Prospective Freshmen

We don’t ask what you want to be when you grow up. We ask who.

You thrive on competition.
You love working in teams.
You’re a risk taker.
You’re creative.
You analyze every little thing.
You want to have a positive influence in people’s lives.

The College of Business degree encourages all of these characteristics.

Maybe you’re all of these things, maybe you’re just a few. That’s the awesome thing about a degree from the College of Business. You can craft your own experience—and your own values—to craft your future as a professional.

Here’s what you learn.

  • General, core business knowledge
  • Specialized business knowledge through our three departments
  • Strong education of non-business topics throughout the university
  • Improved sense of professional responsibility
  • Confidence and social dexterity in professional situations
  • Extensive experience with team-based work
  • Enhanced ability to think critically, analytically, and strategically

Here’s what it takes.

  • A strong academic record
  • Competitive ACT/SAT scores
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • A variety of interests
  • An eagerness to participate

Be our shadow.

Want to see if business is the right degree for you? Sit in on some classes, follow us around. Go to https://business.illinois.edu/shadowprogram/ for more info.

Visit campus.

Come see what ILLINOIS is all about. Arrange your visit at U of I Admissions – Visit Illinois