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.