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Our application for the MSBA Class of 2016 (start date of August 2015) will open on November 1, 2014. We welcome you to apply if you feel you are a qualified candidate and possess:

Recent undergraduates or individuals with two years or less of full time work experience are encouraged to apply. The GMAT or GRE is not required, but the scores will be taken into account if applicants wish to submit their scores with their application.

Please read and follow all instructions carefully. The MS in Business Administration Admissions Committee will only consider complete, correctly prepared applications accompanied with the application fee and appropriate documentation.

Application Deadlines- Class of 2016 (Opens November 1, 2014)
Completed Application Due
Notification of Admission Sent
Acceptance & Deposit Deadline
December 1, 2014
January 15, 2015
February 16, 2015
January 2, 2015
February 16, 2015
March 16, 2015
February 2, 2015
March 16, 2015
April 15, 2015
March 2, 2015
April 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

Notification of Admission Decision

Upon receipt of a completed application, the Admissions Committee will review your documentation according to the dates above. No partial evaluation of incomplete applications will be made. If your application is incomplete, it will be reviewed on the completion date according to the dates outlined above. Priority admission is given to applicationsreceived from students affiliated with our partner institutions.

The decision of the MSBA Admissions Committee will be sent by email to the email address listed on the application. If the applicant is recommended for admission, the University of Illinois' Graduate College will evaluate official credentials and financials and send the Notice of Official Admission, produced by the Graduate College Office of Admissions and Records, to those approved for admission. For international applicants, this will include financial documentation and visa paperwork, either the I-20 or DS-2019, as necessary to receive a visa to study in the United States.

Application Checklist

The application must be complete in order to be submitted and be eligible for review. You will be able to save your application and return to it. A completed application includes the following documents to be entered and/or uploaded into the application:

  • Résumé
  • Essays (the application will provide details of questions)
  • Unofficial Transcripts (if an offer of admission is made, the Official Transcript(s) is required to be submitted upon arrival to campus)
  • Degree Certificate/Diploma (if an offer of admission is made, the Official Degree Certificate(s)/Diploma is required to be submitted upon arrival to campus)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (enter the name and email address of 3 recommenders. The application system will send emails to the Recommenders and request their electronic submission)
  • Online Application Fee Payment (you must use a credit card to pay online)

International applicants also need to include:

  • English Language Test Score (TOEFL (from ETS) or IELTS score). TOEFL scores must be sent to the U of I directly from ETS using Institution Code: 1836, Department Code: 00. For IELTS scores, you should upload a copy of your score card
  • Declaration & Certification of Finances form Print, Complete and Upload
  • Bank Statements
  • Financial Affidavit or Sponsorship Letter (if applicable)
  • Passport Photo

Application Instructions

Upload All Application Materials into the Graduate Application.

For additional information and/or questions contact:

Michelle Lewis
Program Manager, Master of Science in Business Administration
Department of Business Administration
College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
350 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820 USA

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