College of Business and Management
Office Phone: (217) 206-6533
Peoria Center: (309) 999-4847

Office Location: UHB 4000

James Ermatinger, Interim Dean

The College of Business and Management embodies the UIS mission to offer students a select number of degree programs that prepare students for careers and positions in the private and public sectors, or for advancement in their career. Through its curriculum, faculty, and student support, the college fulfills the needs of a diverse student population throughout the region, the state of Illinois, and increasingly beyond.

College Mission

Our mission is to prepare students for successful business related careers in the public, nonprofit, and private sections. Our emphasis is on undergraduate and graduate business education that serves traditional on campus students as well as non-traditional students in Illinois and beyond. Access for students outside of Central Illinois is extended via online degree offerings and outreach to select international student populations.

Student learning is the highest priority of the college. We achieve this through our continuous review of curricular offering, an emphasis on student engagement and effective pedagogy, as well as through a variety of delivery methods such as online, face-to-face, and blended. Our faculty members are academically and/or professionally qualified with appropriate degrees, recent intellectual contributions, generally focused on applied research, and/or professional experience. The college encourages and supports faculty in teaching and scholarship as well as service activities. The college supports academic organizations and outreach at the local, regional, national, and international levels.


The College of Business and Management is accredited by AACSB International.