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BSB in Business Administration Curriculum

Lower Division Curriculum

Students in the B.S.B. in Business Administration program complete an Associate in Science (A.S.) in Business Administration degree at Parkland College in Champaign that includes the following courses:


General Education Courses

ECO 101

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 102

Principles of Microeconomics

MAT 124

College Algebra (or exemption based on math assessment)

MAT 141
MAT 145

Finite Mathematics
Linear Algebra for Business  



Choose one:

MAT 143 (MAT2110G) OR PHI 100 (PHI1900G)

OR a course listed below offered at EIU:

CMN 2040

GEG 3810

ECN 3450

OSC 3800

MIS 3505

OSC 4820


Business Courses

ACC 101

Financial Accounting

ACC 102

Managerial Accounting

BUS 204

The Legal Environment of Business

CIS 200 
CSC 105

Business Computer Systems 
Application of Computers in Business & Commerce

MAT 160


A grade of C or better is required in ACC 102, CIS 200 (or CSC 105), MAT 141 (or MAT 145), and MAT 160.

Students who attend other Illinois colleges should complete courses that have been approved as equivalent to the courses listed above. For further information about acceptable course equivalents, see the website of the Illinois Articulation Initiative at   


Upper Division Curriculum

After admission to Eastern Illinois University, students complete the following courses, all of which EIU offers at Parkland College:

Business Core Curriculum (7 courses, 21 semester hours)



Major Courses (8 courses, 24 semester hours)

One upper-division course from each of the following disciplines:

  • Accounting (ACC)
  • Finance (FIN)
  • Management (MGT)
  • Management information systems (MIS)
  • Marketing (MAR)

Three upper-division courses (nine semester hours) selected from the following, with no more than two courses from any one discipline:

  • Accounting (ACC) courses
  • Finance (FIN) courses
  • Management (MGT) courses
  • Management information systems (MIS) courses
  • Marketing (MAR) courses
  • Organizational and Professional Development (OPD) courses selected from the following:
    • OPD 4815 – Conflict in Organizations
    • OPD 4820 – Change Strategies in Organizations
    • OPD 4825 – Ethical Behavior in Organizations
    • OPD 4835 – Supervision in Organizations
    • OPD 4860 – Facilitating Learning and Project Groups
    • OPD 4880 – Productive Work Teams
  • JOU 3820 – Publicity Methods or JOU 3920 – Public Relations in Society

Students without significant relevant work experience are encouraged to complete an internship.

Other Courses

Students also must complete a senior seminar (required of all EIU graduates) and may be required to take additional semester hours of electives if needed to meet the university requirements for graduation.
Students who have not completed at least two years in a single foreign language in high school (with an average grade of C or better for the two years’ work) also must complete two university-level courses in a single foreign language.

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School of Business

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920
(217) 581-2627
Fax: (217) 581-6642

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