Business Administration, MBA (professional)

for the Master of Business Administration in Business Administration

assistant dean: Arshad Saiyed


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department faculty:

overview of grad college admissions & requirements:

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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 Professional MBA program provides a general management curriculum and focus. The curriculum includes 72 credit hours that are completed over a two and a half year period. This program is designed especially for employed professionals who want to continue working while they pursue the MBA degree.

Graduate Degree Programs in Business Administration


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


Information Technology & Control

Corporate Governance & International Business

Supply Chain Management


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 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

BADM 508Leadership and Teams4
ECON 528Microeconomics for Business4
BADM 520Marketing Management4
ACCY 500Accounting Measurement, Reporting, and Control4
BADM 572Stat for Mgt Decision Making4
BADM 567Process Management4
BADM 590Seminar in Business Admin (Section PMB)4
BADM 521Marketing Strategy4
BADM 573Decision Analytics4
BADM 593Research in Special Fields4
ECON 529Macroeconomics for Business4
FIN 520Financial Management4
BADM 509Managing Organizations4
FIN 511Investments4
BADM 544Strategic Management4
ACCY 503Managerial Accounting4
BADM 552Legal Aspects of Mgt Decisions4
Free electives4
Total Hours72

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the College: 68
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 72
Minimum GPA: 2.75