Congratulations! Your admission to the Illinois MBA program puts you in elite company and is the first step in what will be a rewarding and challenging experience.
As you get ready to join the Illinois MBA community, take some time to review the information on the Illinois MBA Admitted Students website and familiarize yourself with the MBA program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and local community.
Print or save our checklist for admitted students (PDF) to keep track of required documentation and deadlines prior to enrollment.
All incoming students are required to attend a week-long orientation session. Orientation begins Monday, August 19, 2013 and ends Saturday, August 24, 2013. During this eventful, exciting week, students will meet their classmates, faculty, and staff; become acclimated with the Illinois MBA; engage in teambuilding activities with their MBA study team; participate in career workshops and professional development activities; travel to Chicago for a Career Day and networking reception cruise; and more! You will receive a detailed schedule prior to Orientation.
An international orientation session will take place Thursday, August 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This session will be geared to international students that have never lived in the United States before. There is no cost to attend. All international students are strongly encouraged to attend. Sign up online by August 1.
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Admitted Students Events (On-Campus, Off-Campus & Virtual)
We want to start getting to know you, and we want you to become part of the Illinois MBA family prior to August 2013! The events below are designed specifically for admitted students. Join MBA students and staff as they present on a variety of topics to help you prepare for life at ILLINOIS. All the sessions below are virtual sessions; click here for login directions. Please check back often because we'll be adding events throughout the spring & summer!
|March 7||9:00 a.m. CST||Virtual Admitted Student Series - MBA Association & Experiential Learning Opportunities|
|March 28||6:00 p.m. CST||Virtual Admitted Student Series - Family Life in Champaign|
|April 11||9:00 a.m. CST||Virtual Admitted Student Series - Housing Tips|
|April 25||6:00 p.m. CST||Virtual Admitted Student Series - Social Life at ILLINOIS|
|May 9||9:00 a.m. CST||Virtual Admitted Student Series - Summer Preparation|
|April 19 - 20||TBD||Admitted Students Weekend - Champaign, IL|
Summer English Program
We are proud to have a diverse class made of students from all over the world! It is important that these international students are proficient English speakers so they are able to contribute to classroom and team discussions. It is recommeded that international students participate in a summer English program prior to their arrival on campus. The Intensive English Institute on campus offers a summer program that MBAs have historically taken.
English Placement Test
Some students will be required to take the English Placement Test (EPT) in August 2013. Based on a student's EPT scores, he/she may be required to enroll in an English as a Second Language (ESL) course in conjunction with his/her MBA courses during Fall 2013.
International students will receive detailed information about the EPT in their admission letter.
Summer Math Course
If you haven't taken a math course in a while and you are terrified of taking accounting, statistics, and economics during your first quarter in the Illinois MBA, you are not alone. We realize that many of you have not been exposed to this material for quite some time, and some of you have never taken these courses. Don't worry — we have resources available that will help you prepare for the core curriculum.
The MBA curriculum is challenging, and we want you to be successful. MBA Math is an online resource designed to help incoming students prepare for the rigors of the Illinois MBA curriculum. The program covers basic concepts in finance, economics, statistics and accounting, as well as basic features of Excel. It will serve as a good refresher, provide you with a preview of content from the MBA curriculum, and it is a great opportunity to get a head start on the core material so that it will look familiar when classes begin. Students who score below 600 on the GMAT or 700 or below on the GRE quantitative portion will be required to participate in an online, self-paced preparatory program called MBA Math. You will receive details about MBA Math in your admissions packet.
Even if you are not required to take MBA Math, we strongly encourage everyone to participate in this online preparatory course.
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