Overview

Applicants
460
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.27
Years Work Experience
7
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
500 - 595
GPA
2.96 - 3.55

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
July 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
91

59
Full-time
41
Part-time
29
Female
4
Minority


Students Say

A university founded in the Jesuit tradition, "Loyola is a school that is focused on developing the entire individual," and business ethics is a mainstay of the MBA program. While MBA course content resembles other graduate business programs, Loyola distinguishes itself in a number of ways. In particular, "success is not measured in dollars, but rather [in] how one can contribute to society in a meaningful and productive way." To that end, "every class incorporates ethics and ethical situations and relates them to realworld business issues." At the same time, the curriculum focuses on practical business, and "is very relevant and applicable." Through coursework, students work in teams, analyze case studies, or work on live projects in cooperation with a partner business or organization. A current student enthuses, "I take advantage of student organizations and outside consulting projects, and often feel that these have more value than my classes." To add an international perspective to the MBA, "the study abroad program is fantastic," offering numerous two-week summer courses overseas. Another student tells us, "I will be afforded wonderful study abroad opportunities through this program and will be traveling to China, India, and Rome."

Combining expertise with excellence, the majority of Loyola professors are "highly experienced and make the learning experience worthwhile." While there are some "pure academics" on staff, they are outnumbered by current and former business leaders, who bring real-world content to the coursework. In fact, Loyola's adjunct professors "are among the best at bringing a 'real-world' perspective into the classroom." Most importantly, professors are "very enthusiastic about their subject and classes, and they all very much love teaching." As a result, "the classroom experience is dynamic and engaging," and the "thought-provoking course content" inspires discussion and critical thinking. A student remarks, "I have enjoyed many of my classes so much, I am actually somewhat disappointed when the quarter comes to an end!" At the same time, Loyola is a large school, so it's easier to get lost in the crowds. A current student admits, "It's difficult to have good, thoughtful discussions in classes with fifty people in attendance."

Loyola's "flexible class schedule" is great for part-time students, and "the course load is perfect for a professional who has a full-time job." In addition, the "ability to switch between full-time and part-time status" gives students the opportunity to complete their degree at their own pace. Full-timers, on the other hand, sometimes feel "the course work doesn't seem as challenging as it could be." A school on the move, "The GSB has grown considerably just within the last year," and students admit, "The administration seems a little overwhelmed by the number of students currently enrolled." Fortunately, a student writes, "The school is committed to providing students with an exceptional experience. When there are hurdles to overcome, the administration is quick to identify how things might improve."


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Center for Financial and Policy Studies


Center for International Business

Center for Risk Management



Supply and Value Chain Center


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Many of our courses, both required and optional, contain content & examples which promote sustainability which is one of the core values of a Quinlan education. http://www.luc.edu/quinlan/mba/whyquinlan/values/ Among these courses are: MGMT 441 – Business Ethics (This course is required of all Quinlan School of Business graduate students. The main objective of this course is to examine the ethical aspects of individual and corporate decision making. Among the outcomes of this course, students will have a foundation in ethical principles and reasoning and be able understand, analyze, and implement sound ethical decisions within a corporate context. One of the main issues discussed is corporate social responsibility. ) MGMT 443 -- Global Environmental Ethics (This course develops an understanding of the ethical issues and responsibilities arising from human interaction with the non-human natural environment. Perspectives from various religious traditions, Western philosophy, and the science of ecology are considered).

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility http://www.luc.edu/quinlan/aboutquinlan/centerslabs/baumhartcenterforsocialenterpriseandresponsibility/ Center for International Business http://www.luc.edu/quinlan/cib/

School's environmental commitment 1:
Net Impact -- the mission of Net Impact and the Loyola University Chicago Net Impact Chapter is to improve the world by growing and strengthening a network of leaders who use the power of business to make a positive social, environmental, and economic impact. The Loyola University Chicago Net Impact Chapter brings together students enrolled in various graduate programs at Loyola who are dedicated to promoting responsible business practice; advancing social, environmental and economic sustainability; and fostering a new generation of leaders who use the power of business to create a better world.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Schreiber Center is home to Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business and is pursuing Gold LEED certification for the building's sustainable design, driven by its sophisticated system of atria that harness natural ventilation and harvest daylight to provide energy efficiency, comfort, and light throughout all of the building’s 10 stories.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Quinlan students receive a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) U-Pass which allows unlimited access to CTA buses and trains. The use of public transportation in place of cars greatly reduces greenhouse gases and by encouraging students to use the U-Pass not only as a means of transportation to and from the University but in their everyday activities, Quinlan is helping to reduce carbon emissions.

