Undergraduate Overview

Bachelor of Business Administration (concentration options)

  • BBA – Comprehensive
  • BBA – Finance
  • BBA – Management Concentration
  • BBA – Marketing Concentration
  • BBA – Sport Management Concentration

Undergraduate Minors

  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Sport Management

Master of Business Administration

www.uis.edu/bba/ or www.uis.edu/management/
Office Phone: 217-206-6780
Office Location: UHB 4054

Departmental Goals and Objectives

The goal of the Bachelor in Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree is to provide students with a course of study that will prepare them for employment in private or public organizations of any size. Building on the core business knowledge provided to all College of Business and Management students, the department offers students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the business enterprise through comprehensive study in the general areas of finance, management, marketing, and operations management, or through more advanced and focused study in finance, management, marketing, or sport management.

Specific objectives of the curriculum are to:

  1. build competencies in critical and ethical thinking, analysis, and decision making in the areas of finance, management, marketing, and operations management; and
  2. enable students to gain a broad comprehensive understanding of the functional areas of business or a more in depth understanding of management, marketing, or sport management.

Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree through the College of Business and Management, students will meet the following goals and objectives:

  • demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the major business disciplines, including accounting, economics, management, marketing, finance, information systems and the legal and social environment of business.
  • systematically analyze a business problem using appropriate methods. Students will be able to:
    • effectively examine alternatives,
    • analyze alternatives,
    • and recommend an appropriate course of action.
  • demonstrate effective oral communication skills and the use of presentation technologies.
  • demonstrate effective written communication skills
  • understand the use of information technologies in organizations.
  • understand, interpret, and analyze quantitative problems and quantitatively presented information.

To earn a Bachelor’s in Business Administration under any of the options available 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 (college core and major electives).

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 ECCE: 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.