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MBA in Management

Fall 2014 Two-Credit Hour Liautaud Courses

In the fall 2014 semester the Liautaud program is offering several unique two-credit course options.  What makes these courses unique is that they are short courses that only last eight weeks out of the semester and they focus on developing professional skills that will assist in launching and developing a successful career.  Topics taught include project management, web analytics, and improvisation & leadership to name a few. MBA 500:  Corporate Strategy Section 1:  Monday, 8/25-10-13. ... read more

Alumni Profile: Caralynn Nowinski, MBA/MD 2007

Concentration: Entrepreneurship Post-Degree Industry/Field of Work: Technology Startups & Economic Development Undergraduate Degree: Human Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University Current Employer: Associate Vice President for Innovation & Economic Development, University of Illinois; Interim Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, UI LABS LinkedIn Profile: Caralynn Nowinski   Why did you return to school to obtain your Graduate Business... read more

Student Spotlight: Megan Wright Drumm, MBA Candidate 2016

Megan Wright Drumm Part-time MBA Candidate 2016, Management   Industry/Field of work: Nonprofit Management   Undergraduate degree: Communication Arts and French (majors); Business Administration (minor)   Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin-Madison   Organizations involved with: InKIND       What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree?   I minored in Business Administration as an undergraduate student and really enjoyed the experience. The education that I... read more

Student Spotlight: Christine Meier, MBA Candidate 2015

    Christine Meier      MBA Candidate 2015         Concentration: International Business  Industry/Field of Work: Renewable Energy / Manufacturing Undergraduate Degree: International Business Undergraduate School: Illinois State University Career Goal: Continue work in international manufacturing and operations.     Organizations involved with: German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Women of Wind Energy Chicago Chapter           Can you tell us about your personal and... read more

New Master of Science in Finance Program Starting Fall 2014

The past several years have been a time of exciting change and transformation for UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business, including a new dean, Michael Mikhail, the new Douglas Hall, the hiring of many additional faculty and career staff, and the start of our new Weekend MBA program. This year, we plan to continue this momentum as we launch a brand new program — the Master of Science in Finance degree (MSF) beginning Fall 2014. Professional opportunities in finance are changing dramatically as... read more

UIC Science & Technology Fellow at IllinoisVENTURES

          Philippe Kirschey         Full-time MBA Candidate 2015, Entrepreneurship and Management         Undergraduate Degree: Mechanical Engineering         Undergraduate School: Bergische University of Wuppertal, Germany           Career goal: President of CENTA Antriebe Kirschey GmbH           Organizations involved with: MBAA, Innovation Incubator                                      UIC Liautaud recently partnered with UIC’s Office of Technology Management and IllinoisVENTURES to offer... read more

Is Career Advancement at the Top of Your New Year's Resolutions List?

A new year is here---Learn more about UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business programs by attending one of our exciting admissions events in January to fast track your goals.    UIC LIAUTAUD INFO SESSION – 1/15   This event will be a great opportunity to meet our admissions staff and learn about our four master’s degree offerings including our Weekend MBA program and the new MS Finance we are getting ready to launch!  Current student ambassadors will also be there to share their... read more

Looking for Spring Courses?

There are many exciting courses being offered next semester. Check out the list below and sign up today! Spots are filling quickly!    4 Credit Courses   IDS 500: Information Systems Saturdays 9-11:30 A.M.  *appx. 7 on-line classes Overview Information technologies are an integral part of the corporate and industrial world today They are being used in organizations for such purposes as: providing products and services; creating competitive advantage; managing global corporations; developing and... read more

Alumni Profile: Chris Madden, MBA 2006

    Chris Madden          Entrepreneurship concentration Current Employer: Matchnode Digital Marketing Industry/Field of Work: Start-Ups Undergraduate Degree: Spanish/English Undergraduate School: Georgetown University Organizations involved with: Beta Gamma Sigma     What prompted you to join UIC Liautaud to earn your graduate business degree? After a liberal arts undergrad and running my own business for 3 years, I wanted to have a solid foundation in business disciplines like accounting,... read more

Student Spotlight: Michael Vidmar, MBA Candidate 2013

Michael Vidmar           Full-time MBA Candidate, Finance and Management concentrations Industry/Field of Work: Real Estate Finance Undergraduate Degree: Economics Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College Career Goal: Manage real estate investment fund Organizations involved with: Preston Bradley Center, GFIN     What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree? After a career developing small- and medium-size companies in the real estate industry, I had exposure across many... read more

MBA COURSE SPOTLIGHT: Leading for Impact | Social Innovation and Leadership Series

  Organizations are the world's most powerful actors. As such, leaders have enormous potential to make an impact. Most leaders want to have a positive impact of some kind, but doing so effectively is not easy. It requires keen awareness of two things – how to have an impact through organizations and what kind of impact one wants to have. First, leaders need to understand key levers for generating positive outcomes through organizational structures and relationships. Second, plotting a coherent... read more

Register for a Professional Development Course Today!

