The Certificate in Business Administration at UIC
A Program as Unique as your Business

The 103rd class of the CBAP will begin in September, 2014. 

Check back for a complete fall schedule.

Download the CBAP Application 


New for 2014:


An expanded education experience for a full year of guided growth for you and your company.

The CBAP will be offered as a blended program, with in-class, on-line and on-site components to create a great customized executive education experience, with all the tools applied to your company.

The in-class part of the program will be held at the world famous McDonalds corporate training center, Hamburger University in

Oak Brook, Il.

For information on the  2014 CBAP contact Program Director Ed Allfrey at 630.337.0904 or

Ed Allfrey, President of the CED

Rod Shrader from the UIC Business School




Management Through Applied Planning (MAPP)

To hear from other CBAP alumni go to our video testimonials page.

The Certificate in Business Administration Program (CBAP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is the

First practical business administration program in the country developed specifically for small businesses.

Still the only progam to guarantee these benefits:

  1. You will learn by using in your company, all the current business tools and practices in planning, marketing and sales, technology, operations and HR.
  2. You will learn the first Lean Strategic Planning Process that will result in a strategic plan that is dynamic, better focused on key customers, and results in the growth of your company using all the technology available today.
  3. You will implement the plan through lean process management and realize immediate, measurable business improvements in time, cost and quality.
  4. You will experience and try all the new and coming technologies and apply the appropriate ones to your company and surpass the competition with a technology driven business model that is new and necessary.

We will support this process in the classroom, in your company and online throughout the program to ensure these benefits are realized. Our online class collaboration is powered by the state-of-the art software Socialtext which you can see at


The Fall 2014 Program will begin in September.

The in-classroom sessions of the program take place over eleven weeks. The program will run over the course of four months.
Classes will primarily be held on Friday from 1 PM until 6PM, with an occasional Saturday class, which will take place 9 AM until 2 PM.  Each class day consists of two class sessions. 

The on-site sessions of the program are scheduled with the program director and held  on-site at your company.

Live webinars are held on Wednesday following each weekend.  These live webinars consist of a review of the previous weekend's sessions with time for Q & A.

All class session reviews will be available on-demand on Socialtext the CBAP collaborative platform. Check back for a complete Fall 2014 Schedule.


Class sessions  are held at:
McDonald's Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL

Program Fee: $9,400 per person.
Fee includes, classroom education and training, individualized support throughout the program,
all course materials and on-line course support.

If you would like to speak to a program director or to schedule an orientation please complete this form and indicate your interest in the comment area.

Download the CBAP Application