MSA Program

Inspired & Transformed: Alumni Success Stories Panel Event on July 10

Learn what a UIC Liautaud degree has meant for a panel of alumni - and what it could mean for you! Join us on July 10 for this exclusive event and hear from alumni from three master's programs (MBA, MSA, MIS) as they share their stories of how UIC Liautaud changed their career direction and/or its trajectory. Whether you are looking to change your career by switching industries or you are hoping to accelerate your current career path, hear from those who have had similar experiences. Current and... read more

Student Spotlight: Diana Sanchez, MSA Candidate 2014

  Diana Sanchez Full-time MSA Candidate 2014 Industry/Field of work: Accounting-Auditing Undergraduate degree in: Accounting & Management Information Systems Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Chicago Career Goal: To become the leading partner at my company Organizations involved with: Accounting Club   Interests/Hobbies: Fishing, swimming, exploring in the woods, exercising and body building, participating in marathons, running with my dogs, shopping, watching movies, and cooking... 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

Leo Burnett Company Visit with GMARK

                                                 Interested in advertising? This Wednesday, March 12, GMARK (UIC Graduate Marketing Association) will be visiting Leo Burnett, located at 35 West Wacker Drive. Catherine Yi, UIC alumni and Content Manager on the P&G account at Leo Burnett/Arc Worldwide, will be hosting the GMARK tour. Join us as we learn more about the field of advertising and the various departments at Leo Burnett. Also, Leo Burnett's internship application is due March 31; get... read more

A possible alternative to MBA 590 w/ Professor Michael Popowits

Since my first semester at UIC, I have heard nothing, but good things about Professor Michael Popowits' Improv and Leadership course. While I consider myself a somewhat outgoing person depending on the occasion, I knew that taking Improv and Leadership would only help me in increasing my level of comfort in dealing with social, and most importantly professional networking, situations.   Going into my second semester, I wanted to make it a point to add MBA 590, Improv and Leadership, to my Spring... read more

Student Spotlight: Xuan Li, MSA Candidate 2014

                                 Xuan Li                       Full-Time MSA Candidate                 Undergraduate Degree: Accounting                 Undergraduate School: Renmin University of China                 Career Goal: Financial statement auditing/Tax                                What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree? A master’s degree in accounting is more career-oriented, which in my opinion not only offers me the academic skills that I would need... 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

What are you waiting for?

  If you are looking for an argument about why you should be on LinkedIn, you won’t get it here. I assume that if you are a student in the UIC College of Business Administration or in the Liautaud Graduate School of Business, that you are indeed interested in a job when you finish your degree. If this is not the case, stop reading now. For those that are still with me, join LinkedIn now. OK, now that everyone that is interested in working is on LinkedIn, let’s talk about a few ideas on how to... read more

Spring Registration is Looming! Academic Open House This Wednesday

  Spring 2014 Registration for UIC Liautaud students begins Monday, November 4. As it is almost time to select your courses for the upcoming semester, I wanted to take a few minutes to share some helpful information to consider as you figure out what to take in the spring.     **************************************************************************************************************** ATTEND OUR ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE THIS WEDNESDAY UIC Liautaud will host an Academic Open House this Wednesday,... read more

Hearty Breakfast Buffet served by MSAA at Lincoln Park Community Shelter

Blog Content Contributor: MSAA VP-Event Coordinator, Danni Zheng On a clear Sunday morning of the Chicago Marathon day, the weather was pretty nice, with cool breezes anticipating Fall. Our MSAA volunteer group got up super early and went to the Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) to prepare a healthy and hearty breakfast buffet for the shelter guests. This was MSAA’s first volunteering event in this Fall semester. Although we had some troubles with the transportation due to the bus rerouting... read more

Only at UIC Liautaud: Bloomberg Hands-on Training - October 23

Don't miss out on this opportunity to get hands-on training directly from Bloomberg LP representatives, Eric Schwartz and John Fox who operate out of the New York-based Core Analytics group. They will be on campus in Douglas Hall 170 for two 1-hour sessions to train students on the following: - Introduction to terminal navigation, finding tickers, and communication - News & the Economy - which numbers do we watch, how to stay informed! - Overview of Equity research and company analysis,... read more

Register for a Professional Development Course Today!

