About the College

Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is home to approximately 3,105 undergraduate and 2,050 graduate students in MBA, master’s, and doctoral programs. Internationally recognized as a leading business school, Gies Business has outstanding programs in accountancy, business administration, and finance. Provided below are the most recent statistics available (2017-2018 academic year).

History

Student Body

      • 3,105 Undergraduate students
        • 2,199 (71%) of those are Illinois residents
        •    906 (29%) are non-residents, with 593 (19%) of those being international residents; 313 (10%) domestic
      • 2,050 Graduate students
        • 1810 Masters
        •   166 Non degree
        •    74 Doctoral

Faculty

      • 101 Tenure stream faculty
      •   59 Other instructors
      •   43 Named faculty (Endowed Chairs, Professorships, and Faculty Fellowships)

Alumni

      • 61,981 living alumni (71,593 total)
      • 34,913 Illinois residents (24,900 Chicago area residents)
      • 22,548 Out of state residents
      • 4,813 International residents
      • Our alumni live in all 50 states, and 128 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 university in the state, ranking 12th worldwide (PitchBook, 2014).

Below are the College’s most recent rankings:

US News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges, 2018

      • Undergraduate business program: 15
      • Accountancy: 2
      • Finance: 21
      • Insurance/Risk Management: 11
      • Management: 25
      • Marketing: 21
      • Productions/Operations Management: 15
      • Supply Chain Management: 17

Bloomberg Businessweek, 2016

      • Full-time MBA: 44

Public Accountancy Report, 2016

      • Undergraduate: 2
      • Master’s: 3
      • Doctoral: 3

TaxTalent, 2016

      • MS Tax: 1

USA Today, 2016

      • Finance: 6

Financial Times, 2017

      • Global MBA: 83
      • Master’s in Finance: 4

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