Illinois’ College of Business at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois' College of Business at Urbana-Champaign is ranked 45th among the top 100 business schools in the U.S. by Poets&Quants.

Illinois\’ College of Business at Urbana-Champaign is ranked 40th among the top 100 business schools in the U.S. by Poets&Quants.

40. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Business at Illinois

3019 Business Instructional Facility

515 East Gregory Drive 
Champaign, IL 61820

Admissions: 217-244-7602

Email: mba@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.mba.illinois.edu/

Apply Online: http://www.mba.illinois.edu/admissions/

Application Deadlines for the Class of 2017

Round 1: 12/15/14

Round 2: 1/18/15

Round 3: 3/15/15

Last Application Deadline: 5/24/15

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.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:

Poets&Quants (2014): 40

BusinessWeek (2014: 45

Forbes (2013): 45

U.S. News & World Report (2015): 35

Financial Times (2014): 23

The Economist (2014): NR

Program Costs: $96,677 (resident and non-resident)

Median GMAT: 666

GMAT Range (mid-80%): 590-730

Average GPA: 3.30

Acceptance Rate: 26%

Full-Time Enrollment: 162

International: 43%

Female: 27%

Minority:  17.9%

Mean Age: 27

Median Base Salary: $89,563

Median Signing Bonus: $12,837

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 54%

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 80%

Where the Class of 2014 Went to Work:

Consulting — 19%

Consumer Products — 18%

Manufacturing — 15%

Technology — 13%

The Top Employers for the Class of 2014:

PwC — 4

Cymer Inc. — 2

United Stationers — 2

Infosys — 2

 

 

About the Author...

John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.