Points of Pride - College of Business

  • The college launched an online MBA program in 2009. In 2017, U.S. News and World Report ranked the program at No. 36 among its “Best Online Graduate Business Programs.”
  • The SIU Foundation funds the Saluki Student Investment and Graduate Student Investment Funds, helping undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business gain expertise in portfolio management and investment by helping manage a total of about $2 million in assets.
  • The Burnell D. Kraft Trading Floor features state-of-the-art Bloomberg technology, delivering to students real-time simulations of commodities and financial trading. 
  • The college offers an online undergraduate accounting degree program, allowing off-campus students to complete the degree completely online. It is one of few programs of its kind. 
  • Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International puts the college among the top 5 percent of business schools in the world. The double AACSB accreditation for the college and the accounting program places SIU in a very small, elite group.
  • The college received a "Best for Vets: Business School 2016" designation from Military Times magazine.
  • The college offers a completely online business and administration bachelor’s degree completion program. 
  • The American Marketing Association has honored its SIU student chapter in the College of Business with the Excellence Chapter Planning Award. The chapter has raised more than $150,000 for Special Olympics in the last four years.
  • More than 1,800 employers are registered with the college’s Business Placement Center, and many top companies recruit Salukis.
  • The college is ranked among the top five percent of AACSB-accredited business schools for contributions to elite finance journals, according to an article in “Applied Economics Letter,” a companion journal to “Applied Economics.”
  • Marketing faculty are among the most heavily cited and often-consulted experts in their fields. For example, an article by Cheryl Burke Jarvis, associate professor and Marketing Department interim chair, is one of the 10 most-cited articles ever in the “Journal of Consumer Research.” According to “Social Science Research Network,” SIU’s accountancy faculty’s accounting information systems program’s research productivity is second for a recent six-year period and fourth for a 19-year period.
  • SIU is one of just three public universities in Illinois offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral business degrees.
  • The College of Business features a Career Closet where students can borrow at no cost professional attire that is appropriate for interviews or other business functions.
  • The Business Placement Center offers resume and career search assistance, interview training, networking opportunities, help for students in developing their personal brands and professional images, assistance with internship and externship placements and a partnership with a professional mentor.