Bachelor of Business Administration Completion Program

The BBA at UIC Business allows you the flexibility and convenience to finish your business degree at a top-ranked, research-based, AACSB-accredited business school. The BBA is offered both online and on campus to meet your academic preference.

The Bachelor of Business Administration completion program at UIC Business is dedicated to helping students obtain the degree they want on the schedule they need. Students will:

  • Receive a 61-credit hour curriculum covering all aspects of business operations
  • Develop critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills
  • Learn to manage data
  • Study under renowned research faculty
  • Enjoy flexibility in completing your coursework on your own schedule


The Bachelor of Business Administration completion program offers a challenging variety of courses intended to give you a well-rounded background in all aspects of operating a business. The program helps you develop your critical thinking, problem solving, leadership and other skills that you can put to use on the job today as well as establish a foundation for lifelong learning.

These business courses will help equip you to adapt to the complex and constantly changing business environment, including the globalization of our economy and advances in technology. They will give you a credential that can serve as a launching pad for a variety of business operation and leadership positions, as well as an advanced degree in business if so desired.

The BBA is a cohort program with a prescribed sequence of courses. However, we understand that life events can intervene; our academic advisers will work with you to rearrange the sequence if circumstances do not allow you to participate during a given term or terms. Our courses are eight weeks in length with the exception of BA 300 and BA 495 which are taken concurrently in the last semester for a twelve week period.

For a full list of degree requirements, visit the UIC Catalog.

Program Outcomes

The Bachelor of Business Administration completion program is ideal for students who hold an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science or those who have completed at least 60 credit hours toward their bachelor’s degree. Whether you are completing your degree, advancing your career or changing your profession, this is the place for you, where you can:

  • Get your degree from an AACSB-accredited College
  • Learn from our world-renowned faculty
  • Balance your work/life/education schedule and study on your terms
  • In the BBA online program—take eight-week courses that allow for scheduling flexibility, and work with our academic advisers to rearrange your course order if life events or a heavy work schedule do not allow you to participate in one of these eight-week sessions
  • In the BBA campus program—add a variety of business or other minors to your degree to distinguish your experience and skills upon graduation.
  • Take a challenging variety of courses intended to give you a well-rounded background in all aspects of operating a business, from accounting and finance to marketing and organizational management to information technology and statistics/data analysis
  • Develop critical thinking, problem-solving and lifelong leadership skills that help you adapt to the constantly changing business world, from globalization to new technology
  • Take advantage of our Business Career Center with 12 people who focus on connecting you to internships and careers
  • More than 500 companies recruit UIC Business students and 33,000 alumni can expand your career network

Program Faculty


Post-secondary Coursework

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 or Business Calculus (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.

General Education

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 in UIC General Education requirements.

**Other mathematics, calculus, statistics or quantitative analysis courses are highly recommended prerequisites that can be taken in order to satisfy the 24 hours of elective 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 elective requirements.


Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Business Administration completion program from UIC Business covers the final 61 credit hours required to receive your bachelor’s degree.

You meet the admissions requirements for the Online BBA degree completion program if you have:

  • Completed at least 60 hours of prerequisite post-secondary coursework (see description of prerequisites above)
  • 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 electronically to the UIC Office of Admissions.
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.

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 coursework attempted

The above items should be mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, (MC 018)
University of Illinois at Chicago
1200 West Harrison Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60607-7161

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Full Cost Recovery

The Online BBA program is a Full Cost Recovery program that is not eligible for tuition waivers by University of Illinois employees.

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