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Top Business School for a Sales and Marketing Degree - Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL, has many schools with programs in sales and marketing. Find the best program for you by reading about one top school's rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Info

Chicago, IL, has over a dozen colleges and universities that provide training in sales and marketing, which can sometimes be found through business administration programs. These include a top national university with undergraduate and graduate business programs that ranked among the top 100 in the nation for 2014, according to U.S. News & World Report.

  • Winner: The University of Illinois at Chicago is a public research institution that offers roughly 240 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. These include a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in marketing.

School Info Chart

Category University of Illinois at Chicago
Rankings #149 among National Universities (2015);
#78 among Top Public Schools (2015);
#79 among Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014);
#92 among Best Graduate Business Schools (2014);
#72 among Part-Time MBA Programs (2014)*
Location Chicago, IL
School Type 4-year; public
Tuition and Fees (2013-2014) Undergraduate:
$13,410 (in-state);
$25,800 (out-of-state)**
Business Administration and Marketing Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's, doctorates and post-graduate certificates
Business Administration and Marketing Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 407**
Most Popular Business Administration and Marketing Degree Program in 2012-2013 MBA (283 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 57%**
Noteworthy The College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator.

University of Illinois

  • Office of Special Scholarship Opportunities helps students find internships and scholarships
  • Extracurricular activities include the MBA Association
  • MBA students can study abroad in Europe or South America
  • University location provides access to local chapters of the American Marketing Association

The University of Illinois at Chicago serves the academic needs of over 28,000 students a year and has a student-teacher ratio of 17:1. Among the university's 16 colleges is the College of Business Administration, which offers an undergraduate major in marketing, as well as Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Business Administration programs with a marketing concentration.

The 120-credit Bachelor of Science in Marketing allows for 6-9-credit concentrations in marketing promotions and communications, marketing research, product development and sales leadership. Students also complete a 45-credit business core, 18 credits in general marketing and nine credits of business electives. Graduate students can pursue an accelerated, full-time or part-time MBA program that includes a 24-credit business core and a 30-credit concentration in one of ten areas, such as marketing. A concentration in marketing can also be found in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration program, which requires exams, a dissertation and work as a research or teaching assistant.


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