Business Administration (B.S.)
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.
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.
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
- JPMorgan Chase
- 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.
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.
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:
With business and finance courses plus experiences such as Stuart Investments, an internship, and international competitions, Mohamed Shamel built a strong portfolio for a career in equity research.Mohamed Shamel (BA/M.S. FIN ’21)
Illinois Tech’s Honors Law Program has put Afreen Mohiuddin on an accelerated path to her career goals in the field of corporate law.Afreen Mohiuddin (BA ’20)
As a student and athlete at Illinois Tech and now in his career, Miles Thompson has experienced the power of teamwork and the success it can bring.Miles Thompson (BA ’20)
Ahsan Lodhika picked Illinois Tech because of its accelerated master’s degree program and strong finance program. As an intern at CME Group, he saw the value of his business studies in his on-the-job experience.Ahsan Lodhika (BA/M.S. FIN '19)
Aiman Moizuddin learned quickly that her education at Illinois Tech would put her on the path to success. She made sure to take full advantage.Aiman Moizuddin (BA/M.S. FIN ’19)
There were reasons for Oscar Cazelez to give up. He never did, and then graduated from Illinois Tech with two degrees and a path toward success.Oscar Cazalez (BA/M.S. FIN ’18)
“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.”
Stuart Stands Out
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—Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International