Is the PSM for me?

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

    THE ILLINOIS PSM IS FOR THOSE WHO

  • seek careers in industry, government, or business
  • are interested in science and management
  • do not wish to pursue a PhD​​
  • are looking for a competitive edge in the job market

    HOW IS THE PSM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DEGREES?

  • more science (or mathematics) than an MBA
  • more business than a traditional graduate degree in science or mathematics
  • connections with industry leaders through the industry seminar series
  • “real world” project and team experience through a required internship

WHY ILLINOIS?

Combining advanced education in science and business with an Illinois PSM means connecting some of the highest-ranking science and business programs in the world.

Illinois sets the standard for innovative, world-class education with

  • 22 Nobel Prize faculty and alumni winners,
  • Over 41,000 students and 3,000 faculty members,
  • one of the largest and finest public university libraries in the world,
  • 150 affiliate centers and institutes performing cutting-edge research,
  • over 600,000 alumni, including 17 Pulitzer Prize winners and 158 Guggenheim Fellows, and
  • the on-campus Research Park hosting major companies such as Abbott, ADM, Caterpillar, and State Farm.

WHY GRADUATES CHOSE THE ILLINOIS PSM*

"I can have the opportunity to explore more across sub-discipline of my major."

"I realized there was a need for someone with this specialty and it would set me apart."

"My position and career interests didn't involve R&D. I valued the science + business aspect of this program."

"I liked that it was only 3 semesters, included an internship, and writing a thesis wasn't necessary."

 

*Quotes taken from the 2012 Illinois PSM Program-wide Assessment: Third Semester Survey.

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