The College of Business and Management takes pride in developing an environment of engagement, innovation, and impact both in teaching and scholarly activity.

The master’s degree provides advance course work in various topics, research methods, and data analytics, as chosen by the student based on his or her objectives. The MA degree enables students to achieve professional careers, as well as to assume leadership roles in both the public and private sectors.

Lifelong Learning

When it’s time to consider a career change or advancement, University of Illinois Springfield can be the catalyst to invigorating your quest to transform. We have 12 graduate certificate programs that offer specialized, professional education in high demand areas. Many are offered entirely online and often, course credit can apply toward a full master’s degree in the future.

The purpose of the Graduate Certificate programs in the College of Business and Management is to provide business professionals or graduate students aspiring to pursue careers in the business field with the knowledge and skills necessary to help advance their careers.

Graduate Student Experiences

Our students have several opportunities to engage with local businesses, state agencies, and even Fortune 500 companies either through their coursework or by participating in the Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) experience. Current students and alumni are ready to share their stories about how these experiences impacted them and helped to shape their future.

Our program has a global impact. You can listen to students discuss their experiences in English or in their native language whether it be Mandarin, Thai, or Somali. Find more information about the Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) program.

Zhijhin Wang - English

Native Language - Mandarin

Hassan Mohamoud - English

Native Language - Somali

Amornthip Green - English

Native Language - Taiwanese