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Virtual Preview

A Message from our Dean

Hello Preview Attendees,

I would like to take a moment to welcome you to our new world of Virtual Preview. Since 1966, ISU Preview has been a proud university tradition that helps build closer relationships between staff and incoming freshman and between parents and the University. It’s a special time on campus each summer and always gives me great pleasure to see students walking the Quad and visiting campus sites with their families.

Dr. Ajay SamantHowever, for the summer of 2020, this amazing and uplifting event is taking on a different look in the form of a virtual experience. I invite you to please take some time to look through this newly created page and get to know the Illinois State University College of Business.

I am proud to say that we are an institution accredited by AACSB in Business and in Accounting. This is the Gold Standard in professional accreditation for business colleges worldwide and only held by 1.8 percent of all colleges. As a student, you can take pride in knowing that when you walk the halls in our state of the art building, you are in one of the finest colleges of business in the world, equipped with the latest electronic technology.

Our programs continue to be highly ranked by reputable rating authorities. US News and World Report ranks our MBA program at 89th in the United States, our major in Risk Management and Insurance is rated among the 4 best in the country, and College Factual Ranks our business college at 33 out of 711 business colleges just to name few.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to student learning in the classroom and beyond. Faculty are also engaged in scholarly and practice-oriented research. We take great pride in providing transformational learning opportunities to our students in the form of internships, service learning, study abroad and entrepreneurship. After graduation, many faculty continue to stay in touch with past students and build relationships with college partners to maintain strong advisory connections. This continued communication helps us to connect students with internships and post-grad employment. We have outstanding job placement and internship rates.

Please enjoy your “virtual time” here on campus. I look forward to seeing you here in the fall. Please feel free to contact me or my office ( with any questions.

Have a safe and healthy summer!

Dr. Ajay Samant, Ph.D.
Dean, Illinois State University College of Business

2020-05-27T19:34:34.56-05:00 2020