At UIC Liautaud, we transform potential into success. Our program connects students to Chicago’s living classroom, and empowers them with a proven education, real-world skills and professional experiences that add up to a high value return on investment.
For the past 20 years, UIC Liautaud has formed valuable partnerships with corporations across the globe to offer focused, cohorted MBA programs that meet a company's strategic needs. CMBA Programs are one year full-time degree programs that follow specific tracks, such as Strategic and International Business Management, Financial Markets and Risk Management, or Healthcare Management. Students apply through a sponsoring organization or corporation working in partnership with UIC. For more information about these programs, click here.
A benefit of studying at UIC Liautaud is the access students have to a bustling metropolis. With many student organizations and events, as well as cultural activities and professional opportunities offered in the city of Chicago, UIC Liautaud students are never without an opportunity to enhance their learning experience. UIC Liautaud’s robust student organizations complement the academic program by offering hands-on leadership and networking opportunities with faculty members, alumni and the business community. These organizations, all initiated, developed and led by students, reflect their interest in enriching the academic, social and community involvement that is part of their UIC Liautaud experience.
Accounting Club – The Accounting Club is a professional and social club for students interested in the field of accounting. The club helps foster relationships between students and firms and provides the necessary resources to improve this relationship. Active participation in the Accounting Club contributes to the academic, professional and social success of the accounting student.
Asian Business Association – ABA is a professional network where passionate members and dedicated leaders connect, learn, and help each other succeed. ABA encourages UIC business students and alumni to join ABA in building collaborative partnerships that make a difference on campus and in the business communities. UIC business alumni, graduates, and undergraduates collaborate to help each other develop professional skills, enhance leadership abilities, network for professional growth, and embrace philanthropy and scholarship for long-term success. All ethnicities are welcome and are encouraged to join.
Business Analytics Organization – The Business Analytics Organization promotes the intellectual and professional development of students with an interest in business analytics.
Graduate Finance and Investment Group – The Graduate Finance and Investment Group is an academic student organization dedicated to providing a codified framework to align career objectives with academic studies by offering guidance and mentorship to students so they can more easily work through the MBA curriculum. GFIG also strives to facilitate networking between upper level MBA students and incoming students, understanding that the learning process improves when we learn from one another.
Graduate Marketing Association – The Graduate Marketing Association is dedicated to developing the skills and knowledge of students interested in studying marketing at UIC through professional networking, industry connections, and events.
Information Systems Audit & Control Association – ISACA is a leading professional association focused on IT governance, including IT audit, IT risk management, IT compliance, and information security management. ISACA publishes a widely used industry framework for IT governance called COBIT, administers popular professional certifications CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and has approximately 90,000 members worldwide.
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences – INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of OR/MS investigators, scientists, students, educators, and managers. It provides rational bases for decision making by seeking to understand and structure complex situations to predict and improve system behavior and performance. INFORMS is dedicated to advancing the development and dissemination of all aspects of Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
Women's Network – The Women's Network (formerly known as Women's Interest Network) was founded on the concept of empowering women in business through service, professional development and networking. WN is dedicated to supporting women MBAs in order to propel more women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance the diversity of the nation's workforce. The Women's Network is affiliated with MBA Women International (formerly NAWMBA, National Association of Women MBAs), an organization focused on encouragement and support for women.
MBA Association – Membership in the MBAA allows students to engage in new opportunities for leadership, socializing, career networking, community service, and first-rate exposure to the Chicago business community. Throughout the course of the school year, MBAA provides a number of professional workshops and social outings to balance and integrate students academic, business, and social agendas.
Net Impact – Net Impact is an international non-profit organization comprised of graduate business students and professionals dedicated to social responsibility in business. The organization's mission is to inspire, educate and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world and to strengthen a community of new leaders who use business to improve the world.
Operations Management Group – The Operations Management Group enhances operations and supply chain education and networking opportunities for MBA students so that they are exposed to current industry practices and develops relationships with fellow MBAs, alumni, and practitioners to become better prepared for a career advancement in operations management. The training workshops, exposure to local industry leaders, and networking opportunities that are supported through OMG greatly enhance the marketability of student members. OMG partners with companies in the Chicagoland Area to connect students with speakers, conduct facility tours, and increase awareness in what the current industry environment is seeking from leaders. OMG develops relationships between the Office of Career Services, companies, and recruiters to establish pathways to key leadership development and management positions. In addition to the external relationships with companies, OMG is focused on fostering relationships among its current students and alumni in order to establish career mentorship and support.