University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, College of Business


In the College of Business at Illinois, a passion for excellence drives how we learn, teach, research and engage in the business world. Accountancy, business, and finance curricula integrate with innovative methods and ideas to nurture leadership potential. Our faculty, students and alumni comprise an incomparable network of brilliant people setting the highest standards for leadership in the global economy. Explore our programs, our people and our ideas. Join us, and be part of a brilliant future.

Illinois is

  • A world leader in research, teaching and public engagement
  • Distinguished by the breadth of our programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty

Our prominent alumni are

  • Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners
  • Outstanding athletes, including Olympic medalists
  • astronauts and scientists
  • leaders of international corporations

What We Do

We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge.

Tradition of Excellence

Global Experience

55% of undergraduate business students study abroad at least once, and a global consulting trip to Brazil, China, India, or South Africa is integrated into the full-time MBA program.

Job Placement

Career-building is a skill developed in every student who joins the College of Business. Our placement rate for undergraduate students is 93%, and 85% for MBA students (FY ’13).


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.


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

Experiential Learning

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.

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Full-Time MBA

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA Champaign

Somewhere amid the top recruiters and world class talents who come to the Illinois campus, and amid the emerging and established markets around the globe that are home to the world's [+]

Why choose the Illinois MBA? Customizable Curriculum After taking extensive coursework in business fundamentals during their first year, second year MBA students at Illinois are encouraged to customize their MBA by taking elective classes both inside and outside the College of Business. Experiential Learning 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, Illinois MBA students have the opportunity to excel both inside and outside the classroom. Joint Degrees At Illinois, you can combine an MBA degree with any Master's or PhD program on campus. As a joint degree student, you will be able to increase your marketability by adding a comprehensive business skill set to your resume. High-Impact Scholarships Top students at Illinois can earn substantial scholarships, up to and including full tuition. We also offer a Scholarship Case Competition where students compete for scholarships to the program. Global Consulting Program As the world becomes more interconnected, so should your MBA education. The Illinois MBA provides many opportunities to both study and complete projects in places like India, China, Brazil and South Africa. In addition, the diverse nature of our program attracts students from over 20 counties, providing you with a truly global professional network. Student Experience While your MBA courses will provide you with the core business skills that you need to be successful in the workforce, there is a wealth of opportunity that exists outside the classroom. At Illinois, our goal is to help you customize your very own Illinois MBA student experience so that when you graduate you feel like you made the most of your two years here and you are ready to be successful in the business world. In order to differentiate yourself from other MBA students and make the most of your time in the Illinois MBA, we expect that you will get involved with projects and activities outside of the classroom. These experiences will help you create your own, unique story which you will be able to use to sell yourself to recruiters. Fees (Estimated total) - Resident: $47,632 - Non-Resident: $58,632 - International: $58,702 [-]