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The College of Business is highly respected for developing professionals with the personal dedication, ethics, and lifelong learning capabilities needed to succeed professionally and serve society. Individualized educational experience is achieved by actively involving students, by small class atmosphere, accessible faculty, and continuously improving the curriculum.

A major strength of the College is the quality of its faculty and their willingness to help students. Select the College of Business for its academic reputation, cost, and central location at the crossroads of Illinois.

Majors

Find a major that matches your interests. Learn about sequences, internships, scholarships, awards, student organizations and more.

Accountancy

The Accounting Department at Illinois State University offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs in accountancy with a national reputation for excellence. The department offers four undergraduate sequences in accountancy, a degree in business information systems, a master of science program, and a unique integrated 150-hour bachelor of science/master of professional accountancy program.

Bachelor of Science/Master of Professional Accountancy

The 5 year Integrated Bachelor of Science/Master of Professional Accountancy program is primarily oriented toward preparation for careers in professional accountancy. The BS/MPA program is strongly recommended for students interested in a plan of study designed to integrate accounting technology, information systems, and eligibility to sit for the CPA examination.

Business Administration

The Business Administration (BUA) major is an excellent choice for students seeking to obtain a broad, interdisciplinary background in business. This major is designed for students who want to study business, but don’t want to specialize in one of the customary functional areas of business (accounting, marketing, finance, or management).

Business Information Systems

The Business Information Systems (BIS) curriculum provides a foundation for students to develop deeper expertise in business information systems activities.

Business Education

The Business Teacher Education major at Illinois State University combines the solid foundation of a business degree with preparation of teachers in business, marketing and computers.

Finance

The Finance program at Illinois State University emphasizes effective teaching and student involvement in the educational process, with special attention to the concept of linking theory with financial practice.

Insurance

The Insurance Major at Illinois State University is a premier, nationally-known curriculum that prepares students for careers in insurance and risk management.

International Business

International Business is an interdisciplinary program, combining core courses in general business and foreign languages with advanced courses in international business.

Management

The Department of Management & Quantitative Methods offers programs of study in entrepreneurship and small business management, human resource management, organizational leadership, business administration, and international business.

Marketing

The Department of Marketing offers a general sequence in addition to specialized sequences in professional sales and integrated marketing communication.

Minors

Boost your major with a complementary minor. Find out new and exciting ways to be the graduate companies want to meet.

Accountancy

A minor in Accountancy at Illinois State helps students understand the political, economic, and cultural environments in which businesses operate, and makes them more marketable to prospective employers as they seek careers in other fields.

Business Administration

Business Administration minors at Illinois State are able to supplement their major coursework with a background in business.

Business Analytics

Business Analytics is a minor that will provide students with an opportunity to gain deeper proficiency and comfort with data analysis.

Business Environment & Sustainability

The minor in Business Environment & Sustainability helps to increase awareness and knowledge of the relationships between business and the physical environment.

Organizational Leadership

The minor in organizational leadership helps students develop interpersonal and team skills, as well as further develop leadership experience.

Financial Planning

The financial planning minor at Illinois State allows students to help support their focused plan of study with a background in a field with strong potential employment opportunities.

Insurance

Through the insurance minor at Illinois State, students have the ability to enhance their employment opportunities within the insurance field.

International Business

A minor in international business at Illinois State University helps to broaden a student's experience by supplementing their major within the College of Business with a more global prospective.

Graduate Programs

Take it to the Masters level. Position yourself for top leadership with an MBA, BSMPA or Master of Accountancy.

Illinois State MBA 

The Master of Business Administration Program at Illinois State offers two different plans of study to fit with the needs of its students, the Traditional MBA Program and the Corporate MBA Program.

Bachelor of Science/Master of Professional Accountancy

The BS/MPA program is primarily oriented toward preparation for careers in professional accountancy. The BS/MPA program is strongly recommended for students interested in a plan of study designed to integrate accounting technology, information systems, and eligibility to sit for the CPA examination.

Master of Accountancy

The primary objective of the Master of Science in Accountancy program is to provide candidates preparing for professional careers in accounting a greater breadth and depth in accounting education than is possible in a baccalaureate or Master of Business Administration program.

Departments

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Department of Accounting

The Accounting Department at Illinois State University offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs in accountancy with a national reputation for excellence. The department offers four undergraduate sequences in accountancy, a degree in business information systems, a master of science program, and a unique integrated 150-hour bachelor of science/master of professional accountancy program.

Department of Finance, Insurance and Law

The Finance program at Illinois State University emphasizes effective teaching and student involvement in the educational process, with special attention to the concept of linking theory with financial practice. The Insurance major at Illinois State University is a premier, nationally-known curriculum that prepares students for careers in insurance and risk management.

Department of Management and Quantitative Methods

The Department of Management and Quantitative Methods offers programs of study in entrepreneurship and small business management, human resource management, organizational leadership, business administration, and international business. Upper level courses in each program are designed to provide students with hands-on experience and involve working with real client projects.

Department of Marketing

The Marketing Department offers programs of study in Marketing and Business Teacher Education. The marketing program offers a general sequence in addition to specialized sequences in professional sales and integrated marketing communication. The curriculum is sensitive to, and compatible with, private sector and societal demands.

Illinois State MBA

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a collegiate degree with courses offered in the departments of Accounting; Finance, Insurance and Law; Management and Quantitative Methods; and Marketing. Recognized by Princeton Review as one of the "Best Business Schools," Illinois State University's MBA Program consistently maintains a position among elite business schools.

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