Management BA

About the BA in Management degree program at Loyola

Ranked #10 nationally for best online undergraduate degree in business by U.S. News and World Report (2024), the Bachelor of Arts in Management degree program offers adult learners with training in management principles, ethical leadership, critical thinking, and strategic planning. You'll quickly hone your analytical, decision-making, and management skills in an accelerated format.

You will be prepared for professional advancement in organization communications, community relations, and project management.

Program Structure

The BA in Management is a 13 course, 39-credit hour program you can pursue full-time or part-time. Classes are held in 8-week sessions with evening and Saturday morning meeting times, in a fully-online format.

Why Choose Loyola for Your Management BA?

Fast and flexible

Earn your degree in 8 weeks through online, evening, and weekend class options that fit your busy schedule.

As the nation's #8 best online business Bachelor's degree and the top program of its kind in Chicago, we'll equip you with the leadership skills and credentials that top employers value.

Our career-focused curriculum is backed by 100 years of experience in adult education from Chicago's largest urban research university.

Through our strong alumni connections, you'll have the support of like-minded peers and industry mentors from across the city and beyond.

If you decide to pursue a ' degree after completing the program, you will be considered for a maximum of four course waivers toward your MBA from the Quinlan School of Business should you pursue admission to the program and meet Quinlan's eligibility requirements.

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 School of Continuing and Professional Studies faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Management BA program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Management BA program may vary from semester to semester, 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 Management BA 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 return to school 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.

Tuition and Costs

Students in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies will likely have the ability to influence their total cost through the use of transfer credit and non-traditional credit. Please keep that in mind when reviewing the variety of estimated total cost options for the Management BA below.

On average, students in the Management BA program transfer 60 credit hours to Loyola and 11 hours of non-traditional credit. We can accept and apply up to 36 credit hours of non-traditional credit (CLEP, DSST, and American Council on Education).

Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

Credit HoursCost Per Credit HourEstimated Total Tuition and Fees
45 (Minimum number of credit hours completed at Loyola.)$790.00$35,550.00
71 (Average number of credit hours completed at Loyola.)$790.00$56,090.00
120 (Maximum number of credit hours completed at Loyola. Please note that this number does not include any potential transfer credit or non-traditional credit.)$790.00$94,800.00

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.

Management BA Scholarships

Degree-seeking students in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS) who have completed the scholarship application will be considered for the many scholarship opportunities available to students each semester.

Achieve the Degree Scholarships include both merit and need-based scholarships. Newly-admitted undergraduate degree-seeking students can expect to receive $2,000 in their first semester while awards for current students range from $1,100 to $3,000 per semester.

Students receiving tuition reimbursement from their employer should also consider seeking admission to the SCPS Fellow Scholarship program that will match up to $5,250 per academic year the reimbursement total you're eligible to receive from your employer.

For detailed information about tuition, costs, and aid, please visit the SCPS Tuition & Financial Aid page.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

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

Fall I: August 5
Fall II: Oct 5
Spring I: Dec 21
Summer:
May 20

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Management BA include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • 2.0 Minimum GPA

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 gradapp@luc.edu.

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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