectures and off campus volunteer programs. The first endowed chair in the Brennan School of Business was designated by its donors to be the Christopher Chair in Business Ethics. This chair has enabled the business program to place an ever increasing focus on ethical business practices through annual lectures, workshops and other faculty and student initiatives which ensure that ethics are taught and practiced in every part of the curriculum.

    Realizing that students who matriculate in the Brennan School of Business must conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of academic honesty and integrity during their course of study, the following academic integrity policy has been developed to guide their actions.

    Academic Integrity

    Whatever the assignment, students are encouraged to engage in critical thinking and to use quoted or paraphrased material in ways that appropriately support their own ideas. In written or oral work, a student may make fair use of quotations, ideas, images, etc., that appear in others’ work only if the student gives appropriate credit to the original authors, thinkers, owners or creators of that work. This includes material found on the Internet and in electronic databases. Student plagiarism is the deliberate presentation of the writing or thinking of another as the student's own. Failure to maintain academic integrity will not be tolerated.

    The following examples of plagiarism are provided for understanding and clarity:

    Inappropriate attribution of sources
    • Use of quotation marks, but failure to provide a citation for the material.
    • Providing a citation for material, but failure to use quotation marks for material that appears in others’ work. Quotation marks should be used when three or more consecutive words are taken directly from others’ work. Exceptions are made for commonly used phrases such as “triple bottom line” or “corporate social responsibility”.

    Paraphrasing others’ work without providing a citation to that work
    • Paraphrasing is presenting others’ ideas or thoughts but doing so entirely in one’s own words. Attribution must always be given in a citation at the end of the paragraph, even if the name of the author/s is included in the body of the text.

    Direct plagiarism
    • This entails using others’ material word-for-word and presenting it as one’s own work without any indication that the words are those of another.
    • Simply changing one or two words or phrases does not materially change the character of this form of plagiarism, which is the most serious.

    Whatever the assignment, it must be clear that the student is using the quoted or paraphrased material in support of his or her own ideas and not taking credit for the quoted/paraphrased material.

    Cheating entails the use of unauthorized or prohibited aids in accomplishing assigned academic tasks. Obtaining unauthorized help on examinations, using prohibited notes on closed-note examinations, and depending on others for the writing of essays or the creation of other assigned work are all forms of cheating. A student who assists another in cheating will be held to the same standard.

    Academic dishonesty may also include other acts intended to misrepresent the authorship of academic work or to undermine the integrity of the classroom or of grades assigned for academic work. Deliberate acts threatening the integrity of library materials or the smooth operation of laboratories are among possible acts of academic dishonesty.

    Sanctions for Violation of Academic Integrity

    If an instructor determines that a student has violated the academic integrity policy, the instructor may choose to impose a sanction, ranging from refusal to accept a work product, to a grade of “F” for the assignment, to a grade of “F” for the course. When a sanction has been imposed, the instructor will inform the student in writing. The instructor must also inform the student that she/he has the right to appeal this sanction, and refer the student to the academic appeals process described below.

    Whenever a sanction is imposed, regardless of its severity, the instructor will send written notification to the dean of the Brennan School of Business. The dean will note whether a student has committed multiple violations of the academic integrity policy over time, and in such cases the dean may impose further sanctions, including suspension or expulsion from the university.

    Academic Appeals Process

    Any disagreement with regard to academic procedures, including cases of alleged violation of academic integrity policies and final grades, should first be raised with the instructor. If this does not settle the matter satisfactorily, it should be taken up with the dean of the Brennan School of Business. If the issue is not resolved, the student has the right to present the issue in writing to the Curriculum Committee of the Brennan School of Business, which is composed of all full-time faculty members. To do this, the student must provide a written statement of the issue to the dean, who will then place it on the agenda for the Curriculum Committee to review. The faculty member involved in the appeal may also choose to present a written statement. The decision of the Curriculum Committee will be provided in writing to the student. All appeals must be made before the last day of the semester following the term in which the disputed issue arose.

    Grading System

    The following grades and their grade-point equivalents are recorded in the graduate programs:

    A = 4.00
    A- = 3.67
    B+ = 3.33
    B = 3.00
    B- = 2.67
    C+ = 2.33
    C = 2.00
    C- = 1.67
    F = 0.00

    If a student repeats a course, the lower grade will not be counted in the calculation of the student’s cumulative grade-point average. Both grades, however, will be reflected on the student’s transcript.

    The grade of Incomplete (I) may be given at the discretion of the instructor for work of acceptable quality that is unfinished at the close of the term due to serious illness or other extraordinary unforeseen circumstances. A student must request this grade from the instructor. In consultation, the student and instructor will set up a plan of completion that will allow the student to resolve the Incomplete by the end of the following term. At that time, the instructor will report a grade within the ordinary range of scholarship, a grade of “F” or a grade of “No Credit.” No more than six hours of Incomplete grades may be accumulated at one time. Students with six hours of Incomplete grades will be restricted from further registration until incomplete course work is resolved.

