College of Business and Management

Contact Information

Phone: (217) 206-6533
Office Location: UHB 4000
UIS Peoria: (309) 694-8900

Somnath Bhattacharya, Dean

Jorge Villegas, Associate Dean


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

College Mission

Our mission is to prepare students for successful business-related careers in organizations by fostering intellectual and personal growth, developing specific skill sets relevant to the global business community. We place emphasis on innovative programs, experiential and online learning, delivered with a focus on individual learning outcomes, applied research and active engagement with external stakeholders.

College Values

Our values guide our actions, decisions, curriculum offerings, and conduct of all members of the College of Business and Management.

  • Student-focused: We value excellence in teaching and learning and make an impact on students with attentive advising, innovative curriculum, and market orientation.

  • Experientially engaged: We value experiential learning through productive collaborations with the business community.

  • Collaboratively inclined: We strive to establish collaborative arrangements with industry, academic, and public institutions.

  • Respectful in actions: We are respectful by being aware of the impact of our actions and we recognize the value in the diversity of people and perspectives.

  • Ethically oriented: Our conduct reflects the highest ethical and professional standards and our curriculum emphasizes the importance of ethics and social responsibility in business.

College Vision

The vision of the College of Business and Management is to be a preferred destination for transformative, innovative and experiential business education.