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 95% (FY ’14).
First public business school facility in the world to earn LEED platinum certification. Our market information lab is one of the most highly utilized university finance labs in the U.S., and the Illinois MakerLab is the world’s first 3D printing lab in a business school.
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.
Julia Haried, at left, co-founded MakerGirl, one of 13 social innovation startups that provide opportunities for students to address social problems and create commercial value.
MakerGirl introduces 7- to 10-year-old girls to 3-D printing and gives them a taste of the opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Those fields are traditionally male-dominated, but MakerGirl’s vision is to have a 50-50 ratio of females to males in all STEM majors by 2025.
Haried cofounded MakerGirl last fall with two other College of Business students, Elizabeth Engele and Sophie Li, in a new course crosslisted in business administration and social work. In the spring semester, nearly 80 girls participated in the 90-minute lab, where each girl goes home with a 3-D item that she created and printed, such as key chains, bracelets, barrettes.
Together these three faculty members have devoted 100 years of service to the Department of Finance (from left, Jim Gentry, professor emeritus; Louis Chan, professor and department chair; and Roger Cannaday, associate professor emeritus). As the College celebrates its 100th year, Perspectives will include a series of Centennial snapshots that focus on the history of our departments. In this issue, we share a snapshot of the story of our Department of Finance through the reflections of our faculty and a timeline of department milestones.
|30 Nov||Instruction resumes|
|01 Dec||Marika Cabral Seminar|
|03 Dec||Business Alumni Holiday Party in Chicago|
|09 Dec||Last Day of Instruction, Fall Semester|
|10 Dec||IT No Change Period in effect|
|10 Dec||Business Alumni Holiday Party in Champaign|
|11 Dec||Final Exams Begin|
|19 Jan||First Day of Instruction, Spring Semester|
|19 Mar||Spring Vacation Begins|
|28 Mar||Instruction resumes|