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Points of Pride

  • 20+

    COB Registered Student Organizations

  • The First Master's Degree

    in business education was awarded in 2021

  • Finance Students Managed $2,000,000

    managed two different portfolios valued at over $2,000,00

  • Global Learning

    through multiple Study Abroad programs

  • Internships

    60% of students complete one or more internships

  • Nine Courses In Marketing Analytics

    are offered in the COB

  • $60,200

    is the average starting salary for COB graduates

  • Taught By Experts

    Professors and qualified professionals teach at the COB.

  • Professional Sales

    is ranked as one the TOP PROGRAMS in the country and ONE OF ONLY 68 UNIVERSITIES nationally to offer a specialized undergraduate program in professional sales.

  • Scholarships For FIL Students

    Finance, Insurance and Law and Katie School of Insurance students provided over $215,000 in scholarships to 50 students.

  • Professional Membership

    AACSB Accreditation for both the COB and the Accounting Department. Only 1.9% of the business schools in the world hold this distinction. The COB is a FOUNDING MEMBER of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). The COB is a FULL MEMBER of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE). The Professional Sales Institute is a CERTIFIED COLLEGIATE MEMBER of the Professional Society for Sales and Marketing Training.

Professional Standards

The administration, faculty, staff, and students of the College of Business at Illinois State University are committed to the principles of professional behavior and integrity. As a community of scholars and business professionals, we strive to embody the characteristics of responsibility, honesty, respect, fairness, and trust in our professional and personal lives.