UIC College of Business Administration

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University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Business Administration
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Established 1965
Type Public Business School
Dean Michael Mikhail
Academic staff 173
Students 2844 [1]
Undergraduates 2251
Postgraduates 593
Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Illinois
Website http://www.uic.edu/cba

The UIC College of Business Administration (CBA) is the business school at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The college is divided amongst four subject-area departments:

Undergraduate and graduate degrees are conferred through the College of Business Administration and Liautaud Graduate School of Business respectively.

College History[edit]

Business courses were first offered at the University of Illinois facility at Navy Pier in 1946.[2] The College of Business Administration (CBA) was created with the building of the original Circle Campus in 1965. The first degree was conferred the following year. Two years later, in 1968, a graduate program was established and in 1969, an MBA program was approved. The college received AACSB accreditation in 1971.

In 1982, The Circle Campus and the Medical Center were merged to form the University of Illinois at Chicago. Five years after that, a PhD program was approved for the CBA and, in 1993, the first PhD was awarded.[3] With a donation from the Liautaud family (including James John, founder of Jimmy John's), the Liautaud Graduate School of Business was created in 2003 to unify all graduate instruction in the college.

The first research center in the CBA was the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, founded in 1982.[4] The Center for Research in Information Management was established in 1988; and, the 1990s saw the founding of many other centers: the Center for Human Resource Management (1991), the Center for Urban Business (1992), the Center for Urban Real Estate (1996), and the Integritas Institute (1997).[5] A local extension program, the Family Business Council, was also established in the 1990s (1991). The most recent center, the International Center for Futures and Derivatives, was established in 2006 through a grant from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Degrees Offered[edit]

University Hall, Home of Undergraduate Business Programs

The CBA offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees.[6] The school is accredited by the AACSB and is a member of the Graduate Management Admission Council.

Undergraduate Degrees[edit]

At the undergraduate level, a Bachelor of Science is offered in six fields: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information and Decision Sciences, Management, and Marketing. Minors are offered in International Business; Labor Markets and Workforce Development; and Real Estate.[7]

Graduate Degrees[edit]

The Liautaud Graduate School of Business (housed within the CBA) offers three master's level degrees: a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Accounting, and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems.

MBA Program[edit]

The Liautaud MBA program offers three forms of specialization:

1) concentrations in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, international business administration, management, management information systems, marketing, operations management, and real estate;
2) joint degrees in accounting, management information systems, medicine, nursing and public health; and,
3) self-directed concentrations (with approval).

Project courses and a strong relationship with the Chicago business community are hallmarks of the Liautaud Graduate School of Business. The facilities of UIC (e.g. a large medical school) let MBA students gain real-world experience: In the past two years, several teams of MBA students have won awards in national and international business plan competitions for their startup ventures. Some of these ventures are close to bringing new products to market.

The 2007-08 school year marks the 30th anniversary of the MBA program, which is highlighted by an incoming class with an average GMAT score of 611.

Doctoral Programs[edit]

The Liautaud Graduate School of Business also offers two doctoral degrees: a PhD in Business Administration and a PhD in Management Information Systems.

Departments[edit]

The College of Business Administration faculty are divided among four departments: accounting, finance, information and decision sciences, and managerial studies.

Institutes and Centers[edit]

There are six institutes and academic centers housed in the CBA.[8]

Center for Human Resource Management[edit]

The Center for Human Resource Management is a joint venture between faculty from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign as well as senior human resource executives. The center seeks to discovering practical ways to better manage human resources.

Center for Research in Information Management[edit]

The Center for Research in Information Management publishes information on developments in system analysis, data analysis, operations, and production management.

Illinois Small Business Development Center at UIC[edit]

The Illinois SBDC at UIC works closely with students, faculty and the community to assist entrepreneurs with market analysis, business planning, securing business loans, and obtaining outside equity investment.

Center for Urban Real Estate[edit]

The Center for Urban Real Estate researches urban real estate in metropolitan Chicago. Center faculty edit two academic journals currently: "Regional Science and Urban Economics" and "The Journal of Real Estate Literature."

Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies[edit]

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies aims to educate students about new venture opportunities as well as how to create and grow a business. The institute also seeks to raise awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship.

International Center for Futures and Derivatives[edit]

The International Center for Futures and Derivatives studies futures/derivatives markets and contracts as well as preparing students for careers working with futures/derivatives. The center also focuses on the development of such markets in China.

Alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UIC Enrollments by College
  2. ^ UIC-College of Business Administration History
  3. ^ UIC Archives
  4. ^ Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
  5. ^ Integritas Institute
  6. ^ CBA Facts
  7. ^ UIC Undergraduate Course Catalog
  8. ^ UIC CBA Centers webpage
  9. ^ Chicago Tribune story on Leo Melamed

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