UIC Science & Technology Fellow at IllinoisVENTURES

          Philippe Kirschey         Full-time MBA Candidate 2015, Entrepreneurship and Management         Undergraduate Degree: Mechanical Engineering         Undergraduate School: Bergische University of Wuppertal, Germany           Career goal: President of CENTA Antriebe Kirschey GmbH           Organizations involved with: MBAA, Innovation Incubator                                      UIC Liautaud recently partnered with UIC’s Office of Technology Management and IllinoisVENTURES to offer... read more

Is Career Advancement at the Top of Your New Year's Resolutions List?

A new year is here---Learn more about UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business programs by attending one of our exciting admissions events in January to fast track your goals.    UIC LIAUTAUD INFO SESSION – 1/15   This event will be a great opportunity to meet our admissions staff and learn about our four master’s degree offerings including our Weekend MBA program and the new MS Finance we are getting ready to launch!  Current student ambassadors will also be there to share their... read more

International Applicant Admissions: Insider Tips

  2014 hasn’t even begun, but we are already receiving applications for Fall 2014. International applicants have started early this year and applications are pouring in! Here are some helpful tips to help you avoid common mistakes in the process: You can apply online now. You will complete the UIC Liautaud application, the UIC supplemental application, and pay the $60 application fee. Please note, when you are directed to the UIC supplemental application, create a new account log in since this... read more

My Interview with a Kaplan GMAT Expert

Each day, I receive many questions about the GMAT from our applicants. Questions range from what types of math questions does the GMAT cover to what is the new IR section and how should I prepare? I recently sat down with expert Kaplan GMAT Instructor, Alyson Fitch, to answer all of your burning questions about this exam:  ----------------------------------------------------- CAROLINE: A common question I receive from prospective students I meet with is “How much time should I give myself to... read more

What Everybody Ought to Know About UIC Liautaud Admissions

This fall has been a very successful recruiting season. We are already starting to receive 2014 applications from across the United States and from all over the world. As I talk to applicants, one question that comes up often is: "What are some things I can do to be successful in the admissions process?" Here are my thoughts on this: 1) Do come to information sessions on campus or online. Information session attendees gain inside information about what we are looking for in the admissions... read more

Unique MBA Fellowship for Science/Technology Entrepreneurs

Are you interested in the venture funding process and in science/technology ventures? Are you exploring MBA programs to prepare for a career in entrepreneurship and/or venture funding? If this is true, you could be a candidate for a two-year fellowship offered by UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business and IllinoisVENTURES. These fellowships offer: ·       An opportunity to work with entrepreneurs and technical founders to build world-changing businesses with the potential to create new market... read more

Exciting Changes in the UIC Business Career Center!

I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and successes of my colleagues in career services. This is an exciting time of growth in career services for b-school students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It is clear that Dean Michael Mikhail has made the expansion of career services as one of his major initiatives since taking over his role as the new Dean of the College of Business Administration within the past year. Whether you're already a student or just starting... read more

UIC Graduate & Professional School Fair | October 17

  If you are thinking of pursuing graduate or professional degree, either now or in the future, then you should join the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business at the 2013 Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair this Thursday at the UIC Forum.  Even in our connected world, there is no substitute for face-to-face interaction to get your questions answered, and it's FREE.   This year, representatives from more than 200 graduate and professional programs will be available to answer... read more

Explore a Career in Business Academia at DocNet Forum

  If you are considering enrolling in a doctorate program, the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business would like to invite you to the 2013 DocNet Forum - Exploring a Career in Business Academia at the UIC Student Center East, November 20. At this event, you will:   ·  Hear first-hand from faculty and current students about doctoral programs in business and careers in business academia ·  Learn about the doctoral degree process, including course of study and academic training ·  Receive... read more

This Just In! UIC Business to Offer Entrepreneurship Program for Veterans

SEPTEMBER 30 - The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration today announced a new university-based entrepreneurship program to support veterans returning to the Chicago area who want to lead new or existing business ventures. A pilot program will be run in spring 2014, and the free, non-degree, certificate program, called Veterans2Ventures, will launch next fall. “While there are many resources available to returning veterans, there is no university-based... read more

Only at UIC Liautaud | New Product Development MBA Mock Class

If you're thinking about applying to University of Illinois at Chicago for graduate school, we invite you to a special product development mock class designed for prospective students to see what our grads have called "the best class offered within the MBA program..." Interdisciplinary Product Development (IPD) is a two-semester curriculum that integrates the latest technologies and best practices for innovative product development. The course combines Industrial Design, Engineering, and... 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

Why Wait to Take Control of Your Career in 2014? Start Now!

As New Year 2014 approaches, a lot of early career professionals will use this time to reflect and take stock of where their career is and where they would like to go professionally, moving forward. Much of this reflection often leads prospective students to the realization that if they want to move up in their careers or make a change, they will need an advanced business degree to help them maneuver this transition. If you find yourself in this same place, you don't need to put off these goals... read more

If You Struggle with Writing Your Statement of Purpose, Then Read This

I receive a lot of questions from applicants about what we are looking for when we review a Statement of Purpose, also known as the application essay. As we approach the 2014 Admissions cycles, I thought I would give you a few tips to consider as you start the process. 1) The essay questions and word count guidelines are listed in the online application, itself. The word count limits for the essays are guidelines established so we can see how well you can communicate your points concisely and... read more

Only at UIC Liautaud | Fall Events You Just Can't Miss

Info Sessions, Mock Classes, Grad Fairs, GMAT Practice Exams, Career Counseling Webinars and more this Fall! If you’re interested in a school that’s changing with the business world, register now for one of our unique admissions events this fall. Our deadline for spring applications is NOVEMBER 1, so now is the time to connect with us and get your application in order. Click the dates below to register now for these events - space is limited at some of these sessions.  QS WORLD MBA TOUR -  This... 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

Three Reasons UIC Liautaud Finance Concentration Should Be On Your Radar

UIC Liautaud is doing some very cutting edge work in the fields of futures, derivatives and financial markets. Our International Center for Futures and Derivatives brings to campus the who's who of financial trading and engineering from across the US and abroad to exchange ideas. Our faculty are creating new ways of thinking about how financial markets work, market structures, models of price discovery; limit order model, liquidity and price impact, time effects; and, how electronic traders use... read more

Join Us Online for an MBA Class This Thursday!

Attend a live MBA class session online this Thursday to learn more about UIC's Entrepreneurship program, hosted by Professor Maija Renko. UIC Liautaud’s nationally recognized entrepreneurship program prepares students for pioneering careers. Students develop an understanding of the skills and processes involved in venture development and how to foster their own business plans. Many participate in national competitions and start their own businesses as a result. In this webinar, you will learn... read more

Admissions Advice Like A Boss!

Hello everyone! My name is Diane Ginajlo and I am the Admissions and Records Officer here at UIC Liautaud. I work behind the scenes, so you may not have met me in person, but I work with many of our applicants through email and phone. I’m the person who will send you an email letting you know what documents are missing or answering your admissions questions. I thought sharing a few notes may help make the admissions process a little smoother for you.  First thing’s first: access our... read more