Majors

Course Requirements and Limitations for Business Students by Major

Number of Hours Required

Students must take the equivalent of 12 UIUC credit hours at the host institution. Students may also take 1 online UIUC courses in addition to the full-time courses at the host institution, if needed.

2-hour courses – Some programs offer courses you may need but they may only transfer as two credit hours. Taking these courses is allowed; however, be aware it can leave you short of the required hours to complete the major requirements. When you return, you may need to take an extra class to make up the hours not received. See your academic advisor.

Gen Ed Courses

Gen Ed courses can be taken abroad for a grade or CR/NC. The Advanced Composition requirement cannot be fulfilled abroad. All other Gen Ed courses can be taken abroad if they are offered at a partner university.

Core Courses

ACCY 201: Accounting and Accountancy I: not allowed abroad

ACCY 202: Accounting and Accountancy II: not allowed abroad

BADM 210: Business Analytics I: not allowed abroad

BADM 211: Business Analytics II: not allowed abroad

BADM 275: Fundamentals of Operations Management: can be taken abroad if offered at a partner university

BADM 300: The Legal Environment of Bus: can be taken abroad if offered at a partner university

BADM 310: Mgmt and Organizational Beh: can be taken abroad if offered at a partner university

BADM 320: Principles of Marketing: can be taken abroad if offered at a partner university

BADM 449: Business Policy and Strategy: not allowed abroad

BUS 101: Professional Responsibility and Business: not allowed abroad

BUS 201: Business Dynamics: not allowed abroad

BUS 301 Business in Action: not allowed abroad

BUS 401: Business in a Global Perspective: not allowed abroad

FIN 221: Corporate Finance: can be taken abroad if offered at a partner university

There is no restriction on how many of the above Business Core Courses can be taken abroad.

Accountancy Majors

Accountancy majors cannot take any accountancy classes for their major abroad. Accountancy electives are offered at Nanyang University, but do not count toward the ACCY major requirements.

Finance Majors

Finance majors can take up to three major courses abroad including major elective courses. FIN 300 (Financial Markets) cannot be taken abroad.

Business Administration

BADM majors can take up to four major courses from abroad including major elective courses.

Supply Chain Management

BADM 335 (Supply Chain Management Basics) cannot be taken abroad.

Dual Degrees

Students who are pursuing a dual degree can transfer back to the Gies College of Business courses towards each major. The course limitations for each degree will apply.

Students Studying Abroad for Multiple Semesters

For students studying abroad for multiple semesters, Business Study Abroad will work with your department on how many classes you can take toward your major during study abroad. You can only study abroad for one semester through the Business Study Abroad sponsored programs. If you want to study abroad longer, you will need to participate in a program from another office.

Business Minor

Business Minor Core and Elective Course Requirements can be taken abroad. These requirements are fulfilled only if the course taken exactly matches course articulations of the Gies Business course. For example, the study abroad exact equivalent course to our campus’s BADM 380 course is an acceptable Business Minor Elective course. Study Abroad BADM 3- - and BADM 4- - courses will not fulfill the Minor’s Core and Elective Course Requirements. In addition, Minor Core and Elective Course Requirements are not fulfilled with study abroad courses in Finance, Information Systems, Operations Management, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.

Repeating a Course During Study Abroad

If you take a course abroad for a grade that you have already taken at UIUC, you will not receive hours towards graduation for the course, but your grade will be the average of the two grades. Make sure that without those hours, you still have enough hours to meet the minimum required for full-time status at the foreign institution.

If you take a course abroad for CR/NC that you’ve already taken of UIUC, you will not receive hours towards graduation for the course. Make sure that you still have enough hours to meet the minimum required for full-time status at the foreign institution.