The Professional MBA is designed for ambitious, motivated, and capable people looking for success in today’s complex business environment. The Professional MBA is a part-time program that meets two nights per week. If you desire to advance your career by learning business s kills or taking on a management role, then this program is for you.
[[A Partnership for Your Success]] The Professional MBA offers a well-organized course structure that prepares students for a successful career in management. Over the course of two-and-a-half years, students learn the core business competencies needed to contribute to the bottom-line success of their companies. The strategic curriculum is set so that classmates will complete each class as a cohort over the two-and-a-half years. This fosters a strong support system, as group members will work together to balance the demands of their personal and professional lives as they form lifelong friendships. With a consistent weekly class schedule, our students often remark that they adapt quickly to their new schedules, and that they enjoy the time they spend with their professors and classmates from week to week. The Professional MBA becomes an enriching part of our students’ lives that leads to a fulfilling career in business.
[[World-class Institution]] The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned an exceptional reputation in the United States and throughout the world due to its commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and public engagement. By joining the Professional MBA, students become members of one of the world’s leading educational institutions. Illinois graduates have a reputation for being intelligent, innovative, hard-working, and for being prepared to handle the challenges that exist in the modern world.
[[International Exposure]] The Professional MBA places a premium on international collaboration and providing a global view of business issues. Professional MBA students are invited to spend a week studying business in a foreign country. The Illinois MBA has, in recent years, partnered with business schools in Mexico City, Mexico; Saõ Paulo, Brazil; Warsaw, Poland; and Berlin, Germany, to provide global business perspectives for full-time and Professional MBA students. These annual week-long trips are worth course credit and can shorten the length of time it takes to complete the Professional MBA requirements.
[[Outstanding Resources]] The University of Illinois offers students an endless array of resources from a library system that has the largest public university collection in the United States to having one of the most wired campuses in the world. Professional MBA students enjoy state-of-the-art classroom technology. All class lectures and discussions are recorded and posted online for students to review as they complete team assignments and prepare for examinations. In addition, when you join the Professional MBA you are joining an alumni network of more than 6,000 successful business leaders.
[[World-renowned Faculty]] The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is famous for its eminent faculty, counting ten Nobel Laureates and two Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. The College of Business and Illinois MBA have built on this legacy with our faculty being recognized among the very best in the United States and the world (ranked #20 in the world by the Financial Times, with 97% of professors holding PhDs). When you join the Illinois Professional MBA, you will learn business from some of the most experienced and accomplished instructors and researchers today, many of whom have extensive corporate or entrepreneurial experience. Our students inherit business knowledge that rivals that offered by any other business program, qualifying our graduates to thrive as business leaders not only in Central Illinois, but throughout the world of business.
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Recipient: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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