Business and Engineering (B.S.)
The Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering degree is an innovative cross-disciplinary program that prepares students for a wide range of careers at the intersection of business and technology.
The disciplines of business and engineering create enormous synergies because technologies are applied to industries. To develop and deploy technologies effectively, students must develop skills in creative thinking (product development), problem solving (business cases), and effective communication (business pitch), as well as a solid understanding of business/management functions and an interdisciplinary approach.
This STEM-oriented program draws on curricula from Stuart School of Business and Armour College of Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology to provide students with a disciplinary core in both business and engineering. The program brings together world-class business and engineering faculty, offering an incredible opportunity to be exposed to subject matter experts from both disciplines.
Your studies will include courses in engineering, management, science, and mathematics, as well as training in functional business areas such as economics, finance, marketing, optimization, entrepreneurship, project management, operations, and leadership.
Through Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program, you are guaranteed hands-on experiences—such as internships, group projects, and research—where you connect your classroom learning with real-world practice. You also receive a personalized plan and mentoring to guide your academic studies and to prepare you to land a great job when you graduate.
Chicago is an international center for business and finance, as well as home to a growing array of tech companies. With Illinois Tech’s connections in the business community and our city’s diverse range of industries, you’ll have access to remarkable resources for internships, networking, and employment opportunities.
This is a STEM-designated program, and international graduates of the program are eligible to apply for an extension for Optional Practical Training, which allows selected students to stay and work in the United States for up to three years after graduation.
The B.S. in Business and Engineering program emphasizes STEM by combining coursework in business and engineering that provides our graduates with the analytical, management, and strategic skills to become impactful leaders in technologically oriented roles at companies and organizations.
B.S. in Business and Engineering graduates are well prepared to work successfully and advance in key positions managing projects, systems, and initiatives at technology-driven companies across many industries.
For example, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following median annual wages (as of May 2021) for occupations that combine engineering and business skills and expertise:
Similarly, Indeed.com calculates average annual base salaries (as of July 13, 2023) for these occupations:
The B.S. in Business and Engineering curriculum includes a solid foundation in both business fundamentals and core engineering principles. It combines coursework in engineering, management, science, and mathematics with training in functional business areas such as economics, finance, marketing, optimization, entrepreneurship, project management, operations, and leadership.
Admission to Illinois Tech is required to enroll in the B.S. in Business and Engineering program. Current Illinois Tech students should consult their academic adviser to transfer into the program.
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For questions about Stuart School of Business degree programs or the application and enrollment process, contact our Director of Recruitment and Enrollment Strategy Brian Albertsen.
Meet your professors! Here are some of the faculty from Stuart School of Business and Armour College of Engineering who teach courses in this program.
Excellent Education, Top Outcomes
—Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
—The Brookings Institution
For More Information
Do you have questions about Stuart School of Business degree programs or the application and enrollment process? Connect with our Director of Recruitment and Enrollment Strategy Brian Albertsen.