The General Business Administration program trains business generalists. While General Business majors learn about different functional areas of business, including Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, they do not specialize in any particular area. This program is most suitable for those students who may not have strong interest in any particular area of business, and who may wish to start or work in a small or medium-sized enterprise where employees and managers will be required to exhibit a broad range of business competencies. Students can qualify for a variety of jobs in many sectors of business because of their broad based preparation in general business. This preparation is especially suitable for those who want to become entrepreneurs and interested in starting or managing small to medium-sized businesses. The General Business Administration major has two options.

General Education - Distributive Learning Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

At least 3
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

 

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Option l-Business Administration for Second Majors

This program is designed for students who wish to combine coursework in a non-business discipline with a solid foundation in business administration. Students with an interest in International Business may use this option in conjunction with a major in the Foreign Languages Department. Other combinations of double majors with this option are possible, such as Computer Science, Anthropology, and Political Science. Students in this option must fulfill the complete College of Business Core Curriculum, along with twelve other credit hours in Business. An outline of this option is as follows:

Required Courses
Business and Management Core Courses36
MNGT-393Strategic Management3
MKTG-358International Marketing3
or MNGT-381 International Business And Management
Approved Elective
Choose two courses from one area Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting6
Total Hours48

Option II-General Business Administration

This program is designed for students completing General Business as a primary (first or only) major. It offers a broad, interdisciplinary orientation to modern business theory and practice. Students in this option must fulfill the complete College of Business Core Curriculum, along with twenty-four other credit hours in Business. An outline of this option is as follows:

Business and Management Core Courses36
Required Courses:
MNGT-393Strategic Management3
Select one 300-Level Course from each of the following business disciplines (beyond the Core): 112
Accounting
Finance
Marketing
Management
Select three 300-Level Business Courses from any combination of business disciplines 19
Total Hours60
1

Excludes MNGT-393, ACTG-300, BLAW-380, BLAW-381 and 300-level Core Courses.

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.

First Year
Term 1Hours
ENGL-101Writing I3
MATH-165Finite Mathematics For Business And The Social Sciences3
BLAW-109First Year Experience: Professionalism, Ethics, Law Chicago Scandals3
Natural Science Course3
Fine Arts Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ENGL-102Writing II3
ECON-217Principles Of Microeconomics3
PHIL-213Ethics3
Fine Arts Course3
 Term Hours12
Second Year
Term 1
ACTG-201Introduction To Financial Accounting3
BLAW-285Legal Environment Of Business3
ECON-215Principles Of Macroeconomics3
Humanities Course3
Natural Science Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ACTG-202Introduction To Managerial Accounting3
Humanities Course3
Natural Science Course3
Social/Behavioral Science Course3
General Elective3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
FINA-360Principles Of Financial Management3
MKTG-350Principles Of Marketing3
MNGT-368Business Statistics3
MNGT-370Writing Intensive Program: Managing Global Business Organization3
General Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ABF-350Management Information Systems3
MNGT-377Production/Operations Management3
ACTG, FINA, MKTG, or MNGT Course3
ACTG, FINA, MKTG, or MNGT Course3
General Elective3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
MNGT-379Business Analytics3
ACTG, FINA, MKTG, or MNGT Course3
ACTG, FINA, MKTG, or MNGT Course3
General Elective3
General Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
MNGT-393Strategic Management3
ACTG, FINA, MKTG, or MNGT Course3
ACTG, FINA, MKTG, or MNGT Course3
ACTG, FINA, MKTG, or MNGT Course3
General Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 117