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).
The Business Administration major at Illinois State University prepares students to plan, organize, motivate, and control the functions and work processes of a firm or organization.
Students in this major take courses in management theory and practice, organizational behavior, accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, and business decision-making. While some flexibility is provided, the BUA program emphasizes rigor and consistency. Leaders in business must have the ability to understand and adapt to an ever-changing environment to solve problems and think critically—attributes fostered through the Illinois State business administration program.
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the program, faculty members from all departments of the College of Business (COB) teach in this major. Most faculty members hold doctoral degrees and are active researchers in their areas of expertise. Students develop their communication, team building, criticalthinking, and decision-making skills through advanced courses required in business administration.
Sample Plans of Study and Major Checklists for Business Administration students.
"The BUA course study prepared me in the following ways for my banking career. I gained confidence and was provided the tools to excel. I received a well rounded foundation from which to build my career. Organizational structure, public speaking, and financial management were particularly valuable. The network of friends and professors have served as sounding boards and resources as the years have gone by."
~ Tony J. Sorcic '75, President and CEO, Citizens First National Bank & Princeton National Bancorp, Inc