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Undergraduate Programs

At the Illinois Institute of Technology 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 Stuart undergraduates include Motorola Solutions, Ernst & Young, Tellabs, JPMorgan Chase, Calamos Investments, Groupon, Morningstar, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), and OfficeMax.

Degree programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
Co-Terminal Degrees
Dual Admission B.S./J.D.
Minor in Business
Minor in Economics
Minor in Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)

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 Illinois Tech. 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

Sample courses

View course listings and descriptions.

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 2014 data)
152 students
95 male, 57 female
151 full-time, 1 part-time
3 B.S.B.A./M.P.A. students

Average class size

31-33 students per class

Undergraduate Minors

Undergraduate minors are available in Business, Economics, and Entrepreneurship. Each minor requires five courses and is available to all undergraduate students (except those majoring in Business Administration).

Business Minor

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 education.

Required Courses:

  • ECON 211: Principles of Economics
  • BUS 210: Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 301: Designing and Structuring the Organization for Strategic Decision-Making

Plus two of the following courses:

  • ECON 423: Economic Analysis of Capital Investments
  • BUS 305: Contemporary Design of Business Processes and Business Models
  • BUS 371: Strategies for Reaching New Markets  


The Economics minor covers micro- and macro-economics, behavioral economics and consumer decision-making, and the basics of quantitative finance. This program is ideal for students who would like to incorporate basic economic, financial, and consumer behavior knowledge into their skill set.

Required Courses:  

  • ECON 151 - Making Strategic Decision in the Marketplace
  • ECON 152 - Understanding and Competing in the Global Marketplace
  • ECON 423 - Economic Analysis of Capital Investments
  • BUS 382 - The Behavioral Economics of Managerial and Consumer Decision-Making

Plus one of the following courses:

  • BUS 321 - Quantitative Models for Effective Decision-Making
  • BUS 452 - International Finance
  • BUS 455 - Corporate Finance

Entrepreneurship Minor

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.

Required Courses:

  • BUS 210: Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 211: Principles of Economics
  • ECON 423: Economic Analysis of Capital Investments
  • BUS 371: Strategies for Reaching New Markets  
  • BUS 469: Entrepreneurship Summit Course

Learn More and Apply

Apply Now! Contact Illinois Tech Undergraduate Admission via phone at 312.567.3025 or via email at to learn more.

For complete program requirements, please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin.