Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

General Focus

With our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program, you'll be prepared for a successful career in fields such as accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations management and information systems.

Degree requirements

Transfer path


To prepare you for career opportunities, you can take advantage of our extensive internship program. Internships can be tailored to your goals, and are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Retention Requirements

If you're admitted to NIU, you can declare a major in management. However, to continue as a management major and enroll in 300- or 400-level management courses required by the major, you must meet the following criteria.

  • You must complete MGMT 335, FINA 320, MKTG 310 and OMIS 338 with a C or better grade.
  • You must submit a completed transcript review form to the Department of Management during the semester in which you're enrolled in MGMT 335. This form is separate from the NIU admission form and is available in the Department of Management office or online. You are responsible for providing all transcript information to the Office of Admissions.
    • Completed forms must be submitted by the deadline to:
      • The Department of Management
        Northern Illinois University
        DeKalb, IL 60115
        Fax: 815-753-6198
  • You must meet the cumulative GPA requirement set by the Department of Management to enroll in required 300- and 400-level courses. With a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, students who complete the transcript review process and meet prerequisites will be able to enroll.
  • Meeting the department requirements to be retained as a management major does not declare your major.

McHenry County College Partnership

You can now earn your B.S. in business administration from NIU at McHenry County College.

Beginning fall 2024, you will have onsite and convenient access to expert faculty, dedicated support resources, services and a state-of-the-art learning environment — right in your own backyard!

For questions about this program, please contact Steph Horgan, academic advisor, at

Learn more about the program.


I was able to get an internship because, with this degree, our career options are endless. I was qualified for internships in management, human resources and marketing. And you will get the chance to choose your path, too.
Ines Ramirez
Senior, Business Administration
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