One-Year Corporate MBA Programs at UIC

At the University of Illinois at Chicago, our one-year CMBA programs focus on creating new knowledge and providing practical solutions to challenges that confront the constantly changing global business environment.

Drawing upon the range of backgrounds of our student body and UIC’s strength as one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the U.S., we are committed to developing well-rounded leaders with the practical knowledge, skills, and values to compete effectively in the global marketplace.

Building on our strengths as a major research university and our location near the heart of Chicago’s business district, the Master of Business Administration program at the University of Illinois offers you the opportunity to learn the latest business theories in an environment where the application and practice of business are closely integrated into your studies. The city of Chicago provides not only a stimulating living environment, but also a living laboratory for the study of business. Students in UIC’s CMBA programs engage in case studies, business simulations, and projects. They propose new companies and compete for venture capital support, including in UIC’s own C2V event. They not only learn about business—they learn how to apply their knowledge to business.

The CMBA Programs are developed to meet the needs of professionals who wish to further their careers by earning their MBA degree from an AACSB-accredited program and complete the program within a year.

Since 1996, the CMBA Programs have allowed students to complete their degree in a shorter time frame without sacrificing attention to the learning of fundamental business knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in today’s local and global competitive environments.  A key advantage of the program is its flexibility in tailoring the MBA degree to a specific area of interest: a customized curriculum focusing in Strategic and International Business Management, Business Analytics, Financial Markets & Asset Management, Commodities, Exchanges and Derivatives or Healthcare Management. The program develops a full range of contemporary management skills and cultural awareness that equip students to compete effectively in today’s global business environment.

Strategic and International Business Management (SIM)

The MBA program with a focus in Strategic and International Business Management seeks to foster an understanding of international business practices and culture together with knowledge of the core functional areas of business.

Financial Markets and Asset Management (FMAM)

The MBA Programs with a focus in Financial Markets and Asset Management is designed to further careers of financial professionals by enhancing their understanding of financial markets, asset management, and the operation of financial institutions in the dynamic global economy.

Commodities, Exchanges and Derivatives (CED)

The CED program derives a unique advantage from its prime location in the city of Chicago.
This environment provides students with many opportunities to interact with leading experts in the industry and to become acquainted with the most advanced technology in the field.ㄒ

Healthcare Management (HM)

The curriculum is designed to further the careers of healthcare professionals by encouraging the development of contemporary management skills and cultural awareness necessary to deliver innovative health care services in the twenty-first century.

Business Analytics (BA)

The BA program will provide you with a holistic approach to the field and develop expertise in data management, machine learning and predictive analytics, along with a strong business foundation.