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Quinlan School of Business – Loyola University - Executive MBA

Loyola University Executive MBA Program Structure

The Loyola University Quinlan School of Business Executive MBA is an accelerated 20-month program, comprised of small 20 to 25 student cohorts. Classes meet every other Saturday. Additionally, students participate in two, one-week residencies in Chicago, and an immersive international study trip. A new cohort is admitted for the fall quarter of each year. The program begins with a student orientation prior to the start of class work.


The Loyola University Executive MBA curriculum focuses on building leadership and collaboration skills for experienced executives through coursework across the following disciplines: accounting, business administration, business ethics, economics, human resources, finance, information systems and operations management, legal environment, management, and marketing.

Class Profile

Admitted students have mid-to senior-level leadership roles in business or nonprofit organizations. Loyola University Executive MBA students typically have a higher level of work experience, an average of 14 years, compared to part-time MBA students. Cohorts are usually limited to 20-25 students. The average age for an EMBA student is 37. The class is 75 percent male and 25 percent female.


Most Loyola University Executive MBA students are already employed by a sponsoring employer and participate in the program as a means of increasing their value to that company. However, the Business Career Services (BCS) remains open to Executive MBA candidates, providing a full slate of career and job-search related guidance including career counseling, resume feedback, mock interviews and job posting databases.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total cost of the Loyola University Executive MBA program is $92,064. This figure includes all course materials, a personal iPad, textbooks, breakfast and lunch on class days, graduation fees, as well as flights, hotels and some meals on the cohort’s international trip.

Executive MBA students are eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, Alternative Student Loans and Merit-based Scholarships, however Quinlan generally expects at least partial employer sponsorship for Executive MBA candidates.


Quinlan’s Executive MBA application requires a completed application form, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work, two letters of recommendation, a two to three page statement of purpose, and a professional resume. Interviews are conducted on an invitation only basis.

Most accepted Executive MBA candidates at Quinlan have seven or more years of professional experience.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Round 1 May 1*
Round 2 June 1
Round 3 July 15

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