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Quinlan School of Business

Quinlan Business Edge Certificate Program

Stand out from the crowd with a certificate from
the nationally-ranked Quinlan School of Business.
Learn business fundamentals today
for a competitive edge tomorrow.

Topics include:
Finance • Effective Communications • Marketing
• Leadership Skills • Financial Accounting • Interviewing Techniques • plus more!

All online—perfect for young professionals.

Upcoming Sessions

All sessions are held on twelve consecutive Tuesday evenings (excluding national holidays), with a thirteenth session scheduled at the participant's convenience.

March 24- June 16 ($1,800)
September 15- December 8 ($1,800)

Class Times:
Tuesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Program Fee: The fee listed above includes tuition, all program materials, assessments, and a one-on-one interview preparation session with an experienced coach.

Location: sessions delivered online via Adobe Connect and supported using Loyola's learning management portal, Sakai.

For course consultation, please contact us at: 312.915.6761 or executive-ed@luc.edu.

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You’ve been in the workforce for some time now. You’re learning as you go and juggling competing requests for your time and effort, and realizing that the Real World moves quicker than you thought.

You find yourself asking:

If these questions sound familiar, the Quinlan Business Edge is designed for you.

Delivered in an accessible online format and taught by experienced industry practitioners, the Quinlan Business Edge pairs critical management curriculum with personal and organizational development skills to guide you on the path to defining your personal brand. Add knowledge gained from your early years in the workforce to this broad-based management development program to differentiate yourself from the crowd.

Key Benefits

During this program, young professionals will:

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Who Should Attend

The Quinlan Business Edge is a program built for professionals looking to expand their career potential. Designed to layer business acumen, leadership abilities and communication skills into a fast-paced online learning environment, this program is for you.

This program is ideal for emerging leaders with up to eight years of work experience. This program can provide particular value to individuals with a liberal arts background and for those who majored in a discipline other than business. The program provides high-achievers with the skills hiring managers want and the work habits successful organizations need.

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Program Content

Week 1
Strategic Thinking
Week 2
Introduction to Managerial Accounting and Business Ethics
Week 3
Principles of Finance: Sourcing and Managing Funds and Corporate Social Responsibility
Week 4
Marketing Essentials
Week 5
Better Business Communications
Week 6
Enhancing Your Leadership Skills

Week 7
Organizational Behavior and Working with Teams
Week 8
Competition, Conflict, and Collaboration: Problem Solving & Decision Making
Week 9
Time & Project Management: Meeting Deadlines
Week 10
Using Technology Effectively
Week 11
Management Etiquette: Fundamentals for Success
Week 12
Tying it all together: the Transition to the Next Level
Week 13
-Honing Your Personal Brand
-One-on-one career coaching (scheduled individually)


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The Quinlan Business Edge is taught by leading faculty from Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, home of the nationally ranked part-time MBA program, as reported by BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report. Loyola Executive Education faculty are in great demand as consultants to corporations, non-profits, and government agencies throughout the region and around the world. The faculty are skilled in making business concepts and skills readily understandable and immediately useful to you. To do this, they engage you in dialogue about your experiences and how what you are learning can be applied on the job. This makes the program personally relevant and focused on real-world results.

Pulling it all together

Aligning goals and objectives enables participants to focus their energy during the class on plans that support future personal and professional development. Quinlan Executive Education has developed a process to apply this principle to improve the educational experience of individuals participating in the Quinlan Business Edge by:

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Loyola Quinlan Business Edge Certificate

Awarded to participants who fulfill the program’s requirements (attendance, participation, assignments).

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Contact us now with questions or to request more information about the Quinlan Business Edge program.


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