Major/Minor

The Academic Catalog provides the official requirements

for all UIUC majors and minors.


Department of Accountancy

Minimum requirements in the major for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy are:

Hours Course
3 ACCY 301 – Accounting Measurement & Disclosure
3 ACCY 302 – Decision Making for Accountancy
3 ACCY 303 – Accounting Institutions & Regulation
3 ACCY 304 – Accounting Control Systems
3 ACCY 312 – Principles of Taxation
3 ACCY 405 – Assurance & Attestation or ACCY 415 – Auditing Standards and Practice
3 Major elective. Choose one of the following:
ACCY 410 – Advanced Financial Reporting
ACCY 451 – Advanced Income Tax Problems
21 TOTAL

Accountancy courses (both required and elective) to be applied toward the 124-hour requirement for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy may not be taken on a credit/no-credit basis. In addition, a limit of 33 hours of accountancy courses (including ACCY 201 and ACCY 202) may be counted toward the 124 total hour requirement.

Students admitted to the BS/MAS program during junior year will need to plan their 400 level accounting coursework around what option, Audit or Tax, they plan to pursue in the MAS program.

All Accountancy majors are required to take an audit course (ACCY 405 or ACCY 415) and an advanced accounting elective (ACCY 410 or ACCY 451). Below are the suggested course combinations for each option in the MAS program.

  • Audit Option: ACCY 405 Audit and Attestation (prerequisite to ACCY 515) and ACCY 410 Advanced Financial Reporting (prerequisite to ACCY 510)
  • Tax Option: ACCY 415 Auditing Standards and Practice and ACCY 451 Federal Income Tax Problems (prerequisite to ACCY 551).

Note: FIN 300 is no longer a prerequisite for the BS/MAS program. However, the course is still required for students who wish to pursue the Finance Concentration within the MAS program or to take graduate level Finance courses. FIN 300 is also a prerequisite for ACCY 511 which is an elective course in the MAS program.


Department of Business Administration

Super-flexible, super versatile. Business Administration includes majors in Marketing, Management, Information Systems/Information Technology, Business Process Management, and Supply Chain Management, along with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and International Business. With highly ranked programs in Management, Marketing, and Business Process, Business Administration gives you a deep understanding of how businesses function.

Degree Requirements, Overview Handout

Degree Requirements, Academic Catalog


Department of Finance

Minimum requirements in the major for the Bachelor of Science degree in Finance are:

For Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2016:

Hours Required Courses
3 FIN 300 – Financial Markets (Prerequisite: FIN 221 Corporate Finance; CS 105 or electronic spreadsheet competency)
3 FIN 321 – Advanced Corporate Finance (Prerequisite: FIN 300 Financial Markets)
9 Three additional full-semester, 3-hour 400-level Finance courses except FIN 494 or 495 (Senior Research) and Fin 490 (Special Topics).
3-4 Major elective. Choose one of the following:
ACCY 301 – Accounting Measurement & Disclosure (Prerequisite: ACCY 202)
ACCY 302 – Decision Making for Accountancy (Prerequisite: ACCY 202)
ACE 428-Commodity Futures and Options Markets
BADM 374-Management Decision Models (Prerequisite: ECON 202 or consent of instructor)
Economics: any 300- or 400-level course excluding ECON 302
GEOG 483 – Urban Geography
Mathematics or statistics: any course above the minimum mathematics or statistics requirement of the college with the exception of MATH 225.
Other courses as recommended by the Department of Finance faculty and approved by the Department of Finance chairperson.

For Students Admitted Fall 2016 and later:

HOURS REQUIRED COURSES
3 FIN 300 – Financial Markets (Prerequisite: FIN 221 Corporate Finance; CS 105 or electronic spreadsheet competency)
3 FIN 321 – Advanced Corporate Finance (Prerequisite: FIN 300 Financial Markets)
3 FIN 411 – Investment & Portfolio Mngt (Prerequisite: FIN 300 Financial Markets)
12 Four additional full-semester, 3 hour 400 level-Finance courses except FIN 494 or FIN 495 (Senior Research) and FIN 490 (Special Topics).
3 One additional full-semester, 3-hour Finance course, which may be one 200-level course, one 3-hour 490, or one 3-hour 494 or 495

Advising Notes

  • Courses taken to fulfill major requirements may not be taken on a credit-no credit basis.
  • It is recommended that Finance majors take additional accounting. ACCY 201 and 202 are required in the business core. Many employers look favorably upon additional accounting courses.
  • Finance requirements also listed in the Academic Catalog

The Hoeft Technology & Management Program

Course Information

The curriculum of the T&M Program is comprised of ten courses. Each student in the program completes seven courses according to his/her college. Each course is offered only once each year. Students must complete these courses in sequence and on time. Each course is required.

View the curriculum guide at https://techmgmt.illinois.edu/current/courses/.