Bachelors

Admissions are not being accepted for this degree at this time.

The Bachelor’s Degree

The B.A. in Management prepares students to become organizational leaders, in the sense that today’s organizations need leaders at all levels.  The degree philosophy is based on the premise that organizational leaders do more than just manage.  They understand that success, for individuals as well as organizations, is largely based on how effective they are in developing people and that organizational success requires leaders who know how to coach, mentor, and facilitate, rather than simply monitor and control.

Leaders in business, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations face similar problems and challenges and thus need the same core of leadership knowledge and skills to be effective.  Therefore, this degree is designed to develop critical conceptual and interpersonal skills for successful performance in all types of organizations.

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 website, http://www.uis.edu/registration/, and selecting the Degree Audits option listed in the menu on the left.

Grading Policy

The Management 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, statistics, and the behavioral sciences. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 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 213 Statistics for Business and Economics 3
MAT 113 Business Calculus (or other calculus or finite math equivalent) 4
ECO 201
ECO 202
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
4-6
or ECO 315 Economics for Administration
1

A minimum grade of C- is required in ALL foundation courses.

Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student’s advisor.

College Core2

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 3 3
Total Hours 21
2

 A minimum grade of C- is required in all College Core courses EXCEPT MGT 488.  A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in MGT 488 (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted).

3

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 Management a student must:

  • Complete at least 54 semester hours from a 4 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 2.00 across all courses required for the major.

Students enrolled prior to fall 2009 may substitute an equivalent three hour management major course for a four hour management major course requirement by Student Petition. All Management majors must complete 15 credit hours of Management major credit hours to fulfill the major requirements.

Choose at least one of the following:
MGT 461 Organization Theory 3
or MGT 485 International Management
Choose two additional courses from the following: 6
MGT 422 Negotiation 3
MGT 431 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 461 Organization Theory 3
MGT 474 Leadership And Motivation 3
MGT 485 International Management 3
Choose one MGT Elective (300-400 level) 1 3
Choose one CBM Elective (300-400 level) 2 3
Total Hours 15

Other graduation requirements include:

Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 3 10
1

College Core and ECCE courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement

2

e.g., ACC, BUS, ECO, MKT, MIS and SPM

3

Freshmen and sophomore students should be aware that the internship (IPL) is classified as part of the Engagement Experience category in ECCE.  If you wish to do an internship during your senior year, you should not fulfill the Engagement requirement with lower division ECCE courses.  You should wait to enroll in six hours of IPL 300 which will then fulfill this requirement.

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.