Adult Degree Completion Program — Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Science

A minimum of five (5) years of relevant full-time work experience is required for admission to this major.

The Adult Completion program in Business Administration is designed for working adults who want to enhance those skills Each student is encouraged to understand their ways of learning in order to continue to grow their skills and abilities throughout their lifetime. The business administration major provides the stu­dent with a broad foundational understanding of numerous business competen­cies: ethics, law, accounting, economics, statistics, management, marketing, and finance, management information systems and international business, students are allowed to tailor the remaining 12 hours in the major to meet their particu­lar interests and career goals. The business administration major prepares stu­dents for career opportunities as executives in a variety of organizations, including manufacturing, financial services, health care and government enterprises.

The Adult Completion program in Business Administration is a fast-paced, year-round program for adults who work full time. Students are challenged to combine their prior learning (informal and non-formal) with theory, concepts, and history (formal learning) to maximize their effectiveness. Part of the process involves work in environments that are increasingly complex and reliant on par­ticipation in teams in which they will apply their learning to both hypothetical and actual challenges.

Classes meet year-round in eight-week modules, allowing you to make steady progress toward your educational goals while still maintaining your work and fam­ily life. This program is offered on the Aurora University campus and at Aurora University Woodstock Center, located in the Challenger Center for Science and Technology, just one block off the Woodstock Square in McHenry Country. The program is also offered online.

Required Courses: 38-39 semester hours

ACC2010             Principles of Financial Accounting (3)

ACC2020             Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)

BUS1010             Business Environment and Ethical Dimensions (2)*

BUS2010             Legal Environment of Business (3)

ECN2010             Principles of Microeconomics (3)

ECN2020             Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

BUS2300             Principles of Marketing (3)

BUS3200WI         Principles of Management (3)

BUS3220             Management Information Systems (3)

BUS3500             International Business (3)


BUS 3880            International Business Trip (3)

BUS3400             Principles of Finance (3)

BUS4990             Senior Seminar in Business Strategy (3)

MTH2320             General Statistics (3)

*Transfer students with 12 or more college-level semester hours of business-related courses and Adult Degree Completion students must substitute another 3000-level or higher BUS or ACC course.

Selected Courses: 9 semester hours total

Choose at least 3 semester hours from each of the three areas below.

Accounting / Finance

ACC3110             Intermediate Accounting I (4)

ACC3120             Intermediate Accounting II (4)

ACC3210             Cost Accounting (3)

ACC3310             Federal & State Taxation of Individuals (3 or 4)

ACC3320             Federal Taxation of Business Entities (3)

ACC4140             Advanced Accounting (3)

ACC4410             Auditing (4)

ACC4510             Accounting Information Systems (3)

ACC4520             Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting (3)

BUS3430             Intermediate Corporate Finance (3)

BUS3450             Personal Financial Management (3)

BUS3480             Financial Markets and Institutions (3)

BUS4250             Investments and Portfolio Management (3)

BUS4810             Selected Topics* (3)

*with approval of program chair

Management / Management Information Technology

BUS3010             Dynamics of Leading Organizations (3)

BUS3250             Human Resource Management (3)

BUS3280             Organizational Behavior (3) 

BUS3520             Advanced Software Applications (3)

BUS3540             Current Issues in MIT-People / Data (3)

BUS4200             Not-for-Profit Strategic Management (3)

BUS4230             Operations Management (3)

BUS4440             Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3)

BUS4590             Advanced Topics in MIT

BUS 4810            Selected Topics* (3)

*with approval of program chair

Marketing / Professional Selling and Sales Management

BUS3310             Integrated Marketing Communications (3)

BUS3320             The Professional Sales Process (3)

BUS3350             Consumer Behavior (3)

BUS3340             Prospecting Methods (3)

BUS3360             Sales Management (3)

BUS3380             Sales Motivation and Performance (3)

BUS4350             Marketing Research (3)

BUS4810             Selected Topics* (3)

*with approval of program chair

NOTE: Four of the selected courses for the ADC Business Administration pro­gram will be regularly offered in the adult degree completion eight-week format. They include:

ACC3310             Federal & State Taxation of Individuals (3)

BUS3250             Human Resource Management (3)

BUS3280             Organizational Behavior (3)

BUS3350             Consumer Behavior (3)

For the B.S., the following 9-10 semester hours are required:

BUS3510             Operations Research (3)

ECN3300             Business Statistics (3)

MTH2120            Calculus for Management & Sciences (3)


MTH2210            Calculus I (4)0

NOTE: Supporting coursework in computer science, sociology, psychology, writing, and philosophy is strongly recommended by the faculty.

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