Masters in Business Administration

Welcome to the UIC Liautaud MBA program! This program is designed to support your academic and professional development. Here, you will find everything you need to successfully navigate through your MBA journey.

If you are a new student to MBA, click here for detailed steps on the new student process.

To receive a UIC Liautaud MBA degree you must:
  • Complete 54 graduate credit hours, comprised of 26 hours of required core courses, 28 hours of electives and at least one declared area of concentration
  • Complete one concentration. A second area of concentration is optional.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.00/4.00.

Core Requirements (26 Credit Hours)

  • ACTG 500: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ECON 520: Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • FIN 500: Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • IDS 532: Introduction to Operations Management
  • MGMT 541: Organizational Behavior
  • MKTG 500: Introduction to Marketing
  • MBA 570: Enterprise Strategy

Electives (28 Credit Hours)

PLAN YOUR DEGREE

1. Download Course Plan

2. Select a Concentration

One concentration is required for the Liautaud MBA degree.

3. Create Your Schedule

Plan as accurately as possible by referencing schedules from previous semesters.*

*Please Note: These PDFs are not always 100% accurate. The online registration information here should always be used to double check.
Concentrations
  • Accounting

  • Business Analytics

  • Economics

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Finance

  • International Business

  • Management

  • Management of Information Systems

  • Marketing

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • Real Estate

Required Courses
  • ACTG 502:Financial Accounting I
  • ACTG 506:Management Accounting
  • +1 additional ACTG Elective
Approved Electives
  • ACTG 503: Financial Accounting II
  • ACTG 508: Federal Income Tax I
  • ACTG 509: Business Law I
  • ACTG 516: Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACTG 525: Management and Control of Strategic Performance
  • ACTG 537: Fraud Examination
  • ACTG 565: Advanced Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
  • ACTG 570: The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • ACTG 585: Corporate Valuation and Accounting Information
  • ACTG 590: Case Based Research in Accounting
  • ACTG 593: Accounting Research: Methodology and Communication
  • ACTG 594: Special Topics in Accounting (offerings vary by semester)
If you are interested in taking an ACTG elective not listed above, please consult with an Academic Adviser to determine whether or not the course would could towards an Accounting concentration
Tutoring Schedule
  • FIN 500
    Monday / Wednesday
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Tuesday / Thursday
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • ACTG 500
    Monday 2 - 6 p.m.
    Wednesday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Thursday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

All of the following programs are approved for the International Business Concentration.

Doing Business in Brazil
Doing Business in Brazil is a two-week course in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas, considered one of the top business schools in South America. This English-language course covers Brazilian and South American business issues, the political and social climate, national culture, consumer marketing, and Mercosur. MBA students receive four elective credits for participating in the program.

Normandy Summer Program
The Normandy Summer Program is an intensive four-week course, through the EM Normandy. Study is organized in Caen, Normandy, and Paris. The program is designed to give an introduction to business practice in Europe and includes meetings with local businesses, field visits to seats of European government, and presentations on major aspects of European business management and culture. MBA students receive six elective credits for participating in the program.

Doing Business in Argentina – New
Doing Business in Argentina is one-week program in Pilar, Argentina, at IAE Business School. This intensive program will offer students a profound insight into Latin America, showcasing its dynamics, opportunities and challenges, with case method-based lectures, company visits and conferences. Participants will delve into Latin America’s business setting and reality, building a strong elite corporate network of peers from other business schools around the world. MBA students receive two elective credits for participating in the program.

There is an information session held once a year in early February to provide additional information. Contact your Academic Adviser for more information or keep an eye on the Liautuad Newsletter for updates on the session!