MBA & Graduate Programs
University of Illinois College of Business graduate students have access to numerous unique opportunities for study outside the classroom including the University of Illinois Research Park and international project work and study abroad programs. Female MBA students - and graduates - who have distinguished themselves as leaders may become Forte Fellows, with access to and support in cutting-edge research on business-relevant topics. Finally, Illinois MBA Deans' Fellows gain meaningful experience attending board meetings at high-profile companies, participating in global immersion activities and much more.
Consistently named one of the Top MBA Schools in the United States (US News & World Report) our two-year MBA program produces well-rounded graduates with the edge to tackle today’s most perplexing business challenges. For example, the Global Consulting Program provides MBA students with an opportunity to engage consulting projects with companies in emerging markets, specifically Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. And popular joint degrees including Law, Engineering, Labor & Employment Relations, and Architecture allow students to become specialists, blending interests in business with their passion for other subjects.
Illinois boasts more partners in the Big-Four CPA firms than any other academic institution. Those with a domestic undergraduate degree in accountancy study for a one-year MAS at Illinois to bring the very best knowledge and practices to both public and non-public practices.
Students with international accountancy undergraduate degrees or domestic degrees outside of accountancy may complete the one-year MSA to be eligible for the CPA and other professional certification exams.
The strength of the Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) degree is based on the college's history of world class programs and its ability to provide students with technical skills and opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning. The mission of the MSBA program is to provide a high quality business education to those who strive to become leaders in business, government, and education.
Graduates of our one-year MSF program have completed an intense, immersive course of study unrivaled in its depth and breadth. They also adhere to the highest standards of ethics and excellence as the MSF program is a CFA Program Partner.
This one-year program produces business leaders uniquely skilled at using technology as a problem-solving tool as well as a change driver to advance corporate goals.