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Illinois State University graduate student Ngozi Ukweni

Ngozi Ukweni selected as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar

For Illinois State University graduate student Ngozi Ukweni, being selected as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar was a dream come true.

Noting it is sometimes easy to set goals but not actually take steps to bring them to fruition, she said, “This was one of those times when you see your goal blossom into a reality and an accomplishment.”

Each year, Forbes magazine selects 1,000 high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from across the country to receive a scholarship to attend its celebrated Forbes Under 30 Summit. As described on the event’s website, the conference brings together “the future captains of technology, entertainment, finance, fashion, food and philanthropy” for “a life-changing four days of connecting, learning, teaching and building.” 
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Welcome from Associate Dean Terry Noel

Apply Today I am Dr. Terry Noel, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Curriculum.  Congratulations for considering the MBA program at Illinois State University.  You have come to the right place.  We offer one of the highest quality and most affordable programs in the country.  Our reputation is strong, our facilities are state-of-the-art, and our faculty are first rate.  Whether you are coming to us straight out of your undergraduate program or seeking a boost to an already established career, we have what you need to move to the next level in your life.

Please take the time to explore our website.  We offer both traditional weeknight classes and a corporate format.  There are numerous links within to help you find a program tailor-made for you in the areas you wish to explore.  We also offer regular information sessions on campus.  Good luck, and I hope to see you become a proud member of the Redbird family.

Terry Noel
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Curriculum
College of Business
Illinois State University


Dr. Terry Noel

One great program, two great formats

Our fully accredited degree program is highlighted by two formats to best fit your needs. Classes in the Illinois State MBA traditional program are held in the evening throughout the week. We also offer the Corporate MBA as an accelerated cohort program offered on weekends. Both programs are available to all qualified professionals regardless of undergraduate degree earned. 

Attend an Information Session

Choosing the right MBA program can be a challenging task, but Illinois State can make the choice much easier. Our MBA program is delivered by an exceptional group of dedicated faculty in a high-tech learning environment. The program's reputation, flexibility, and affordability define the Illinois State MBA as one of the best. 

Join us for our next information session:

Tuesday - February 18, 2020 | 5:00pm
State Farm Hall of Business Room 430 | 410 South University Street
(Visitor's parking immediately south of building)

Register online  for the next information session today!

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