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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of the most common questions asked in regards to the Master of Science in Management (MSM) program.

Where do I send my official transcripts?

Simple—You Don’t. The College does not require official transcripts unless you are admitted to our program. After being admitted, a student may bring or send their official transcripts to:

The Graduate College
110 Coble Hall
801 S. Wright St.
Champaign, IL 61820

My recommender cannot use the online system. What do I do?

The College prefers that the recommender submit their recommendation online. If he/she is unable to do so, please ask your recommender to send the letter directly to business-msm@illinois.edu or mail to:

Business Graduate Programs - ATTN: MSM Program
Gies College of Business
3019 Business Instructional Facility
515 E. Gregory Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

Where can I get a Declaration and Certification of Finances form?

The form is available in pdf format within the online application or at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/pdfs/certoffinances.pdf.

Do I have to submit a Declaration of Finance Form when I submit my application?

It is highly recommended that this form be submitted with the application. It will save time if admitted to our program. Students who submitted their proof of funding at the time of application received their I‐20 approximately three weeks earlier than those who waited until admission. 

My TOEFL score is not the required minimum of 103. May I still apply?

No. A TOEFL score of 103 is required for the MSM program.

I completed a degree in a country where English is not the primary language, but my education was completely in English. Do I still need to submit my TOEFL scores?


Does a certification from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) count towards my eligibility if I have a 3-year undergraduate degree?

Yes, if you have passed all 3 levels of the ICAI certification the Illinois Graduate College will consider you eligible for limited status admission with a 3-year Bachelor’s degree for Business Graduate Programs.

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