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Majors and Programs

Majors & Programs


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 Teacher 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.


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.

International Business

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


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.


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

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