Bachelors

The Bachelor’s Degree

The Bachelor in Business Administration (B.B.A.) provides four options for study:

Delivery Format and Locations

The B.B.A. is available in the following locations and formats:

B.B.A. Comprehensive: Springfield (day and evening classes) Peoria (evening & blended classes), Online 

B.B.A. – Finance Concentration:  Springfield (day and evening classes)

B.B.A. Management Concentration: Springfield (day and evening classes), Online 

B.B.A. – Marketing Concentration: Springfield (day and evening classes)

B.B.A. – Sport Management Concentration:  Springfield (day and evening classes)

Advising

Students shall, at the beginning of their business studies, meet with a program advisor and complete the change of curriculum form (http://www.uis.edu/registration/forms/ ) to select either the comprehensive B.B.A. OR the B.B.A. with a concentration (in finance, management, marketing, or sport management.) Students are also required to access the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) throughout their college career to verify that degree requirements are being met. DARS is accessed from the UIS Office of Records and Registration web site, www.uis.edu/ registration/, and selecting the Degree Audits option listed in the menu on the left.

Grading Policy

All Bachelor in Business Administration options have minimum grade requirements as noted in the Degree Requirements sections outlined below. Students may not enroll in course work under the Credit/No Credit grading option except for the IPL 300 course which only offers this grading option. For questions related to the grading policy, please contact your advisor.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Requirements1

All majors in the College of Business and Management require foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, mathematics, and statistics. UIS courses that satisfy the foundation knowledge requirements include:

ACC 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACC 212 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 213 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
MAT 113 Business Calculus (or other calculus or finite math equivalent) 4
Select one of the following: 4-6
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
Economics for Administration (junior or senior standing required to enroll)
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Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in ALL foundation courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all foundation courses.

Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student’s advisor and the College of Business and Management.

College Core1

The college core is required of all undergraduate College of Business and Management students.

BUS 302 Principles of Financial Management 3
BUS 312 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 322 Principles of Operations Management 3
BUS 331 Business, Ethics, and Society 3
MIS 352 Principles of Management Information Systems 3
MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 488 Strategic Management: The Capstone 2 3
Total Hours 21
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 Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in ALL college core courses (EXCEPT MGT 488) and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all college core courses. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in MGT 488 (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted).

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Prerequisite: All college core courses, and within 12 hours of graduation or during the student’s last semester.

Bachelor in Business Administration Requirements

Students must complete 15 hours of course work under one of the following B.B.A. options for study:

  • B.B.A. – Comprehensive
  • B.B.A. – Finance Concentration
  • B.B.A. – Management Concentration
  • B.B.A. – Marketing Concentration
  • B.B.A. – Sport Management Concentration

Other Graduation Requirements Include

Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 10 Hrs.

All Bachelor in Business Administration options require a minimum of three hours of internship course work consisting of an individualized field experience (IPL 300) or an individual project (IPL 301). Students are encouraged to complete six hours of internship. The six hours of internship can be used to fulfill ECCE requirements. After consultation with their CBM internship advisor, students may petition to waive the three hour internship requirement using the student petition form. Waivers to substitute an alternative ECCE course will only be given in exceptional cases.

Credit for Prior Learning (IPL 305) may not be used by College of Business and Management students to fulfill degree requirements.

Transferring in College Core Courses

BUS 302 Principles of Financial Management 3
BUS 312 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 322 Principles of Operations Management 3
BUS 331 Business, Ethics, and Society 3
MGT 310 Managing Organizational Behavior 3
MIS 352 Principles of Management Information Systems 3
MGT 488 Strategic Management: The Capstone 3

The following requirements must be met to transfer credit to fulfill an upper division college core course requirement:

  • The course must be an upper division course.
  • The course must have been completed within six years prior to admission.
  • A grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in each course requested for transfer (grades of C- or lower will not be accepted).
  • No more than three courses or nine hours of transfer credit may be used to fulfill CBM college core course work.
  • MGT 488 must be completed at UIS.