Lance Whitaker

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

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

Doing Business in France: Pete's European Adventure

The “Doing Business in Europe” program offered to UIC Business graduate students is a fantastic opportunity to learn about international business while immersed in a different cultural environment. This four-week course, taught at the ESC Normandy School of Business, offers students the opportunity to visit local businesses and study major aspects of European business culture. Students that take part in this program can earn up to six credit hours toward their MBA.   The UIC Business MBA program... read more

UIC Business’ Kaushik Kompella competes at MIT’s Annual Sports Analytics Conference

The 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference took place this past February, providing a forum for industry professionals and students to discuss the expanding role of analytics in the global sports industry. The MIT Sloan School of Management is dedicated to encouraging growth and  innovation in this space, and the conference enriches opportunities for learning about the sports business world. UIC Business’ own Kaushik Kompella, a graduate student currently pursuing a dual degree in... read more

UIC NextGen Lab Launch Recap: Why SAP chose UIC

Thursday, November 16, marked the launch of SAP’s Next-Gen Lab here at UIC. The launch event and accompanying Blockchain Bootcamp gave great insight into the vision for the partnership. This innovative lab will give teams of students from various disciplines the opportunity to be on the ground floor of today’s most disruptive technology. UIC Business students will work alongside engineers, designers, as well as students from other fields across the university, to develop smart solutions for... read more

Admission Made Easy: Get on the fast track to UIC Business Graduate Admission

UIC Business offers a collection of preferred and guaranteed graduate admissions programs that put qualified students on the fast track to admission. Whether you are an aspiring Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Marketing, or Master of Science in Management Information Systems, you may be eligible for one of these highly respected programs. An advanced degree continues to be one of the most highly coveted resume builders in an... read more