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College Highlights

  • The Burnell D. Kraft Trading Floor uses the latest technology to provide real time simulation of commodities and financial trading.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranked our online MBA among its “Best Online Graduate Business Programs” at No. 36 in the nation.
  • Business students can participate in the Saluki Student Investment Fund, an investment management group that manages a $1.5 million portfolio funded by the SIU Foundation.
  • Within a year of graduation, approximately 100 percent of our master of accountancy students and 95 percent of our undergraduate accounting students find placement.
  • In a recent article published in Applied Economics Letters in 2011, “Leading Contributing Institutions to the Elite Finance Journals: Affiliation on Publication versus Current Institutional Affiliation,” the Finance Department was ranked 66th out of 866 institutions (seventh percentile).
  • Financial Management journal ranks our Finance Department among the top five percent of research universities in the world for productivity.
  • Our marketing faculty are heavily cited, often-consulted experts in their fields. For example, an article by Cheryl Burke Jarvis, associate professor of marketing and associate dean for the College of Business wrote one of the ten most cited articles ever in the "Journal of Consumer Research."
  • We’re one of just three public business colleges in Illinois where you can earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
  • We have exchange programs with schools in Asia, Europe and South America.
  • Our Business Placement Center offers resume and job search assistance, interview training, advice on personal branding and networking opportunities. You can also get academic mentoring from business students at the Academic Success Center. It’s all about helping you succeed.
  • Our Management Department’s “Green Server Project” gave students hands-on experience establishing integrated telecommunications links that simulate a supply chain network. It saved enough electricity to operate about 45 homes.