    Degree Requirements

    Students are subject to the degree requirements in effect when they matriculate, which is the first semester they attend classes. Students may elect to be subject to any subsequent changes in requirements. A degree may be conferred upon a candidate who has met the following requirements:

    • Satisfactory completion of all required hours of credit, taking into consideration course waivers allowed and transfer credits accepted;
    •Attainment of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0;
    • Submission of an application for graduation to the Office of the Registrar; and
    • Payment of all fees, including the graduation fee.

    Academic Progress

    Students are expected to complete their graduate degree within a six-year time frame and they are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor for assistance in developing a degree completion plan. Those requiring an extended period of study must meet with the dean to structure a schedule of completion for their degree. Students who wish to return after an absence of more than five years without reapplying as a new student must obtain approval from the dean. Those permitted to return will be subject to the program curriculum in effect at the time of their return.

    Probation and Dismissal

    A student is placed on probation if his or her cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 3.0 after at least three courses. A student on probation will be restricted to one course per semester until the cumulative GPA reaches a 3.0. If a cumulative GPA of 3.0 has not been reached after the completion of two additional courses, the student will be subject to dismissal. A student who has been dismissed must wait at least one semester before reapplying for admission. Dominican University reserves the right to deny registration to any student who, in the opinion of the administration, is not progressing satisfactorily toward a degree or who, for other reasons, is deemed unsuitable for the program. For purposes of this policy on probation and dismissal, only graduate business courses completed at Dominican University will be considered in the calculation of the cumulative GPA.

    Academic Advising

    All graduate students in the Brennan School of Business are encouraged to meet regularly with their academic advisor, Assistant Dean Matt Quilty. Dean Quilty is available for in-person meetings on the main campus as well as telephone conferences by appointment both during the day and evenings, Monday through Friday.

    While advising meetings are not mandatory for graduate students who remain in good academic standing, they are nevertheless encouraged. Dean Quilty can provide assistance with selecting courses for a particular semester and she can offer guidance regarding concentrations. Importantly, he can confirm the specific course requirements for your degree.

    Graduate programs at the Brennan School of Business provide students with flexibility in terms of how many courses they take each semester. However, all students are expected to graduate within six years from the time they start. Thus, it is important to develop an initial plan for the completion of your degree and to review this plan periodically as you progress. Dean Quilty can assist you in developing this plan by offering guidance on course sequencing and the semesters in which particular elective courses will be offered.

    Dean Quilty can be reached at mquilty@dom.edu or (708) 524-6507. His office is in Lewis 203.

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    The on-line Walls Street Journal Careers section is informative and one of my favorite articles showed a “Before” and “After” accounting resume. The “After” version includes a description of accomplishments, results and impact on the company. You can view the resume by clicking on the image to the right, or by clicking here. Does your resume show the value you bring to the job? Students are invited to make an appointment with me to evaluate whether your resume is marketing you effectively. Contact Grace Whiting at: gwhiting@dom.edu.

    Your Resume vs. Oblivion
    This article in the Wall Street Journal reinforces how resume filtering software is used at most companies. Gives tips on how to customize your resume to get the best results.

    5 Tips to Use LinkedIn More Effectively
    Check out these tips on how you can get more out of LinkedIn.

    "Volunteering Will Save Your Career (Or Put You In A New One)"
    Fast Company reports "that hiring managers are looking at volunteer experience as real work experience, if job candidates are able to talk about their achievements while volunteering in a quantifiable way."

    "Eight Mistakes Job Hunters Make" Wall Street Journal
    Read this article to find information and advice regarding the job hunt.

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    Job Opportunities

     

    Tax Preparation Intern

    FLS Group, LLC is seeking a Tax Preparation Intern.

    Job Description: Assist in the preparation of income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations and trusts. Interact with clients to obtain information for the individual returns and with the audit staff to obtain trial balance and work papers to prepare business returns. Organize client's documents and get them ready for scanning. Assist in the preparation of year end payroll tax returns and some bookkeeping.

    Salary - hourly $20.00

    Qualifications - Senior Accounting Major (Minimum GPA 3.2), strong computer skills, completion of basic tax course preferable.

    40 hours per week, overtime if necessary and if desired by intern and approved by the university.

    Location: 4709 W. Golf Road, Ste. 200, Skokie, IL 60076.

    Time period - January - April 2015

    Send cover letter and resume to gradbus@dom.edu.

    Bruce Rauner Campaign Intern

    Bruce Rauner's Campaign for Governor is seeking highly motivated and energetic students to work for the campaign this fall. This internship provides an amazing level of experience to students at all levels and an opporutnity to be involved with one of the most important elections in Illinois' history.

    Expectations: Rauner Campaign interns will be the foundation to our grassroots team. Interns will be leading the charge in transforming Illinois and letting voters know about Bruce. Candidates for the internship are expected to work through challenges and take the initiative in developing creative outreach strategies.

    Interns will be expected to help with every aspect of the campaign. This ranges from organizing precint walks, training volunteers, to attending paradse and setting up political events throughout the state.

    While with the campaign, the interns will gain valuable connections and skills to further their desired career in whichever field they choose.

