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Endowed Scholarship Supports UIC Business Students with Financial Need

A generous gift made by Dr. Paul Russell Cary and the company he co-founded will establish the Dr. Paul Russell Cary Mediatainment Scholarship at UIC Business. The gift will support students at the college who demonstrate strong academic performance and have financial need. Dr. Cary is a retired business educator and part-owner of Mediatainment, an entertainment production company based in Chicago. Dr. Cary was struck by the financial need of many aspiring undergraduate students in Chicago and... read more

Reflections on the UIC-SEA Social Enterprise Certification Program

UIC Extended Campus provides learners of all ages with innovative and transformative courses and programs to further their growth as individuals. These programs enhance their growth as individuals and assists them in more fully participating in and contributing to society. Mirlene Dossous recently completed the UIC-SEA Social Enterprise Certificate via UIC Extended Campus and shared her experience and key takeaways with the UIC Business team.  I’m currently a school district manager, supporting... read more

UIC Business Scholars Win First Place in MLA-Target Case Competition

Management Leadership Association (MLA) is a pre-professional and philanthropic organization based at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Every year, MLA hosts the MLA-Target Case Competition, a fun and educational event that provides opportunities to improve teamwork, presentation, and leadership skills in a real boardroom setting. Each three-person team prepares a 20-minute presentation with their solution to a unique management case study. They then present their recommendations to a panel... read more

CramTracks That Will Help You Crush Your Finals

We all know how stressful preparing for final exams can be, but let music come to your rescue! We’ve asked UIC Business students for their favorite #CramTracks that keep them plugged-in and motivated to excel during their exams. Here are 23 songs that will help you power through spring 2019 finals season.
  • “A Moment Apart” by ODESZA “They're all very melodic, happy, but also relaxing.” — Tiffany L.  
  • “Brown Skin” by India.Arie and “Cranes in the Sky” by Solange “Their soothing voice makes for a...
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Coming Fall 2019 | MBA 590 Course Offerings

  “Designed to help you introspect and enumerate your career goals over an 8-week period” The MBA 590 courses are a must for every student planning a MBA. Effective professionals in all fields demonstrate expertise beyond their academic training. They develop this expertise through experience, exposure to new situations, and awareness of the demands of the environment. These courses are designed to prepare students to successfully navigate and transition into new professional opportunities. The... read more

AMA UIC Wins Big in the Big Easy

On April 11th, 2019 The American Marketing Association (AMA) Chapter of the University of Illinois at Chicago had the opportunity to attend the AMA International Collegiate Conference. This conference of over 1,600 students is held every spring in New Orleans, Louisiana. During our time at the conference our members participated in the Digital Marketing Bootcamp, workshops, panels and guest speaker events. We had the opportunity to network with other collegiate chapters from across the country. ... read more

Commencement Countdown with Anurag Vuthunuri

Anurag Vuthunuri is an undergraduate student majoring in Finance and minoring in Business Analytics. Anurag has been the President of the Finance and Investment Group for the past two years and the founder of UIC's Improv Club. He is a Business Scholar, Honors Student, and part of UIC's GPPA Program for MIS. He has also served with Collegiate Association of Business Scholars (CABS), Business Student Advisory Board (BSAB), and has been a research assistant for iLEAD. Anurag has interned at many... read more

Fast Track Admission to UIC Business Graduate School

The UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School guaranteed/preferred admission pathway provides a smooth transition for current UIC Business undergraduates and recent graduates to pursue continued education upon graduation. Offering admissions pathways to five premier programs, these initiatives put qualified UIC students and alumni on the fast track to admission.   Patrick Klimek is a current MSBA student, admitted through the Preferred Admission Business Analytics program. He had this to say about... read more

UIC Business Welcomes Rosio Diaz

UIC Business welcomes our new academic adviser, Rosio Diaz. Rosio is excited to provide her insight as she helps students achieve their academic goals. Rosio is a Chicago native and UIC alumna part of the class of 2013. We sat down with Rosio for a chat about her background and what led her to UIC Business:     Do you have any favorite Chicago activities or places? I love walking down Michigan Avenue during Christmas time and seeing all the lit up trees and decorations. I’m also a big fan of all... read more

University Library’s Research Guides & Databases: A Gold Mine Hiding in Plain Sight

Unbeknownst to some, all UIC students have access to the treasure trove of information that is the collection of databases accessible through the UIC Library portal. Every student has access to 634 databases, over 60,000 journals, and more. Consumer and industry data across a wide variety of topics are just a few clicks away. Supplement your coursework with in-depth, real world market data. Or perhaps you are a budding entrepreneur looking to validate a product concept. In either cases, there... read more

