The BBA added a new concentration in Sport Management for 2015 – 16
Business Administration students who choose the Sport Management option will build upon UIS general education, college foundation and core requirements to pursue specialty coursework in sport management and apply these business principles to the sport industry. Students will develop competencies that prepare them to be successful in various careers in the sport industry including administration, sales, operations, promotion and marketing. Specific objectives are 1) to build advanced competencies in critical and ethical thinking, and 2) to enable students to gain a broad understanding of the functional areas of business. Coursework includes Foundation of Sport Management, Sport Law, Facilities and Event Management, and Sport Management Topic courses. An internship is required of the Sport Management degree.
The goal of the B.B.A. with a marketing concentration is to develop the knowledge and skills required to create, communicate, deliver, and exchange products and services that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society. Specific degree objectives are to enable students to: 1) develop an understanding of product, pricing, distribution, and promotion strategies; 2) develop an ability to collect and interpret information about consumers and their decision making processes; and 3) develop abilities to use new technologies available in media, retail, and other business areas to develop competitive marketing strategies.
The goal of the B.B.A. with a management concentration is to develop the critical, conceptual, and interpersonal skills that are essential to employment in management positions in all types of organizations. In addition to requiring a theoretical foundation, the curriculum provides students with numerous opportunities to integrate and apply these skills in a variety of situations. Specific degree objectives are to enable students to: 1) develop an understanding of the different forms of organizations and how they operate in domestic and global contexts; 2) develop an ability to analyze cognitive, behavioral and ethical issues faced by individuals and groups in organizations; and 3) develop an understanding of appropriate strategies for organizational effectiveness and the practical application of management concepts to address the challenges faced by leaders and members of organizations.
Business Administration students who choose the Comprehensive option receive a broad-based education of the business enterprise through advanced study in the business functional areas including finance, business ethics, management, marketing and operations management. Specific objectives are 1) to build advanced competencies in critical thinking, and 2) to enable students to gain a broad comprehensive understanding of the functional areas of business. Graduates will leave UIS highly qualified for managerial positions in a variety of industries spanning both the public and private sectors.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation
The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois at Springfield was accredited in 2009 by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for collegiate schools of business worldwide. With this achievement, the College of Business and Management joins an elite group that makes up less than ten percent of the world’s business schools that have achieved accreditation from AACSB International.