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Illinois Tech’s business track for high school dual-enrollment courses is designed for students to sequentially build their skills in marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, analytics, and management. Students can take the courses below independently or as part of a sequence, but some courses have prerequisites. Check out the course descriptions below for more information about each course. 

Stuart School of Business is now offering an academic certificate for high school students who complete a sequence of dual-enrollment courses. In the business track, students can earn the certificate by completing the following courses (12 credit hours total):

  • BUS 100
  • BUS 102
  • BUS 211
  • BUS 212

Interested in partnering with Illinois Tech to offer this track to your school?

Learn more about our dual-enrollment school partnership.

BUS 102: Computing Tools for Business Analysis (Three credits)

This course builds competency with the most commonly used software tools used in business (Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint) while also reinforcing business concepts, modes of thinking, and communication skills. Course sessions, held in a PC lab, will cover basic-through-intermediate skills for each application using exercises and mini-cases that require students to analyze business problems and consider how best to communicate information, results, and findings. Coursework will be integrated across the various tools in the Office Suite and also across various business disciplines. Students will learn not just the computing tools themselves, but also how such tools are used in today’s business environment to manage information, analyze data, and communicate more effectively. 

Prerequisite(s): Minimum 3.0 grade-point average; must be a junior or senior; no prior coursework necessary

  • CRN: 26534
  • Type: In person or online (synchronous)
  • Instructor: Yubing Tang
  • Term: Spring
  • When: Tuesday/Thursday, 3:15–4:30 p.m. 

BUS 212: Managerial Accounting (Three credits)

This course introduces students to how managers use accounting information to make decisions and to monitor and control the operations of their businesses. Students will learn how an entity’s profits respond to changes in sales volume, selling prices, and costs. They will also learn how to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information, and use the former to make sound business decisions. The principles introduced in this course are applicable to domestic and international businesses of all sizes. 

Prerequisite(s): Minimum 3.0 grade-point average; must be a junior or senior; need to have taken BUS 211 or a business-related course in high school

  • CRN: 20573
  • Type: In person or online (synchronous)
  • Instructor: Charles Hamilton
  • Term: Spring
  • When: Monday/Wednesday, 3:15–4:30 p.m. 

BUS 221: Business Statistics (Three Credits)

Business decisions are often difficult and risky because decisions have to be made with incomplete and imperfect information. The primary purpose of this course is to introduce the basics of modeling and to analyze complex problems that involve business decision-making under uncertainty. Students will learn probability theory and some basic statistical concepts and procedures. The course emphasizes techniques for formulating decision problems and analyzing data. Students will also learn how to use computer software in decision and statistical analyses.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum 3.0 grade-point average; must be a junior or senior who has taken at least an introduction to calculus course

  • CRN: 20574
  • Type: In person or online (synchronous)
  • Instructor: Andrew Kumiega
  • Term: Spring
  • When: Tuesday/Thursday, 11:25 a.m.–12:40 p.m.