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University of Illinois’ College of Business at Urbana-Champaign


Contact Information

3019 Business Instructional Facility,
515 East Gregory Drive,
Champaign, IL 61820
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Annual Tuition: $23,072; $34,622 Out of State

Average GPA: 3.4

International: 39%

Mean Age: 28

Full-Time Enrollment: 79

Female: 27%

Male: 73%

Average GMAT: 656

Application Deadlines
Early Applications: October 9th, 2016
Round 1: November 13th, 2016
Round 2: January 16th, 2017
Round 3: March 5th, 2017

The Illinois MBA curriculum is a unique blend of classroom discussion and case studies as well as real-world projects and simulations. The first-year core curriculum focuses on essential business topics that provide a solid business foundation. In the second year, students choose from a list of electives that allows them to customize their academic concentration to match career objectives.

Students can pursue a traditional MBA track, specializing in finance, operations, marketing, or other business fields, or they can complete a joint degree, combining interests in business with passions for other academic disciplines, such as engineering, architecture, social work, and many other subjects.

Outside the classroom, there is flexibility too. Students can choose from an array of experiential learning opportunities to complement the MBA experience, from studying abroad to starting a business to designing an internship.

Illinois has not published in its employment report its top employers, preferring to list all of the firms that hired the school’s graduates.