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Atlantis is a Transatlantic Dual-Degree Program founded in 2007 with more than 200 alumni to-date. Students from Western Illinois University and DePaul University have an opportunity to live and study in France, Sweden and the U.S. in order to obtain an undergraduate and graduate degree or Master of Business Administration (MBA) in four years. During their third year, students travel abroad to study at INSEEC in Lyon, France and Linköping University in Sweden. Upon successful completion of their studies in Europe, they obtain a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Administration from Linköping University. Their fourth year is spent at their home institution in the U.S. where they obtain a second bachelor's degree or an MBA degree. Visit wiu.edu/MBA for details.

This program strengthens graduates' professional resumes by showcasing their academic achievements, exposing them to European, and American commerce and culture, and creating alumni networks in France, Sweden and the US.

At Western Illinois University, students save an entire year's tuition. All financial aid received is applied toward tuition, fees and expenses. European courses are taught in English. Join the Atlantis program today!


Participating Schools


Atlantis Alumni are Leaders in Business and Technology

  • Accenture
  • Advisa AB
  • Amazon
  • American Eagle
  • AT Internet
  • Axians
  • BCBS
  • BCV
  • Capgemini
  • Carribian Founders Initiative
  • City of San Diego
  • Claranet
  • Command Strategy
  • Cru World Wine
  • Danone
  • Deloitte Digital
  • DeLoitte Luxembourg
  • Deloitte Sweden
  • EFG Bank
  • Ernst & Young Advisory
  • European Commission
  • EVRA Sweden
  • Facebook
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Fannie Mae
  • FCG Consulting
  • Forrester Research
  • GitHub
  • H&M
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hitachi Consulting
  • Humana
  • IBM Global Services
  • Ikea Group
  • iMarketing
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Klarna
  • KNEIP
  • KPMG-Sweden
  • Leo Burnett
  • Logan Consulting
  • Mattel
  • MCA Mederland
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanlet
  • Nextthink
  • Orange Business Services
  • Peloton
  • PerkinElmer
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Qliro
  • Questel
  • Quorso
  • Resurs Banke
  • Ricoh France
  • Robert Half
  • RR Donnelley
  • Saab
  • Salesforce
  • Secureworks
  • Seenovate
  • Société Générale Bank & Trust
  • Softbank Robotics
  • Soloam
  • Solstice Mobile
  • Steelecase
  • Thales
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • TransUnion
  • UN Development Programme
  • University of Cincinnati
  • US Department of Defense
  • Vamped Games
  • Vanguard
  • VMWare

Ian Kresnak

“The Atlantis program gave me a global perspective on business and economics while allowing me to connect and collaborate with a diverse group of peers. Those experiences prepared me well for success at a global company.”

Ian Kresnak
Chief of Staff - Investment Strategy Group
The Vanguard Group

Margot Valladon

“For me, the Atlantis program has been the biggest opportunity I was given so far and had a huge impact on my life at every level.”

Margot Valladon
Client Service Team Director
Slalom Consulting

Vincent M. Anter

“Atlantis changed my entire life: it gave the "travel bug". I've since spent every waking hour working towards seeing the world and experiencing people and places from all walks of life.”

Vincent M. Anter
Founder, Certified Sommelier
V is for Vino

Ari Northage-Orr

“The Atlantis program...benefited my professional development by giving me a broader education in the form of a dual degree which has helped me stand out and has given me multiple perspectives from which to approach my career.”

Ari Northage-Orr
Senior Software Engineer
Slalom Build
Chicago, IL

“The Atlantis program opened more doors for me than any other class, club, or experience in my life, especially right after graduating college. It was a constant talking point in my interviews and it really added a unique touch to my resume having spent a year abroad, defending a thesis, and earning another degree from an international university.”

Konrad Bafia
Sales Engineer
MicroStrategy
Chicago, IL


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Contact Information

Donna M. Wiencek
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Director, Atlantis Program

School of Management & Marketing
Western Illinois University
420 Stipes Hall
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1535
Email: dm-wiencek@wiu.edu

Anna James
Academic Advisor

University Advising
Memorial Hall 036
Phone: (309) 298-1871
Email: AL-James@wiu.edu
Schedule an Advising Appointment

Kim McDaniel
Study Abroad Advisor

Office of Study Abroad and Outreach
Horrabin Hall, Room 8
Phone: (309) 298-2504
Fax: (309) 298-2854
Email: kd-mcdaniel@wiu.edu
Schedule an Advising Appointment