Business Administration (BA)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
BA 070 Elementary Mathematics for Business 3 hours. Rational operations and arithmetic, fundamental operations of algebra, linear equations and polynomials, and graphic with applications to business.  Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.  No graduation credit.  Prerequisite(s): Eligibility determined by performance on the placement test.
BA 090 Intermediate Algebra for Business 5 hours. Linear equations, rational expressions, quadratic equations, graphing, exponentials and logarithms, systems of linear equations with applications to business. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.  No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in BA 070 or grade of C or better in MATH 070; or appropriate score on the department placement test. 
BA 100 Business Administration Orientation 1 hour. Orientation to resources available at UIC. Introduction to study strategies and techniques. Orientation to majors and careers in business. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Should be taken in the first semester after acceptance into the College of Business Administration. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the College of Business Administration. 
BA 200 Managerial Communication 3 hours. Principles of effective business communication applied to practice in writing and speaking, individual and team work; emphasis on written communication. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161 or the equivalent. 
BA 289 Business Internship Program 1 TO 3 hours. Cooperative education provides students an opportunity to gain practical work experience in their field of study and to test their career choice. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): Full-time status, admission into the College of Business Administration, good academic standing, 12 semester hours at UIC, and consent of the director of the Business Career Center.
BA 299 Business Administration Study Abroad 0 TO 18 hours. Provides credit for foreign study. Student's proposal for study abroad must have prior approval of CBA Undergraduate Student Services.  Final determination of credit is made on the student's completion of the work. May be repeated for a maximum of 48 hours of credit. May be repeated for a maximum of 36 hours per academic year or for a total of 48 hours, all of which must be earned within one calendar year. Prerequisite(s): Requires approval of the Study Abroad Office and College of Business Administration Undergraduate Student Services. 
BA 300 Advanced Managerial Communications 3 hours. Advanced study of business communication, including practice in the writing of case studies and reports; emphasis on oral presentations and use of multimedia techniques. Prerequisite(s): BA 200.
BA 490 International Student Exchange Program 0 TO 18 hours. The Student Exchange Program enables the reciprocal exchange of students between UIC and colleges or universities in other countries. There are a variety of programs tailored to meet the needs of both graduate and undergraduate students. May be repeated for a maximum of 36 hours per academic year or for a total of 48 hours, all of which must be earned within one calendar year. Determination of the number of credits to be granted is part of the proposal approval process. Students from other UIC Colleges and Schools are eligible for the program. For more information, visit the website at Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and approval of the student's major department, the CBA College Office and the Office of International Affairs.
BA 495 Business Strategy 3 hours. Strategic management and business policy formulation and implementation.  Students will utilize knowledge from all functional areas of business to formulate business strategy and implementation plans through case analysis (may include simulation). Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): ACTG 210 and ACTG 211 and BA 200 and ECON 218 and IDS 200 and IDS 270; and IDS 355 and FIN 300 and MGMT 340 and MGMT 350 and MKTG 360; and senior standing or above.