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  • Lots of Activity at the Illinois MBA

    Fall is an exciting time of the year at the University of Illinois. As temperatures cool off, the activites on campus really start to heat up. At the Illinois MBA, our students are hard at work, and our admissions team is already working to recruit the Class of 2013.

    If you are considering applying for admission to the Illinois MBA, here are a few announcements and upcoming events that may be of interest to you:

    First off, the Illinois MBA online application is now OPEN.  To begin your application, click here.  If you have any questions about the application process, please don't hesitate to contact our admissions team at

    If you are considering applying to Illinois, you may want to attend some of our upcoming recruiting, social and professional development events. Here's a short list of my favorites.  The complete listing of events can be found on the MBA calendar.

    WHAT: Illinois MBA Exclusive
    WHERE:University of Illinois, Champaign IL
    WHEN: Friday, October 15, 2010; 10am-2:30pm
    DETAILS: The Illinois MBA Admissions Team would like to invite you to Illinois MBA Exclusive on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus!  Please join us for a lunch and chance to learn about our flexible curriculum, our clubs, our international trips, and other experiential learning opportunities.  You’ll also hear from a student panel and attend a mini-MBA class.

    WHAT: Alumni Reception @ NSHMBA
    WHERE: Illini Center | 200 S. Wacker Drive | Chicago, Illinois
    WHEN: October 22, 2010 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    DETAILS:  Join current Illinois MBA students and alumni for an evening reception following the NSHMBA career fair.  Mary Kay Haben, President, Wrigley North America, will be our featured guest speaker.  Mary Kay has successfully managed fast-moving consumer goods businesses and developed new product and packaging innovations.  Come hear her give a unique perspective and strategic insights on business and professional development.  

    WHAT: Homecoming 2010 Business Bash
    WHERE: Business Instructional Facility | 515 E. Gregory Drive | Champaign, Illinois 61820
    WHEN: October 23, 2010 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    DETAILS:  Join the College of Business Alumni Association for the 32nd Annual Homecoming Business Bash!  This event is a great opportunity to reconnect with Business alums and celebrate Illinois’ 100th Homecoming!  Guests are encouraged to bring their families.  Great food and a cash bar will be available, as well as music and a kids area! Come cheer the FIGHTING ILLINI to a victory against the Indiana Hoosiers!
    **Illinois vs. Indiana football tickets available in the Business Block while supplies last.

    WHAT: All MBA Fall Tailgate
    WHERE: MBA Tent on the West Side of Memorial Stadium | Champaign, Illinois 61820
    WHEN: October 30, 2010
    DETAILS:  Join ALL of the Illinois’ MBAs and fellow alumni as we cheer the FIGHTING ILLINI on to a victory over the Purdue Boilermakers!  Registration for the tailgate will include complimentary admission to the event where there will be great food and a beer/wine cash bar!  Even better, we’ll treat you to your first 2 drinks!  We encourage everyone to bring their families and all other guests!  Don’t miss a great opportunity to reconnect with MBA students, alumni, faculty and staff!
    **Event is open to all Illinois’ MBA programs including full-time, professional, EMBA, EMBA-Warsaw.  Illinois vs. Purdue tickets available for purchase while supplies last.

    WHAT: ILLINOIS v. NORTHWESTERN Football Game – Rooftop Event!
    WHERE: Wrigley Field | 3621-3625 N. Sheffield Ave. | Chicago, Illinois
    WHEN: November 20, 2010 @ 2:30 PM
    DETAILS: Big Ten College Football comes to the Wrigleyille Classic as the Northwestern Wildcats take on the FIGHTING ILLINI! This marks the first college football game at Wrigley Field since 1938 and will be the first football game of any kind at the Friendly Confines since the Chicago Bears last played there in 1970!  Experience the fun and excitement of a college football game at Wrigley Field from a comfortable Wrigleyville Rooftop!
    Join Dean Larry DeBrock and fellow College of Business alums for premium open bar, buffet, music, indoor/outdoor access, luxury seating and fun before the game for only  $199 with special College of Business discount.  As a College of Business alum/friend, please ENTER DISCOUNT code word ILLINI on purchasing page to receive the special College of Business discount.