UIC Liautaud News and Events

Student Spotlight: Phyllis Lin, MBA Candidate 2015

    Phyllis Lin              Part-time MBA Candidate 2015 Field of work: Pharmacy            Graduate degree: PharmD from University of Illinois Career Goal: To work in pharmacy managed care or the pharmaceutical industry What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree? In pharmacy school we had limited exposure to business education, especially when compared to the sciences and our clinical training. Having worked in several pharmacies, it has become clear to me how... read more

Student Spotlight: Swati Iyer, MIS Candidate 2014

    Swati Iyer Full-time MIS Candidate 2014   Industry/Field of work: Advisory Services Risk Practice   Undergraduate Degree: Computer Engineering    Undergraduate School: Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai University   Organizations involved with: ISACA, INFORMS     Tell us about your personal and professional background. I completed my bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai, and I decided to immediately pursue my master's degree in MIS after graduation. Studying in a... read more

Student Spotlight: Christina Wright, MBA Candidate 2015

Christina Wright Full-time MBA Candidate 2015, Finance and Accounting Undergraduate Degree: International Affairs with a minor in Economics Undergraduate School: Northeastern University Organizations involved with: MBAA, GFIN, Dean Advisory Council     Tell us about your professional background and why you decided to return to school to achieve your master’s degree. After earning my BA in International Affairs with a minor in Economics, I started my professional career in Nonprofit Marketing and... read more

Student Spotlight: Megan Wright Drumm, MBA Candidate 2016

Megan Wright Drumm Part-time MBA Candidate 2016, Management   Industry/Field of work: Nonprofit Management   Undergraduate degree: Communication Arts and French (majors); Business Administration (minor)   Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin-Madison   Organizations involved with: InKIND       What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree?   I minored in Business Administration as an undergraduate student and really enjoyed the experience. The education that I... read more

Student Spotlight: Christine Meier, MBA Candidate 2015

    Christine Meier      MBA Candidate 2015         Concentration: International Business  Industry/Field of Work: Renewable Energy / Manufacturing Undergraduate Degree: International Business Undergraduate School: Illinois State University Career Goal: Continue work in international manufacturing and operations.     Organizations involved with: German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Women of Wind Energy Chicago Chapter           Can you tell us about your personal and... read more

Student Spotlight: Jasmin Aßmann, MBA Candidate 2015

      Jasmin Aßmann           Full-time MBA Candidate 2015, Finance and International Business Undergraduate Degree: Media Studies Undergraduate School: University of Potsdam, Universidade de Vigo Organizations involved with: MBAA and Innovation Incubator     What prompted you to return to school to achieve your MBA? While finishing my undergraduate degree, I was constantly working and did several full-time internships. Through these experiences in the business world, it became apparent to me... 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

Alumni Profile: Chris Madden, MBA 2006

    Chris Madden          Entrepreneurship concentration Current Employer: Matchnode Digital Marketing Industry/Field of Work: Start-Ups Undergraduate Degree: Spanish/English Undergraduate School: Georgetown University Organizations involved with: Beta Gamma Sigma     What prompted you to join UIC Liautaud to earn your graduate business degree? After a liberal arts undergrad and running my own business for 3 years, I wanted to have a solid foundation in business disciplines like accounting,... read more

Student Spotlight: Michael Vidmar, MBA Candidate 2013

Michael Vidmar           Full-time MBA Candidate, Finance and Management concentrations Industry/Field of Work: Real Estate Finance Undergraduate Degree: Economics Undergraduate School: Dartmouth College Career Goal: Manage real estate investment fund Organizations involved with: Preston Bradley Center, GFIN     What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree? After a career developing small- and medium-size companies in the real estate industry, I had exposure across many... read more

MBA COURSE SPOTLIGHT: Leading for Impact | Social Innovation and Leadership Series

  Organizations are the world's most powerful actors. As such, leaders have enormous potential to make an impact. Most leaders want to have a positive impact of some kind, but doing so effectively is not easy. It requires keen awareness of two things – how to have an impact through organizations and what kind of impact one wants to have. First, leaders need to understand key levers for generating positive outcomes through organizational structures and relationships. Second, plotting a coherent... 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

Student Profile: Aanu Ogedengbe, MBA Candidate 2015

Aanu Ogedengbe Full-time, MBA Candidate 2015   Concentration(s): Marketing and Entrepreneurship Undergraduate degree in: Nursing Undergraduate School: UIC Organizations involved with: MBAA, GMARK, and Innovation Incubator What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree? I wanted to get the knowledge and well-respected credential to launch a career in the fashion business, successfully switching from Nursing. What was the most important factor for you in choosing an MBA... read more

A Day at the Field Museum | How Chicago Works Alumni Event with BAA

Join the Business Alumni Association (BAA) for the next installment of their popular How Chicago Works series with a guided tour at The Field Museum next Saturday. Led by Field Museum Curator, Dr. Alaka Wall, UIC Liautaud alumni and guests will enjoy a private tour of the Restoring Earth exhibit, one of the most visited cultural attractions in Chicago. Admission includes access to the museum's 35 permanent exhibitions and a light breakfast on site. Friends and family are welcome.  A Day at the... 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

Liautaud Alumnus and CFO of AUDI AG Receives UIC Alumni 5 Award

  Axel Strotbek, CFO of AUDI AG and 2013 recipient of the UIC Alumni 5 Award, will speak with students this Friday, October 11, from 2:30-4:00pm in 605 Student Center East.  Mr. Strotbek is a 1991 MBA alumnus of UIC Liautaud. This event is free for College of Business Administration students, but registration is required to attend. Seats are limited. See the full listing of UIC 2013 Alumni Five Award Recipients by clicking... 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

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

A Behind the Scenes Look at Revolution Brewery with Innovation Incubator

Blog Content Contributor: PJ Klapperich The members of Innovation Incubator were given an opportunity to take a personal tour of Revolution Brewery by the owner and founder, Josh Deth, in early September. About 30 MBA students were in attendance. Josh, a UIC alum, is as unassuming as the front entrance of the brewing and canning facility. He was wearing shorts and construction boots and sporting a two-month long beard and a lifelong passion for beer. He not only gave a tour of the... read more

Student Spotlight: Herra Iqbal, MBA/MPH Candidate 2014

  Herra Iqbal           Program: MPH/MBA, Full-time Student Industry/Field of work: Behavioral & Mental Healthcare Undergraduate degree in: BS Human Biology, BA Economics Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego            Career Goal: Hospital Administration LinkedIn Profile What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree? I decided to be a perpetual student and begin my master’s directly out of undergrad. I paved out a general road map of how I wanted... read more

Student Spotlight: Vishwanath Ram, MS-MIS 2013

  Vishwanath Ram   MIS Candidate, Full-time student   Undergraduate degree in: Computer Science and Engineering   Undergraduate School: University of Mumbai   Organizations involved with: INFORMS   LinkedIn Profile   I am currently working with KPMG as an Experienced Associate. My job profile is focused towards risk assessment and compliance to ensure organizations adhere to the regulations imposed by governing bodies. Being based out of Houston most of my projects are in the energy and... read more