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2014-2015 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration

Business Administration (B.S.B)

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Total Semester Hours Required for the Degree: 120 semester hours


Business Administration develops the fundamental body of knowledge and analytical tools common to all management positions through study in management, marketing, accounting, information systems, behavioral sciences, economics, and quantitative approaches to decision-making. Enrollment in this degree program is available only at Parkland College and requires admission to the School of Business.

Course Requirements

The BSB in Business Administration comprises:

1. Parkland College A.A. or A.S. Degree (60-64 semester hours) including:

  • ACC 101 - Financial Accounting
  • ACC 102 - Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 204 - The Legal Environment of Business
  • CIS 200 - Business Computer Systems
    or CSC 105 - Introduction to Computers and Their Application to Business and Commerce
  • ECO 101 - Principles of Economics I
  • ECO 102 - Principles of Economics II
  • MAT 124 - College Algebra
  • MAT 141 - Finite Mathematics
    or MAT 145 - Linear Algebra
  • MAT 143 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • MAT 160 - Statistics

2. EIU coursework (56-60 semester hours) including:

Upper division business core courses (21 semester hours)

Major Courses (24 Semester Hours)

  • One upper-division course from each of the following disciplines: 
         ▪ Accounting (ACC)
         ▪ Finance (FIN)
         ▪ Management (MGT)
         ▪ Management information systems (MIS)
         ▪ Marketing (MAR)
  • Three upper-division courses (nine semester hours) selected from the following, with no more than two courses from any one discipline:
         ▪ Accounting (ACC) courses
         ▪ Finance (FIN) courses
         ▪ Management (MGT) courses
         ▪ Management information systems (MIS) courses
         ▪ Marketing (MAR) courses
         ▪ Organizational and Professional Development (OPD) courses selected from the following:
               -OPD 4815 – Conflict in Organizations
               -OPD 4820 – Change Strategies in Organizations
               -OPD 4825 – Ethical Behavior in Organizations
               -OPD 4835 – Supervision in Organizations
               -OPD 4860 – Facilitating Learning and Project Groups 
               -OPD 4880 – Productive Work Teams 
         ▪ JOU 3820 – Publicity Methods or JOU 3920 – Public Relations in Society

    Students without significant relevant work experience are encouraged to complete an internship.


Senior Seminar (3 semester hours)

Electives (5-9 semester hours)


Calculation of the major GPA is based on all courses taken through Eastern Illinois University with the prefix BUS or approved as major courses for the BSB in Business Administration Degree.

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