MBA: Executive

About the Executive MBA (EMBA) at Loyola

In today's competitive business environment, you want a degree that sets you apart and harnesses the power of your professional experience.

Our highly-respected 20-month Executive MBA program will hone your analytic capabilities, business knowledge, critical thinking, and ethical management and leadership skills. Our Executive MBA program is ranked #23 in the United States, according to U.S News & World Report, 2023.

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.

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.

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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

Inclusive Tuition Model

The Quinlan MBA: Executive is an inclusive tuition model. The estimated total program cost for the MBA: Executive is $103,600.00. Our inclusive model covers catered breakfast and lunch for in-person classes, all textbooks and course materials, MBA: Executive leadership development resources, initial curriculum primers at the onset of your program, Quinlan networking events, and Quinlan Alumni engagement experiences. Also included in your tuition: an eight- to 10-day international immersion trip with your cohort.

Our team is available to discuss options for funding your educational investment including tuition support from the Quinlan School of Business.

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.

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 MBA: Executive are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

The Quinlan Executive MBA offers an engaged cohort approach and begins each fall quarter.

Fall Deadlines
Priority Review and Tuition Support: June 1
Final Deadline: August 1

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the MBA: Executive include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • Interview for Admission

  • Resume/CV

  • Statement of Purpose

Applicants will be contacted directly for an interview with the program director.

Statement of Purpose Details

Out of the three questions below please select two and respond to questions in essay format.

  1. We would appreciate learning more about your interest in our program. Please tell us about your professional aspirations and why our program may help you reach your goals.

  2. We would like to learn more about you and our cohort. What values, skills, and work styles do you offer the cohort? What are you looking to learn from your program colleagues?

  3. Please view the vision and mission of the Quinlan School of Business. How does your current or aspirational leadership style connect to our vision and mission?

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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