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 course in addition to the full course load 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.
ACCY 201: Accounting and Accountancy I: not allowed abroad
ACCY 202: Accounting and Accountancy II: not allowed abroad
BADM 210: Business Analytics I: can be taken abroad if offered at a partner university
BADM 211: Business Analytics II: can be taken abroad if offered at a partner university
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 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 can take up to three major courses abroad including major elective courses. FIN 300 (Financial Markets) cannot be taken abroad.
Business Administration Majors
BADM majors can take up to four courses per major from abroad including major elective courses.
Supply Chain Management Majors
BADM 335 (Supply Chain Management Basics) cannot be taken abroad.
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.
Courses taken through a University of Illinois's Study Abroad Program may fulfill the Business Minor core requirement if there is an exact course articulation of the Gies Business course. For example, a study abroad course deemed the exact equivalent course to our campus' FIN 221 course is acceptable for the Business Minor Core course. If a student takes a study abroad course that is articulated as BADM 3- - and BADM 4- -, the student may work with the BUS Minor advisor to use this course as a Business Minor elective requirement.
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.