Business Administration (B.S.)

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As a business school within a premier technology-focused university, Stuart School of Business offers a business administration major for students who thrive on solving challenges that call for creativity, a tech-savvy mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

This bachelor’s program emphasizes a solid foundation in business fundamentals combined with the quantitative, analytical, and technological skills that employers seek. Courses feature hands-on learning and the curriculum includes opportunities for students to put their classroom learning into practice by engaging in highly innovative, real-world projects.

Working and studying alongside classmates who are engineers, scientists, programmers, and architects, business students at Illinois Tech learn how to “speak the language” of colleagues in wide-ranging technical fields and gain valuable skills in collaborating with—and leading—interdisciplinary teams. Choosing a specialization in a STEM field strengthens this competitive advantage with employers.

Program Overview

Stuart School of Business’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration emphasizes a solid grounding in business fundamentals and quantitative skills, along with hands-on, interdisciplinary problem solving that prepares students to thrive in business environments focused on innovation and emerging technologies.

Career Opportunities

In-demand careers are driven by innovation and technology. The business administration program’s combination of business fundamentals, hands-on learning, and tech-focused skills prepares graduates for careers across the spectrum of finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, management, and consulting.

Companies that have hired Illinois Tech B.S. in business administration graduates include:

  • Calamos Investments
  • Ernst & Young
  • Groupon
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Morningstar
  • Motorola Solutions

The business administration major is designed to build core business competencies, including accounting, economics, statistics, finance, business law, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Through a specialization of their choice, students also develop a depth of knowledge in finance or marketing or in an academic field outside of business.

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Admission to Illinois Tech is required to enroll in the business administration program. Consult your academic adviser to transfer into the program.

Add a specialization in another discipline

Customize your business degree and pursue your individual interests by specializing in another discipline at Illinois Tech. Any minor outside the Stuart School of Business may be used as a specialization. Popular specializations for business majors include architecture, computer science, human resource management, psychology, information technology, and applied mathematics.

Career preparation tailored to business

Stuart School of Business offers a dedicated Career Management Center exclusively for business students, which hosts weekly onsite recruiting events, resume reviews, mock interviews, and career information sessions that will help you launch your successful career.

Program Specializations

Business students who want to develop a greater depth of knowledge in a field within their major can choose one of the following business specializations:

“The Stuart School of Business curriculum puts a hands-on approach to the courses that will be most relevant to your future career. Most professors are actively working in their field, so they focus the material on what they use professionally.”

—Christopher Reed (Business Administration/Construction Management Specialization ’20), Project Engineer, Walsh Group

Christopher Reed

Featured Faculty

John Twombly
Director of Undergraduate Programs in Business Clinical Professor of Accounting and Finance, IIT Stuart School of Business Adjunct Faculty, Industrial Technology and Management
Charles Hamilton
Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting
Ghazale Jafari Haddadian
Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations and Energy Management
Gregory Chaudoin
Instructor of Finance
Li Cai
Associate Professor of Finance
Andrew Kumiega
Assistant Professor of Analytics, IIT Stuart School of Business Adjunct Professor, Industrial Technology and Management
Nik Rokop
Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, Master of Technological Entrepreneurship

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Stuart is AACSB Accredited. Only 5% of Business Schools Globally Are.

—Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International