Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog
Year 2004 - 2005
Master of Business Administration
Associated Faculty Feng-shun (Leo) Bin, Dyanne
Ferk, Dennis J. Gaffney, Angappa Gunasekaran, Carol Jessup, Richard
Lohrasbi, Paul McDevitt, Ronald McNeil, Bonnie Moe, Adil Mouhammed,
Laurel Newman, John Nosari, David O'Gorman, Donald O'Neal, John
Palmer, Mark Puclik, Nancy Scannell, Ronald Spahr, Robert Wright
Contact: (217) 206-7920
Program goals and objectives
The purpose of the MBA program is to provide a professional graduate
degree program for individuals who aspire to hold positions
of significant managerial and leadership responsibilities in
Program coursework focuses on exposing students to key business
concepts and provides students with the opportunity to develop
and apply professional skills in a number of areas critical
to leadership in today's competitive business environment.
1) Understand and apply key concepts in the functional areas
of business including marketing, finance, operations management,
information systems, accounting, and organizational behavior.
The understanding and applications pertain to the areas
of planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating enterprise
2) Demonstrate the ability to make managerial decisions
and execute organizational initiatives, while considering
impact of technology,
globalization, emerging markets, and demographic diversity
on the organization.
3) Demonstrate development and application of teamwork,
communication, critical thinking, decision-making,
and strategic planning
competencies and apply these competencies in formulating,
executing, and evaluating
organizational initiatives and decision-making processes.
4) Demonstrate an understanding and application of
the legal and ethical framework that applies to both
professions, and the implications associated with
making decisions that do
meet these criteria.
Most program classes are held in the evening on the
main campus. The MBA is also offered by cohort
in a weekend
format in Peoria.
New students must contact the program office for
initial advising to plan a program of study that
their interests and satisfies degree requirements.
All students are strongly encouraged to consult
in coursework for any academic term.
The MBA program is designed to provide students
with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary
practices and to provide students with enhanced
capabilities in analytical
problem solving, decision-making, and leadership
Admission is granted by the program faculty
on the basis of an evaluation of an applicant's
complete file. To
an applicant must have the following items
to the Office of Admissions and Records and
a copy of all items
directly to the MBA office: 1) official GMAT
scores, 2) a complete set of
official undergraduate transcripts indicating
that the applicant has
earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited
university, 3) reference forms from three
are in a position to judge the applicant's
potential for success in graduate work, and
4) a single-spaced
essay of no more than two pages. The essay
should outline the applicant's reasons for
how the M.B.A.
in with his/her personal objectives and short-
and long-term goals, as well as any other
information that demonstrates
potential for successful completion of the
degree. Admission to the MBA program will
have demonstrated potential for success in
graduate business studies at UIS.
Required courses for the M.B.A. degree include
completion of foundation coursework typically
covered in undergraduate
and at least 36 hours of core coursework
covering advanced business topics, issues,
Foundation Coursework (20 Hrs.)
ACC 311 Administrative Uses of Accounting
ECO 315 Economics for Administration
BUS 302 Principles of Finance 3 Hrs.
BUS 312 Principle of Marketing 3 Hrs.
BUS 322 Production and Operations Management
MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior
Total 20 Hrs.
Core Coursework (minimum 36 Hrs.)
*BUS 500 Business Perspectives 3 Hrs.
ACC 509 Management Accounting 3 Hrs.
MIS 525 Information Systems Management
BUS 502 Managerial Finance 3 Hrs.
BUS 512 Marketing Management 3 Hrs.
BUS 521 Research Methods/Statistical
Analysis 3 Hrs.
BUS 522 Production/Operations Management
BUS 541 Organizational Behavior 3
**BUS 583 Business Strategy 3 Hrs.
Elective courses (3) minimum 9 Hrs.
Total minimum 36 Hrs.
* Must be taken during student's first
semester of core coursework.
** Must be taken during student's
final semester of coursework.
The M.B.A. degree requires
completion of BUS 583 with
a grade of B
(3.00) or better.
acceptable in this
BUS 583 is the graduate closure
course consistent with campus policy on completion
of a master's degree. That
policy requires that
not completing BUS
583 during the first enrollment
of three hours must enroll in BUS 584 (1
hr. audit) each
semester (excluding summer
terms) until the course requirements