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Bachelor Degrees

Become a leader -- in your community and in the world of business. A bachelor’s degree in business can make it happen. You can choose your focus: accounting, business analytics, business and administration, economics, finance, hospitality, tourism and event management (HTEM), management, marketing or quantitative economics.

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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Our accounting program ranks among the best in the country. Ours is among the less than one percent of the accounting programs in the nation that hold accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International for both the college and the accounting program. All of the “Big 4” accounting firms and many top private companies recruit our students. That’s because our graduates are prepared for the challenges of an accounting career in business, with non-profit organizations or elsewhere thanks to our flexible curriculum, research opportunities and instruction from world-class faculty. Brochure (PDF)

Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics

Stimulated from industry demand, our business analytics degree is one of a kind. This program is a direct result from working with analytics industry titans who serve on the board of advisors for the Pontikes Center for Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. The Pontikes Center, world-class College of Business and Analytics professors, and cutting-edge research are the driving forces behind Business Analytics courses and ensure that you will receive the most relevant and elite training in business analytics possible. This degree is highly valued by every industry sector and will prepare you for a career in business that leverages big data, analytics and artificial intelligence. You'll have the critical skills required to help organizations make better data-based decisions today and into the future. Brochure (PDF)

Bachelor of Science in Business and Administration -- Online Degree Completion Program

You can now earn your bachelor’s degree in business and administration completely online! If you have already completed the first 60 credit hours of general course requirements and University prerequisites you will want to check out our online degree completion program. It's a flexible, convenient way for you to earn your degree while you continue working and keeping other commitments.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Our economics program prepares students to solve problems revolving around the distribution of resources by using practical experience, analytics, mathematical modeling and statistical techniques. A degree in economics can be applied to almost any sector of industry. Our faculty is committed to preparing students with a greater understanding of how businesses, people and government respond to economic climates. Brochure (PDF)

Bachelor of Science in Finance

Where else but our finance program can you hone your financial expertise by helping manage a $3.5+ million portfolio as a student? At SIU Carbondale, you not only get an extraordinary classroom experience, but you can be part of a real investment group managing investment decisions for a $3.5+ million SIU Foundation portfolio AND you can experience a unique hands-on learning experience in our true-to-life Burnell D. Kraft Trading Floor that accurately simulates commodities and financial trading. Finance students can choose to specialize in financial management, financial institutions and investments. Brochure (PDF)

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management

Our career-focused bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management (HTEM) provides you with the professional and technical skills necessary to take you places in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic industries in the world. Brochure (PDF)

Bachelor of Science in Management

Our management program delivers everything you need to know to help you make and implement decisions regarding personnel. Our curriculum is technologically advanced and features a heavy emphasis on creative thinking and problem solving. It’s all about preparing you for a wide range of career opportunities in management, entrepreneurship or in web development or business analysis. To assure you’re prepared for whatever career path you select, management majors can choose from five areas of specialization: general management, entrepreneurship, supply chain management, human resource management and management of health care enterprises. Brochure (PDF)

Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Everything in business begins with marketing and our marketing program gives you the cutting-edge marketing knowledge you need for a fast-paced professional career. Our students participate in innovative and impactful research and gain real-world business experience. We go out of our way to make sure you’re prepared for the myriad marketing career paths you can take in advertising and promotion, social media and Internet marketing, brand management, retail management, market research, sales and sales management, special events planning, public relations, international marketing or other related areas. Brochure (PDF)

Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics

The Quantitative Economics program differs from the Economics degree in that many of the economics electives are replaced by computer programming and mathematics courses thereby streamlining the QE major for those who want a more in-depth quantitative treatment of economics. Graduates of this program will have many of the same skills that master’s programs offer without needing to spend time and money with one to two more years of schooling. Brochure (PDF)