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Department of Managerial Studies

BS in Entrepreneurship BS in Management BS in Marketing

Distinction

 

2209 University Hall (UH)
(312) 996-2680
http://business.uic.edu/ms
Administration: Department Head, Albert Page
Undergraduate Programs: 1118 UH



The Department of Managerial Studies offers a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, a Bachelor of Science in Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.

 

BS in Entrepreneurship

The field of entrepreneurship provides knowledge of new venture opportunities, methods for creating and growing enterprises, and the role of entrepreneurship and young or smaller firms in economic development and the world economy. The program will help prepare students to create their own ventures, work in professional sectors that serve small or young businesses, or contribute significantly to the success of businesses in which they are employed.

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship degree from UIC, students need to complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Managerial Studies degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Business Administration section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies. Students who wish to pursue the entrepreneurship degree may seek individual advising on their programs of study through the Undergraduate Programs.

BS in Entrepreneurship Degree Requirements
Hours
General and Basic Course Requirements
48
Business Core
45
Major Requirements
18
Business Electives
9
Total Hours—BS in Entrepreneurship
120


General Course Requirements
See General Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Business Core

See Business Core in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Major Requirements

Courses
Hours
ENTR 310—Introduction to Entrepreneurship
3
ENTR 445—Entrepreneurship: New Venture Planning
3
ENTR 454—Entrepreneurship: New Venture Formation
3
   
Nine additional hours selected from among 300- or 400-level courses in Entrepreneurship or FIN 444—Small Business Finance.
9
Total Hours—Major Requirements
18


Business Electives

Nine hours at the 300- or 400-level chosen from courses in the College of Business Administration. It is strongly recommended that students choose electives from the courses listed below, which are particularly related to entrepreneurship. In addition, the CBA frequently offers specialized sections of courses that include a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship (e.g., Principles of Internet Marketing and Real Estate Entrepreneurship) that may be attractive electives. Some of these courses have prerequisites, which will require careful planning.

Courses
Hours
Business Electives
9
ACTG 355—Business Law I (3)  
MGMT 463—Negotiations and Conflict Resolution (3)  
MKTG 462—Marketing Research (3)  
MKTG 473—The Personal Selling Effort in Marketing (3)  
MKTG 474—Advertising and Sales Promotion (3)  
MKTG 475—Product Management (3)  
MKTG 476—Business-to-Business Marketing (3)  
MGMT 453—Human Resource Management (3)  
MGMT 467—Impact of Technological Change (3)  
Total Hours—Business Electives
9


Sample Course Schedule

See Sample Business Major Curriculum in the College of Business Administration section.

 

BS in Management

The field of management is concerned with the effective organization, development, and administration of business and other organizations. Students receive both theoretical and practical preparation for a variety of responsible managerial and specialist positions. The degree program in management emphasizes analytical thinking for effective decision making and broad preparation for leadership positions. Employment opportunities include general management positions in manufacturing, distribution, and service industries; staff positions in human resources management and industrial relations departments; and management positions in transportation and physical distribution.

Degree Requirements—Management

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Management from UIC, students need to complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Managerial Studies degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Business Administration section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

BS in Management Degree Requirements
Hours
General and Basic Course Requirements
48
Business Core
45
Major Requirements
18
Business Electives
9
Total Hours—BS in Management
120


General Course Requirements

See General Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Business Core

See Business Core in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Major Requirements

Courses
Hours
MGMT 445—Organizational Analysis and Practice
3
MGMT 452—Organizational Behavior
3
MGMT 453—Human Resource Management
3
Three management courses from the lists below
9
Total Hours—Major Requirements
18


Students must complete 9 hours chosen from courses listed below. Students may select the courses based upon their interests and career goals. The management electives shown below are grouped into logical career-path alternatives. Students may, however, elect any three courses to fulfill the elective requirement.


Human Resources Management and Managerial Skills

Courses
Hours
MGMT 454—Labor-Management Relations
3
MGMT 463—Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
3
MGMT 465—Compensation and Reward Systems
3
MGMT 466—Managerial Effectiveness through Diversity
3


Organization and Strategic Management

Courses
Hours
MGMT 460—Business, Society, and the Global Economy
3
MGMT 467—Impact of Technological Change
3
MGMT 471—Management and Organizational Development
3
MGMT 480—Transportation Systems Management
3
MGMT 481—Managerial Logistics
3


Cross-Listed Course

Courses
Hours
MGMT 447—Organizations
3


Business Electives

Courses
Hours
Nine hours from courses in the College of Business Administration. Students may choose ECON 221— Macroeconomics in the World Economy: Theory and Applications or any CBA courses at the 300- or 400-level.
9
Total Hours—Business Electives
9

 

Sample Course Schedule

See Sample Business Major Curriculum in the College of Business Administration section.

BS in Marketing

Marketing involves several business activities that are performed in the process of getting goods and services from producer to the ultimate consumer. These activities include product management, pricing, promotion, and distribution. The Bachelor of Science in Marketing provides students not only with an understanding of those activities that comprise marketing but also with the tools and concepts they will need to make sound decisions in the area. Thus, courses are provided in marketing research, consumer behavior, analytical techniques in marketing, and marketing strategy to name a few. Several elective courses are also available to the student who desires a broader view of the area. The basic objective of the curriculum is to produce a student who has a sound understanding of theory and a keen sense of how to apply it in practice.

Degree Requirements—Marketing

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree from UIC, students need to complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Managerial Studies degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Business Administration section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

BS in Marketing Degree Requirements
Hours
General and Basic Course Requirements
48
Business Core
45
Major Requirements
18
Business Electives
9
Total Hours—BS in Marketing
120


General Course Requirements

See General Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Business Core

See Business Core in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Major Requirements

Courses
Hours
MKTG 461—Consumer Market Behavior
3
MKTG 462—Marketing Research
3
MKTG 465—Marketing Management
3
Nine additional hours selected from among the nonrequired 400-level courses in Marketing, except MKTG 499— Independent Study in Marketing.
9
Total Hours—Major Requirements
18


Business Electives

Courses
Hours
Nine hours from courses in the College of Business Administration. Students may choose ECON 221—Macroeconomics in the World Economy: Theory and Applications or any CBA courses at the 300- or 400-level.
9
Total Hours—Business Electives
9

 

Sample Course Schedule

See Sample Business Major Curriculum in the College of Business Administration section.

Distinction

See Academic Honors in College of Business Administration section.