Career overview


Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
57%
Graduate Facilitated
29%
School Facilitiated
14%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
68%
Unknown Facilitiated
20%
Graduate Facilitiated
12%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

2%
Consulting
2%
General Management
2%
Information Technology
2%
Other
1%
Marketing
1%
Operations/Logistics
1%
Finance/Accounting
1%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region


Students Say

Loyola's downtown "location in a world class city" brings students within a stone's throw of many reputable employers. This private university maintains a great local reputation, and the focus on practical skills throughout the MBA curriculum helps to prepare students for the workplace. A current student agrees, "In this time of economic crisis, I feel incredibly prepared and optimistic that my MBA degree will make me stand out from the competition."

Loyola University's Career Management Services assists job seekers through resume cri- tiques, career workshops, and advising. They also operate an online recruiting program, which allows students to research employers, post their resumes, and sign up for cam- pus interviews via the web. Despite these services, "the school could do a much better job attracting more quality employers to recruit at Loyola." A current MBA candidate laments, "The school is in a sweet spot for business in the country but doesn't take full advantage of the networking possibilities." On the other hand, "there are students who have found great jobs through Career Management and have received excellent coaching from the staff....It all depends on what a person expects."


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 2%
Information Technology 2%
Other 2%
General Management 2%
Finance / Accounting 1%
Human Resources 1%
Marketing / Sales 1%
Operations / Logistics 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 19%
Manufacturing 18%
Financial Services 17%
Other 12%
Consumer Products 10%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 8%
Technology 8%
Media / Entertainment 6%
Government 1%
Non-profit 1% $0 $0 $0 $0

Prominent Alumni

Robert Parkinson
Chairman Emeritus of Baxter International, Inc.

Mark Satkiewicz
General Manager of the Americas at TOMS

Mary Tolan
Founder/Managing Partner at Chicago Pacific Founders

Merrillyn Kosier
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Mutual Funds at Ariel Investments

Nicki Pecori Fioretti
Director of Community Affairs at Illinois Housing Development Authority

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$28,000

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$9,704

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
56%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
16%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
69%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
42%

New Students Receiving Loans
41%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Fees (In-State)
$912
Fees (Out-State)
$912

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,496
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,496
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$17,110
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
374
Part Time
69%

In State
70.4%
Out of State
29.6%
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

22.60%
Minorities
24.30%
International

52% female
48% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Loyola is a large, urban university, which attracts "all different backgrounds, ages, inter- ests, career paths (if working), intelligence levels, and points of life." While some stu- dents are too busy to participate in extracurricular activities, others find time to "belong to a number of clubs that meet before class once or twice a month." More informally, there are "plenty of opportunities to mingle after class and on weekends," and students attend "social events at bars or restaurants after class every month." Still, you won't get the social atmosphere you'd find on a residential campus: "Although the social life is improving, the school definitely feels like a commuter school."

"Located in the heart of downtown Chicago," Loyola's well-placed campus is a major benefit of the program. Academic resources are good, and "the library is excellent." "Getting information from any source at the school has been easy." Unfortunately, many business school classrooms lack modern technology and suffer from "a poor layout, not conducive to class discussion." A student adds, "More than 30 percent of assignments are group related, yet less than 5 percent of computers in the library cater toward group work. Options like LCD projectors (or mounted televisions with a monitor input) in group rooms would be greatly appreciated."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Lauren Griffin
Enrollment Advisor

Address
16 East Pearson Street
Room 324
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Phone
312-915-6124

Fax
312-915-7207

Email
QuinlanGrad@luc.edu


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