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2017-2018 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 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 online.

Course Requirements

The BSB in Business Administration comprises:

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

  • Having completed with a grade of C or better one of the following: MAT 2110G –Brief Calculus  with Applications or PHI 1900G - Logical and Critical Thinking or one course from the list of courses that fulfill Critical Thinking and Quantitative Reasoning skills for business students.

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)
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSC)

Two upper-division courses (six semester hours) selected from the following:

  • Accounting (ACC) courses
  • BUS 4000 - Business Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship (ENT) courses
  • Finance (FIN) courses
  • Management (MGT) courses
  • Management Information Systems (MIS) courses
  • Marketing (MAR) courses
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSC) courses

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

Senior Seminar (3 semester hours)

Electives (8-12 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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