At the College of Business & Public Administration we are focused on your success. With small class sizes you receive personalized attention throughout your program and study with world class faculty who publish in top journals. Come see what we have to offer.

College of Business & Public Administration Main Office
Dean: Dr. Ellen Foster Curtis
Location: G Building, Room 265
Hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Phone: 708.534.4930

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We offer an accessible, high quality education to a diverse student body primarily from the Chicago area, actively engage in research, and provide service to the community. We empower our students with the knowledge, skills and ethical perspectives needed to succeed in a technologically sophisticated global society.


In the region, we will be a school of choice for top quality talent in the fields of business, public administration and economic development.

Core Values

Excellence: committed to excellence in teaching, research and service, we serve the division, the college, the university, the community and the profession.
Continuous Improvement: combining our talents and perspectives to generate original ideas, we depart from conventional views to pursue new approaches, concepts, and visions to advance our teaching, research, services and administrative processes. 
Diversity: practicing diversity we encourage wide ranging perspectives, promote open dialogue and model respectful interaction.
Accountability: demonstrating individual accountability and shared responsibility, we practice fair, honest, open and transparent interactions while using resources effectively and efficiently.


Programs in the College of Business & Public Administration are accredited by the appropriate specialized professional associations: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).


Meet your goals with courses to fit your schedule. Choose from a range of business and public administration programs at the undergraduate or graduate levels.

Complement your studies. Join our student organizations and gain valuable networking and real-world experience.