MSA Program

Q&A with Dean Michael Mikhail

In 2012, Michael Mikhail joined UIC as Dean of the College of Business. In five years, he’s launched programs such as iLEAD — the Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development -- the renowned Business Scholars program, increased enrollment, and improved student outcomes. We sat down with Dean Mikhail to hear his thoughts on the past five years and learn what he looks forward to accomplishing in the future. Q: You just underwent UIC’s five-year assessment process with rave reviews. What has... read more

Social Media Recap: September 2017

Be sure to follow UIC Business on social media to stay up to date on upcoming events campus activities, business news, and fun things going on around Chicago: Instagram: @UICBusiness Twitter: @CBAatUIC Facebook Page: UIC Business  We started the Fall 2017 semester with a busy and productive month. Let’s take a look back at some highlights with our September social media recap. It’s hard to say goodbye to a carefree summer schedule when classes start.  This year’s Student Org Networking Night... read more

Find Your Liautaud Student Organization

The first week of term was a whirlwind. You worked or interned over the summer, and jumped from the frying pan into the fire. But by now you've adjusted (we hope) and put your priorities in order. If you're new to Liautaud and haven't yet joined a graduate student organization, now's the time to choose. UIC Liautaud encourages all students to become a part of the campus community by joining at least one of the many graduate student organizations at UIC Business. We've already done a lot of... read more

Join the Liautaud Consulting Groups at inKind

We’ve already blogged a bit about how student organizations at UIC Business can help you win scholarships and land jobs. These organizations also offer business students opportunities to apply classroom lessons and fill out their resumés with valuable work-related experience, and when it comes to consulting work, students need look no further than inKind at UIC Business. Liautaud students interested in consulting should read on for details about how to get involved in the 2016-17 year inKind... read more

From Accounting Club to Accounting Firm

by Geraldine Deliva President, Accounting Club In the coming weeks, I’ll finish my MSA at UIC Liautaud, sit for the CPA exam, and start working downtown at Grant Thornton. Unlike the Big Four, Grant Thornton hasn’t recruited at UIC Business for a while. I met them through the Illinois CPA Society, which I got involved with at UIC Business, but I digress—today I want to tell you about the Accounting Club, and maybe along the way I can explain how it helped me get to where I am now. The Accounting... read more

Fall into Chicago!

Whether you like it or not, Fall is officially upon us here in Chicago. It’s that time of year - pumpkin spice lattes, scary movies, and mid-terms. Besides working, studying, and going to class, one must make time for extracurricular activities; otherwise, you will be burnt out. Luckily, we live in Chicago, a city with tons of things to do. If you are new to the city, or just not sure what is happening around town, we have made it easy for you with our top things to do in the city this Fall.... read more

Meet the Firms with the UIC Business Accounting Club

Each September, the UIC Business Accounting Club invites students and recent graduates of UIC to Meet the Firms, an opportunity to gain an introduction to Chicago’s professional accounting community and to learn about work opportunities in the field. On last Monday, September 21, students and recent alumni spent the afternoon in the Illinois Rooms of Student Center East with over 30 firms from the Chicagoland area, including the Big Four: Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. ... read more

Experience Liautaud in Action!

What does a typical day of a graduate student at Liautaud look like? If you are thinking of applying for a masters program, we encourage you to register for a class visit to experience Liautaud in Action! This class visit can help you understand the culture, give you the opportunity to learn from current students, and discover if Liautaud is the right fit for you. We have a variety of class visits being offered this semester including accounting, economics, finance, management, and more. View... read more

Apply for UIC InKIND 2015

Each year since 2012, the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business has offered free consulting to Chicago-area nonprofit organizations through the MBA Association’s InKIND Consulting Program, part of the training that graduate students receive at the Liautaud Graduate School of Business. InKIND student consulting groups form in early fall, and are paired with participating nonprofits, who come to InKIND for consulting on a wide variety of problems. Student consulting groups work with their... read more

Behind The Scene : Student Success Stories

  Felicia Cox                                 Class of 2013 Major: Accounting - MSA Full-time Position with CBIZ MHM, LLC Title of Position: Audit Associate Why did you chose your current position? In deciding between two great companies, I chose CBIZ because I felt that it was a great company to begin establishing my career. They are one of the top nationally ranked accounting firms by Accounting Today; the people at CBIZ  were great and the opportunities they had seem endless. Describe... read more

