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Bachelor of Business Administration Online

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  2. Application
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  4. Tuition

Application: Applications for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree completion program will be accepted until July 15, 2017 for the Fall 2017 semester. Contact us at 844-819-5615 or bba@uic.edu to arrange for us to review your transcripts and determine where you stand with respect to the admission requirements and prerequisites, which are described below.

Admission Requirement(s): The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree completion program from the College of Business Administration (CBA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) covers the final 61 credit hours required to receive your Bachelor's degree. You meet the admissions requirements for the BBA degree completion program if you have:

  • Completed at least 60 hours of prerequisite post-secondary course work with a grade of "C" or better (see description of prerequisites below)
  • Maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 grading scale) in all post- secondary course work
Please submit the following to support your request for admission:
  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all prior post-secondary institutions attended, including prior attendance at any campus of the University of Illinois
Records are considered official if they meet one of the following criteria:
  • The issuing institution sends them directly to the mailing address listed below or electronically to bba@uic.edu.
  • They are certified as true copies by an official of the educational institution, an embassy official, or an appropriate government official.
  • They have been received in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution or from an authorized e-mail address

Prerequisite(s): You must have completed at least 60 hours of post-secondary coursework, in the following two categories:
I. Core Requirements: (Total of 16 Core hours required)

  • English Composition I (3 credit hours)
  • English Composition II (3 credit hours)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (3 credit hours)
  • Finite Mathematics (4 credit hours)
II. General Education Requirements: (Total of 44+ General Education hours required)
  • Analyzing the Natural World* (5 credit hours)
  • Exploring World Cultures* (3 credit hours)
  • Understanding the Creative Arts* (3 credit hours)
  • Understanding the Individual and Society* (3 credit hours)
  • Understanding the Past* (3 credit hours)
  • Understanding U.S. Society* (3 credit hours)
  • Electives** (24+ credit hours)
Please Note: An earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree from an Illinois community college fulfills the General Education requirements, per the Illinois Articulation Initiative. If you have not earned such a degree, you must complete 60 transferable hours including the Core and General Education requirements above. * Students can select from a number of different courses to satisfy the broad General Education categories listed above. Following is a brief description of each category:
  • Analyzing the Natural World: Courses in this category should introduce students to scientific and mathematical concepts and methods
  • Exploring World Cultures: Courses in this category should address significant aspects of any culture that is not part of the mainstream American culture
  • Understanding the Creative Arts: Courses in this category should focus, in close detail, on a number of significant works in literature, art, or other media
  • Understanding the Individual and Society: Courses in this category should introduce students either to the complexities of the individual or the relationship of the individual to social structures
  • Understanding the Past: Courses in this category should have as their focus significant past events
  • Understanding U.S. Society: Courses in this category should address some significant aspect of U.S. Society as their central focus
There are numerous courses that satisfy each of these categories. You can see a list of these courses and other information about UIC General Education requirements at www.uic.edu/ucat/toc.html. **Other Mathematics, Calculus, Statistics or quantitative analysis courses are highly recommended prerequisites that can be taken in order to satisfy the 24 hours of Electives requirements. However, many courses that satisfy the above general education requirements as well as those required for an associate's degree in business can also satisfy the Electives requirements.
If you have any questions on prerequisites for the BBA Degree Completion program, please contact an advisor at bba@uic.edu or call us at 844-819-5615.

International Students: We consider an international student to be any student who does not have American citizenship or permanent residency status. In addition to the materials requested above and TOEFL scores, international applicants must also submit:

  • List of all subjects/courses studied each year
  • Grades or examination results received
  • Maximum and minimum grades obtainable
  • Certified/attested English translation of all credentials
  • Degrees, certificates, diplomas awarded accompanied by leaving results
  • Official syllabus in English describing fully all course work attempted
The above items should be mailed to:
Bachelor of Business Administration Program
University of Illinois at Chicago Business
c/o Bachelor of Business Completion Program
UH 1100 MC 075
Chicago, IL 60607 USA

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