MBA: Executive

About the Executive MBA (EMBA) at Loyola

In today's competitive business environment, you need a degree that sets you apart — and harnesses the power of your hard-earned experience.

Our highly-respected 20-month EMBA program will hone your analytic capabilities, business knowledge, critical thinking, and ethical management and leadership skills.

Class Profile

Quinlan's EMBA Admission Committee looks for a dynamic, talented group of mid-career professionals with a minimum of seven years of work experience. Many students in our cohort have even more professional experience, with the average around 15 years.

Program Structure

The program offers a hybrid delivery format with the majority of classes meeting in person every other Saturday. On the alternating weeks, classes meet online asynchronously. On-campus classes are held on Loyola's Water Tower Campus, which is conveniently located off the Red Line in the heart of Chicago.

Why Choose Loyola for Your Executive MBA

The Quinlan School of Business is among the 5% of business schools that meet the rigorous standards of AACSB international accreditation. That's just one of many reasons to choose Loyola for your MBA education.

Nationally ranked

Earning your Executive MBA from a nationally ranked business school with a tradition of academic excellence delivers an outstanding return on investment. You'll earn a degree — and gain experience — that will transform your career.

Quinlan's EMBA program blends the value of face-to-face exchange with the convenience of online learning. You can complete your EMBA in 20 months.

Having a global perspective has never been more important in business. Quinlan's EMBA prepares you for global business with concentrated exposure to international economic, financial, and supply chain drivers and an international immersion trip. Travel expenses are included in the tuition.

Our cohort is a community of dynamic working professionals who collaborate in and out of the classroom while sharing experiences. 

You'll learn from the best. Our faculty members are world-recognized thought leaders and practitioners in diverse business disciplines. Current, innovative and engaging teaching methods are employed by faculty.

Classroom topics are outcome-focused and team projects emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration. You'll acquire tools and knowledge that you can use on the job immediately.

Our Business Career Services team maintains relationships with area companies, ensuring that exciting and challenging internships/research opportunities are consistently available.

Today's business environment demands that professionals lead with integrity. Quinlan's Executive MBA helps you stand out with an array of skills that focus on management and leadership.

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 MBA: Executive program.

Faculty and Staff

Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the MBA: Executive 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 MBA: Executive 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 total program cost for the MBA: Executive is $100,100.00. This program follows a different tuition model than most Quinlan School of Business programs. Tuition is inclusive and there is tuition support available for admitted applicants.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

Graduate Business Student Scholarship

The Graduate Programs Office at Loyola University Chicago awards scholarships to Quinlan graduate students who demonstrate proven academic success and financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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

Visit and Connect With Us

Take advantage of a variety of different visit opportunities to find your place in our Loyola community. Loyola 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 MBA: Executive are listed below. We encourage you to apply early as decisions may take longer during busy periods.

Fall: July 15

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the MBA: Executive include:

  • 1 Letter of Recommendation

  • Interview for Admission

  • Personal Statement

  • Resume/CV

International Student Requirements

Additional information regarding the application process for international students can be found on the International Student Requirements page.

Additional Details

For general information and a step-by-step guide to applying for graduate and professional study, please visit our Admission Process page.

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