Master of Business Administration

Accelerate your career with an MBA from the UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School.

An MBA from UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School offers you the flexibility to pursue your MBA in a format that best suits your needs. You’ll earn a degree that is tailored to your specific interests and gain the hard and soft skills that will set you apart. The program is ranked #65 by U.S. News & World Report.


Applicants to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program must submit a GMAT/GRE waiver request if they would like to waive the exam requirement. Applicants with two years or more of significant, full-time post-bachelors work experience and/or a master’s/terminal degree as evaluated by the UIC Business admissions review committee will be granted a GMAT/GRE waiver.

Full-Time, Accelerated MBA

  • Fall start only
  • On-campus cohort program with daytime classes
  • Finish in three semesters (11 months) or 16 months with optional internship
  • Ideal for recent graduates looking to enhance their skills and career potential
  • Concentrations available in Business Analytics, Finance, Management and Marketing

Flexible MBA Program

Flexible MBA Program

  • Fall, spring or summer start
  • Set your own pace (full- or part-time)
  • Take classes at night or on Saturdays (some online courses available)
  • Finish in as little as 18 months full-time
  • All concentrations available

Online MBA

Online MBA

  • August, October, January, March and May start options
  • Set your own pace (full- or part-time)
  • Finish in as little as 14 months full-time, 28 months part-time
  • Concentrations available: Business Analytics, Finance, Human Resource Management and Management
  • A Full Cost Recovery program and is not eligible for tuition waivers by the University of Illinois employees

BA 520 Improv and Leadership

Using improvisational theatre techniques taught in workshop exercise of graduating difficulty, this course creates a safe laboratory for students to experiment with the elements of their own executive presence.

MBA 590 Web Analytics

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of web analytics, including metrics like web traffic and how long customers spend at pages. Students will learn to use Google’s online and offline software tools.

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