BBA Management Concentration

Contact Information
Phone: (217) 206-6780
Office Location: UHB 4054

The goal of the B.B.A. with a management concentration is to develop the critical, conceptual, and interpersonal skills that are essential to employment in management positions in all types of organizations. In addition to requiring a theoretical foundation, the curriculum provides students with numerous opportunities to integrate and apply these skills in a variety of situations. Specific degree objectives are to enable students to develop: 1) an understanding of the different forms of organizations and how they operate in domestic and global contexts; 2) an ability to analyze cognitive, behavioral, and ethical issues faced by individuals and groups in organizations; and 3) an understanding of appropriate strategies for organizational effectiveness and the practical application of management concepts to address the challenges faced by leaders and members of the organizations.

Requirements and course work for this option is discussed in more detail below.


Foundation requirements 1
ACC 211
ACC 212
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ECO 213Statistics for Business and Economics (or MAT 121 Applied Statistics)3
MAT 113Business Calculus (or Mat 114 Finite Math, MAT 115 Calculus I, or MAT 116 Calculus II)4
Select one of the following: 24-6
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
Economics for Administration
Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student’s advisor and the College of Business and Management by student petition form.
College Core 3
BUS 302Principles of Financial Management3
BUS 312Principles of Marketing3
BUS 322Principles of Operations Management3
BUS 331Business, Ethics, and Society3
MGT 310Managing Organizational Behavior3
MGT 488Strategic Management: The Capstone 43
MIS 352Principles of Management Information Systems3
Management Concentration Requirements 5
MGT 461Organization Theory3
or MGT 485 International Management
Select two of the following:6
Human Resource Management
Organization Theory
Leadership And Motivation
International Management
One upper division (300-400) management (MGT) course3
Upper Division College of Business & Management course work 63
Total Hours53-55
Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 710

Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in All foundation courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all foundation courses.


 Junior or senior standing required to enroll in ECO 315.


Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in ALL college core courses (EXCEPT MGT 488) and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all college core courses. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in MGT 488 (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted).


Prerequisite: All college core courses, and within 12 hours of graduate or during the student's last semester.


 College Core and ECCE courses may not be used to fulfill these requirements.


 e.g., ACC, BUS, ECO (Except ECO 315), MGT, MIS, MKT, and SPM


 The BBA:Management degree requires a minimum of three hours of internship course work consisting of an individualized field experience or an individual project (IPL 301). Students are encouraged to complete six hours of internship. All six hours of internship can be used to fulfill one category of the ECCE requirement, and either a US Communities OR Global Awareness course completes the 9 hour ECCE requirement. The one hour UNI 301 Speaker Series course fulfills the last hour of the ECCE requirement. After consultation with their internship advisor, students may petition to waive the three hour internship requirement using the student petition form. A petition to substitute an alternative ECCE course will only be approved in exceptional cases. Credit for Prior Learning (IPL 305) may not be used by College of Business and Management students to fulfill degree requirements.

For OFFICIAL program information, please refer to the catalog content above and consult your academic advisor. 

CBM strictly enforces prerequisites. 

The College of Business and Management and the University of Illinois Springfield have a team of advisors ready to assist students in achieving their academic and career preparation goals.  Advising services are customized based on the level and location of the student.  Refer to  for resources to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals.