Bachelors

The Bachelor’s Degree

Advising

New students must contact the department for initial advising to plan a program of study that satisfies degree requirements and reflects their interests. 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

The Economics program has minimum grade requirements as noted in the Degree Requirements sections outlined below. 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. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 across all foundation courses. UIS courses that satisfy the foundation knowledge requirements include:

ACC 211
ACC 212
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
6
ECO 201
ECO 202
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
6
ECO 213 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
MAT 113 Business Calculus 4
or MAT 114 Finite Mathematics and Its Applications
Total Hours 19
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A minimum grade of C- is required 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.

College Core1

The College Core is required of all undergraduate College of Business and Management students. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all 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
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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 A minimum grade of C- is required 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.

Major Requirements

To earn a B. A. in Economics a student must:

  • Complete at least 54 semester hours from a four year baccalaureate-granting institution;

  • Complete at least 48 semester hours of upper-division (300-400 level) course work;

  • Complete at least one half of his or her business course work at UIS (college core and major); and

  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 across all courses required for the major.

  • Earn a minimum grade of C- in all major courses.

Students enrolled prior to fall 2009 may substitute an equivalent three hour Economics or equivalent CBM course for a four hour course requirement. All Economics majors must complete 18 credit hours of Economics major credit hours to fulfill the major requirements.

ECO 301 Managerial Economics 3
ECO 302 Macroeconomics in a Global Economy 3
ECO 314 Analytical Decision Making for BUS and ECO 3
3 upper division Economics courses from UIS 9
Total Hours 18

Other graduation requirements include:

Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 1 10
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The Economics degree requires a minimum of three hours of internship course work consisting of an individualized field experience (or an individual project (IPL 301). Students are encouraged to complete six hours of Internship. All six hours of internship can be used to fulfill ECCE requirements. After consultation with their advisor, students may petition to waive the three hour internship requirement using the student petition form. A petition to substitute an alternative ECCE course will only be approved 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 in order for 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 Strategic Management: The Capstone, must be completed at UIS.

Degree Plan*

*Listed below is a SUGGESTED Degree Plan.  For OFFICIAL program information, please refer to the catalog content above and consult your academic advisor.

Year 1
Fall   Hours
Freshman Seminar1 3
Humanities Course1 3
ENG 1011 Rhetoric and College Writing 3
COM 1121 Oral Communication 3
ECO 201 (Soc Science GenEd)2 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
  Hours 15
Spring    
Science without lab (Life or Physical)1 3
Visual/Performing Arts Humanities Requirement (Not IAI transferable)1 3
ENG 1021 College Writing and Civic Engagement 3
MAT 1132 Business Calculus 4
ECO 202 (Soc Science GenEd)2 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
  Hours 16
Year 2
Fall    
Comparative Societies (Humanities)1 3
Science with lab (Life or Physical)1 4
ACC 2112 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECO 213 (Math GenEd)2 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
Lower or Upper Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
  Hours 16
Spring    
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
Social Science (PSY 201 or SOC 101 recommended)2 3
ACC 2122 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
MGT 3103 Managing Organizational Behavior 3
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
  Hours 15
Year 3
Fall    
ECO 3014 Managerial Economics 3
Required Upper division ECO Course4 3
BUS 3023 Principles of Financial Management 3
BUS 3123 Principles of Marketing 3
MIS 3523 Principles of Management Information Systems 3
  Hours 15
Spring    
ECO 3024 Macroeconomics in a Global Economy 3
Required Upper division ECO Course 4 3
BUS 3223 Principles of Operations Management 3
BUS 3313 Business, Ethics, and Society 3
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
  Hours 15
Year 4
Fall    
ECO 3144 Analytical Decision Making for BUS and ECO 3
Required Upper Division ECO Course 4 3
ECCE: U.S. Communities OR Global Aware (300 or 400 level)5 3
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
Upper Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
  Hours 15
Spring    
MGT 4883 Strategic Management: The Capstone 3
IPL 300 ECCE: Internship Applied Learning 2-12
UNI 3015 ECCE: Speakers Series 1
Upper or Lower Division Elective or Minor Course6 3
  Hours 9-19
  Total Hours: 116-126
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 General Education Requirements – 37-43 Hours

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 Foundation Course Requirements – 19 Hours (Some fulfill Gen. Ed. Req.)

  • A minimum grade of C- is required in ALL foundation courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all foundation courses.
3

 College Core Course work – 21 hours

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required across all college core courses.
  • Minimum grade of C- if required in each core course EXCEPT MGT 488 where a minimum grade of C (2.0) is required (C- or lower will not be accepted).
  • MGT 488 must be taken within 12 hours of graduation or during the student’s last semester. All other core classes are prerequisites to MGT 488.
4

 Business Administration Major Course work – 15 Hours

  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 across all courses required for the major.
5

 ECCE Requirements – 10 Hours – Along with Speaker series, students must fulfill their ECCE requirements by selecting courses from at least 2 of the 3 available ECCE categories including U.S. Communities, Global Awareness & Engagement Experience.

6

Upper Division Electives – 24 Hours that can be selected to earn a minor or study abroad and can be outside of major.

CBM strictly enforces prerequisites.  Refer to the catalog for specific CBM and Program requirements.

CBM majors are allowed to take only ONE ECCE course from either US Communities OR Global Awareness category before transferring to their major.  The remaining ECCE requirements will be fulfilled with a six hour internship.