The school delves heavily into experiential learning opportunities that provide students with the skills and knowledge to compete in global business. These experiences are the cornerstone of the curriculum, and students are encouraged to find out how theory meets practice. Social value creation, entrepreneurship, innovation, and financial markets are the core competencies that drive the Liautaud curriculum.
UIC Liautaud students have the option of earning their MBA through the full-time, part-time or weekend programs. Full-time students can expect to complete the program in two years, while part-time students spend three or four years finishing their requirements. All students must complete 54 credit hours comprised of 24 core credit hours and 30 elective credit hours. The wide array of elective offerings allows students to customize their curriculum. Students can specialize in one or more of the following concentrations: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate or Self Directed (an independent study plan).
Recently the school launched the Liautaud Accelerated MBA, which allows students with a clear career focus to complete their MBA in one calendar year. UIC is also introducing a 32-credit hour Master of Science in Finance degree that can be completed in one year of full-time study (or more than one year of part-time study); the program prepares students for professional careers in finance.
Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:
Poets&Quants (2013): 44
U.S. News & World Report: NR
Financial Times: NR
The Economist: NR
Tuition & Fees: $39,908 (resident)
Tuition & Fees: $63,904 (non-resident)
Median GMAT: 580
GMAT Range (mid-80%):400-740
Average GPA: 3.36
Acceptance Rate: 52%
Full-Time Enrollment: 80
African American: 7%
Asian American: 8%
Hispanic or Latino American: 6%
Mean Age: 30
Average Base Salary: $71,679
Median Signing Bonus: NR
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: NR
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: NR