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Western Illinois University’s Business and Accounting programs are ranked in the top 5% of Business programs worldwide due to our accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). With industry partnerships and international experience, WIU prepares Business students for high-demand careers and delivers marketable solutions to enhance economic and social vitality.
Students at WIU benefit from intense professional development seminars, business-focused career fairs, and corporate networking opportunities. Our quality bachelor’s and master’s degree programs emphasize practical experiences, research, and career-focused outcomes.
● The Accountancy program has achieved the highest overall pass rate on the CPA exam among all Illinois public universities, with a 94% student employment rate within three months of graduation.
● Agriculture students get hands-on experience with over 300 acres of University farmland, livestock, agriculture laboratories, and test stations as well as research at off-campus sites.
● Business Analytics majors learn technical skills in data mining, statistical modeling, and forecasting to support data-driven decision-making in the contemporary business world.
● Computer Science and Cyber Security majors learn through practical courses including databases, networks, operating systems, graphics, artificial intelligence, ethical hacking, secure coding, and client/remote exploitation.
● Engineering students get hands-on experience working with equipment, state-of-the-art computer labs, the Maker Space, and the Quad Cities Manufacturing Laboratory at the Rock Island Arsenal.
● Marketing majors learn industry-relevant skills in integrated digital, social, and mobile marketing and can earn industry certifications to provide competitive positioning in career placement.
● Supply Chain Management is one of 50 programs in the nation of its kind with AACSB accreditation and, through industry connections, has nearly a 100% job placement rate.
WIU creates and connects students with unique learning opportunities, enabling you to map your own future. Our students leave not only with a degree but with the confidence to take on the world.