About the College

The College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is home to nearly 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students in MBA, master’s and doctoral programs. Internationally recognized as a leading business school, the College of Business has outstanding programs in accountancy, business administration, and finance.

History

  • College of Commerce and Business Administration founded in 1915
  • Name changed to College of Business in 2003

Student Body

  • 2,894 Undergraduate students
  • 2,246 of those are Illinois residents
  • 648 are non-residents, with 422 of those being international residents
  • 1,093 Graduate students
  • 629 are seeking specialized masters
  • 376 enrolled in our MBA program
  • 88 Doctoral students
  • Most diverse business school in the Big Ten

Faculty

  • 86 Tenure stream faculty
  • 68 Other instructors
  • 40 Named faculty (Endowed Chairs, Professorships, and Faculty Fellowships)

Alumni

  • 58,289 living alumni (68,412 total)
  • 32,323 Illinois residents (23,437 Chicago area residents)
  • 20,518 Out of state residents
  • 5,448 International residents
  • Our alumni live in all 50 states, and 115 countries

Rankings

Consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, Forbes, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the University of Illinois is also a leader in business education and research. We’re the #1 source of CFOs to Fortune 500 and S&P 500 firms (Crist | Kolder Associates, 2014), and U of I undergrads receive more venture funding for startups than any college in the state, ranking 12th worldwide (PitchBook, 2014).

Below are the College’s most recent rankings:

US News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges, 2015

  • Undergraduate business program: 15
  • Accountancy: 2
  • Finance: 20
  • Management: 27
  • Marketing: 15
  • Insurance/Risk Management: 8
  • Real Estate: 10

Public Accountancy Report, 2014

  • Undergraduate: 2
  • Master’s: 2
  • Doctoral: 4

TaxTalent, 2014

  • MS Tax: 1

Financial Times, 2014

  • Global MBA: 44

Poets & Quants, 2013

  • Executive MBA: 24

Forbes, 2013

  • MBA: 45