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Quinlan Business Edge Management Certificate


Stand out from the crowd with a management certificate from the nationally-ranked Quinlan School of Business.

Gain business fundamentals today
for a competitive edge tomorrow.

Topics include:
Finance • Strategy • Marketing
 Leadership Skills • Accounting • plus more!

Upcoming Sessions

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

March 24 - June 16 ($3,200)
September 15 - November 17 ($3,200)

March 1 - May 3

Class Times:
Tuesdays from 6:00 - 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 management coach.

Location: Loyola's Water Tower Campus 1 E. Pearson, Chicago, Illinois 60611, conveniently located just off of Michigan Avenue

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, learning as you go and getting results. You're thinking about taking the next step in your career, but you're not sure about making a long-term commitment to business school. Still, you're looking for something to set yourself apart from co-workers and position yourself to upper management. How will you know which program is the right one for you?

You find yourself asking:

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

Delivered in an accessible face-to-face 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 first decade in the workforce to this broad-based management development program to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Set yourself apart—give yourself an edge.

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 face-to-face learning environment, this program is for you.

This program is ideal for emerging leaders with up to ten 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
Managerial Accounting and Business Ethics

Week 3
Principles of Finance: Sourcing and Managing Funds

Week 4
Better Business Communications

Week 5
Marketing Essentials

Week 6
Enhancing Leadership Skills

Week 7
Competition, Conflict, and Negotiations

Week 8
Organizational Behavior and Working with Teams

Week 9
Project Management

Week 10
Honing your Personal Brand and Tying it all Together

One-on-one 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 Management Certificate

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

MBA course waiver option

For those individuals considering the Loyola MBA program: participants who complete the Quinlan Business Edge, and are accepted into Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, may receive one elective course waiver for the Loyola MBA program. The course waiver requires the completion of an additional paper/project during the course of the MBA program. Current Quinlan School of Business students are not eligible.

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


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