We’re Illinois…a Research One university and a business school that dominates in the fields of research and education – from accountancy to marketing, finance to strategy and all worthy business disciplines in between. Illinois faculty, students and alumni comprise an incomparable network of high-integrity people engaging together to innovate business in the global economy. Explore our programs, our people and our ideas.
Career-building is a skill developed in every student who joins the College of Business. Our placement rate for undergraduate students is 93%, and 85% for MBA students (FY ’13).
As we mark the beginning of the College’s centennial year we are grateful for the vision of those who established the College in 1915 and those who built the College’s strong tradition of excellence throughout the past 100 years. Help us celebrate.
In a recent nationwide survey ILLINOIS was ranked #5 in terms of return on investment; ahead of all Ivy League, private, and other Big Ten universities
At ILLINOIS, we believe in augmenting class work with numerous opportunities for additional enrichment. From study abroad trips to case competitions to working at the world’s largest student-run consultancy, students have the opportunity to excel both inside and outside the classroom.
ILLINOIS has the largest alumni network in the country, and there are 58,000+ living business alumni worldwide. Wherever you are in the world, you’re never far from a fellow Illini.
Rachel Bernier-Green has been cooking and baking for as long as she can remember. She even learned how to use fractions at an early age by baking brownies. Today, she’s channeled her love of baking into a successful business, Laine’s Bake Shop – which was recently chosen as a vendor for a Whole Foods Market stores in Chicago.
Making the decision to start her own business was something that happened gradually. She first learned to decorate cookies at an early age, though she didn’t begin to get seriously invested in it as a hobby until she was planning her wedding as an adult. She saw some cookies online that were shaped like bridesmaid dresses with the words, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” written in icing. She loved the idea enough to make them for her own bridesmaids and found a new passion. Before long, she was watching online videos and reading blogs related to cookies, and began decorating them for every occasion.
Until this semester, Joe Mahoney had just a short walk from his Wohlers Hall office to the BIF classrooms where he teaches courses in business administration. But in September, his commute to class got 40 miles longer every Friday. That’s the day Mahoney travels to the Danville Correctional Center to teach strategic management to a class of 15 incarcerated students.
|10 Jul||Illinois MBA: Rock Out at Ravinia|
|25 Jul||EMBA Experience for Professionals|
|28 Jul||Illinois MBA: Movie at Millennium|
|06 Aug||End of Summer Session 2|
|07 Aug||Final Exams Begin|
|13 Aug||Business New Alumni Welcome|
|24 Aug||First Day of Instruction, Fall Semester|
|24 Aug||4th Annual Fall Finale|
|27 Aug||Centennial Celebration in Minneapolis|
|24 Sep||Centennial Celebration in St. Louis|