Business Administration, MBA

for the Master of Business Administration in Business Administration


assistant dean: Arshad Saiyed

email: mba@illinois.edu


department website: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/mba

department faculty: https://business.illinois.edu/people/


overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply

college website: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/


department office: Business Instructional Facility, Room 3019, 515 E. Gregory, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-7602


The Gies College of Business offers a degree program leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 3 delivery modes. The traditional full-time MBA and the Professional MBA are offered on the Urbana campus. The online edition is offered for students who need more flexibility in their MBA programs.

All Illinois MBA programs require 72 hours of credit. Students graduate with a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Student transcripts do not vary based upon program format.

The Full-time MBA is offered in a lockstep, face-to-face cohort format for the first-year core curriculum. The core consists of 40 hours of classwork that provide the foundation. During the second year, students have the flexibility to customize their area of concentration by taking 32 hours of business and non-business courses.


Graduate Degree Programs in Business Administration

Majors:

Business Administration, MBA (Full-Time)

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Corporate Governance & International BusinessInformation Technology & Control, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management

Business Administration, MBA (Professional - part-time)

with optional concentrations: Business Data Analytics, Information Technology & Control, Supply Chain Management

Business Administration, MBA (online-iMBA)

Business Administration, MS   

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Business & Public Policy, Corporate Governance & International Business, Supply Chain Management

Management, MS

Technology Management, MS 

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Business & Public Policy, Information Technology & Control, Supply Chain Management

Business Administration, PhD

Minors:

Information Technology & Control

Corporate Governance & International Business

Supply Chain Management

Concentrations:

Business Data Analytics

Corporate Governance & International Business

Information Technology & Control

Supply Chain Management

Joint Degree Programs:

MBA Joint Degree Program: the M.B.A. can be earned jointly with any master’s or Ph.D. program offered on campus as well as the Law, JD.


Admission

Admission to the Illinois Gies MBA is dependent upon an earned undergraduate degree, acceptable scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE), two letters of recommendation, professional resume and essays. Applicants whose native language is not English are also required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS. For additional requirements the applicant should refer to the MBA application.


Faculty Research Interests

Faculty research interests are in the areas of marketing, organizational behavior, organization theory, decision sciences, information systems, strategic management, risk analysis, judgment under uncertainty, international business, production and operations management, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, and finance. The Gies College of Business houses computer facilities, a behavioral science laboratory, and a separate library. The college maintains contacts with industry and government through its Survey Research Laboratory, Illinois Business Consulting, the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership and several professional and scholarly journals edited by its faculty.


Scholarships/Financial Aid

The Illinois Gies MBA offers a limited number of merit scholarships to outstanding domestic and international applicants. The merit scholarships are awarded at the time of admission. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for federal and private student loans.

for the Master of Business Administration in Business Administration


MBA 501
MBA 502
Foundations of Business I
and Foundations of Business II
20
MBA 503
MBA 504
MBA 505
Prin & Proc of Management I
and Prin & Proc of Management II
and Topics in Management
20
Area of concentration16
Free electives16
Total Hours72

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the College: 56
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 72
It is the expectation that all MBA students will have an internship during the summer
MBA students must enroll on a full-time basis during the fall and spring semesters for the two years of the MBA
Minimum GPA: 2.75