Management, Marketing & Operations

The Department of Management, Marketing & Operations offers an array of programs that impart knowledge and facilitate the development of critical thinking and analytical skills in all the functional areas of business. We prepare our graduates to embark on high impact entry-level positions as well as leadership positions in organizations.

Undergraduate Programs

Comprehensive BBA

Comprehensive BBA

The goal of the Comprhensive BBA option is to develop a broad-based education of the business enterprise through advanced study in the business functional areas such as finance, management, marketing, and operations management.

Management BBA

The goal of the BBA 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.

Marketing BBA

The goal of the BBA 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.
Sports Management

Sports Management BBA

The goal of the BBA with a sport management concentration is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the effective management of organizations such as sport facilities, professional and amateur teams, and community programs.
Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management BBA

The goal of the BBA with an HR management concentration is to impart knowledge of HR's strategic role in organizations, the role of HR in compliance and labor relations, and all aspects of talent management. Students will develop skills in the analysis of data to inform HR decision-making and the ability to manage a diverse and global workforce.

Online - BBA

The online degree allows students to participate in a dynamic online learning community and complete their course work using the latest information technologies and educational resources via the worldwide web.


To earn a minor, students must complete prerequisites and a minimum of 15 semester hours of course work.

Graduate Programs - Degrees

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

The MBA at UIS is a generalist degree that provides career building opportunities for persons in all walks of life. Students will master contemporary management theory and practice in: accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations management, and organizational behavior.
Masters of Science in Human Resource Managementn

Masters of Science
in Human Resource

The MSHRM program at UIS prepares students to handle the complexities of human resources in the modern workplace. In addition to learning the traditional functions of Human Resources (HR) such as Workforce Planning, Talent Development & Management, Compensation Management, Labor & Employee Relations, and Employment Regulations, students will acquire skills in data analytics, information systems and strategic planning that will help them lead organizational success.

Graduate Programs - Certificates



The purpose of this certificate is to provide students, small business owners and managers of organizations with knowledge about starting up new businesses and the creation and discovery of opportunities.
Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

The purpose of this certificate is to equip students with the knowledge and background for the human resource management strategic roles of the future.
Operations and Supply Chain Management

Operations and Supply
Chain Management

The purpose of this certificate is to train professionals and students in the knowledge and skills of contemporary operations and supply chain management.
Healthcare Management

Healthcare Management

Coming in Fall 2021
The purpose of this certificate is to equip students with the knowledge and background for the human resource management strategic roles of the future.


Featured News

Dr. Sudeep Sharma presents at TEDx

Dr. Sudeep Sharma

The University of Illinois Springfield recently hosted its first ever TEDx event on March 20, 2021.  The theme of the event was Bridging the Gap and was a way to bring together the UIS community with the Springfield community.  Dr. Sudeep Sharma was one of the speakers at this exciting event.  You can access Dr. Sharma’s talk at this link:

Dr. Sudeep Sharma named University Scholar at UIS

Portrait of 2020 University Scholar Award recipient Sudeep Sharma taken Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Asst. Prof. Sharma's research is about the role of personality in negotiations. Sharma is in the College of Business and Management in the Management, Marketing and Operations department.

Dr. Sudeep Sharma, assistant professor of Management, Marketing and Operations department, has been named University Scholar for 2020.  The award, considered the university system’s highest faculty honor, recognizes outstanding teaching and scholarship. Only one faculty member receives the annual award at UIS. Sharma joined UIS in Fall 2015, after already having established himself as a top scholar in his areas of negotiation and conflict management, personality and individual differences and emotions in the workplace. In particular, Sharma’s work in the area of individual differences in negotiation has challenged the status quo. “Much of Sharma’s work is lead-authored, which is a testament to the significant contributions that he has made to each manuscript,” his nominator said. As University Scholar, Sharma will receive $15,000 a year for three years to support research and other scholarly activities.

Dr. Carolee Rigsbee Presenting at the Braun Memorial Symposium

Dr. Carolee Rigsbee, Management, Marketing, & Operations department, CBM will be
presenting at the upcoming 25th Belle R. & Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium –
“Cutting Through Academic Silos to Achieve Sustainability” – organized by the UIC John Marshall Law School Center for Real Estate Law.
Carolee will be joining Celeste Hammond and Sarah Davila-Ruhaak from UIC John Marshall Law School in the session titled “Legal, Business, and Human Rights Research and Scholarship about Sustainability”.

