At IIT Stuart School of Business in Chicago, our students learn business in a hands-on, innovative way that prepares them for careers in finance, management, marketing, or to launch their own entrepreneurial ventures.
Because you’re earning your business degree at a tech school, you’ll often be working and studying side by side with engineers, scientists, programmers, and architects. You’ll learn how to collaborate with—and lead—interdisciplinary teams by working on highly innovative, technology-driven real-world projects.
Companies that have hired IIT Stuart undergraduates include Motorola Solutions, Ernst & Young, Tellabs, JPMorgan Chase, Calamos Investments, Groupon, Morningstar, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), and OfficeMax.
The B.S.B.A. program offers specializations in finance and marketing, in addition to the option of specializing in one of many disciplines at IIT. Popular specializations include architecture, computer science, information technology management, applied math, and psychology.
B.S.B.A. Program snapshot
48 credit hours business core courses
8 credit hours project courses (1-credit each)
15 credit hours specialization courses
9 credit hours free electives
6 credit hours Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) (3 credit hours each)
40 credit hours of general education requirements
126 total credit hours
BUS 204: Identification & Evaluation of Competitive Advantage
BUS 480: Strategic Management & Design Thinking for the Next Economy
ECON 151: Making Strategic Decisions in the Marketplace
(Based on Fall 2013 data)
Average class size
31-33 students per class
Co-terminal Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Master of Public Administration (B.S.B.A./M.P.A.)
The B.S.B.A./M.P.A. co-terminal degree program allows students to complete both an undergraduate Business Administration and a graduate Public Administration degree in five years. This approach enables students to gain greater knowledge in specialized areas while completing fewer credit hours, with better scheduling flexibility than completing the two degrees separately.
Application to and acceptance into the M.P.A. program is open to students who have attained at least junior standing in the B.S.B.A. program. Students must maintain a combined 3.0 GPA to be admitted to and remain in a co-terminal degree program.
The application for the B.S.B.A./M.P.A. co-terminal program is accessible through the myIIT portal. Under the Academics tab, locate the Graduate Admission-Student channel and then access the link for the co-terminal application. Learn more about co-terminal degrees.
Undergraduate Minors are available in Business and Entrepreneurship. Each minor requires five courses and is available to all undergraduate students (except those majoring in Business Administration).
The Business minor teaches undergraduate students the fundamentals of economics, accounting, and strategic decision-making, offering a breadth of business and professional knowledge to supplement your IIT education.
The Entrepreneurship minor is designed to give students the greatest chance of success in developing a real business opportunity by teaching the foundational skills needed to create and operate a business. A summit course, taken after all core courses have been completed, provides an integrative hands-on experience with real world challenges in entrepreneurship.
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For complete program requirements, please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin.