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Information Sessions

Find out more about our graduate programs, including the popular MBA program, at one of the upcoming information sessions
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm Tuesday, April 8 Chicago campus
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm Wednesday, April 9 Schaumburg campus

Why attend the Heller College of Business for a graduate degree?

Student Success Stories

Student Success Stories - meet some of our graduates and hear what they have to say about Roosevelt University.

Greetings from the Dean

Dean Terri Friel

Welcome to the Heller College of Business!

Each year is filled with opportunities and challenges. When you have a great team, the opportunities are great and the challenges small. I’m proud to have been the dean of the Heller College for the last 5 years; a time of great change and new opportunities.

We are currently accredited by the ACBSP organization and in addition we have joined the UN-PRME (United Nations initiative for the Principles of Responsible Management Education).

There are two departments within the College:
1) Finance/Accounting/Real Estate/MIS (FIRE-A)
2) Human Resource Management/Management/ Marketing/Entrepreneurship (HRMMME)

Within these departments you will find faculty who are gifted teachers, accomplished scholars, and distinguished professionals in their fields. The faculty's pursuit of scholarly and professional activities and their engagement in community, civic and cultural affairs enriches the intellectual lives of our students and the university community as a whole.

To enhance learning opportunities, the college is developing opportunities for students to intern in a variety of ways, to travel overseas, to interact with mentors and to network with business people. This spring we are taking students and faculty to Madrid, Spain for an educational experience at the La Fondacion Ortega y Gassett

In May we will take students and faculty to Krakow, Poland for classes at the Krakow University of Economics and participate in the MBA Congress and to join Motorola here and in Krakow for an education experience.

Next year, 2014, over Holiday break, we will take students to Sidney and the University of Melbourne in Australia. Alumni are welcome to join us at any international program through Executive Education

Each Fall, we take students and faculty to visit the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank for the annual “Day at the Fed” program; the only university invited to attend from outside their region. 

Our advisory council has many professional leaders that contribute their time and energy in a variety of ways. One way is through our free mentoring program. All students are invited each semester to meet with a mentor in small groups of up to 10 students. These mentoring meetings provide a way to discuss and learn how executives and professionals in their field conduct themselves and manage their careers. For students who don’t have the time, we provide virtual mentoring through, also free of charge. 

We want you to be successful in your career and to be proud of your college. Please let us know how we can help you plan for your future. In June 2012, we moved into the new Wabash building on the 10, 11 and 12th floors. Come see us in our new home! 

Last year, we invited small business people to compete for free office space for a year in both Chicago and Schaumburg locations to be the inaugural class of Heller Incubator residents. Nine winning residents have been with us all year and contributed so much for the experience. We hope that future RU graduates from our Social Entrepreneurship programs will be future residents of this amazing opportunity. Watch our website for this year’s contest! 

I hope you will be a part of the Walter E. Heller College of Business community as we help prepare the world's next generation of leaders and citizens for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Yours sincerely, 

Dr. Terri Friel, PE

Meet Dean Friel

Dean Friel talks about the Heller College of Business and its unique position among Chicago's Business schools starting on page 27 of the Spring 2013 issue of CEO Magazine.

In this July, 2012 video, Dean Friel discusses her vision for the college and for empowering Heller College of Business students.

In this online radio interview, James Killian of VoiceAmerica's "The American Businessperson" talks with Dean Friel about how MBA programs help advance companies. How will a Master’s in Business Administration make a difference? How does it help companies succeed? Plus, listen in to hear the tools to achievement in academia and business alike.  

Click here to see the dean prepare for the Chicago Triathalon.

Degree and Credential Programs

We offer the following degrees and credentials:

Thank you for visiting our web site and considering the Walter E.Heller College of Business for your future career aspirations! We hope you find everything you need to know about our college here, but if you need more information, please do not hesitate to call or visit us to get all your questions answered. We believe you will be excited and pleased to join us for your education.


Click here to see the Heller College of Business Viewbook

Scholarship for New Graduate Business Students

We have established the Heller Award which is a $500 award provided to qualifying, first-semester graduate students. The deadline to apply is May 16, 2014.

What Can I Do With a Major in...

In July 2013, one of the MGMT 474 Consulting course teams prepared a study of careers available to our business majors. The final paper includes types of careers that are available, lists of businesses that are hiring, salary ranges, and pathways to What Can I Do With a Major in...

Sitting in on a class

Sitting in on a class is an excellent tool to help you decide if a program is right for you. If you'd like to sit in on a class, please visit the Class Schedule and choose a course and a date that you would like to attend. Then, email the course and date along with your full name, phone number and request to sit in to the Office of Admission so that we can check with the professor about the suitability of the date you have chosen. You will be notified of approval to attend the requested date - or asked to select an alternative date - if the requested date is not appropriate (such as during testing).

You are required to check in with Campus Safety once you arrive on campus; locations are as follows: Auditorium Building (430 S. Michigan Ave), first floor Michigan Ave lobby; Gage Building (18 S. Michigan Ave), first floor Michigan Ave lobby; Robin Campus (Schaumburg), Room 102. Have your photo ID ready. Lastly, please identify yourself to the professor, before class begins.

Additional Links

This is a very comprehensive web site for Financial Aid and Scholarship information: