You have a nice suit and a firm handshake. You can see yourself leading that board meeting one day. With a business degree, you can make an impact in any business or even start your own company. With such a versatile degree, you’ll be sure to learn the skills necessary to succeed in the corporate world.
Pursuing a business degree really is the cool thing to do. Nearly 20%* of all college students are studying business. The growth of the business major has been on a steady rise for the past 15 years*, making it one of the most popular and competitive majors out there.
But don’t worry, there are still plenty of jobs. The business field has one of the highest employment rates of all majors offered, with the top starting salaries ranging from $50-$60,000*. Business students are the second highest most sought after students, after engineering. Whether you want to live around the world or be a local entrepreneur, there’s a place for you and your new found skill set. The roads connecting from a business degree can take you anywhere.*NCES Survey, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d13/tables/dt13_318.50.asp
Northwestern University offers 44 Business degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 2,614 Business students graduated with students earning 2,074 Master's degrees, 382 Bachelor's degrees, 108 Certificates, and 50 Doctoral degrees.
University of Chicago offers 17 Business degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,791 Business students graduated with students earning 1,270 Master's degrees, 404 Bachelor's degrees, 74 Certificates, and 43 Doctoral degrees.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 29 Business degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 2,453 Business students graduated with students earning 1,661 Bachelor's degrees, 765 Master's degrees, and 27 Doctoral degrees.
Real-world opportunities meet solid academic preparation at DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business. The school is based in Chicago’s Loop near the heart of the city’s financial district. The university maintains plenty of corporate ties, leading DePaul to rank among the nation’s top 10 for providing students with internship opportunities. Students also are encouraged to expand their horizons in the global marketplace through short-term study abroad trips. Twenty-eight percent of DePaul’s graduating class in 2013 earned a degree in business, making it the school’s most popular major. Academic divisions include accountancy and management information systems, hospitality leadership, economics, finance, marketing, management, and real estate. DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business offers a variety of master’s degree programs (including flexible evening and weekend options) and an executive doctorate in business administration. Of special note are DePaul’s undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs. The annual “Launch DePaul” event gives DePaul students and recent alumni the chance to pitch their business proposals to professional investors, receive expert advice, and compete for cash prizes.
University of Illinois at Chicago offers 23 Business degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,186 Business students graduated with students earning 809 Bachelor's degrees, 367 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.
Illinois State University offers 15 Business degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 1,345 Business students graduated with students earning 1,187 Bachelor's degrees, 137 Master's degrees, and 21 Certificates.
Loyola University Chicago offers 36 Business degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 957 Business students graduated with students earning 559 Bachelor's degrees, 307 Master's degrees, 79 Certificates, and 12 Associate's degrees.
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 15 Business degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 438 Business students graduated with students earning 342 Bachelor's degrees, 88 Master's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Northwestern University Evanston, IL||15 : 1||22,448|
|University of Chicago Chicago, IL||12 : 1||17,452|
|DeVry University-Illinois Chicago, IL||319 : 1||18,195|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL||22 : 1||51,605|
|DePaul University Chicago, IL||25 : 1||22,064|
|Robert Morris University Illinois Chicago, IL||41 : 1||1,693|
|University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL||19 : 1||32,324|
|Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL||21 : 1||16,609|
|Illinois State University Normal, IL||23 : 1||20,878|
|Benedictine University Lisle, IL||31 : 1||4,401|
|Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL||20 : 1||17,159|
|Roosevelt University Chicago, IL||21 : 1||4,071|
|Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL||27 : 1||3,623|
|Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL||18 : 1||11,695|
|McKendree University Lebanon, IL||25 : 1||2,292|
|Bradley University Peoria, IL||17 : 1||5,929|
|College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL||87 : 1||23,903|
|Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL||22 : 1||3,453|
|Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL||21 : 1||13,061|
|North Central College Naperville, IL||18 : 1||2,888|