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  • Top 3 Reasons to Apply to the Illinois Professional MBA

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    The Illinois Professional MBA allows working professionals to earn an Illinois MBA in only 26 months.  The program offers a comprehensive curriculum, opportunities for international experiences and exposure to a world class alumni network at a fantastic value.

    With only 3 days remaining until the application deadline, here are the top 3 reasons to apply to the Illinois Professional MBA:

    1.    Earn an Illinois MBA without leaving your job – the Professional MBA program at Illinois is designed for busy professionals.  Classes meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings, with several scheduled breaks throughout the school year (including summers).  In 26 months, you will earn the same degree as graduates from our full-time and executive MBA programs.

    2.    International exposure – All professional MBA students are encouraged to participate in the Global Consulting Program (GCP).  GCP participants will work on an international client project throughout the semester then travel to the company’s headquarters and present their findings to their clients.   The cost of the first GCP trip is included in tuition, so all interested students can participate without securing additional funds.  The first GCP trip is scheduled for winter break 2012 in South Africa! Future trips may include clients in China, Brazil and India.

    3.    Value – Earning an MBA is a significant investment of both time and money.  Our full-time MBA program was recently named a top 3 U.S.  school for return on investment by Bloomberg Businessweek. The Professional MBA program offers similar classes and opportunities for experiential learning but at a schedule and pace more conducive to working full time.  We also offer several scholarships to well qualified applicants as a means to offset the cost of the program.

    It’s not too late to apply for the Professional MBA program.  For full scholarship consideration, submit your completed application before midnight on Saturday, October 15th.  As always, you can contact us with any questions.