December 27, 2010 | Adam Sorensen | Leave a comment Southern Illinois University at Carbondale recently unveiled a new online undergraduate degree program in business administration, according to the school’s website. Officials from the school said that this curriculum accommodates students who are transferring from community colleges and other universities who want to complete their bachelors degree. Furthermore, this degree is designed for individuals who have completed all general and core coursework requirements. “This is a cutting-edge online program that allows students to complete their undergraduate business degree without sacrificing commitments that prevent them from coming to campus,” said Dennis Cradit, dean of the College of Business, quoted by the website. The program consists of 60 credit hours of coursework, which will be divided into 10 content areas, with two thematically-related, three credit hour courses each. Officials added that the curriculum could be completed within 24 months, which equates to six academic periods. Students who graduate with a bachelors in business administration may be able to launch careers as management analysts. According to a 2008 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in this field are expected to increase by 24 percent over the next eight years.