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The Illinois Dean’s Fellows Program

Exceptional applicants to our program may be selected as an Illinois MBA Dean's Fellow. This enrichment program provides additional academic, experiential learning, and networking opportunities to our most qualified and motivated students as well as a substantial scholarship to cover education expenses.

In addition to the opportunities provided for traditional MBA students, Illinois MBA Dean’s Fellows:

  • Participate in Board of Director meetings of high profile companies
  • Attend events with the University President, Chancellor, Provost and/or Trustees
  • Network with international business and enterprise leaders in a highly personalized setting
  • Receive personalized mentoring and career counseling from leading faculty and alumni
  • Participate in job shadowing activities with distinguished alumni
  • Participate in select campus seminars, presentations and activities
  • Organize and coordinate service projects and other community outreach activities
  • Have preferential selection to Illinois Business Consulting projects
  • Serve as ambassadors of the Illinois MBA program to fellow students, faculty, employers and alumni
  • Participate in a global immersion activity

Illinois MBA Dean’s Fellows are selected based on the strength of their application in demonstrating:

  • A strong academic record
  • An ability to inspire, lead and contribute
  • A record of continuous personal and professional growth
  • Personal and professional maturity
  • A desire to be a positive, lifetime contributor to the Illinois MBA family

If you are not selected during the application process, you have the opportunity to apply to the MBA Dean's Fellows program in your second year.

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