Graduate Admissions

Accelerate your career with a proven education from UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School.

Our graduate business programs provide you with relevant real-world curriculum and outstanding professional development. Upon graduation, you will develop the skills needed to take the next step in your career.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our programs. In addition, we welcome you to visit campus to experience life in the classroom, and meet our faculty, staff, and students that will be a part of your UIC Business experience.

Spring 2020 Admission Deadlines

Summer 2020 Admission Deadlines

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Application Requirements:

  • Test Scores: GMAT or GRE scores are accepted by all programs. GMAT and GRE scores are valid for up to 5 years. Applicants to the MBA program may qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver.
  • Academic Record: Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better (or equivalent).  A business-related undergraduate degree is not required to be admitted to our master’s programs.
  • Letters of Recommendation: We require two letters of recommendation from references who know you in a professional manner and can attest to your professional abilities. Specialized master’s degree programs also accept letters from previous professors who can speak to your academic abilities. You will submit the recommenders’ names and contact information, and they will complete an electronic recommendation form.
  • Personal Statement: The personal statement provides you with the opportunity to discuss your career goals and why you think the UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School program is a good fit. Guidelines are provided in the online application.
  • Work Experience: All MBA applicants are expected to have at least two years of business related work experience after the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree. Historically, our typical admitted student had more than this level of experience prior to applying to the UIC Business MBA program.
  • $70 application fee
  • Interview: MBA applicants only. All completed applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.
  • International Applicants: For more information for international applicants, click here.

Helpful Hints

As you start the admissions process, here are a few hints to help make the process go smoothly:

  • The application process is paperless. Hard copy paper documents or mail documents are not accepted.
  • Please make sure you have your first and last name on all application materials so that we can match those documents to your file. If you have nicknames or have several names that you use, please be consistent and use only one name throughout the entire application process. It can be helpful to reference your date of birth on documents.
  • Once you have begun the application, you can log back in at any time to check the status of your application. You do not need to complete the application in one setting.

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  • Graduate Assistantships

    Students who enroll for eight or more credit hours during the fall and spring semesters are eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship. These on-campus job opportunities provide students with a partial tuition waiver and a stipend that varies in amount according to the time worked. They also provide valuable work experience in areas related to their degree program. Students are responsible for finding their own assistantships, just as one would find a job.

  • Partial Tuition Waivers

    A number of partial tuition and fee waivers are available for incoming graduate students. Funding awards are based on academic merit. Students do not need to apply separately for a waiver. You will be notified during the admissions process if you are being considered for a scholarship or a partial tuition and fee waiver.

    We also offer the UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School Scholars program for highly qualified full-time MBA students, a program that includes merit-based scholarships providing tuition remission. Ask an admissions representative to learn more about the program.

  • Federal Funding

    You may be eligible for up to $20,500 per year of federal loan funding whether you plan to study on a part-time or full-time basis and regardless of your economic status. Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid helps students begin the process of determining how to pay for their program. The funds are government loans and are made available to domestic students who are interested in pursuing a degree from an accredited institution who are not in default of past student loans and have correctly submitted the FAFSA form. UIC Federal School Code: 001776

Veterans Benefits

The UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School eagerly welcomes veterans and participates in a number of programs designed specifically for U.S. Military Veterans.