What You Can Do With the BBA Degree

BA graduates are qualified for managerial positions in a variety of industries spanning both the public and private sectors.

Our alumni also have a high rate of placement in MBA and PhD programs at institutions such as the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, and Vanderbilt University.

Many of our graduates have gone on to launch their own small businesses or purchase franchises. We offer courses on entrepreneurship and franchising that look at successful characteristics of the self-employed and the commercial and personal strategies that work.

Career Paths

Jalyle Taylor interned at Caterpillar for credit at UIS.
Jalyle Taylor interned at Caterpillar for credit at UIS. Read about more internships.

BBA Comprehensive
BBA Marketing 
BBA Finance
BBA Management
BBA Sport Management

Recent Employers

BBA Comprehensive Career Path
• Administrative Services Manager
• Marketing or Sales Manager
• Construction Manager
• Financial Advisor
• Purchasing Agent
• Entrepreneur
• Human Resources Manager
• Banking Officer
• Real Estate Appraiser or Assessor
• Budget Officer
• Industrial Production Manager

BBA Marketing Concentration Career Path
• Brand Manager
• Customer Service Manager
• Fund-raiser
• Market Representative
• Marketing Manager
• Marketing Research Analyst
• Merchandising Manager
• Product Manager
• Retail Manager
• Sales Agent
• Sales Manager

Finance Concentration Career Path

• Banking Center Manager
• Loan Officer
• Benefit Officer
• Credit Analyst
• Management Consultant
• Branch Manager
• Credit Manager
• Budget Analyst
• Financial Adviser
• Mortgage Banker
• Trust Officer
• Commercial Loan Officer
• Business Manager

 BBA Management Concentration Career Path
• Administrative Services Manager
• Marketing or Sales Manager
• Construction Manager
• Financial Advisor
• Purchasing Agent
• Entrepreneur
• Human Resources Manager
• Banking Officer
• Real Estate Appraiser or Assessor
• Budget Officer
• Industrial Production Manager

 

Sport Management Concentration Career Path
• Amateur sport administration
• Sales and merchandising
• Sports, health and fitness center
operations and management
• Collegiate athletic administration
• Administration in professional
sports
• Sports agencies
• Sport promotions and marketing

Recent employers include:

  • State of Illinois
  • Horace Mann Educated Financial Solutions
  • Wells Fargo
  • National City Bank
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • SIU School of Medicine
  • Archer Daniels Midland Corp.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • International Paper Company
  • Illini Bank
  • AIG American General
  • Truck Centers,Inc
  • IL Commerce Commission
  • Athens State Bank
  • IL Teachers Retirement System
  • Technosource
  • MedPro
  • Williamsville State Bank
  • CCPI
  • Back & Joint Center