An Entrepreneur with Taste

UIC Business alumnus details his success in the food and liquor industry Happenstance is how entrepreneur Pankaj “PK” Garg MBA ’90 describes his entry into the food and beverage industry. “It was an epiphany that came to me 35,000 feet in the air,” says Garg, founder of SōmruS, a premium spirits company founded in 2012. “I had just enjoyed an Eastern-inspired meal while traveling from India to the U.S. It was followed by a delectable Indian dessert called ras malai. I still needed my nightcap,... read more

Introducing UIC Business Advisor Timothy Nemec

Timothy “Tim” Nemec has recently joined the UIC Business family. Working as an adviser, Tim is excited to help students achieve their academic goals. We caught up with the Chicago-area native as he gets settled into his new position:   Favorite Chicago Activities/Places: I love going outside of my comfort zone as often as possible! I enjoy taking Architecture tours of the city, exploring the museums and visiting as many neighborhoods as I can! I also perform and write stand-up comedy, so I like... read more

UIC Business Students Win 2nd Place in Deloitte FanTAXtic Case Competition

After winning first place in the Deloitte FanTAXtic Regional Competition, Nabeeha Bakhrani ’21, Giselle Downs ’20, Michal Kornecki ’21 finished in second place at the National Case Competition at Deloitte University in Dallas, Texas last month, defeating teams from University of Utah, Texas A&M, University of Nebraska, University of Northern Iowa, Syracuse University, Fordham University and North Carolina State University. This year was the first time UIC was invited to compete and this team has... read more

Making Black History at UIC: Dr. Benet DeBerry-Spence

  As Black History Month comes to a close, UIC Business would like to highlight one of our own Black History makers, Dr. Benet DeBerry-Spence, Professor and Department Head of Managerial Studies, the first African American department head and first African American tenured professor in the UIC College of Business. Chicago born and raised, Professor DeBerry-Spence stayed local in her pursuit of higher education. She attended the University of Notre Dame for undergrad, the University of Chicago... read more

An Insight into the Real World: How the UIC Business Scholars Program is Preparing Students for the Future

In 2013, the UIC Business Scholars program was founded with the goal of providing leadership and professional development within the UIC Business curriculum for high-achieving high school students. The 2018 President of the Collegiate Association of Business Scholars (CABS), Ehlimana Gutošić, gives an insider’s perspective on what it is like to be a part of such a supportive program, full of like-minded students with similar dreams of success. She mentions that one of the biggest highlights of... read more

UIC Business Black History Month Spotlight: Brittany Barton

Recent graduate Brittany Barton (Master of Science in Marketing ’18) is not your typical business student. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Psychology and Spanish from Loyola University New Orleans, the Baton Rouge native started her career in education - primarily in education and training field within the nonprofit sector. “I kind of just fell into this work,” she recollects. Her introduction into the industry started through working with Autistic children and... read more

Curbing the Crisis: Professor Kyle Cheek on the Opioid Epidemic

The recent headlines surrounding the nation’s opioid crisis begs the question, “How is this epidemic happening, when many of these drugs are prescribed?” The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that anywhere from 21% to 29% of prescription opioids are misused. They also hold that the total economic burden of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice... read more

American Marketing Association at University of Illinois at Chicago Visits PepsiCo

Zainub Ghias is a fourth-year UIC Business Ambassador pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a Business Analytics minor. In the summer of 2018, Zainub was a Business and Entrepreneurship intern at the Golden Corridor Makerspace and William Rainey Harper College. She currently works as a Communication Aide with the Physics Department and General Office Aide with Biology Department at UIC. She also serves as the Secretary of the American Marketing Association and Vice Chair of Marketing... read more

QuanTâm by Team Chaplin Shows that Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Team Chaplin is a name business professors and students have heard throughout the last few years. The team is led by Professor Lan Nguyen Chaplin, who was selected by Poets & Quants (the most read news website on business programs with 100 million visitors) as one of the Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors. Professor Chaplin selects students to join the high-performing team, as well as who can come back next semester. Her selection criteria includes professionalism, resiliency, strong work... read more

Encouraging Words for Finals Week from UIC Business Faculty

UIC finals week is fast approaching (as if you needed a reminder)! If you ask a college student what are some of their busiest moments as a scholar, many will say “finals week.” Millions of students across the country are preparing for their upcoming final exams, projects, and presentations. While finals time is a student’s opportunity to step up and demonstrate the wealth of knowledge they’ve attained over the semester, it can also lead to high levels of stress. According to NBC News, four in... read more