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Quinlan School of Business – Loyola University - Full-Time MBA

Loyola University Full-Time MBA Program Structure

All graduate programs at the Loyola University Quinlan School of Business full-time MBA operate on a quarter system, with new students beginning each quarter. Generally, the fall quarter begins in late August, the winter quarter begins in early November, the spring quarter begins in late February and the summer quarter begins in late May. Loyola University full-time MBA students attend a required orientation session prior to commencing the program. While Quinlan’s full and part-time programs operate in conjunction with one another, a full-time course load is considered to be three to four courses per quarter, though full-time status is granted to any student taking two or more classes (six hours or more) per quarter.


Loyola University full-time MBA curriculum begins with a prerequisite quantitative methods course. The core curriculum then consists of seven core classes, up to four of which can be waived based on experience or comparable class work. All students then complete a Business Ethics course, a Business Analytics course, and a Global Perspective requirement. Students then are able to select four of eight disciplines in which to pursue advanced leadership work: accounting, economics, finance, human resources and employee relations, information systems management, marketing, management, or supply chain management. The remainder of the curriculum is fulfilled with three or four elective courses and a concluding integrative Capstone Experience. Thirteen concentrations are available.

Most courses meet one evening per week from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago. Certain classes also meet on weekday mornings.

Class Profile

Students admitted to Quinlan School of Business have an average GMAT score of 540 and an average undergraduate GPA of 3.22. Enrolled students have an average of 4.5 years of work experience before being admitted. The average age of students is 30.


Quinlan’s Business Career Services (BCS) offers students career and job-search related guidance including career counseling, resume feedback, mock interviews, and internship and job postings. Additionally, career fairs, school-sponsored networking events, and on-campus interviews for many companies are arranged in Maguire Hall, the BCS office’s home. RamblerLink, BCS’s recruiting technology compiles these opportunities in one convenient location for students, connecting them to upcoming events, workshops, interview options, and job postings.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The cost per course for the Loyola University full-time MBA is $4,488. Additional fees include a $110 Student Development Fee each term, a $125 Technology Fee each term, enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Premium (annual fee TBA), and a Matriculation Fee of $100.

Quinlan offers U.S. citizens and permanent residents the opportunity to apply for loans if they satisfy certain criteria. By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), applicants may become eligible for up to $20,500 per year in FAFSA government loans as domestic students. For the fall term, the priority filing date is March 1. Quinlan graduate students are also able to apply for Graduate PLUS Loans, which come with a fixed 7.9 percent interest rate.

Quinlan automatically considers incoming students for the Dean’s Merit Scholarship based on the newly admitted student’s GPA and GMAT scores. This scholarship covers the cost of one or two courses and requires no additional application work on the part of the applicant.


Prospective Loyola University full-time MBA students are invited to apply to any of the four terms. Decisions are generally delivered within two weeks. To apply, you must submit a completed application form, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, official GMAT or GRE scores, and a professional resume. If you apply online, the application fee is waived, otherwise payment of $50 is required to complete the application.

International students may be asked to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores if their native language is not English. Furthermore, applicants who completed post-secondary education outside the U.S. are required to submit their transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators Inc. for evaluation on a course-by-course basis.

Application deadlines are as follows:

QuarterDeadlineStart Date
FallJuly 15Late August
WinterOctober 1Early November
SpringJanuary 15Late February
SummerApril 1Late May

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