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The Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Business and Administration is an online degree program intended for those students residing outside the Carbondale community or who have work and/or family commitments that make traditional campus attendance impractical. The degree is intended to provide students with a broad exposure to critical business principles and a thorough understanding of functional units within an organization and the critical organizational decisions necessary in today’s global business environment. Students enrolled in the online Business & Administration (BNAD) program are not allowed to concurrently take residential courses on campus that count toward this or another degree, without Associate Dean approval. Students enrolled in a residential degree program at SIU are not allowed to take courses in the online Business & Administration program, except in the specific case in which a student’s graduation would be delayed because of a University-imposed time conflict between two required courses and when no other residential course option is available to fulfill that requirement - in these cases, director of undergraduate online programs review and Associate Dean approval is required for all exceptions. Program courses are designated by 940 section numbers. Students enrolled in the online BNAD program can choose to switch enrollment from the online program to being fully enrolled in an on-campus degree program, assuming all requirements are met, but the student may only switch between programs once. Likewise, students enrolled in the residential on-campus degree program can switch to be fully enrolled in the online BNAD program, but may only switch between programs once. A student who changes enrollment between the online BNAD degree program and a residential program once may not be allowed to return to their original degree program in the a future semester. BNAD is not offered as a residential program.

Students must meet the following conditions for acceptance into the program:

  • Completed 26 semester hours of transfer work with 2.0 GPA, or higher, and 
  • Completed (or in process to complete prior to program start) transfer course work for UCC/IAI core or Associate in Arts or Associate Science, and
  • Completed (or in process to complete prior to program start) course equivalents for ACCT 220, ACCT 230, and ACCT/FIN/MGMT 208, CMST 101, ECON 240 and ECON 241, ENGL 101, ENGL 102, MATH 139, MATH 140, PSYC 102 or SOC 108; or consent of the College of Business.

A major in Business & Administration requires students to earn a minimum grade of C (a grade of C- is not sufficient) in each of those courses taken to satisfy the requirements for the Business & Administration major, and students must earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average for those major courses.

Students enrolled in the online Business and Administration degree cannot be concurrently enrolled to complete a dual degree with any other College of Business degree.

The Capstone Option for Transfer Students

The Capstone Option is available to students who have earned an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or equivalent certification in approved business area degree and who have a cumulative 2.0/4.0 GPA on all accredited coursework prior to the completion of the AAS, as calculated by SIU. The Capstone Option reduces the University Core Curriculum requirements from 39 to 30 hours, therefore reducing the time to degree completion. See the Capstone Section of this catalog for more information on this option. Students who apply for Capstone will work with the College of Business Advisement Office for approval of the Capstone Option and will complete a personal contract for a degree completion plan.

Differential Tuition

The College of Business assesses College of Business majors a differential tuition surcharge of 15% of applicable tuition for declared College of Business majors. The College of Business has a “minor program fee” for other than College of Business majors that is equal to 15% of 15 credit hours of applicable tuition for declared College of Business minors.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Administration (online)

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
University Core Curriculum Requirements 39
Professional Business Core Prerequisites 16
Accounting (ACCT 220, ACCT 230) 6
Business Statistics (ACCT/FIN/MGMT 208) 3
Economics (ECON 241, ECON 240) (3)+3
Mathematics (MATH 139 and MATH 140) (3)+4
Requirements for online Major in Business and Administration. Minimum grade of C required for all classes in major area (a grade of C- is not sufficient): (FIN 270, FIN 330, FIN 331, FIN 350; MGMT 202, MGMT 304, MGMT 318, MGMT 341, MGMT 345, MGMT 350, MGMT 380, MGMT 385, MGMT 446, MGMT 481; MKTG 304, MKTG 305, MKTG 336, MKTG 363, MKTG 435, MKTG 463) 60
Electives 5
Total 120

Business and Administration Minor

A minor in Business and Administration consists of a minimum of 15 semester hours, including Accounting 220, 230, Finance 330, Management 304 and Marketing 304. All prerequisites for these classes must also be satisfied, including ACCT/FIN/MGMT 208, ECON 240, MATH 139, and MATH 140. At least nine of the fifteen semester hours must be taken at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. An advisor within the College of Business must be consulted before selecting this field as a minor.

A minor from the College of Business requires students to earn a minimum grade of C (a grade of C- is not sufficient) in each of the courses taken to satisfy the requirements for their minor, and students must earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average for those minor courses. A minor in Business and Administration is restricted to majors outside the College of Business.