Economics Minor – Coming Soon!

Students interested in the *NEW* Economics Minor:

The Department of Economics has created an ‘Economics Minor Interest Form’ students may complete if they would like to receive emails with details about the minor (application process, course registration, etc.) as soon as it is available:

We hope to have more information in the early summer, if not before. We are not currently meeting with students to discuss the minor, so please complete the form so you may receive all of the updated information when available. Overrides into courses are not currently provided, and we are not accepting applications yet. In the meantime, general information may be found here.

Engineering ICT Process Info Sessions

The College of Engineering will host two transfer information sessions on the ENGR ICT/IDT process for:

  • ENGR students wanting an IDT
  • Non-ENGR students enrolled as freshman at UIUC before Summer 2017 wanting an ICT

Note that incoming freshman from Summer 2017 or later should attend one of the PREP Information Sessions instead- See

Please encourage interested students to attend:

  • February 15 or February 21
  • 5-6pm
  • 253 MEB

Students wishing to transfer for the Fall 2018 semester must petition via our web app by March 1. Online information available at our engineering wiki:

We are requesting that students RSVP for a session so we know approximate attendance and can have them ask questions in advance. Each session will include a short presentation of the transfer process, general advice, and lots of time dedicated for Q&A.

RSVP for one of the ENGR Info Sessions (Feb 15 or Feb 21):

Math Proficiency Exam Registration Info

Registration for the Saturday, January 20 Math proficiency exam is now available from this website:

and will close at 5pm on Wednesday, January 17.

Students who believed they have mastered the course material already but who have not taken the course at Illinois may take an exam in one of Math 220 (CALCULUS), 225, 231, 241, 285, 286, and 415, if eligible. The next proficiency exams will take place in mid-June, start of fall term, and early October.

Information on eligibility, accommodation for religious conflicts with our Saturday date, and more is available at the link above.

Note that proficiency exams are different from the ALEKS PPL Math PLACEMENT exam. Students may not view the exam afterwards to see what they missed.

Students with questions may email

TWO new sections of BADM 350 – IT for Networked Organizations

TWO new sections of BADM 350 – IT for Networked Organizations.  This course is open to sophomore, junior and senior students in the College of Business as well as Business and Informatics Minors.  The two new sections do not conflict with the four already on the schedule.  Registration is available now for these sections!

Section E – CRN: 68280 – TR 9:30-10:50am

Section F – CRN: 68281 – TR 3:30-4:50pm

Elective course option: CPSC 266: Data in Biology and Agriculture

CPSC 266:  Data in Biology and Agriculture

Credit:  4 hours

This course focuses on the use of computing and data analysis to solve problems in biology and agriculture and includes an overview of computer methods and limitations of current computer, network and storage hardware for big data sets. The nature, use and future potential of different types of computer hardware and software in biology and agriculture (e.g. mobile applications, high performance computing, wireless networking) will be discussed. Examples of computing-related and computing-limited problems in biology and agriculture, such as image analysis, remote sensing and genetic analysis will be used as case studies. The potential of computing to improve the food system, medicine and other applications will be presented.


“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” -Aristotle


  • Three more of our Spring 2018 i-Programs are NOW OPEN for registration on our website! This brings the grand total to 5 i-Programs that are open for registration for the Spring semester! Don’t miss your chance to sign up for these awesome programs, which include IMPRINT, our i-Program that is exclusively offered once a year and brings alumni back to campus to engage with students! Here’s the full lineup of what’s open for registration so far:
    • Intersect: January 20, 2018
    • Innovation: January 27, 2018
    • Inclusion: February 2, 2018
    • Ignite: February 17, 2018
    • Imprint: February 24, 2018

Don’t wait, register by logging into our website today!

December Economics proficiency exams are available for sign-up

December Economics proficiency exams are available for sign-up:

The exams are scheduled for on-campus (information and sign-up is on the website above). Students must sign-up at least 48 hours in advance or until our forms close when they are full. There is limited capacity available, so please register early.

We offer proficiency exams for Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.

Please note that we only allow students to take each proficiency exam once.

Department of Economics

Seats available in BADM 395 Brand Management and BADM 395 Digital Marketing Strategy


BADM 395 section BRM, Brand Management

Marketers recognize that brands are the most valuable assets that a firm can have. Companies sometimes go through turbulent times, but their brands frequently withstand these difficulties and stay over time. As important as brands are for a company’s long-term success, the study of how to build strong brands has been somewhat neglected in business schools’ programs. Brand Management is an advanced Marketing elective that addresses the key issues of brand asset management faced by firms in the 21st century. Brand Management helps to integrate theory and practice in order to provide students with an actionable theoretical framework that they can use in the workplace. Class discussions will focus on providing theoretical tools for uncovering and understanding the associations that consumers establish with their brands, and for predicting the effects of these associations on brand-related judgments and behaviors. This course draws heavily on theories of consumer behavior to explain how consumers react to a firm’s brand strategies. The course will make you aware of current issues in brand management and will encourage discussions about how to address these issues using theoretically sound approaches. This is a starred* elective course for Marketing students. It is required for students to have completed BADM 320 before taking this course.


BADM 395 section DIG, Digital Marketing Strategy

We live in a world with an increasing dependence on digital technologies that impact all aspects of our lives and has disrupted decades-old ways of consuming content, making it increasingly more difficult for traditional marketing to be effective both in terms of cost and impact. However, digital technologies are also a new avenue for marketers to reach their target audiences in more creative and cost efficient ways. The objective of this course is to examine these emerging digital platforms and learn to incorporate them into an effective and impactful digital marketing strategy. This is a starred* elective course for Marketing students.