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- 55% of Business students study abroad
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- National Finalists at the 2011 KPMG Global Case Study Competition
Course Requirements and Limitations for Business Students by Major
Number of Hours Required
Students are required to take at least the minimum number of hours required by the host university to be considered full-time students academically at UIUC. For financial aid purposes, students must be considered full-time by taking the equivalent of 12 UIUC hours during the semester or 6 UIUC hours during the summer.
Gen Ed Courses
Gen ed courses can be taken abroad for a grade or credit/no credit.
Students cannot take Advanced Composition abroad.
Students from all majors can take core courses abroad.
Accountancy 201 and 202 cannot be taken abroad.
Students can only take one BADM core course abroad.
Taking BADM 449 abroad is strongly discouraged, as this is considered the capstone course of our college's Core Course Requirements. BADM 449 condenses all of the core course teachings into this one course. The only students who will be considered for approval to take the course equivalent of BADM 449 abroad are 1) true seniors (i.e., students graduating in their year of studying abroad) 2) have other course requirements such that it is impossible to take BADM 449 during their senior year while on campus. Students who meet these criteria can acquire approval from Business International Programs to take a BADM 449 course equivalent abroad. Wtihout this explicit approval in advance, we will not accept credit for taking BADM 449 abroad.
There is currently no limit to the number of core courses (other than BADM), Gen Ed courses or elective courses (NOT including major elective courses) taken abroad.
Accountancy students cannot take any accountancy classes (including Accy 201 and 202) for their major abroad except at Nanyang University. Accountancy students can take up to 2 major courses abroad.
Effective summer 08, when calculating the GPA used for graduate program admission, the Accountancy Department will count business courses with a grade of CR as C- while courses with a grade of NC will be treated as an F. Business courses include those in business administration, finance, and economics. Therefore, it is recommended that Accountancy majors take all business courses for a grade.
Finance students can take 2 major courses abroad including major elective courses.
FIN 300 (Financial Markets) cannot be taken abroad.
Business Administration (NOT including International Business)
Most BADM majors can take 4 BADM courses abroad (including one of the following: BADM 300, 310, 320 or 449.) Basically you can take 2 courses for your major plus 1 major elective plus one BADM core business course not 4 major/major elective courses. See your specific major for other restrictions.
International Business students take a maximum of 4 (NOT 5) BADM courses abroad from the following list: 2 major courses, 2 major electives and 1 BADM core course.
Students who are pursuing a dual degree can transfer back to the 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 International Programs will work with your department on how many classes you can take toward your major during study abroad. You can only do one semester through the College of Business programs. If you want to study abroad longer, you will need to to also do a program from another office.
Students are not able to take classes abroad towards a Business Minor.
Repeating a Course During Study Abroad
If you take a course abroad for a grade that you have already taken at U of I, you will not receive hours towards graduation for the course, but your grade will be the average of the 2 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 credit/no credit that you've already taken at U of I, 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.