Illinois State’s College of Business ranked 79th overall, and 38th among public universities in the 2008 BusinessWeek magazine survey. This places the College among the top 20% of AACSB accredited business schools. Illinois State received the 2nd best ranking for Illinois schools.The BusinessWeek rankings take into account a number of factors including the overall academic quality of schools and feedback from current students and employers. Illinois State’s College of Business improved its ranking among public schools by three positions and received a teacher quality rating of “A.”

“The College of Business at Illinois State University is an emerging jewel,” said Charles McGuire, interim dean. “The Business Week ranking is a result of the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff and reflects the growing recognition by students and by the business community that the College of Business at Illinois State is quickly becoming one of the best in the nation.”

Positive Student Comments

Students raved about the high tech business building, the quality and accessibility of faculty, and indicated the new dress code for marketing and business teacher education students instills a sense of professionalism.

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