Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1108
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $29,320
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    676
  • University Selectivity
    65%
  • University Yield
    20%
  • Job Offers
    95%
  • Average Salary
    $44,659
  • Top Industry
    Manufacturing
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1923
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
1501 West Bradley Avenue
123 Baker Hall
Peoria, Illinois 61625, United States
Website
405x225

Foster College of Business Administration

The Foster College of Business creates ideas that advance business thought and practice, provides experiential learning that develops leaders who will enrich the world, and serves as a valued partner for business and society. You will be part of the Foster College of Business from day one, participating in experiential learning and solving problems for real-business clients. Our students enjoy a 95% 6 month job placement rate working as Account Managers for technology giants, Consultants to large corporations, Accountants for the Big 4, Financial Analyst for manufacturers and Coordinator of donations for charitable organizations.

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Bradley's business program is unique because of the real world learning we receive. Our professors are up to date on what is happening in the business world right now, and they teach the new styles and methods to us in class. Our courses are specifically designed to give us practical knowledge rather than theoretical knowledge; this practical knowledge is what helps me succeed in my day to day professional life.

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Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
65% Bradley University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. Secondary school record
  3. SAT/ACT scores
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT
  • Min. ACT
  • Min. GPA
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1100
  • Min. ACT 22
  • Min. GPA 3.25
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
10244% 10,244
65% 65
20% 20
65% School Selectivity
20% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

Minimum Paper-based TOEFL 550 or Internet-based score of 79.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
1167% 1,167
55% 55
18% 18
55% Program Selectivity
18% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Recommended
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.0
  • Other transfer requirements 2.00 ovarall GPA
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 89
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Math ACT score

Careers

Manufacturing 23%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 14%
  • Other 5%
  • Consulting 4%
Caterpillar 19
Top Employer
  • Enterprise Holdings 5
  • McGladrey 4
  • AFN 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
95% Foster College of Business Administration 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
26% 26
62% 61.74527272727272
26% Receive Offers
26% 26
59% 59.252482758620694
26% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
69% 69
16% 15.83261363636364
69% Receive Offers
69% 69
17% 16.796475409836066
69% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
9% 9.05625
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
9% 9.484761904761905
0% Accept Offers
91% Graduates seeking full-time employment
9% Graduates not seeking employment
97% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
0% 0
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
43% 43
$50,798.00
15K 70K
General Management
18% 18
$37,265.00
25K 55K
Human Resources
6% 6
$39,891.00
32K 46K
Management Information Systems
5% 5
$60,840.00
59K 64K
Marketing/Sales
9% 9
$41,438.00
20K 60K
Operations/Production
1% 1
$40,000.00 Data not provided
Other
18% 18
$36,323.00
20K 80K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
14% 14
$49,554.00
40K 55K
Consumer Products/Retail
16% 16
$37,369.00
20K 60K
Consulting
4% 4
$38,000.00
30K 43K
Financial Services
14% 14
$41,669.00
15K 59K
Government/Education
3% 3
$35,666.00
29K 40K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
3% 3
$44,449.00
43K 46K
Manufacturing
23% 23
$49,938.00
20K 80K
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
$40,000.00 Data not provided
Technology/Science
13% 13
$50,791.00
32K 64K
Transportation
4% 4
$38,000.00 Data not provided
Other
5% 5
$41,800.00
30K 55K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. South
3% 3
$43,000.00
40K 46K
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
$31,500.00 Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
94% 94
$44,158.00
15K 80K
Canada
1% 1
$41,000.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Caterpillar 20
  • Ronald Henderson CPA 9
  • Bradley University 6
  • Clifton Larson Allen LLP 6
  • RLI Corporation 6
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 14
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 86
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 216
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 952
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Job fair, career prep course required in business, workshops, classroom presentations, search website, resume critiques, campus interviews, peer advisers, job shadowing, skype interviews, career planning, required career preparation course for all business students.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$40,214
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $29,320
  • Fees $344
  • Expenses $10,550
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$40,214
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $29,320
  • Fees $344
  • Expenses $10,550
86% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 5% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 40%
  • Merit 60%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://sfs.bradley.edu/
Scholarships
$6,985,848
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$7,554,630
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Foster College of Business Administration
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
35% 32
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
36% 21
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 Foster College of Business Administration 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
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Business Program Classes
46% Less than 20 Students 1% More than 50 Students
54% 21 to 50 students
21 Average number of students in non-business required electives
112 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Managing for Results in Organizations
  • Entrepreneurial Creativity
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness in Organizations
  • Supply Chain Economics
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2013
Degrees Offered
  • BS / Business Administration
  • BA / Business Administration
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
78% 78
55% 55
Prominent Faculty
  • Dr. Laurence Weinzimmer

    Management

  • Dr. Gerald Hills

    Entrepreneurship

  • Dr. Charles Stoner

    Leadership

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    The College participates with employers in an optional Cooperative Education/Internship Program. Students either alternate periods of full-time study with full-time employment or have part-time employment while attending classes. The program provides academic- or career-related work experiences. To be eligible, the student must have sophomore standing and a 2.0 minimum overall grade point average at Bradley and in the Foster College of Business.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    One of the oldest International Business Programs in the US. Doing business in India, China, Mexico courses taught on campus with group visit to country. Study abroad programs include London, Venice, Istanbul, Dublin.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Many organizations perform philanthropy, for example students and faculty participated in disaster relief.

Students

29% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 47% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1180 75th Percentile Score on SAT 28 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
72% 72
Multiethnic
14% 14
African American
5% 5
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
0%
96%
1%
1%
1%
0%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
98% 98
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
2% 2
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
78% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
56% 56
77% 77

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 12,758
Alumni Donations
$373 Average Gift $160,000 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • George Shaheen

    Andersen Consulting Retired Chief Executive Officer

  • Steve Gorman

    Delta Airlines Executive VP and Chief Operations Officer

  • Aaron Schock

    U.S. Representative