Majors in the Department of Management follow the requirements and standards for all programs in the College of Business:
The Honors Program seeks to facilitate customized learning for Honors students in their disciplines by offering the opportunity for students to engage in Honors education and to have Honors Learning Experiences in upper division courses. Learn more about Honors in the Major.
Major in Management
The Management major prepares students to serve as leaders, administrators, and change agents in enterprises both large and small.
Students in the Management major must complete one of the following sequences.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Sequence
The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management sequence offers a unique learning experience for student who aspire to start businesses or obtain employment in growth-oriented businesses.
Human Resource Management Sequence
The Human Resource Management sequence emphasizes leading edge human resources in all organizational settings. The sequence provides students with skills in human resource management consistent with the current needs of organizations. Students in this sequence acquire the specific, in-depth skills necessary to assist organizations in the effective utilization of employee skills and talents.
Organizational Leadership Sequence
The Organizational Leadership sequence trains students to develop the skills necessary for success in leadership positions in both businesses and non-profit organizations. Courses focus on skills working with people and groups, as well as decision-making and institutional change.
Minor in Business Environment and Sustainability
The minor in Business Environment & Sustainability builds students’ awareness and knowledge of the relationships between business and the physical environment. This minor prepares students for careers in organizational leadership, corporate social responsibility, risk management, environmental sustainability, and other sustainability-related areas.
No more than 9 hours of courses may be selected from the student’s first or second major department.
27 total hours required
Take 1 of the following
Take 1 of the following
Take 2 (6 credit hours) of the following environmental systems courses
- AGR 203
- AGR 225
- AGR 234
- BSC 202
- BSC 365
- GEO 205
- GEO 211
- GEO 276
- HSC 145
- HSC 156
- HSC 204
- TEC 160
- TEC 170
Take 1 of the following social systems courses
Take 1 of the following applied courses
- AGR 346
- FCS 334
- GEO 305
- HSC 257
- MGT 398 or MKT 398
- An independent study (287); maximum of 3 credit hours
Minor in Organizational Leadership
This minor helps students develop interpersonal and team skills, as well as further developing leadership experience. The program prepares students for leadership roles within business or non-profit organizations. The Minor in Organizational Leadership is not available to majors outside the College of Business.
21 hours required
Take 1 of the following
Major in Business Administration
The Business Administration major prepares students for a wide range of jobs within a variety of industries. It provides the general skills that can transfer into a variety of career choices. Focused on the management and operational skills that are crucial to running a business, a business administration degree will prepare students for any number of entry-level positions in a variety of organizations, such as financial institutions, professional firms, medical clinics/hospitals, government, and non-profit agencies.
In addition to learning about core business disciplines such as accounting, finance, marketing, and management, BUA students take specialized courses in Cost and Management Accounting, Electronic Business Management, Investments, Marketing Research, Organizational Behavior and Administration, and Quality Control Management.
Program Admission Requirements for New and Continuing Students: Admission to this academic program is limited and is based on space availability and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. Factors that may be considered include, but are not limited to: courses completed, cumulative GPA, hours completed, personal interview or written statement, and samples of work completed. For additional information on minimum requirements for admission and the application and selection process, visit the Majors website or contact the undergraduate advisor for the intended major.
Minor in Business Administration
Business Administration minors at Illinois State are able to supplement their major coursework with a background in business. The minor 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 Minor is not available to majors in the College of Business.