On the Path to Success: Eugene Fula

Eugene Fula Class of: 2014  Masters of Science in Accounting Email: Efula2@uic.edu Full time Position  Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers Title of Position: Tax – Financial Services   Why did you chose your current position? I was interested in tax after completing a corporate tax internship at RR Donnelley.  To me a tax career is a constant learning experience, because regulations are constantly changing, and it becomes a lot more complicated when state & local, and international regulations are... read more

A New Addition to Student Services: Elizabeth Kubik

  We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Liautaud staff, Elizabeth Kubik! Liz joined the Student Services team as an Academic Adviser this August. We have put together some fun facts about Liz, so please read on. And make sure to say hello when you see her around! Fun Facts Favorite Chicago Activities/ Places: I am a huge Chicago Bulls fan, and look forward to the basketball season starting every fall. I also really enjoy taking long walks around the city, exploring the wide... read more

Call for Nominations | UIC Liautaud Awards

The Liautaud Graduate School of Business is excited to announce the fourth annual UIC Liautaud Recognizing Excellence event on Friday, May 8th!  Please save the date for this event (an invitation with a RSVP link will be sent out to students next week). This event will recognize student excellence in achievement, honors and participation within Liautaud and the wider community. At the event, the winners of the Liautaud Awards will be announced, and we will also recognize our students who have... read more

Spring 2015 Two-Credit Hour Liautaud Courses

This Spring 2015 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 The Venture Process, web analytics, and improvisation & leadership to name a few.   MBA 500:  Corporate Strategy (Instructor:  Betsy Hill) Monday,... read more

Who Wants Awesome Advice?

Through its continued efforts to encourage and develop networking with students, alumni, and business professionals, the UIC MBA Association (MBAA) partnered with the UIC Business Career Center to bring the Manager of Centralized Architecture & Analysis for the CME Group, Bill Stenzel, MBA 2011, to speak with students about his experience with the CME Group.  Bill spoke about his role at the CME Group, as well as how he ended up there, and his purpose for pursuing his MBA. Besides hearing... read more

Soft Skills Make the Difference

In a recent article from The Wall Street Journal, it was reported that a growing number of employers are expecting to hire more business school graduates. Compared to five years ago, in 2009, the number of employers expecting to hire business school graduates has climbed by 30%! While this is certainly good news for those preparing for life after business school, the article also mentions what employers are really looking for when they're searching for that perfect candidate. Many of us... read more

2014 InKIND Training

The University of Illinois at Chicago Liautaud Graduate School of Business student-led non-profit consulting program, InKIND, which is being sponsored by the MBA Association, kicked off its 3rd year this semester. Select groups of students will work in teams with a non-profit on a given issue to better understand and help solve a strategic issue or growth opportunity at the non-profit. On the last Saturday of September, MBA, MSA and MIS students participating in the InKIND non-profit consulting... read more

Join the Graduate Marketing Association!

GMARK (Graduate Marketing Association) is committed to providing opportunities for Liautuad students to network professionally and develop marketing skills. GMARK is excited about the various social, professional development, and volunteer events that it will be offering to Liautaud students this year. There is no membership fee to join the organization and members do not have to be marketing students. Marketing is a broad term; however, it is important for all students to learn how to ... read more

Get Involved With the MBA Association

On behalf of the UIC MBA Association, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the Liautaud Graduate School of Business! The MBA Association is committed to enhancing the MBA experience for our members. Our goals revolve around: 
  • Providing opportunities for students to grow their network, both within UIC Liautaud and with the Chicago business community
  • Providing community service opportunities
  • Providing professional development opportunities 
We have some fun events planned this semester. To see the... read more

Get Involved With the UIC Liautaud Women's Network!

Liautaud Women's Network is starting our second year as a club on campus.  We inspire, support and connect women, helping them define and reach their career goals.  For the 2014 school year, we have planned monthly meet-and-greet coffee gatherings as well as other networking events off campus.  In the fall semester, we are gathering a panel of experts on how successful women promote themselves on the job.  If you would like to be more involved, we are always looking for volunteers to help... read more