Chicago's Business Resource


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UIC Business is Chicago's Business Resource

UIC Business is Chicago's home for talented undergraduate and graduate students, cutting-edge research, beneficial business partnerships; and community events that can help you get ahead.

Located a little west of the loop, we are a one-stop shop for your business resources. We offer professional development courses as well as custom corporate MBA programs. Our student project teams are available to help small business and larger companies on everything from marketing strategy and research to information systems analysis and website overhauls.

UIC Business is home to advanced research centers, including the Center for Research Information Management and the Center for Human Resource Management, who both provide the opportunity for corporate partnerships that can benefit both you and your business.

Don't overlook all that UIC Business has to offer. We are producing new value for Chicago and the world beyond.

Recruit our Talent

UIC's location in the heart of the city makes recruiting easy for Chicago-area employers. Our students are ready and accessible, and we’re easy to reach. Our staff will work with you to find the best students for your needs – whether you’re looking for interns or hiring full-time from our undergraduate program or Liautaud Graduate School of Business.

Join the more than 500 employers who made UIC Business part of their recruitment strategy last year. Meet students early so that you can build relationships, promote your company and see candidates perform through projects and internships. Start recruiting today!

Develop Your Workforce

With our part-time and weekend MBA programs, UIC Business offers the flexible scheduling your employees need to get ahead in their careers.

Our Corporate MBA Programs allow you to control the content of graduate program of study. Cohort-based learning enables groups of your employees to learn the skills necessary to your specific industry. Is your Chicago-area corporation interested in an MBA program to fit your business needs? Contact Shari Holmer-Lewis at

We also offer professional development course for those needing to boost a particular skill set, including financial trading, project management and supply-chain management.

Generate New Ideas

As an urban research university, UIC produces new insights everyday. Our students and faculty are producing new knowledge into the business world, which you can benefit from. Our courses and research centers provide numerous opportunities for research collaboration as well as practical engagement through our student teams programs.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs will find an ally in the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. Through it workshops, experts in residence and numerous community outreach efforts through its Small Business Development Center, the institute strives to provide the resources and guidance entrepreneurs need to succeed.

Concept2Venture is our annual business plan competition. Our students take inventions and new technologies from across our 15 colleges and schools, including engineering and the health sciences, and develop smart, competitive business plans. Contact us to get involved--be a judge or just learn about the new big thing in business.

IES also manages the Entrepreneurial Student Teams Program. Teams of business students work closely with companies to help them solve real business issues. The projects that consulting teams work on are determined by a client's needs. Students provide their clients with detailed reports upon completion of the project, recommending action steps.

Students can provide the freshest perspective and most innovative ideas. We offer the opportunity for companies to act as clients for many classes, including interdisciplinary product development, new venture formation, information systems consulting and more. Those who have taken advantage of these programs include Dell, Microsoft, Morningstar, Motorola and Whirlpool

If you are interested in becoming a client for a student-team project, contact:
Justin Lall
Business Career Center
(312) 996-0255

Invest in UIC Business

When you make a gift to UIC Business, you become a vital part of our student's transformation from student to successful business leader. Many of our wonderful students need financial support to achieve their educational goals, and they excel when they have the support of generous donors. Philanthropic leadership serves as a catalyst for their success. Please consider establishing a scholarship, developing a partnership or supporting one enterprising student.

Tony Padgett
Assistant Dean of Advancement
(312) 413-3050

Sponsorship Opportunities

Concept2Venture Business Plan Competition
The CBA's yearly business plan competition provides students with an opportunity to pitch their business plans to potential investors and compete for awards exceeding $10,000 cash for their business ideas, plus in-kind services. To find out more about opportunities to sponsor this event, contact the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at (312) 996-2670 or e-mail: .

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    Business Career Center Resume EXPO

    Thursday 9:00 AM
    UIC Business Career Center invites current students and recent alumni to our semi-annual Resume EXPO.
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    Fall Business Career Fair

    Monday 10:00 AM
    Open to undergraduate business majors in Finance, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, Management and Marketing all class levels, for candidates seeking both internship and entry level opportunities.
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    Meet the Firms (Accounting Career Fair)

    Monday 4:00 PM
    The UIC Accounting Club cordially invites you to the Meet the Firms, our annual career job fair designed for accounting students.