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Rankings and Recognitions

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AACSB Accredited

One of 185 business schools in the world to have both business and accounting accreditation by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation assures high quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate business programs.

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Top Undergraduate Business Programs

Illinois State is listed among the country’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools nationwide for the 6th ranking in a row. 

A Nationally Ranked Professional Sales Education Program

The Department of Marketing in the College of Business offers a nationally recognized professional sales program. In conjunction with the Professional Sales Institute (PSI), the professional sales program was named one of the 2017 Top University Sales Programs in the United States by the University Sales Education Foundation. Illinois State University is one of 68 universities nationally to offer a specialized undergraduate program in professional sales.

University Sales Center Alliance

The Professional Sales Program at Illinois State University is recognized as a  member of the University Sales Center Alliance (USCA). There are only 19 universities in the United States that are full members of the USCA. Full membership requires that the institution have a separate center or institute to support professional sales. The Professional Sales Institute fulfills this requirement. Full membership also requires passing five strict criteria for USCA certification including: staff, structure, curriculum, affiliation, and quality.

The Center for Sales Excellence

"The Professional Sales Institute is a certified collegiate member of the Professional Society for Sales & Marketing Training"

Best's Review

Top 4 Risk Management and Insurance Program

The Insurance and Risk Management Program at the College of Business at Illinois State University is ranked among the top 4 in the country by A.M. Best, the premier insurance rating agency. AM Best is a nationally recognized insurance rating company.


Top 10 Risk Management and Insurance Program

Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), has recognized Illinois State University as one of the top schools for graduates in insurance and risk management.


Top Ranked by IRMI®


Business Insurance

Business Insurance recognizes the ISU undergraduate risk management and insurance program as the fourth largest program in the country. (pdf)


Membership in CUIBE

One of 23 business schools nationally to have full membership status in CUIBE, the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education. CUIBE is comprised of nationally recognized international business programs from across the United States.

 National Association of State Boards of Accountancy


National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Certified Public Accounting Exam (CPA), Highest pass rate for public universities in Illinois. Top five schools nationally on each of the four parts of the CPA exam for the 64 schools reporting 50+ students taking the exam.



 Princetion Review

MBA Program ranked by Princeton Review

Illinois State University's College of Business is once again one of the best choices for earning an MBA, according to the 2017 Edition of the Best Business Schools, published by Princeton Review.  Inclusion in the Best Business Schools highlights the quality of Illinois State's MBA program and why it is a top choice for students to attend. 

 US News & World Report

MBA Program ranked by US News & World Report

Illinois State University's College of Business has been recognized as one of the best Grad School choices to earn a Part Time MBA by U.S. News & World Report.


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