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Fast Facts for Chief Executives in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Springfield, Danville and Decatur
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Rockford, Champaign and Chicago
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Springfield and Peoria

Salaries for Chief Executives in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Decatur and Rockford

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  • Entrepreneurship & Restaurant Management (D)
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  • MBA@UNC
UNC Kenan-Flagler is one of the world's top-ranked business schools. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, you develop the skills that make you a highly effective leader and prepare you for long-term career success. The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA degree comes from a school culture in which members live the business school's core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community.
Programs
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration - Business Process Innovation
  • Dual Master of Jurusprudence in Corporate and Business Law / Master of Business Administration

Why Choose Widener University?

At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

Founded in 1821 in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener is nationally recognized for our commitment to civic engagement, service, and social responsibility. The university has been included on the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction every year since its inception in 2006.

Programs
  • Master of Business Administration
  • AAS in Business Administration
  • AAS in Business Administration - Business

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Programs
  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Business Administration - New Media Marketing (BS)
  • Students are issued a new laptop at the beginning of their programs.
  • All online services and study materials are available 24/7, with faculty available five days a week.
  • All programs available online, with the MBA program offered on campus in Salt Lake City.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2010.

Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Programs
  • MBA

American University’s Kogod School of Business has been educating business leaders since opening its doors in 1955 as Washington D.C.’s first university-level school of business. Faculty members are scholars who are dedicated to fostering collaborative learning environments.

Programs
  • M.B.A.
  • B.S. in Business Administration
  • Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics)
  • Do you have entrepreneurial visions to advance your career in the business world? Learn about the options available at GCU.
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  • MS - Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelors in Business Management
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  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
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  • Business Administration, BA - Management
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
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  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
  • Master of Business Administration - Economics
  • Master of Business Administration - Franchising
  • Available business concentrations include Accounting, Economics, General Management, Marketing, and Human Resource Management.
  • Ranked among the Best Online MBA and Online Graduate Business Programs in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Programmatic accreditation provided by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

More Illinois Chief Executive Officer Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Rock Island
Bachelor
2,537
Aurora
Doctorate
3,946
Peoria
Doctorate
6,053
Galesburg
Associate
2,693
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
6,810
Chicago
Associate
8,633
Chicago
Associate
11,354
Chicago
Associate
4,078
Chicago
Associate
9,679
Chicago
Associate
10,993
Glen Ellyn
Associate
25,768
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
River Forest
Doctorate
4,126
Danville
Associate
2,832
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
23,401
River Forest
Masters
3,338
Chicago
Bachelor
1,144
Charleston
Masters
12,179
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Elmhurst
Masters
3,184
Eureka
Bachelor
672
University Park
Doctorate
5,692
Greenville
Masters
1,528
Palatine
Associate
15,156
Freeport
Associate
2,049
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Robinson
Associate
1,445
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
7,277
Normal
Doctorate
20,274
Oglesby
Associate
4,103
Carterville
Associate
7,559
Quincy
Associate
2,417
Joliet
Associate
13,149
Elgin
Masters
1,236
Kankakee
Associate
3,591
Centralia
Associate
5,041
Malta
Associate
4,466
Mattoon
Associate
7,177
Romeoville
Doctorate
5,347
Godfrey
Associate
7,875
Lincoln
Bachelor
1,266
Springfield
Associate
6,655
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
15,545
Chicago
Associate
171
Jacksonville
Bachelor
648
Crystal Lake
Associate
5,274
Lebanon
Masters
3,312
Peoria
Bachelor
641
Decatur
Masters
2,376
Monmouth
Bachelor
1,343
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Cicero
Associate
5,057
Chicago
Doctorate
7,405
Naperville
Masters
2,559
Chicago
Masters
12,814
Dekalb
Doctorate & First Professional
25,254
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
19,005
Des Plaines
Associate
10,805
Bourbonnais
Doctorate
4,636
Champaign
Associate
9,407
Quincy
Masters
1,323
Decatur
Associate
3,274
Rockford
Associate
7,923
Rockford
Masters
1,566
Chicago
Doctorate
7,163
Chicago
Bachelor
1,289
Chicago
Masters
5,675
Dixon
Associate
2,700
Ullin
Associate
2,176
South Holland
Associate
6,260
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
Carbondale
Doctorate & First Professional
20,983
Edwardsville
Masters & First Professional
13,398
Belleville
Associate
13,713
Canton
Associate
2,139
River Grove
Associate
15,658
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
14,538
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
25,747
Springfield
Doctorate
4,855
Champaign
Doctorate & First Professional
42,326
Joliet
Masters
3,503
Sugar Grove
Associate
8,731
Macomb
Doctorate
13,331

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chief Executives

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Chief Executives

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Chief Executives relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Champaign 310 $143,770
Urbana 310 $143,770
Danville 70 $152,620
Decatur 130 $80,700
Bloomington 250 $183,480
Kankakee 80 $163,610
Peoria 400 $164,170
Rockford 330 $178,160
Springfield 370 $146,960

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