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Business Administration, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) in Business Administration is a unique business program available only online or at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois.  The program was developed specifically to meet the needs of:

  • Students who want to complete a business degree;
  • Students who need a more flexible class schedule because of work or family commitments;
  • Students who have already completed several hours of General Education course work and business classes or have earned an Associate in Science or Associate in      Arts degree from a community college.

Two Options


The Business Administration online classes are asynchronous.  They do not require “live” classes that meet at a specified time each week.  Students have the flexibility of listening to lectures and reading required materials on their own schedule.  There are scheduled assignment due dates and specified exam windows to meet course requirements.  Fall and spring semester classes meet for 16 weeks.  Most summer classes are four weeks long.

 At Parkland College

The Business Administration classes are taught at Parkland College in Champaign in the evenings. Each three-hour class typically meets one evening per week for 16 weeks during the spring or fall semester and two evenings per week during the a four week summer term.  Students in this program also have the opportunity to complete online courses if desired.


As part of EIU’s School of Business, the program is fully accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • The Legal Environment of Business
  • Business Computer Systems or Introduction to Computers and Their Application to Business and Commerce
  • Principles of Economics
  • College Algebra
  • Finite Mathematics or Linear Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • International Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Organizational and Professional Development (OPD)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. Transcripts must bear the seal and signature of the appropriate school official, and be accompanied by an official English translation if necessary. A minimum grade point average of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. All transcripts become property of this University. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to submit course descriptions or syllabi as this information will greatly expedite the transfer process.
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement: Official TOEFL, IELTS, STEP EIKEN, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), or iTEP Academic Plus Examination mailed directly from the respective testing service. The school code for Eastern Illinois University is 1199. Test results are valid for two years only. Required scores are listed here. Please note, conditional admission is possible for students who have not met the English requirement.
  • A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form, documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study. To see the total cost of one year of study, please see our Costs page.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      701 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 701 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      292 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 292 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Charleston

    • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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