We get focused on day one.
Our students are sharp because our curriculum is focused. Beginning with Business 101: An Introduction to Professional Responsibility required for all first-year undergrads, Illinois College of Business students are taught to be accountable to both professional and personal communities. They learn about global economies first hand by studying abroad. In short, our students are extraordinary individuals who are destined to become extraordinary professionals.
Our small team approach generates big business leaders by guiding students to identify their passions while teaching them rock-solid business foundations.
Illinois College of Business students have an average ACT score of 30 and show strong evidence of leadership throughout their academic careers. High achieving students have the opportunity to join several honors programs beginning freshman year; top juniors and seniors can further challenge themselves within their chosen fields as members of honors-like programs including the Finance Academy and the Investment Banking Academy.
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
As the #2 ranked Accountancy degree in the country (US News & World Reports) our BSA program produces cream-of-the-crop prospects for these and other accounting-focused positions.
Business Process Management
From Huron Consulting Group to Abbott Laboratories to Caterpillar, corporations seek our graduates for their extraordinary skills in managing systems, people, ideas, and capital.
Information Systems/Information Technology
Our program fosters the unique ability to understand both technical and business concepts – a winning information management combination.
With a solid foundation of strong leadership, decision-making and strategic thinking, our graduates can hit the ground running or seamlessly enter a formal trainee program. Subconcentrations include Entrepreneurship, International Business, and General Management.
Kraft, Discover Financial Services, and The Nielsen Company are among the companies that have hired our graduates for their strong analytical background, creative flair and ability to connect with people.
Supply Chain Management
A rigorous, highly selective program produces graduates with unmatched skills to manage the delicate balance of supplier-manufacturer-distributor infrastructure.
Technology & Management Minor
Only the best and brightest from the Illinois colleges of Business and Engineering are chosen for this degree. Working with corporate sponsors, students develop real-world solutions to global business issues.
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Whether judging investment or purchasing opportunities, developing feasibility studies, or raising funds, our BSF graduates bring solid theoretical and analytical tools to corporations large and small.
University of Illinois College of Business graduate students have access to numerous unique opportunities for study outside the classroom including the University of Illinois Research Park and international project work and study abroad programs. Female MBA students – and graduates – who have distinguished themselves as leaders may become Forte Fellows, with access to and support in cutting-edge research on business-relevant topics. Finally, Illinois MBA Deans’ Fellows gain meaningful experience attending board meetings at high-profile companies, participating in global immersion activities and much more.
Consistently named one of the Top MBA Schools in the United States (US News & World Report) our two-year MBA program produces well-rounded graduates with the edge to tackle today’s most perplexing business challenges. For example, the Global Consulting Program provides MBA students with an opportunity to engage consulting projects with companies in emerging markets, specifically Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. And popular joint degrees including Law, Engineering, Labor & Employment Relations, and Architecture allow students to become specialists, blending interests in business with their passion for other subjects.
Illinois boasts more partners in the Big-Four CPA firms than any other academic institution. Those with a domestic undergraduate degree in accountancy study for a one-year MAS at Illinois to bring the very best knowledge and practices to both public and non-public practices.
Students with international accountancy undergraduate degrees or domestic degrees outside of accountancy may complete the one-year MSA to be eligible for the CPA and other professional certification exams.
The strength of the Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) degree is based on the college’s history of world class programs and its ability to provide students with technical skills and opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning. The mission of the MSBA program is to provide a high quality business education to those who strive to become leaders in business, government, and education.
Graduates of our one-year MSF program have completed an intense, immersive course of study unrivaled in its depth and breadth. They also adhere to the highest standards of ethics and excellence as the MSF program is a CFA Program Partner.
This one-year program produces business leaders uniquely skilled at using technology as a problem-solving tool as well as a change driver to advance corporate goals.