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The College of Business at University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 1
Application deadline (international students) January 15
Application fee $70

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 28.1% - Low
Average age of new entrants 27
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.88-3.89
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 76
Average GMAT score 650 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 580-710
Students with prior work experience 103
Average work experience (months) 52

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
79 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
All applications are evaluated using the following criteria: undergraduate GPA, selectivity of institution and difficulty of major; GMAT or GRE; letters of recommendation; essays; level and length of work experience; interview; TOEFL scores (if required); extra-curricular and community service activities/involvement; communication skills; evidence of leadership ability; career goals.
Executive program
Applications reviwed on a rolling basis; looking for individuals with leadership potential, 10-15 years of meaningful experience and a background enhancing the collective learning environment. Application includes transcripts, candidate essays, 3 letters of recommendation and an employer sponsorship letter; GMAT is not required. A classroom visit and an on-site interview are beneficial.
Part-time program
All applications are evaluated using the following criteria: undergraduate GPA, selectivity of institution and difficulty of major; letters of recommendation; essays; level and length of work experience; TOEFL scores (if required); extra-curricular and community service activities/involvement; communication skills; evidence of leadership ability; career goals.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Brian Precious
Full-time program phone (217) 244-7602
Full-time program E-mail mba@illinois.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​mba.​illinois.​edu
Executive program phone (312) 575-0900
Executive program E-mail emba@illinois.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​emba.​illinois.​edu
Part-time program phone (217) 244-7602
Part-time program E-mail illinoisptmba@illinois.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​professionalmba.​illinois.​edu
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(33) Departments/concentrations
accounting marketing
actuarial science management information systems
arts administration not-for-profit management
consulting production/operations management
e-commerce organizational behavior
economics portfolio management
entrepreneurship public administration
finance public policy
general management real estate
health care administration sports business
hotel administration supply chain management/logistics
human resources management quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
industrial management tax
insurance technology
international business transportation
leadership other
manufacturing and technology management
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand consulting, finance, general management, marketing, production/operations management
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, part-time evenings and weekends, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available architecture, arts, biotechnology, computer science/information systems, education, engineering, healthcare (medicine), healthcare (management), international studies, law, library science, pharmacology, public policy/administration, social work, MBA's can earn a joint degree with any other graduate or PhD program on campus

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The first-year core curriculum focuses on essential business topics that provide a solid business foundation. In the second year, students can choose from an extensive list of electives that allows them to customize their academic concentration to match their career objectives.
Executive program
The curriculum emphasizes transforming successful managers into innovative leaders. Team-based learning focuses on cross-functional and enterprise-level problem solving, preparing students for functional and broad-based leadership roles. A distinctive feature of the curriculum is a unique international consulting assignment that serves as a capstone learning experience.
Part-time program
The Illinois Professional MBA curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for the competitive global workplace through a blend of classroom discussion and case studies as well as real-world projects and simulations. The curriculum has a general management focus, and is structured to provide rigor and depth in a manageable time frame.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#37 Best Business Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#4 in Accounting
#21 in Management

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 58
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Acceptance rate 28.1% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $85,916 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 - High
Average GMAT score 650 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 69.2% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 89.7% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 226
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 226

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 226
Minority students 19.0%
International students 38.5%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Daniel Mann
Financial aid phone (217) 333-0100

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $19,975 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $29,975 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $24,541 per year (in-state)
Required fees $3,482 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $18,947
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $54,209

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 99
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 78
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 69.2% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 89.7% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 39
Low base salary $40,000
Average base salary $80,333
High base salary $110,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $60,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $82,677
High base salary: U.S citizen $110,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $40,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $71,250
High base salary: Foreign nationals $95,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 21
Low signing bonus $2,500
Average signing bonus $10,369
High signing bonus $40,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $8,691
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $20,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $17,500
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $40,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 5
Low other compensation $4,000
Average other compensation $12,400
High other compensation $20,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $4,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $10,500
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $15,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $20,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $20,000
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $20,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 7
Marketing/sales low salary $70,000
Marketing/sales average salary $91,429
Marketing/sales high salary $100,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 5
Operations/production low salary $63,000
Operations/production average salary $75,480
Operations/production high salary $86,400
Number reporting general management jobs 5
General management low salary $60,000
General management average salary $75,200
General management high salary $90,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 7
Finance/accounting low salary $40,000
Finance/accounting average salary $78,571
Finance/accounting high salary $110,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 5
Management information systems (MIS) low salary $80,000
Management information systems (MIS) average salary $90,120
Management information systems (MIS) high salary $105,600
Number reporting consulting jobs 8
Consulting low salary $60,000
Consulting average salary $74,250
Consulting high salary $90,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 1
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 1
Other occupations low salary N/A
Other occupations average salary N/A
Other occupations high salary N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 3
Government low salary $73,000
Government average salary $82,000
Government high salary $100,000
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 7
Manufacturing low salary $70,000
Manufacturing average salary $86,343
Manufacturing high salary $97,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 2
Northeast low salary N/A
Northeast average salary N/A
Northeast high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 0
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 4
South low salary $70,000
South average salary $84,000
South high salary $106,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 25
Midwest low salary $60,000
Midwest average salary $79,536
Midwest high salary $97,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 4
Southwest low salary $73,000
Southwest average salary $84,750
Southwest high salary $100,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 0
West low salary N/A
West average salary N/A
West high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally 4
International low salary $40,000
International average salary $66,250
International high salary $95,000
 


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