School and Ranking Information
There are about 24 schools that offer degree programs in management within ten miles of Chicago. Of these schools, about half are 4-year, private nonprofit schools, and six are 2-year schools. Students interested in attending a 4-year public school have two schools to choose from. Our top choice, based on rankings, number of programs and flexibility, is the following:
- Winner: The University of Illinois at Chicago offers bachelor's degrees in management and entrepreneurship through its Department of Managerial Studies within the College of Business Administration. The Liautaud Graduate School of Business offers master's and Ph.D. programs in business administration and management information systems.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Rankings||#149 in National Universities (2015); #79 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||Undergraduate: $13,640 (in-state); $26,030 (out-of-state)*|
|Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's; Master's; Doctorate|
|Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||433**|
|Most Popular Management Degree Level Awarded in 2013||Master's (283 degrees awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||57%**|
|Noteworthy||The MBA program is accredited by AACSB***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago
- The MBA program is offered on a part-time, full-time or weekend schedule, or as 1-year accelerated program
- MBA students may choose from ten different areas of concentration, including management, management information systems, marketing, international business and entrepreneurship
- Companies such as AT&T, Chrysler, Target and Aflac have recruited graduates of the management undergraduate program
The University of Illinois at Chicago has an undergraduate enrollment of over 28,000 students and is one of three campuses in the University of Illinois system.
The Bachelor of Science in Management program prepares students for management careers in a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, distribution and service. Coursework covers organization and business strategies, human resource management, economics and labor relations.
The undergraduate entrepreneurship program prepares students to embrace new venture opportunities and create new enterprises that can flourish in the world economy. Required courses include small business management, business law, economics and advertising.
The MBA program trains leaders for the business world and the global economy through real-world case studies. Students in the management concentration take classes in negotiation, strategic management techniques, organizational behavior and personnel practice.
Students in the management information systems master's program may concentrate in technology management. Courses include supply chain management, technology project management and enterprise information technology.
The doctorate program in business administration offers students a concentration in organizational behavior and human resource management. Students must take qualifying exams and complete dissertations before graduating.