Illinois Business Consulting

Beyond the textbook. Beyond compare.


With Illinois Business Consulting (IBC), students gain real-world, project-based consulting experience. This opens the door to unique leadership and interdisciplinary team-building opportunities which better prepare them for the career that awaits. IBC is the largest student-run, professionally managed consulting organization in the US with more than 260 members.

Luke Cuculis

“IBC was the most impactful experience of my time at the University of Illinois. I had the chance to work with and learn from brilliant, hard-working people, work on fascinating client problems, and ‘grow up’ as a professional. IBC changed the path I was on and gave me the tools I needed to succeed.”

Luke Cuculis, Chemistry '16;
Boston Consulting Group & former IBC Student Director

Why apply to join IBC?

IBC is the largest student-run, professionally managed consulting organization in the US with 260+ members and 7 professional staff.

IBC alumni are hired by top consulting firms and industry leaders including Accenture, Amazon, Apple, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, EY, Google, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, McKinsey, McDonald’s, Microsoft, PwC, and State Farm.

Corporate Clients

Illinois Business Consulting (IBC) empowers students by providing innovative, real-world consulting experiences. This enables them to build valuable skills while developing the actionable solutions your company seeks.

IBC is a one-stop shop for top talent and business solutions. We deliver answers that propel your success in 6 key areas – sales & marketing, analytics & modeling, market entry & growth, feasibility study, operations, organizational management.

Mark Grippando

“Year after year, IBC has been a valuable partner across multiple disciplines including HR, Supply Chain, Digital, Technology, Business Insights. The high-caliber students of IBC produce impressive project results that bring fresh perspective and remarkable insights.”

Mark Grippando, McDonald's Corp.

Why hire IBC for your project?

IBC is the largest student run, professionally managed consulting organization in the US with 260+ members and 7 professional staff with a history of performance since 1995.

By hiring IBC you gain access to multi-disciplinary teams of top university talent and the world-class resources of the University of Illinois.

Professional Staff


Senior Associate Director

Associate Director

Executive Mentor

Executive Mentor

Secondary Research Advisor

Faculty Advisor

Administrative Aide