A Chicago landmark became the home of the Chicago Executive MBA program in January 2007 when the program moved to 224 South Michigan Avenue. With renovations completed in June 2008, the facility was named the Chicago Commons and now offers students large, tiered classrooms, around-the-clock access to team study rooms, wi-fi and more amenities. The building is owned by the University and also houses the Chicago alumni and development offices. The second-floor facility is accessible from a stunning marble staircase on the first floor.
Completed in 1904 and first named the Railway Exchange Building, the 17-story historical building sat in front of the railroad yards in the city's early years. The building was designed by architect Daniel H. Burnham. He also oversaw the construction of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, dubbed “the White City,” as well as the 1909 Plan for Chicago, an urban design forever ensuring green space and public access along the lakefront.
Parking is available across Michigan Avenue at Grant Park South Garage.
The Chicago Commons classroom is located at Jackson and South Michigan Avenues.