Overview

Applicants
237
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.15
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
530 - 630
GPA
2.81 - 3.5

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
June 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
117

32
Female
14
Minority


Students Say

The Liautaud Graduate School of Business offers students an unbeatable combination of academic rigor and affordability. The school’s “flexibility” is another huge deciding factor for many students. A second-year quickly explains, “I started off part-time while working full-time. I then switched to working part-time and going to school full-time. The program allows for students to make course load adjustments as necessary.” Academically, Liautaud excels in “finance and management information systems.” And students love the fact that the program offers some “unique electives [such as] Negotiations [and] Business Analytics.” Additionally, Liautaud provides “great opportunities for real life entrepreneurship and venture experiences.” For example, the “Interdisciplinary Product Development course [allows] student teams from Business, Design and Engineering work to solve a real-world problem for a sponsoring firm.” In general, “course offerings are in line with hot sectors that are in demand by both students and employers.”
MBA candidates here report that the vast majority of professors are “smart, experienced . . . interesting and know their business.” And while they certainly “don’t take it easy on anyone,” it’s evident that they “genuinely want students to learn and succeed.” To that end, UIC professors “are all highly communicative and have an open door policy that they actually enforce, enabling students to see them whenever there is academic difficulty.” The same goes for the “nice” administration which is “very easy to contact” and seemingly “well organized.”

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Sustainable Business Management - Aligning the elements of the Triple Bottom Line (profits, people and planet) to improve the sustainability of organizations. Focuses on identifying opportunities and obstacles and navigating through the external environment to make the most of an organization's assets.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$74,941
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
81%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
52%
Graduate Facilitated
43%
School Facilitiated
5%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

33%
Marketing
33%
Consulting
14%
Finance/Accounting
10%
Operations/Logistics
5%
General Management
5%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

76%
Midwest
14%
International
5%
Mid-Atlantic
5%
Northeast

Students Say

When it comes to the job hunt, there’s no denying that UIC’s “proximity to downtown Chicago” is a huge asset. Indeed, the city is overflowing with opportunity and students can capitalize on “local name recognition.” Thankfully, the university is also full of “great connections.” And the “career center is very active in getting students prepared for finding jobs.” In fact, over the last academic year, more than 500 employers have visited UIC in their recruitment efforts. Beyond simply courting these organizations, career services works diligently to guarantee students will be prepared to knock their interviews out of the proverbial park. To that the end, the MBAs can take advantage of a variety of workshops featuring everything from mock interviews to resume writing.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 33% $85,000 $86,357 $60,000 $130,000
Marketing / Sales 33% $58,750 $56,875 $40,000 $70,000
Finance / Accounting 14%
Operations / Logistics 10%
Other 5%
General Management 5%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 29% $90,000 $91,900 $62,000 $130,000
Technology 29% $73,000 $80,600 $60,000 $115,000
Financial Services 10%
Other 10%
Consumer Products 5%
Manufacturing 5%
Media / Entertainment 5%
Petroleum / Energy 5%
Real Estate 5%

Prominent Alumni

Axel Strotbek
CFO, Audi AG

Terry Pfab
CIO, McKesson Medical Surgical

Ric Estrada
President & CEO, Metropolitan Family Services

Mary Szela
CEO, Melinta Therapeutics

Steve Pollard
Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$19,954
Tuition (Out-State)
$31,952
Fees (In-State)
$4,004
Fees (Out-State)
$4,004

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$831
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,331
Fees (In-State)
$211
Fees (Out-State)
$211

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$12,970
Academic Expenses
$1,499

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
252
Part Time
56%

Foreign Countries Represented
93

Demographics

25.00%
Minorities
17.00%
International

43% female
57% male

Campus Life

Students Say

You can rest assured that UIC MBAs come “from multiple industries and all walks of life.” Moreover, they “seek the greater good for those in the program and actively contribute to helping each other with potential job opportunities and homework.” Indeed, there’s “a real atmosphere of team work and ‘having each others’ backs’.” And, overall, the majority of students here can be described as “extremely hard working, kind, funny, interesting and intelligent.”
Not surprisingly, life at UIC is dictated by whether or not you attend the MBA program as a full-time or part-time student. Part-time MBAs are usually only campus for classes. However, full-time students reveal that there are “many different opportunities to interact with others through clubs, intramurals, and events.” More specifically, “MBAA has monthly social events (they took over the planetarium, visit breweries, end of semester pizza parties, sporting events, etc.), but they also bring in top-notch companies for mentoring, advice, and the inside scoop on how they succeed.” Finally, when students need to completely escape school life, they can explore all of the cultural and social opportunities Chicago offers.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Garry Cooke
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Address
601 South Morgan
MC 077, University Hall 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Phone
312-996-4573

Fax
312-413-0338

Email
lgsb@uic.edu