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Supply Chain Management Bachelor's and Graduate Degree Degree programs at Illinois College of Business

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the state of Illinois. Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.

Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world. The University Library is one of the largest public university collections in the world with 11 million volumes in its 37 unit libraries. Annually, 53,000,000 people visit its online catalog. Students have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms, residence halls, and campus libraries for use in classroom instruction, study, and research.

The University has a fundamental commitment to undergraduate education. Nearly 28,000 undergraduate students are enrolled in nine undergraduate divisions, which together offer some 4,000 courses in more than 150 fields of study. The Department of Business Administration in the College of Business at the University of Illinois brings together multiple business disciplines to nurture a diverse and supportive learning community.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Business Administration - Supply Chain Management Major: Supply Chain Managers are a special breed - innovative enough to think creatively, yet meticulous enough to forecast the big picture. The Supply Chain Management major is a rigorous program open only to select students. A minimum 3.25 GPA is required to apply to the program. Some of the companies who recruited are: Bearing Point, Boeing, Caterpillar, Ford Motor Company, Grainger and IBM Global Consulting. Your blend of analytical and creative thinking abilities will get you a position with a consulting, manufacturing, or logistics company. You will start as an analyst or project manager working on supply chain related projects.

Graduate Programs

  • Supply Chain Management Graduate Concentration: The concentration in Supply Chain Management is designed to develop leaders who understand - how to assess the trade-offs and make the decisions necessary to sustain high quality products and services at lower costs while maintaining the flexibility necessary to adapt and to respond to evolving market trends; and how to coordinate and integrate supply chain solutions across various intra -organizational and inter -organizational interfaces in any business or organization.
  • This concentration is available for these programs - MAS Accountancy, MS Accountancy, MBA Business Administration, MS Business Administration, and MS Technology Management


The University enrolls over 9,000 graduate and professional students in more than 100 disciplines. It is among the top five universities in number of earned doctorates awarded annually in the United States. Also integral to the University’s mission is a commitment to public engagement. Each year about 65,000 Illinois residents participate in scores of conferences, institutes, courses, and workshops presented statewide. Research and class projects take students and professors off campus to share expertise and technical support with Illinois farmers, manufacturing firms, and businesses. In a typical year, student volunteers log more than 60,000 volunteer hours.

  • Campus: The University is in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (total population 180,000) in east-central Illinois. Situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis.
  • Accreditation: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accredited, most recently in 2000, by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Business programs are accredited by AACSB.
  • Campus Research: 3,710,000 Spending on research and development in science and engineering in 2009.
  • Facilities: 316 Main campus buildings, 2.3 square miles (1,468 acres) and 705 Total buildings, 7.7 square miles (4,938 acres)
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  • Housing: 23 Undergraduate University residence halls accommodate 8,550 students, including seven Living-Learning Communities. 6,000 Undergraduate students living in 16 Private certified housing units and 62 Greek Houses. 2,000 Single graduate students or students with families living in two University-owned apartment complexes; two residence halls are home for 720 graduate students.
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  • Student Recruitment: 163 of America's Fortune 500 companies (including 33 of the top 50) recruited on the campus in 2009-2010. 2,673 Companies overall made recruiting visits in 2009-10.
  • Faculty: 3,042 Members; 1,963 tenured/tenure track, 1,079 visiting faculty & instructional staff.
  • Graduate and Professional Education: 12,322 Graduate and professional students; among the top ten U.S. universities in number of earned doctorates awarded annually