CURRENT STUDENTS: UIC Liautaud is offering experimental two-credit professional development courses this fall for ALL graduate students (MBA, MSA, and MS-MIS programs). These courses are designed to prepare students to successfully navigate the transition to a new professional opportunity, and they are most valuable early in a student's experience at UIC Liautaud.  Deadline to register for MBA 590 courses is October 25. Contact Liautaud Student Services to register or for more information on any... read more

Pitch It To Win It! 2013 Concept2Venture Challenge Business Plan Competition Kicks Off Today

The UIC Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies invites the UIC community to participate in the 2013 Concept2Venture (C2V) Challenge. The C2V Challenge is open to anyone in the UIC community – students, postdocs, alumni, faculty and staff. If you have an idea for a new business venture, join the 2013 C2V Challenge for your chance to win cash and prizes! A total of $10,000 will be awarded to winning teams. 2013 C2V CHALLENGE LAUNCH PARTY:  Today, October 7, from 4:30-6:00pm UIC Student Center... read more

Boost your Knowledge & Credibility with Bloomberg!

Are you researching information about a company, industry, government or market sector? Looking for data and analysis on securities, investments or even a specific stock portfolio? Bloomberg is “your one-stop shop for all that information and more,” says John Miller, the new CME Group Foundation Market Training Lab Director in Douglas Hall. Finance Professor Dale Rosenthal adds that “there really is something for everyone” when it comes to using the Bloomberg terminal.  You can find everything... read more

The Next Move is Yours | Career-Focused Events Only at UIC Liautaud

As a current student, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind of classes, homework, networking with classmates, student organizations, events and more. While these activities do enrich your experience in graduate school, we at UIC Liautaud want you to stay focused on what’s next after you finish your degree: your career. This September, we are offering business career events designed to help guide you in building the career path you are looking for. Connect with us at one of these... read more

Student Spotlight: Joshua Punchur, MSA Candidate

  Joshua Punchur MSA Candidate, Part-time student Undergraduate degree in: Urban Studies/Urban Management Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh Organizations involved with: UIC Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Moneythink, New Leash on Life Chicago LinkedIn Profile What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree? After moving to Chicago to work for a non-profit small business development center, I found that many of our clients needed accounting assistance... read more

Take the First Step! This Fall's Admissions Event Lineup

With our incoming Fall 2013 class getting ready for new student orientation this Saturday, always with an eye toward the future, the admissions team will hit the ground running with a full lineup of events designed to build the future Spring and Fall 2014 classes!  Whether you are just learning about our professional master degree programs or are about to embark on the application process, I highly recommend that you join us on campus or out around town this fall. These events are a great way... read more

New Beginnings @UIC Liautaud | Fall Orientation August 24

As we prepare to begin the fall semester, we are excited to invite our new summer and fall 2013 students to the UIC Liautaud Orientation. Orientation will take place next Saturday, August 24, and it is mandatory for all new summer and fall 2013 students to attend this event. Orientation sets the tone for your future studies and is a great opportunity to meet and network with your fellow students, faculty, and staff. You will also learn skills and techniques to help prepare you for success as a... read more

Student Spotlight: Dustin Heestand, 2015 MSA Candidate

      DUSTIN HEESTAND MSA Candidate 2015 Full-time student   Undergraduate degree in: Linguistics Undergraduate School: Harvard University Career Goal: Currently exploring many possibilities LinkedIn Profile What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree? When I graduated with a degree in linguistics, I was considering a career in academia. I spent a year as a researcher in Berlin, Germany, and that experience, while rewarding, dissuaded me from continuing on the academic... read more

Student Spotlight: Samiyah Siddiqui, MSA Candidate 2014

    Samiyah Siddiqui MSA Candidate 2014     Full-Time/ Part-time: Full-Time   Undergraduate degree: Actuarial Science Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Career Goal: Fraud Examining/Forensics Organizations involved with: Master of Science in Accounting Association (board member), Accounting Club, InKind, Liautaud Graduate School of Business Student Ambassador LinkedIn Profile     What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree? I always knew I... read more