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Quinlan School of Business

Mini-MBA Certificate Program

"This was an outstanding program. Well worth the value - it was a great investment in myself."
- Logistics Manager, CPT Network Solutions, May 2015

"The mini-MBA was a great course to bring an engineer into a business-related career."
- Marketing Manager, Robert Bosch Tool Corp, May 2015

Upcoming Sessions

All sessions are held on ten consecutive Monday evenings (excluding national holidays).

September 21 - November 23 ($3,600)

March 14 - May 16

Due to high demand for this program, seats often sell out many weeks in advance. We encourage you to submit your application early.

Class Times: Mondays from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (The first and last sessions begin early; a detailed schedule will be sent to all participants prior to the program.)

Program Fee: The fee listed above includes tuition, all program materials (course packet, books), assessments, a one-on-one coaching session, and dinner on class nights.

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

This program also can be conducted on site and designed around the needs of a group of managers from your organization.

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



The Loyola mini-MBA is a comprehensive management development program that provides cutting-edge business skills, coaching and leadership training to help propel your organization and your career forward.

To succeed in business, individuals must be able to see beyond their own functional area and understand how the organization operates as a whole. During this 10-week program, expert faculty expose participants to the key management levers that drive organizational success. The program begins by exploring how organizations develop and implement strategy. Then, core functional areas of business are explored – from marketing to finance to accounting – to provide participants with a solid understanding of each function and how it contributes to organizational success.

We also recognize that in order to succeed, individuals must understand how their own individual leadership and management styles impact their performance. This program includes a series of assessment tools designed to evaluate participants’ unique motivations, work styles, and conflict-management approaches. Each participant will have the opportunity to review their results in a one-on-one coaching session with a leadership development expert. The program concludes with a leadership simulation exercise and an interactive session on the balanced scorecard approach to management, in which participants develop a strategy map for an organization in order to integrate the key take-aways from throughout the program.

Key Benefits

During this program, participants will:

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Who Should Attend

The mini-MBA program is designed for professionals who wish to improve their general business acumen, leadership skills, and career potential. Individuals with previous business training who want a refresher on the latest business practices will also benefit from this program. Program participants generally have substantial experience in one or more key functional areas of business. To benefit most from this program and to foster a rich exchange of ideas among a diverse group of peers, participants should have a minimum of several (ten or more) years of full-time work experience (individuals with fewer years of work experience click here).

Experienced professionals who are currently in transition will also find this program valuable. The mini-MBA offers these individuals an opportunity to update skills, stay abreast of current trends in business, and demonstrate to hiring managers a dedication to professional development.

Participants represent a wide variety of industries and organizations, including medium- to large-sized corporations, non-profits, government agencies, and small businesses.

View a list of recent participant titles and organizations.

Read what past participants have said about the program.

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Program Content

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The mini-MBA 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.

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Strategy Alignment Map

Successful businesses have long recognized that aligning focused, discipline-based strategies enables concentration of energies on plans that mutually support and further their overall business strategy. Loyola Executive Education has developed the Strategic Alignment Map (SAM) process to apply this principle to improve the educational experience of individuals and organizations by:

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Loyola mini-MBA Certificate

Awarded to participants who fulfill the program’s attendance requirements.

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MBA course waiver option

For those individuals considering the Loyola MBA program: Participants who complete the mini-MBA program, 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 Loyola's mini-MBA program.


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