B.S. in Business Administration

Business Administration (B.S.)

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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 business administration major 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 finance, marketing analytics, applied economics, or technological entrepreneurship
  • Build your technical and quantitative skills in a STEM field
  • Gain expertise in 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 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 Business+ program’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 finance, analytics, marketing, entrepreneurship, management, and consulting. See more specifics in the specialization descriptions.

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

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 an area of business (applied economics, finance, marketing analytics, or technological entrepreneurship) or in an academic field outside of business. See more specifics in the specialization descriptions.

Courses and Requirements  Sample Curriculum

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

Applied Economics

Develop the scientific, mathematical, and applied skill sets required to apply economic models in real-world settings.

Finance

Build expertise in finance, investments, and financial derivatives to prepare for a variety of jobs in the finance industry.

Marketing Analytics

Market research analysts are in high demand. Prepare by studying product development, market research, and consumer behavior.

Sustainability

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

Leadership

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 3rd 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
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

Stuart Stands Out

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Only Business School in a Tech-Focused University in Chicago

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

—Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International