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Gies College of Business


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: February 8, 2019.

Contact Information

3019 Business Instructional Facility
515 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Admissions Office:

School Data

Annual Tuition: $$57,618 In-State, $82,026 Out-of-State

Acceptance Rate: 47%

Full-Time Enrollment: 49

International: 35%

Minority: 4%

Average Age: 26

Female: 37%

Male: 63%

Application Deadlines

Round 1: October 1st, 2018*

Round 2: November 15th, 2018

Round 3: January 15th, 2019

Round 4: March 15th, 2019

*Free application for those who meet first


The Gies College of Business MBA curriculum is a unique blend of classroom discussion and action learning
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.