Chicago's Business Resource

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

hire our talentUIC'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. 



Develop your Workforce

Develop your talentWith our flexible 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 srhlewis@uic.edu 

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

lightbulbAs an urban research university, UIC produces new insights everyday. Our courses and research centers provide numerous opportunities for research collaboration as well as practical engagement through our student teams programs. 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
jlall@uic.edu

Collaborate with Us

tacticsThe Center for Research in Information Management supports practical research collaboration between UIC and business partners. CRIM's applied research focus is on the use of emerging data analytic capabilities to support organizational decision making and process improvement, as well as innovations in the effective management of enterprise information assets.
Start Something with Us!

pencilIES is UIC’s resource for inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs. If you have an interest in launching and leading a new business ventures of any size or sort, if you want to join a startup team, or if you just want to know more about startups and how you might fit, check out IES!

We offer a portfolio of diverse programs – classes, workshops, challenges, and certificates that introduce new venture development skills and experiences.  Our programs are applied, interdisciplinary and tailored with a bias toward action.  They extend and complement traditional university courses.

We are a proud sponsor of the Illinois SBDC at UIC, which has served over 2000 entrepreneurs who launched over 200 businesses, creating 2600 jobs and securing over $85 million in funding. 

Create Change with Us

beaconThe Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development at UIC is dedicated to discovering practical methods to make workplaces better. Through rigorous, applied research,  iLEAD works with employees and employers in Chicago and beyond to conduct action-oriented, custom-designed research on topics such as employee engagement, workforce attachment, leadership, and work and family balance.

Since 1991, corporate leaders have turned to the Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development for the support and expertise they need to objectively and effectively research those challenges and bring about workplace change.

That's what makes iLEAD different. We're organized to effect concrete change, not just talk about it.

It's not news that when employees feel valued and integral to their companies' performance, they are more productive and passionate about their work. Unfortunately, most executives have limited time and resources to undertake comprehensive studies that analyze the roots of workplace success.

iLEAD completes world-class research that employers can use today.


UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 3
    Dec
    2014

    UIC BUSINESS College Closeup

    Wednesday 6:00 PM
    Join us for a close-up look at UIC’s College of Business Administration and find out why we have been ranked the top undergraduate business program in Chicago for the past three years.
  • 5
    Dec
    2014

    CRIM Student Expo

    Friday 3:00 PM
    Competition for student groups in IDS graduate and undergraduate capstone projects courses. Courses are developed with the support of corporate sponsorship.
  • 13
    Dec
    2014

    GMAT Practice Exam with UIC Liautaud and Kaplan

    Saturday 9:00 AM
    Kick off your GMAT prep with a free practice exam with UIC Liautaud and Kaplan Test Prep right here in Douglas Hall!
  • 16
    Dec
    2014

    Liautaud Group Advising Sessions

    Tuesday 9:00 AM
    Liautaud will be doing group academic advising for new Spring 2015 students in all of our masters programs