UIC Business holds 20 years of partnerships with global corporations, offering MBA programs that align with the critical needs of today’s companies. UIC Business’ student organizations offer networking opportunities with faculty members, alumni and the business community. 

Students graduate confident in their leadership skills, equipped for strong future careers.

  • 100+ faculty members
  • 12+ UIC graduate student business organizations

The Master's Accelerator Program - Marketing (MSM) from the University of Illinois at Chicago provides foundational and advanced knowledge of marketing, along with skills needed for a range of marketing positions and settings. 

Both strategic and tactical marketing knowledge and skills are cultivated, especially those pertinent to today’s rapidly changing marketing environment, where innovation, technology, customer requirements, and competition are intensifying in speed and complexity. 

The program aims to produce marketing professionals prepared to work in the full range of marketing careers, including brand marketing, digital marketing, marketing communications, and marketing research and analytics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Consumer Behavior 
  • Marketing Analytics 
  • Marketing Research 
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing 

        Detailed Programme Facts

        English Language Requirements

        You need the following IELTS score:

        • Minimum required score:


          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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        Academic Requirements

        • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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          The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

        General Requirements

        Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          12901 USD/semester
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        Living costs for Chicago

        • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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