Business Administration (Professional Program: MBA)

Mailing Address: 
UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business
11th Floor, University Hall (MC 075)
601 South Morgan Street 
Chicago, IL 60607

Contact Information: 
Campus Location: 11th Floor, University Hall (MC 075) 
(312) 996-4573 or (877) 622-8421 (toll free)

Contact Person: Angela Prazza Winters, Assistant Dean

Program Codes: 
20FL9875MBA (on campus)

The UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business offers a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Real Estate, and a Self-Directed option. The program is 54 hours in length composed of 26 hours of core courses (Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance, Marketing, Microeconomics, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, and an MBA Capstone) and 28 hours of electives. Twelve hours of the elective course work are taken to fulfill the concentration requirement.

  • Students may complete the program by selecting among four different enrollment options: flexible (full-time or part-time enrollment), weekend, accelerated, or online.
  • Students may start the on-campus flexible full- or part-time program in the fall, spring, or summer semester. Most courses meet once per week from 6:00–8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Full-time students can complete the degree in approximately two years. Part-time students register for one or two courses per semester and complete the program in three to four years. All concentrations are available to flexible enrollment students. 
  • Students in the part-time on-campus Weekend MBA program may start the program in the fall only. Weekend MBA students are part of a cohort and can complete the degree in two years, taking classes only on Saturdays. Finance and Management concentrations are available for Weekend MBA students. 
  • Students in the on-campus Accelerated MBA Program may start the program in the fall only, and are enrolled as part of a cohort. Accelerated MBA students can complete the degree in one year, with most classes offered during the day and some evening options. Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing concentrations are available to Accelerated MBA students. 
  • Students in the online MBA Program will have the option of starting the program at five different points in the year: Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, Spring B, or Summer II. All courses will be designed as 8-week asynchronous, online courses. Students in the Online MBA may choose among four concentrations: Business Analytics, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Management.
  • Five of the seven core courses in the 15-week format are offered online and some elective courses are offered on campus on Saturdays.
  • Twelve concentration offerings include a self-directed option that allows students to customize their plan of study to reflect specific career goals.
  • Students in the on-campus MBA program may pursue the following joint degrees: MBA/MS in Accounting, MBA/MS in Business Analytics, MBA/MS in Management Information Systems, MBA/MS in Supply Chain and Operations Management, MBA/Doctor of Medicine, MBA/Master of Public Health, and MBA/Doctor of Pharmacy.
  • Students in the online MBA program are not eligible to participate in joint degree programs.

The Master of Business Administration at UIC is considered a professional program and is not administered by the Graduate College. For more information on the MBA program, admission requirements, and the application process, please consult the College of Business website.