    There are limited positions available. Please submit your cover letter and resume to gradbus@dom.edu.

    MBAs without Borders

    The MBAs without Borders organization is recruiting for their next cohort. See MBAs without Borders for information on jobs in Washington, DC as well as the application for their summer cohort.

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    Career Resources

    Guides

    Crain's Book of Lists 2013 - Crain’s Chicago Business develops a “Book of Lists” annually. I find this to be a very effective job search tool. The public and private companies lists show all the corporate headquarters in the area. The other specialized lists can aid in a focused search in accounting firms, law firms, hospitals.

    Net Impact's Corporate Careers That Make a Difference - Net Impact released a new 80+ page guide to help students and young professionals chart their careers in corporate responsibility and sustainability. There is a growing demand for both graduating and working professionals looking for guidance in this area, but resources are often limited and focus narrowly on dedicated CSR positions. This guide profiles dozens of individuals with diverse academic backrgounds working at leading companies.

    Forbes - Best Job Interview Questions
    Forbes - Interview Mistakes

    Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

    Illinois CPA Society - Scholarships for those interested in a CPA profession.

    AAUW Fellowships and Grants - AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $4.3 million in funding for more than 278 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2012-13 academic year.

    Career Assessment and Advice

    Career and Internship Resources

    • Net Impact - An international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Includes global career and networking resources.
    • Onewire - Finance jobs, banking jobs and career tools for financial services companies.
    • Payscale - A website that helps with salary information.
    • Women for Hire - National career fair and diversity recruitment information as well as career advice for women.
    • The National Association of Colleges and Employers offers the most accurate compensation data available.
    • Salary Calculator (NACE).
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    Spring 2014

    ACCT 101-01 Principles of Accounting (Lord)
    ACCT 101-02 Principles of Accounting I (Johnson, D.)
    ACCT 102-01 Principles of Accounting (Razaki)
    ACCT 102-02 Principles of Accounting II (Pollastrini)
    ACCT 102-03 Principles of Accounting (Miller, G.)
    ACCT 210-01 Cost Accounting (Razaki)
    ACCT 315-01 Intermediate Accounting II (Pollastrini)
    ACCT 325-01 Taxes II (Brusius)
    ACCT 430-01 Auditing (Walstra)
    BAD 220-99 Adv. Computer Bus Applications (Miller, J.)
    BAD 240-01 Business Law (Koprowski)
    BAD 240-02 Business Law (Koprowski)
    BAD 245-01 Human Resource Management (Amoroso)
    BAD 245-02 Human Resource Management (Bacci)
    BAD 250-01 Marketing (Reavey)
    BAD 250-02 Marketing (Aron)
    BAD 255-01 International Business (Rosenbloom)
    BAD 255-02 International Business (Rosenbloom)
    BAD 275-01 Entrepreneurship (Bell)
    BAD 275-02 Entrepreneurship (Schneider, H.)
    BAD 335-01/02 Business Ethics (Collier)
    BAD 345-01 Management (Vishwanath)
    BAD 345-02 Management (Chaudhry)
    BAD 345-03 Management (Chaudhry)
    BAD 350-01 Managerial Finance (Drougas)
    BAD 350-02 Fundamentals of Financial Management (Brown)
    BAD 351-01 International Marketing (Reavey)
    BAD 365-01 Applied Research Methods (Newfeld)
    BAD 370-01 Investments (Irons)
    BAD 375-01 International Finance (Drougas)
    BAD 380-01 Operations Management (Bell)
    BAD 490-01 Business Policies (McCarthy)
    BAD 490-02 Business Policies (McCarthy)
    BAD 492-01 Special Topics in Management (McCarthy)
    BAD 493-01 Special Topics in Marketing (Reavey)
    ECON 190-01 Prin of Microecon (Alonzi)
    ECON 190-02 Prin of Microecon (Tallarico)
    ECON 190-03 Prin of Microecon - Honors (Alonzi)
    ECON 190-04 Prin of Microecon (Morgan)
    ECON 191-01 Prin of Macroecon (Odell)
    ECON 191-02 Prin of Macroecon (Odell)
    ECON 191-03 Prin of Macroecon (Pryor)
    ECON 260-01 Stats for Business & Econ (Newfeld)
    ECON 260-02 Stats for Business & Econ (Kruger)
    ECON 260-03 Stats for Business & Econ (Kruger)
    ECON 367-01 Financial Markets and Institutions  (Morgan)
    ECON 370-01 Intermediate Price Theory (Condon)
    ECON 376-01 International Economics (Odell)

    Graduate Syllabi Fall 2013
    Fall 2013
    GSB 611 01 Alonzi
    GSB 611 99 Odell
    GSB 612-01 Harrington
    GSB 613 Newfeld
    GSB 614-01 Chaudhry
    GSB 615-99 Irons
    GSB 617-01 Koprowski
    GSB 621-01 Condon
    GSB 622-01 Vishwanath
    GSB 624-01 Low
    GSB 625-01 M. Brown
    GSB 625-99 Drougas
    GSB 626-99 Aron
    GSB 626 Rosenbloom​


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