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  • Only 1 Week Until the First Admissions Deadline!

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    If you are thinking of applying to Illinois, the first admissions deadline is next Tuesday, November 15th. See below for 5 reasons why the Illinois MBA may be the right program for you. Remember, applying early is usually to a student's advantage, as greater scholarship consideration is usually given at the beginning of a recruiting cycle.

    If you are looking for a reason to apply to the Illinois MBA, here are 5:

    1. Flexible Curriculum

    After taking extensive coursework in business fundamentals during their first year, second year MBA students at Illinois are encouraged to customize their MBA by taking elective classes both inside and outside the College of Business.

    2. Experiential Learning

    At Illinois, we believe in augmenting class work with numerous opportunities for additional enrichment. From study abroad trips to case competitions to working at the world's largest student-run consultancy, Illinois MBA students have the opportunity to excel both inside and outside the classroom.

    3. Joint Degrees

    At Illinois, you can combine an MBA degree with any Master's or PhD program on campus. As a joint degree student, you will be able to increase your marketability by adding a comprehensive business skill set to your resume.

    4. High-Impact Scholarships

    Top students at Illinois can earn substantial scholarships, up to and including full tuition. We also offer a Scholarship Case Competition where students compete for scholarships to the program.

    5. International Immersion Program

    As the world becomes more interconnected, so should your MBA education. The Illinois MBA provides many opportunities to both study and complete projects in places like India, China, Brazil and South Africa. In addition, the diverse nature of our program attracts students from over 20 counties, providing you with a truly global professional network.


    Please feel free to contact us for more information. It's not to late to apply now for the first admissions deadline.