CURRENT STUDENTS: UIC Liautaud is offering experimental two-credit professional development courses this fall for ALL graduate students (MBA, MSA, and MS-MIS programs). These courses are designed to prepare students to successfully navigate the transition to a new professional opportunity, and they are most valuable early in a student's experience at UIC Liautaud.  Deadline to register for MBA 590 courses is October 25. Contact Liautaud Student Services to register or for more information on any... read more

Liautaud Alumnus and CFO of AUDI AG Receives UIC Alumni 5 Award

  Axel Strotbek, CFO of AUDI AG and 2013 recipient of the UIC Alumni 5 Award, will speak with students this Friday, October 11, from 2:30-4:00pm in 605 Student Center East.  Mr. Strotbek is a 1991 MBA alumnus of UIC Liautaud. This event is free for College of Business Administration students, but registration is required to attend. Seats are limited. See the full listing of UIC 2013 Alumni Five Award Recipients by clicking ... read more

Only at UIC Liautaud | New Product Development MBA Mock Class

If you're thinking about applying to University of Illinois at Chicago for graduate school, we invite you to a special product development mock class designed for prospective students to see what our grads have called "the best class offered within the MBA program..." Interdisciplinary Product Development (IPD) is a two-semester curriculum that integrates the latest technologies and best practices for innovative product development. The course combines Industrial Design, Engineering, and... read more

Business Career Center Resume EXPO | This Thursday, September 12

The UIC Business Career Center invites current students and recent alumni to our semi-annual Resume EXPO Thursday, September 12, taking place at the UIC Student Services Building. This is a great way to network with employers and recruiters and learn first-hand what employers are looking in a resume.   The Resume EXPO is open to undergraduate and graduate students. No registration is needed for this event - come as you are and bring multiple copies of your resumes.  Here are some helpful... read more

Exciting Changes in the UIC Business Career Center!

I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and successes of my colleagues in career services. This is an exciting time of growth in career services for b-school students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It is clear that Dean Michael Mikhail has made the expansion of career services as one of his major initiatives since taking over his role as the new Dean of the College of Business Administration within the past year. Whether you're already a student or just starting... read more

Improv & Leadership Back by Popular Demand | This Fall Exclusively at UIC Liautaud

Many business leaders have the technical skills and acumen to rise to the top, however, their careers are made or limited by a somewhat elusive set of qualities that can collectively be called “executive presence.” Executive presence is a combination of verbal and non-verbal abilities that are recognized as a poised, authentic communication style, particularly in spontaneous or impromptu interactions. This kind of “style”, however, is not superficial - it is critical to one’s productivity and... read more

Alumni Profile: Meet Mehta, MBA 2012

Concentration: International Business, Management Pre-Degree Industry/Field of Work: Information Technology Post-Degree Industry/Field of Work: IT and Telecommunications Undergraduate Degree: BS Computer Engineering Undergraduate Institution: Kurukshetra University Current Employer: Senior Analyst, Supplier Management at Motorola Solutions Contact Meet! LinkedIn,   Why did you return to school to obtain your Graduate Business Degree? After completing engineering education... read more

Student Spotlight: Joshua Punchur, MSA Candidate

  Joshua Punchur MSA Candidate, Part-time student Undergraduate degree in: Urban Studies/Urban Management Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh Organizations involved with: UIC Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Moneythink, New Leash on Life Chicago LinkedIn Profile What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree? After moving to Chicago to work for a non-profit small business development center, I found that many of our clients needed accounting assistance... read more

Coming This Fall | MBA 590 Course Offerings

Professional education prepares students to assume professional roles. Effective professionals in all fields demonstrate expertise beyond their academic training, expertise that they develop through experience, exposure to new situations and challenges and awareness of the demands and opportunities in the environment. In business, developing professional skills is critical to successfully launching and developing a career. Knowing that the ROI for investing in graduate business education is... read more