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"Best Midwestern College," "Top Tier Midwestern University" Among WIU Honors
For the eighth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Western Illinois University a " Best Midwestern College ."
As part of the "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" project, The Princeton Review asks students to rate their own schools on several issues, from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food, and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life. WIU students reported high marks for affordability and academic programs, as well as professors who are accessible. Learn more about WIU recognitions...
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Master of Business Administration at WIU Quad Cities
Through its high-quality Master of Business Administration degree program, Western Illinois University–Quad Cities prepares people for socially responsible leadership and managerial roles in an interdependent, multicultural, and diverse business world. With full accreditation by AACSB International, Western’s College of Business and Technology ranks among the top 15% of business schools nationwide.
The Integrated MBA programs at WIU give students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree AND earn the graduate degree that is a recognized credential among employers: the MBA – all in five years.
What's an integrated degree program?
An integrated degree program is a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree that fit seamlessly together so that both can be completed in a five year time period, saving a student both time and money. It allows students to start taking graduate courses during the senior year and counting some of those courses towards both their bachelor’s degree and towards a master’s degree.
Learn more about MBA Integrated Programs.
New Program: Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management (HRM) improves the fit between individuals and organizations. HRM systems work in concert to improve employee performance, retention, satisfaction, and more. Typical career areas are employment recruiting and staffing, training and development, performance management, industrial and labor relations, compensation and benefits, safety and health, and government compliance. Demand for more and better HR professionals will continue to increase as a result of international, economic, demographic, legal, and other trends.
The HRM program provides undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively manage the human capital within organizations. Students take a variety of courses in several functional areas, including Staffing, Compensation, Legal Compliance, Performance Management, and Training and Development along with courses in broader areas such as Organizational Behavior and General Management. Students may choose from a variety of elective courses as well. The curriculum in WIU’s HRM program has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for being aligned with their guidelines. The HRM major and minor are offered on both the WIU-Macomb and WIU-Quad Cities campuses.
Phone: 309.762.1495 and Fax: 309.762.8980
Supply Chain Management
As a Western Illinois University Signature Program, the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Bachelor of Business (B.B.) degree is designed to provide undergraduate students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable organizations to more effectively plan, organize, and control the flow of goods and services into and out of the organization in support of customer needs and requirements. This process consists of sourcing inbound raw materials, parts, components, and finished goods for internal use to create goods and services destined for delivery to end users and/or consumers.
WIU’s SCM program offers excellent internship and placement opportunities with a wide variety of regional, national, and multinational companies, as well as not-for-profit and government logistics organizations. Students can also add a Graduate Concentration in Supply Chain Management to their Masters of Business Administration.
Phone: 309.762.1495 and Fax: 309.762.8980
Riverfront Campus Development
Funds received to date from the State of Illinois fund Phase I of the new Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus. Phase 1 includes renovation and remodel of approximately 60,000 square feet of the former John Deere Technical Center. WIU-Quad Cities current facility at 60th Street and John Deere Road will be maintained to supplement activities at the Riverfront Campus. Western Illinois University-Quad Cities will ensure that both facilities are used at optimal productivity and efficiently (Illinois Commitment, Goal 6). Phase I development will begin to establish the infrastructure to ultimately support over 5,000 non-traditional, place-bound, working professionals in a commuter-based environment. The new Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus will support the University´s academic programs, services that support students, and administration.