About the Department

UIS ColonadeThe  BBA with a Management Concentration  prepares students to become organizational leaders, in the sense that today’s organizations need leaders at all levels, not just at the top.

Our philosophy is based on the premise that organizational leaders do more than just manage;

  • They understand that success for individuals, as well as organizations, is largely based on how effective they are in developing people;
  • They know that organizational success requires leaders who know how to coach, mentor, and facilitate, rather than simply how to monitor and control.

We know that leaders in business, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations face similar problems and challenges and thus need the same core of leadership knowledge and skills to be effective. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to develop critical conceptual and interpersonal skills for successful performance in all types of organizations.

In addition to requiring a theoretical foundation, the curriculum provides students with numerous opportunities to integrate and apply these concepts in a variety of situations.