Bachelor of Business Administration (Online)
Students must have completed at least 60 hours of postsecondary course work, in the following two categories:
|Core Requirements (16 hours)|
|English Composition I||3|
|English Composition II||3|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Linear Algebra, Finite Mathematics, Calculus, or Business Calculus||4|
|General Education and Elective Requirements (44 hours)|
|Analyzing the Natural World a||3-5|
|Exploring World Cultures a||3|
|Understanding the Creative Arts a||3|
|Understanding the Individual and Society a||3|
|Understanding the Past a||3|
|Understanding U.S. Society a||3|
There are numerous courses that can be applied to these categories and satisfy the university requirement of 24 hours of general education course work with at least one course in each of these categories. Students can find a list of these courses and other information about UIC General Education requirements in the General Education section of the catalog.
Other mathematics, calculus, statistics or quantitative analysis courses are highly recommended prerequisites that can be taken in order to satisfy the 24 hours of Electives requirements. However, many courses that satisfy the above general education requirements as well as those required for an associate's degree in business can also satisfy the Electives requirements.
Please Note: An earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree from an Illinois community college fulfills the General Education requirements, per the Illinois Articulation Initiative. Students who have not earned such a degree must complete 60 transferable hours including the Core and General Education requirements above.
Students can select from a number of different courses to satisfy the broad General Education categories listed above. Following is a brief description of each category:
- Analyzing the Natural World: Courses in this category should introduce students to scientific and mathematical concepts and methods.
- Exploring World Cultures: Courses in this category should address significant aspects of any culture that is not part of the mainstream American culture.
- Understanding the Creative Arts: Courses in this category should focus, in close detail, on a number of significant works in literature, art, or other media.
- Understanding the Individual and Society: Courses in this category should introduce students either to the complexities of the individual or the relationship of the individual to social structures.
- Understanding the Past: Courses in this category should have as their focus significant past events.
- Understanding U.S. Society: Courses in this category should address some significant aspect of U.S. Society as their central focus.
BBA Curriculum for Online Program
The curriculum of the 60-semester-hour program is listed below. The BBA is a cohort program with a prescribed sequence of courses. Students should work with academic advisors to rearrange the sequence if circumstances do not allow them to participate during a given term or terms. Courses are eight weeks in length with the exception of the BA 300 and the capstone course BA 495, which are16 weeks.
The curriculum of the 60-semester-hour program is as follows.
|BBA Curriculum Courses|
|ACTG 210||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3|
|ACTG 211||Introduction to Managerial Accounting||3|
|BA 200||Managerial Communication||3|
|BA 300||Advanced Managerial Communications||3|
|BA 495||Business Strategy||3|
|FIN 300||Introduction to Finance||3|
|IDS 200||Intro to Management Information Systems||4|
|IDS 270||Business Statistics I||4|
|IDS 355||Operations Management||3|
|MGMT 340||Introduction to Organizations||3|
|MGMT 350||Business and Its External Environment||3|
|MKTG 360||Introduction to Marketing||3|
|ECON 220||Microeconomics: Theory and Applications||3|
|or BA 330||Analysis of Firms, Markets, and Industries for Business Decision Making|
|Select 19 hours of selective course work in consultation with BBA advisors. College maintains list of appropriate courses.||19|