Session Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Session Time: 12:30-1:15 pm CT
The 25th Belle R. & Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium is open to all to attend – register here.

Dr. Ranjan Karri to Participate in President’s Executive Leadership ProgramDr. Ranjan Karri

Dr. Ranjan Karri has been recognized to participate in the President’s Executive Leadership Program, a unique professional development opportunity and experience for selected senior-level faculty and administrators across the University of Illinois System. Consisting of four seminars held during a 12-month period, the objective of the leadership program is to broaden understanding of higher education issues and to strengthen skill sets in leading and managing a public institution at the university or system level. The Board of Trustees supports the program as a mechanism for identifying and developing a diverse group of potential future university and system leaders. President Killeen is actively involved in all aspects of the program, attends the seminars, and interacts extensively with participants.

Dr. Shipra Gupta Awarded Public Voices FellowshipDr. Shipra Gupta

Barb Wilson, U of I System Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs, recently announced the second cohort for the system-wide Public Voices Fellowship. Dr. Shipra Gupta, UIS Department of Business Administration, was awarded the honor for 20-21.

The national Public Voices Fellowship is a unique opportunity led by The OpEd Project and designed for tenure-system faculty. The program is part of a national initiative to help faculty amplify their expertise in ways that can contribute to public conversations about pressing issues. The 20 faculty in this second cohort will attend four sessions held during the 2020-21 academic year and will be paired with a journalism mentor that provides one-on-one editing and coaching, with the goal of publishing two op-ed pieces during the program. More than 40 nominations from across our three universities were received for the program and the selection process was very competitive. Diversity of background and experiences as well as university representation were factors in the selection process.

Dr. Sudeep Sharma Honored with FellowshipDr. Sudeep Sharma

Dr. Sudeep Sharma, a faculty member in the Management, Marketing & Operations Department, was awarded the prestigious 2020 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship. Every year, ten or less U.S. researchers are chosen after a rigorous selection procedure across all areas of research. This award included generous financial support for his scholarly research.


SAM Chapter First Place

UIS SAM Wins Big at International Collegiate Business Skills Championship

The UIS Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) chapter took home eight awards from the International Collegiate Business Skills Championship 2020, including first place for Campus Chapter Performance in the small chapter division. Nineteen university chapters competed in the annual skills competition which was held remotely this year.

Awards won by UIS students were: first place Extemporaneous Speech, second place in Case Competition, second place Written Case, third place Overall Individual Award, and Outstanding student. UIS also won Overall Performance Award and Hasan Kartal was named Outstanding Adviser.

Atul AgarwalDr. Atul Agarwal Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

The 2020 Pearson Faculty Award for outstanding teaching was presented to Atul Agarwal, professor of management information systems. The award recognizes a faculty member whose performance exemplifies UIS’ commitment to excellence in teaching and who stands among the very best teachers on campus. Such a teacher both informs and inspires students, giving them the knowledge and values with which they may become productive and enlightened citizens. The award was established by a gift from Emmet and Mary Pearson, longtime benefactors of the campus.

Agarwal joined UIS in 2009. Since then, he has taught many undergraduate and graduate courses in the operations management and management information systems areas. He has excellent teaching evaluation ratings that are above department, college and university percentages. Students describe Agarwal as being “very responsive” and “one of the best professors I’ve had…at UIS.” His teaching philosophy is well articulated and rests on five pillars of educational excellence to: create a learner-centered environment, encourage active learning, create “learned” vs. “high grade” individuals, encourage learning with fun and integrate new knowledge from scholarly work into student learning. He also applies great teaching innovation in his classes through his creation of class simulations that encourage experiential learning.

Gupta in GermanyDr. Shipra Gupta Teaches in Germany

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt’s (THI) Business School in Germany recently invited Dr. Shipra Gupta to teach a seminar on consumer behavior in retailing. It is part of a larger module entitled: Market research and consumer behavior in retailing. She also recently published a paper with her research mentee, Dr. Merve Coskun, in the prestigious Journal of Consumer Behavior.

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