Here is a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in Chicago or the Chicago area.
Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree, international and other programs. Many also offer executive MBA programs for experienced working professionals, executives and leaders. Check the schools' websites for more information, including costs and tuition. Applicants can choose among numerous Chicago-area MBA programs as well as online MBA programs throughout the U.S.
Kellogg School of Management
GMAT test score average: 714 (for full-time MBA students entering in fall 2011). Median: 710
Percentage of applicants accepted into that class and program: 20
MBA graduates include: Cesare Mainardi, CEO Booz & Co.; Gloria Guevara Manzo, Mexico's secretary of tourism; John Wood, founder and co-chair, Room to Read; Andrew Youn, executive director and co-founder, One Acre Fund; Roslyn Brock, chair, NAACP; Joe DePinto, CEO, 7-Eleven Inc.
From its website: "We believe that business can be bravely led, passionately collaborative and world changing. It's a bold statement. It's at the heart of our dynamic culture. And, it guides all we do as a premier, global management educator in the 21st century."
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
GMAT test score average: 625 (for full-time MBA students entering in fall 2011). Median: 620
Percentage of applicants accepted into that class and program: 44
MBA graduates include: Richard H. Driehaus, chairman, Driehaus Capital Management; James M. Jenness, chairman, Kellogg Co.; James T. Ryan, chairman, CEO, president, W.W. Grainger Inc.; Karen M. Atwood, president, Illinois Division of the Health Care Service Corp.
From its website: "Our mission and commitment to be a leader means we change and update our programs frequently to keep pace with the dynamics of global business. We have established a tradition of excellent service to the business community of the Chicago area."
University of Illinois at Chicago
Liautaud Graduate School of Business
GMAT test score average: 580 (for full-time MBA students entering in fall 2011). Median: 570