Business Ethics Certificate

About the Business Ethics Certificate at Loyola Chicago

What kind of a leader do you aspire to be? Learn to do well, and good, by exploring the ethical challenges of managerial decision-making in modern businesses.

Quinlan's Business Ethics Certificate is designed for both degree-seeking and non-degree students who want to develop a deeper understanding of the ethical challenges arising in the increasingly complex interactions among market, policy, and civil society institutions. This includes ethical business cultures, values-based leadership, corporate responsibility, and sustainability.

Program Structure

The business ethics certificate is designed as an intense immersion that can be completed in 9-12 months on a full-time or part-time schedule.

Quinlan graduate programs follow a quarter system; each session runs for ten weeks, with classes held once per week. This is a hybrid program. Classes are held weekday evenings at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, which is conveniently located off the Red Line in the heart of Chicago, with some courses also offered online.

Why Choose Loyola for Business Ethics?

Nationally-ranked academic excellence

You’ll earn your certificate from a nationally ranked business school with a tradition of academic excellence. The Quinlan School of Business is among the 5% of the world's business schools that meet the rigorous standards of AACSB international accreditation.

The flexible format allows you to complete your credential in one year or less. You can complete the certificate as part of a degree-seeking program, or as a non-degree-seeking student. The certificate can be completed on a full-time or part-time schedule.

Expand your targeted skills in preparation for career advancement or a change in career focus. All of our courses focus on real-world, hands-on business issues in a global context. You'll apply theory learned in the classroom to current business problems. Mid-career professionals benefit from building their theoretical and practical know-how by analyzing case studies and developing real-world projects.

Our faculty members are established business experts who enrich our graduate programs with their extensive knowledge and first-hand experiences. Quinlan students rely on the expertise of our instructors to gain a global perspective and to refine their analytical tools and managerial abilities while sharpening critical thinking and leadership skills.

Extraordinary leaders are respected and trusted in their organizations as well as in their communities. At Quinlan, you will learn from the successes and mistakes of business leaders and see how those principles translate into the work you are doing today and in your future. Professors encourage and challenge students to develop ethical awareness and decision-making skills that apply to any profession and allow them to become agents for positive change in the workplace and in society.

All courses completed in the certificate program can be applied toward a Quinlan Next Generation MBA degree.

Quinlan graduates join an impressive network of 30,000 alumni in Chicago, the U.S., and around the world — many of whom have achieved leadership positions, and the majority of whom continue to reside and work in the Chicagoland area.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the Quinlan School of Business faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Business Ethics Certificate program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Business Ethics Certificate program may vary from quarter to quarter, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Business Ethics Certificate learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Business Ethics Certificate totals $25275.00, or 15 credit hours at a cost of $1,685.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

Quinlan School of Business Scholarships

Please visit the Scholarships page on the Quinlan School of Business website for more detailed information about scholarships.

Appointments and Events

Whether you’re just beginning your search, in the midst of the application process, or eager to explore our graduate and professional programs, our admissions staff is here to assist you every step of the way.

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The Quinlan School of Business offers graduate open houses, information sessions, individual appointments, open Zoom and text sessions, and a multitude of other ways to get to know us better.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Business Ethics Certificate are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Fall: July 15
Spring: January 15

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Business Ethics Certificate include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • Resume/CV

Statement of Purpose Details

Recommended for applicants with a cumulative GPA under 3.0 and for applicants who may feel that one or more parts of their application is weak, the personal statement provides the admission committee with more insight on your candidacy.

Please discuss how Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business degree program and our focus on responsible leadership will prepare you to achieve your career goals. Your statement should be 2-3 pages in length, double-spaced.

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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