Why study business at Illinois State University?

High participation in internships and competitive starting salaries are the result of graduating from Illinois State's business program. With courses instructed in a $28-million-dollar facility, your business program is equipped with the modern technology you will be expected to interact with and use in your future career.

  • Internships give you the career experience you need in the world of business; join 2/3 of our business students participating in internships.
  • Graduate from our business program with an average starting salary of $55,000.
  • Illinois State's College of Business organizes Business Week, a week-long series of events where you can learn about pressing issues in the business industry like corporate social responsibility, business etiquette and effective networking.
  • Illinois State has AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. Less than 2% of the world's business schools have accreditation in both programs.
  • Professional Sales is ranked as one of the top programs in the US, and Illinois State is one of only 68 universities nationally to offer a specialized undergraduate program in professional sales.
  • Our business graduates have found employment at globally recognized companies like EY, Ford Motor Company, IBM, Pepsi Cola and State Farm Insurance.

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