Percentage of applicants accepted into that class and program: 48
MBA graduates include: Ricardo Estrada, president and CEO, Metropolitan Family Services; Mary Szela, senior vice president, global strategic marketing and services, Abbott; Michael Ruiz, director, supplier diversity-corporate procurement, Fannie Mae; Kay Schwichtenberg, president and CEO, Central Life Sciences; Timothy Bondy, VP and chief financial officer, Elkay Manufacturing.
From its website: "The Liautaud Graduate School of Business is all about fresh ideas, entrepreneurial savvy, positive social impact, innovative leadership and a diverse and collaborative student body — one that forms a lifelong professional network."
University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
GMAT test score average: 719 (for entering full-time MBA students in fall 2011). Median: 720
Percentage of applicants accepted into that class and program: 22
MBA graduates include: Susan Wagner, vice chairman, BlackRock; Joseph Mansueto, chairman and CEO, Morningstar; Tom Ricketts, chairman, Incapital, and chairman, Chicago Cubs; Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO, Hyatt; Patrick Doyle, president and CEO, Domino's Pizza; Joanne Smith, CEO, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
From its website: "Since 1898, we have produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms our students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges."
Loyola University Chicago
School of Business Administration
GMAT test score average: 544 (for full-time MBA students entering in fall 2011). Median: 540
Percentage of applicants accepted into that class and program: 55 (estimated)
MBA graduates include: Michael Quinlan, former chairman and CEO, McDonald's Corp.; Robert Parkinson Jr., chairman and CEO, Baxter International; Brenda Barnes, former chairman and CEO, Sara Lee Corp.; John Menzer, former vice chair, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; Stephanie Springs, CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.
From its website: Programs reflect "the pursuit of excellence combined with a commitment to service, values, and leadership. This tradition is a source of stability as today's turbulent economic and socio-political conditions create challenges for business and business education."
Northern Illinois University
College of Business
Multiple options for Chicago-area applicants
Here is a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in Chicago or the Chicago area.
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