Welcome from the Chair

Johns pictureI welcome you to the School of Business at Eastern Illinois University. We are an AACSB-accredited School of Business that also possesses separate AACSB accreditation in Accounting. Our accredited programs and superb faculty and staff give our graduates an exceptional business background that is needed to be successful in their chosen fields in the international business environment. Our graduates get jobs in outstanding companies like ADM, Caterpillar, State Farm Insurance, Cargill, Raytheon, Metavante, Hewitt, KPMG, Target, Drury Hotels, Systems Resources, IBM and Motorola.

Our students are immersed in an integrated learning environment that provides for academic and professional growth. Students are encouraged to participate in one or more of our 14 student-led professional organizations. We offer an “Executive-in-Residence” program, where executives share their expertise and knowledge with our students. We offer study abroad programs, supplemental instruction, tutoring, internships, and independent study classes where students can develop and enhance their business skills. Students can also extend and supplement their classroom learning by taking advantage of opportunities offered by the Entrepreneurship Center, the Securities Analysis Center, and the Student Center for Academic and Professional Development.

Browse our web site to learn what our students and faculty have to say about the superior programs offered in the School of Business at Eastern Illinois University: http://www.eiu.edu/business.

I encourage you to take advantage of our offer to visit our outstanding campus and to meet with faculty and current students in the School of Business: http://www.eiu.edu/business/visitbusiness.php.

Dr. John R. Willems, Professor
Interim Chair, School of Business

Our Vision

Where students are inspired and engaged to become successful business professionals.

Our Mission

Our mission is to:

Strengthen a culture focused on student learning, critical thinking, and personal discovery;

Provide collaborative learning experiences that connect students with faculty, business, alumni, and community partners;

Pursue business research and service activities for faculty that enhance professional development and student learning.