Business Administration - BA
The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.
500-level courses require graduate standing.
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Elementary Mathematics for Business
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.
Intermediate Algebra for Business
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.
Introduction to UIC and Professional Development
Introduces first year students to UIC and the resources available on campus to ensure academic success. Students will use self-assessment tools and improvisational techniques to enhance their professional development and strengths. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Should be taken in the first semester after acceptance into the College of Business Administration. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the College of Business Administration. Recommended background: Incoming first year students. First term freshmen.
UIC Business Seminar Program
0 TO 3 hours.
The principle objective of the UIC Business Seminar Program is to build and foster the intellectual society within the UIC Business community while introducing students to relevant business material. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Students may only be enrolled in one section per term. No graduation credit.Meets eight weeks of the semester. The program provides UIC Business students with the opportunity to closely interact with faculty in a small-group environment. It encourages students to explore potential areas of interest in a unique and innovative manner.
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.
Business Professional Development II
Seminar uses experiential activities to develop each student's authentic "professional presence," verbal and non-verbal skills necessary to excel professionally. Interviewing, networking, dynamic presentations, impromptu speaking and creative team. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Prerequisite(s): BA 100.
Business Internship Program
0 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.
A one semester 2 credit hour required elective of all non-accounting business majors, to aid our students in the formation of the attitude, disposition and habit of thinking, working and living in an ethical environment.
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.
Advanced Managerial Communications
Advanced study of business communication, including practice in the writing of case studies and reports. Prerequisite(s): BA 200.
Students will complete a day long program to assess learning outcomes, through a test, simulations, individual case analysis, verbal communication exercises, team presentation and teamwork skills designed to assess program learning results. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Open only to juniors and seniors.
3 OR 4 hours.
Workshop style, experiential course using simulations and adapted theater exercises of graduating difficulty that teach students to refine their professional presence. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Previously listed as ACTG 420. Prerequisite(s): ACTG 211.
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 http://www.uic.edu/depts/oia/resources-student/studentexchange.html. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and approval of the student's major department, the CBA College Office and the Office of International Affairs.
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.
Corporate Business Internship Program
0 TO 3 hours.
Corporate business internship provides graduate 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 to a maximum of 6 hours. No graduation credit for students in the following: MS in Accounting or M.S. in Management Information Systems. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the director of the Business Career Center. Approval by the director of graduate studies prior to registration is required for students in the MS in accounting and MS in management information systems programs.
Special Topics in Business Administration
1 TO 4 hours.
An intensive study of a selected topic in business administration. Topics vary by section and by term. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the graduate business program advisor.
Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.
This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.