B.S. in Business Administration

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business+ at Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business is next-generation business education with guaranteed experiences that will power up your career.

As the only business school in Chicago that’s part of a tech-focused university, we’ve designed our Business+ program to help you develop the entrepreneurial spirit and twenty-first century business skills that employers are seeking.

Here’s how Business+ adds up for your future.

Our comprehensive Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program is second to none. You’ll learn the key concepts that provide a solid business foundation for any career path you choose.

Plus customize your degree with a specialization. Develop the depth of knowledge and advanced skills that will set you apart. We have dozens of options to choose from.

  • Dive deeper into bringing innovation to the marketplace through technological entrepreneurship
  • Build your technical and quantitative skills in a STEM field
  • Gain expertise in sustainability, psychology, human-centered design, or other exciting areas

Plus guaranteed hands-on experiences—such as internships, group projects, and research—through Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program. This is where you connect your classroom learning with real-world practice. You also get a personalized plan to guide your academic studies and prepare you to land a great job when you graduate!

Plus Chicago, a premier international business center. With Illinois Tech’s connections to the business community and our city’s diverse range of industries—from finance to tech to manufacturing—you’ll have access to Chicago’s remarkable resources for internships, networking, and jobs.

Business+ at Illinois Tech. Our promise to give you a great return on your investment!

Program Overview

Business+ at Stuart School of Business empowers you to customize your B.S. in Business Administration degree and engage in real-world, hands-on experiences in the global business hub of Chicago. We help you develop the twenty-first century business skills that employers are seeking and land a great job.

Career Opportunities

The Stuart B.S. in Business Administration degree’s combination of business fundamentals, a specialization, guaranteed hands-on learning opportunities through Elevate, a personalized academic plan, and an emphasis on tech-focused business skills uniquely prepares graduates for careers across the spectrum of business, entrepreneurship, management, and consulting.

Companies that have hired Illinois Tech Bachelor of Science in Business Administration graduates include:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Exelon Corporation
  • Groupon
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Morningstar
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Walsh Construction
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Our business administration major is designed to build core business competencies, including accounting, economics, statistics, finance, business law, marketing, management, decision making, operation and supply chain, and entrepreneurship.

Through a specialization of your choice, you also develop a depth of knowledge and advanced skills in technological entrepreneurship, sustainability, or in an academic field outside of business.

The major requires 51 credit hours (17 courses) of business requirements and 15 credit hours (five courses) of specialization courses, as shown below. In addition, a student completes mathematics and computer science requirements, Illinois Tech core curriculum requirements, and electives, for a minimum total of 126 credit hours to fulfill the B.S. degree. View business (BUS) and economics (ECON) course descriptions.

Business Requirements
BUS 100—Introduction to Business
BUS 102—Computing Tools for Business Analysis
BUS 211—Financial Accounting
BUS 212—Managerial Accounting
BUS 221—Business Statistics
BUS 301—Organizational Behavior
BUS 305—Operation and Supply Chain Design
BUS 311—Strategic Cost Management
BUS 321—Optimization and Decision-Making
BUS 341—Business Law
BUS 351—Financial Decision-Making
BUS 361—Entrepreneurship I
BUS 371—Marketing Fundamentals
BUS 382—Business Economics
BUS 480—Strategic Management and Design Thinking
ECON 151—Microeconomics
ECON 152—Global Economics

Specialization Courses
Students may select Technological Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, or any non-business minor listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin as a specialization. Prerequisites for some minors may require more advanced course work.

View a sample curriculum for the B.S. in Business Administration.

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


Choose a Business+ Specialization


Understand the principles of sustainability and ways to address issues in economic, social, and environmental sustainability.


Develop valuable skills in problem solving, communications, and leading teams to success that apply at all levels of an organization.

Human Resources

Learn about critical human resource functions that are essential for all businesses to manage change and promote productivity.

Construction Management

Develop the knowledge and technical tools to build your career in the growing profession of construction management.

More Specializations

Take your pick! Any Illinois Tech minor outside Stuart School of Business may be used as a Business+ specialization.

“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

“With the smaller class sizes at Stuart we really get to know our professors, and they get to know us. I've been able to have one to one conversations after class, join a professor for coffee, and get advice and networking opportunities. It makes the learning environment that much better.”

—Nayelli Reyna (Business Administration/M.S. Marketing Analytics 4th Year)

Nayelli Reyna

More Value with Business+

Elevate Your Future

Through Illinois Tech’s Elevate program, we guarantee you hands-on opportunities like internships and other valuable experiences. Add in your personalized Elevate Your Future plan, and you’ll have the twenty-first century skills to land a great job!

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Stuart’s Career Management Center is dedicated to business students with individualized career counseling, resources for internship and job search, career pathway programs, and networking with business professionals.

Accelerated Master’s Program

Start your career with a master’s! You can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Stuart in as few as five years, while keeping your undergrad scholarships, through Illinois Tech’s Accelerated Master’s Program.

Featured Faculty

John Twombly
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs Director of Undergraduate Programs in Business Clinical Professor of Accounting and Finance Adjunct Faculty, Industrial Technology and Management
Priyanka Sharma
Associate Professor of Economics
Charles Hamilton
Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting
Ghazale Jafari Haddadian
Clinical Associate Professor of Operations and Energy Management
Gregory Chaudoin
Clinical Associate Professor of Finance
Li Cai
Associate Professor of Finance
Andrew Kumiega
Assistant Professor of Analytics Adjunct Professor, Industrial Technology and Management
Nik Rokop
Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, Master of Technological Entrepreneurship Director, M.S. in Technological Entrepreneurship Director, Center for Sports Innovation
Alan Secor
Industry Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration

Stuart Stands Out

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Only Business School in a Tech-Focused University in Chicago


Stuart is AACSB Accredited. Only 6% of Business Schools Globally Are.

—Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International