The Mission of Bradley University is to “empower students for immediate and sustained success in their personal and professional endeavors by combining professional preparation, liberal arts and sciences, and co-curricular experiences.” This mission is carried out by a set of core values of student success, excellence, knowledge and discovery, inclusiveness, and connectivity.
The Foster College of Business is AACSB accredited. They offer nine majors, 15 minors, and three master’s degrees. Several of the majors are Finance, Marketing, Economics, and Accounting. Minors include relevant topics like Business Law, Decision Analysis, Professional Sales, or Internal Auditing. All classes have an average of 10:1 student to professor ratio and are 100% taught by faculty. The mall class sizes help students connect with one another and their instructors as they work towards their academic goals. Those interested in earning their master’s degree can complete either an MBA, Executive MBA, or MS in Accounting. The Executive MBA is the only executive-level management degree in central Illinois. This comprehensive program is 16 months in length, requires no GMAT, and includes small group career coaching.
Over 90% of Bradley University students live on-campus. Because of this, the University is always striving to provide residents with a variety of activities, events, and resources to make their learning and living experience comfortable and productive. There are several housing options on campus. Two unique options include the Global Living Learning Community and the Honors Program Living Community. The Global Living and Learning Community is open to domestic and international students from all majors and is designed to help students embrace diversity and grow in cultural awareness. The Honors Program Living Community allows honors students to dorm together on two designated honors student floors. These spaces have perks such as a 50 inch TV in the common area, specialized programs, built-in study groups, and large whiteboards for idea-sharing. Each year Bradley students take their learning off-campus by participating in more than 50,000 hours of volunteer work through alternative Spring Break trips, working with local non-profit organizations, leadership events, and weekend community service projects. The Burger Center for Leadership and Service also offers service-learning opportunities, a Fellows program, leadership development programs, and Leaders in Collaborative Service (LINCS).
Bradley’s traditional MBA has been educating business leaders since 1948. Over the years, they have adjusted the curriculum to provide today’s students with flexibility and convenience. The part-time program allows students to work through the comprehensive program either through evening classes or entirely online. US News and World Report recently placed this program #57 in Part-Time MBAs, making it the highest-ranked part-time MBA outside of Chicago.