Gies College of Business


What is Management?

This program will prepare you to be a leader and innovator. You'll learn to analyze and solve problems that every organization faces daily. Effective managers design organizations that can compete in complex and volatile business environments. They also execute their strategies within these organizations. Our program focuses on cultivating such managers. You'll learn to be an ethical leader and a competent decision-maker. You'll also learn how to create goals and long-term plans, build effective teams, and motivate your employees.

First-year students need to apply to Business Undeclared for admission consideration to Gies. They then can pursue the Management degree if admitted.

Career Options

  • Consulting
  • Project management
  • Human resources

Post-Graduation Success1

92% employed or continuing education

82% employed after graduation

10% attending graduate school

$54,681 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Amazon, Deloitte, Nike View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Commitment to activities, employment, or community involvement

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

3.7 years to degree

96% first-year retention rate

83% four-year graduation rate

93% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,976
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $41,126


  • Tuition: $37,096
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $60,586


  • Tuition: $42,868
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $66,358