Better Because of Illinois
- #5 university for helping graduates getting top salaries; ahead of all Ivy League, private, and other Big Ten universities Smartmoney.com
- #3 preferred institution for recruiters Wall Street Journal
- 90% of students who begin in the College of Business will graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (highest on-campus)
"While most told me that law school would be a whole new obstacle—more challenging than anything I'd faced when I graduated from the University of Illinois—no one, including myself at the time, realized that the College of Business had more than prepared me for anything I've faced in law school. I firmly believe nothing in my education has prepared me better for my future than my experience at the College of Business."
BS Finance & Accountancy; 2010
Saint Louis University School of Law
All featuring practical experience, hands-on curriculum, and world-renowned faculty.
The College of Business is divided into 3 departments: Accountancy, Business Administration, and Finance. You'll take courses in all 3, along with what's called Business Core Curriculum (more on that below). That way, you'll have a solid foundation of knowledge when you graduate.
Of course, by the end of your sophomore year, you have to select a major. By that time, you'll probably know what you want to study (and you'll have a lot of help along the way, too!).
So let's talk a little about each department.
Department of Accountancy
Got a way with numbers? Accountancy is home to one of the nation's top accountancy programs. Naturally, it's a popular choice for students who want to be CPAs (Certified Public Accountants). The Accountancy program offers a fifth-year master's option if you're gearing up to sit for the CPA exam. Find out more.
Department of Business Administration
Super-flexible, super versatile. Business Administration includes majors in Marketing, Management, Information Systems/Information Technology Management, Business Process Management, and Supply Chain Management, along with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and International Business. With highly ranked programs in Management, Marketing, and Business Process, Business Administration gives you a deep understanding of how businesses function. Find out more.
Department of Finance
The science of money. Measure the ways time and risk affect money management, whether it's for individuals, small startups, or huge global corporations. Get advanced, hands-on training in financial software like Capital IQ, Bloomberg Professional, and Crystal Ball in our Margolis Market Information Lab and Infinium Trading Lab. With top-ranked programs—including Risk Management, Wealth Management, and Corporate Finance—we'll make sure you're prepared to make an impact wherever you take a job.Find out more.
Business Core Curriculum
Strengthen your core with a rock-hard foundation in business. You'll complete classes from the three main departments along with Economics, Computer Science, and Communications. You'll take most of these classes before you start your junior year—that way, you have a solid idea about what career direction you want to take. Find out more.