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Welcome - Department Head

Thank you for your interest in the doctoral program in Business Administration at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. We are delighted that you are considering this program for pursuing advanced graduate study.  As you will see, we offer a variety of study options and provide an opportunity for each doctoral student to receive personal guidance and direction from faculty with established world-class reputations for their research and the development of doctoral students.

The Illinois doctoral program in Business Administration is the result of a careful analysis and examination both of other doctoral programs and the emerging needs of teachers and researchers in the 21st century. One innovation is the development of foundation courses required of all doctoral students.

Not only will you develop your understanding of the existing body of knowledge and the appropriate research methods within your chosen area of study, but you also will become aware of how scholars in other areas pursue knowledge development and dissemination.

You will study the underlying historical bases of the different areas of BusinessAdministration as well as how the areas further knowledge in their fields. This cross-disciplinary approach is vitally important today as business organizations continue their move to cross-functional and cross-disciplinary management teams.

We are quite proud of the tradition and heritage of doctoral education at the University of Illinois. Our doctoral graduates today occupy leading positions in business schools throughout the world. Previous graduates are now well-known for their research and scholarly achievements. We often hear very favorable remarks about some well-known person in one of the areas of Business Administration, and we are able to point out that the person is a graduate of Illinois. We hope that you will want to become a part of the Illinois tradition.

As you go through our web page, no doubt questions will arise. Although we have tried to provide information on the most common inquiries about our program, we also know that each person has specific information needs beyond the scope of a general description. If you have questions, or want more information about the program or about us, please let us know. We will do our best to respond to your needs.


Aric Rindfleisch


UIUC College of Business