Top Part-time MBA Programs in Illinois

By | April 20, 2019

We have found 12 business schools in Illinois that offer part-time MBA programs leading to an Master of Business Administration degree. Check the following list to see average GMAT score, acceptance rate and total enrollment for each of Illinois MBA universities.

  • ASK4BEAUTY: Brief history and politics of state Illinois. Also covers latest population and geographical information of Illinois.

List of Top MBA Schools in Illinois

Rank MBA Schools
1 Northwestern University (Kellogg)
Acceptance rate: N/A
Part-time Enrollment: 961
Average GMAT score: 690
Location: Evanston, IL
2 University of Chicago (Booth)
Acceptance rate: N/A
Part-time Enrollment: 1501
Average GMAT score: 684
Location: Chicago, IL
3 DePaul University (Kellstadt)
Acceptance rate: 0.73
Part-time Enrollment: 1987
Average GMAT score: 600
Location: Chicago, IL
4 Loyola University Chicago
Acceptance rate: 0.621
Part-time Enrollment: 575
Average GMAT score: 542
Location: Chicago, IL
5 University of Illinois–Chicago (Liautaud)
Acceptance rate: 0.606
Part-time Enrollment: 183
Average GMAT score: 582
Location: Chicago, IL
6 Illinois State University
Acceptance rate: N/A
Part-time Enrollment: 128
Average GMAT score: 578
Location: Normal, IL
7 Bradley University (Foster)
Acceptance rate: 0.902
Part-time Enrollment: 99
Average GMAT score: 543
Location: Peoria, IL
8 Northern Illinois University
Acceptance rate: 0.851
Part-time Enrollment: 506
Average GMAT score: 502
Location: De Kalb, IL
9 University of Illinois–Springfield
Acceptance rate: 0.694
Part-time Enrollment: 153
Average GMAT score: 514
Location: Springfield, IL
10 Illinois Institute of Technology (Stuart)
Acceptance rate: 0.857
Part-time Enrollment: 38
Average GMAT score: N/A
Location: Chicago, IL
11 Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville
Acceptance rate: 0.674
Part-time Enrollment: 136
Average GMAT score: 497
Location: Edwardsville, IL
12 Western Illinois University
Acceptance rate: 0.938
Part-time Enrollment: 51
Average GMAT score: 547
Location: Macomb, IL

Part-time MBA Programs in Illinois

Early History of Illinois

In 1803, Fort Dearborn was built on the shores of Lake Michigan near the mouth of the Chicago River, named after the US Secretary of War. The fort was destroyed in 1812 during the war with Great Britain and rebuilt again in 1816. Around the fort, the city of Chicago gradually grew, which today has become the largest city ​​in Illinois and the third most populous metropolis in the United States.

Illinois was quickly settled by European settlers, who came mainly from the south, from Kentucky. Conflicts that constantly arose between settlers and Indians over claims to land led to the Black Hawk War. Back in 1804, the governor of the Indiana Territory entered into an agreement with the Indians, according to which they sold their lands east of the Mississippi to the United States and moved west to modern Iowa .. Not all Indians agreed with this treaty, including the leader of the Sauk Indians Black Hawk. He, like many other Indians of Illinois, participated on the side of the British in the war of 1812-1815 and even received a general rank from them. In April 1832, Black Hawk led a band of Sauk and Fox Indians (known as the “British Band”) across the Mississippi River into Illinois.

It is not known exactly what Black Hawk’s intentions were, but a militia was hastily formed in the state. On May 14, the first battle took place, during which a detachment of the Illinois militia under the leadership of Major Isaiah Stillman was defeated and fled from superior Indian forces. Despite the successful start of hostilities for the Indians, they could not resist the Americans for a long time and already in August 1832 the Black Hawk surrendered. The “Black Hawk War” was the last episode of Indian resistance to the expansion of European settlers in Illinois, after its end, the indigenous residents of these lands were finally forced out to the west.

In 1838, following the “Missouri Mormon War,” thousands of followers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known as Mormons, migrated to Illinois from neighboring Missouri. They bought land in the area of ​​Commerce City and began to rapidly expand it. The new city, renamed Nauvoo, grew rapidly and at one time even competed with Chicago for the title of the largest city in Illinois (and the temple built in it was one of the largest buildings in the state).

In Illinois, as well as earlier in Missouri, the rapidly expanding Mormon community caused discontent among the residents of the state. Illinois legislators gave the city of Nauvoo considerable independence, taking advantage of this Mormon leader Joseph Smith Jr. to create a paramilitary city militia unit called the Nauvoo Legion. Tensions between Mormons and their neighbors escalated, and when in June 1844 the city of Nauvoo, led by Smith, banned the publication of an opposition newspaper, Smith was subpoenaed by the state authorities. In response, the Mormon leader declared martial law in the city and called on the Nauvoo Legion to protect its residents from violence. Following a promise by Illinois Governor Thomas Ford to provide security during the trial, Joseph Smith, his brother Hyrum and the rest of the Nauvoo city council surrendered to the state authorities in the city of Carthage. Joseph and Hyrum Smith were charged with treason, but they did not live to see the trial: on June 27, 1844, a mob seized the prison in which the brothers were imprisoned and killed them.