The Graham School of Management's undergraduate programs prepare students to become responsible and effective business executives in a diverse and changing global society. Each program provides an innovative curriculum designed to provide a sound foundation for students who are interested in pursuing a degree that stretches across a multitude of industries to suit students' talents and interests, while giving them the competitive edge to employers.
As a student in any one of GSM's undergraduate programs, you will:
- Be exposed to a success-oriented culture in which faculty and administration focus on students and their needs as learners
- Gain the opportunity to foster partnerships with leaders in business and nonprofit organizations for the purpose of strengthening your student experience and mutual support of growth and development of the regional economic community
- Learn from and work with faculty who maintain a academic and practitioner focus that translates theory into practice through their intellectual contributions and service to the business community
- Become part of a community that encourages and teaches you to be socially responsible and to have ethical management experience
Business Program Options
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program contains the following areas of concentration:
- Accounting (requirements)
- Finance (requirements)
- General Business (requirements)
- Hospitality Management (requirements)
- Human Resource Management (requirements)
- Internet and Social Media Marketing (requirements)
- Management (requirements)
- Marketing (requirements)
- Business Core Requirements
Business minors are available in the areas of business administration, finance, hospitality management, management and marketing. All business minors are designed to meet the needs of students specializing in the sciences or the arts and whose career opportunities may lead to positions in business or a related field. All minors are designed to provide a sound orientation in basic elements of the selected field.
The business and accounting certificate programs are designed for those wishing a more rigorous preparation than provided by the minor in business administration. Certificates are offered in the following areas: business and accounting.
Completion of either of the two certificate programs will make the student more marketable in the increasingly competitive job market.
If you're completing your BBA in accounting and have your sights set on becoming a certified public accountant (CPA), there is no more direct route to the exam than the 4-plus-1 approach. You can earn your Master of Science in Accounting and be ready to sit for the CPA Exam in one year following your undergrad degree.
Graham School offers flexible scheduling, such as night and online courses, to allow you to complete your degree in one year and while still working full-time during the day. In addition, our elective courses also prepare you for the CFE Exam. Illinois requires 150 hours in order to sit for the CPA Exam, which you will have once this degree is earned. We can also provide exam preparation through our partnership with Becker Professional Education.
Please be aware that there have been some minor changes in our GSM curriculum in regards to course listings and course titles. A number of our course titles and listings have changed to the Business Analytics (BANA) title. Please see below so that you are aware when you register for classes.
Effective as of now, the following courses have been renamed:
- MGMT 250 (Excel for Business) is now BANA 250
- MGMT 320 (Operations Management) is now BANA 320
- MGMT 351 (Project Management) is now BANA 351
If you have additional questions, please contact:
Nicholas J. Mancari
Director, Undergraduate Programs/Project Manager
Office: GSM 108