Illinois MBA


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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »


The Illinois MBA program is now accepting applications for Fall 2016 admission. If you have not yet decided to attend an MBA program, we encourage you to consider the Illinois MBA. If you would like to receive event announcements and program information, contact us at or (217) 244-7602.




29 JulLast day for Grads to drop a second half-session (S2b) course
29 JulLast day for Grads to elect credit/no-credit option for a second-half session (S2b) course or to change from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
04 AugInstruction ends
04 AugReading Day
05 AugFinal examination period
08 AugAugust degree conferral (no commencement)
08 AugLast date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students
11 AugBusiness Alumni Summer Social
18 AugMBA Orientation Career Preparation Fair
19 AugLast business day to cancel fall registration
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