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The University of Illinois at Chicago Liautaud Graduate School of Business offers a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Management, Management Information Systems, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Real Estate, and a Self-Directed option.


The Master of Business Administration program at the University of Illinois at Chicago is 54 credits in length composed of 26 credits of core courses (Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance, Marketing, Microeconomics, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, and an MBA Capstone) and 28 credits of electives. Twelve credits of the elective course work are taken to fulfill the concentration requirement.

  • Students may complete the program by selecting among four different scheduling options: full-time, part-time, weekend, and accelerated.
  • For full-time and part-time students, most courses meet once per week from 6:00–8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Full-time students can complete the degree in approximately two years. Part-time students register for one or two courses per semester and complete the program in three to four years.
  • A part-time weekend option is offered on Saturdays. Students can complete the degree in two years, taking classes only on Saturdays.
  • Students in the Accelerated Program can complete the degree in one year, with most classes offered during the day, and some evening options.
  • All of the core courses are offered online and some elective courses are offered on Saturdays.
  • Twelve concentration offerings including a self-directed option that allows students to customize their plan of study to reflect specific career goals.
  • Six joint degree offerings including: MBA/MS in Accounting, MBA/MA in Economics, MBA/MS in Management Information Systems, MBA/Doctor of Medicine, MBA/Master of Public Health, and MBA/Doctor of Pharmacy.

The Master of Business Administration at UIC is considered a professional program and is not administered by the Graduate College.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    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.

    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.

  • personal statement - refer to the program for prompts or topics
  • letters of recommendation - online requests initiated through the application
  • writing samples
  • resume/curriculum vitae

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        11950 USD/semester
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      • National

        5830 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.


      Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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