We prepare leaders from the private, government, and social sectors to thrive at the intersection of profit and purpose.

Program highlights

Baumhart Scholars is a highly selective, cohort-based MBA within Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business for working professionals who seek to drive their careers and their social impact forward simultaneously. Scholars benefit from:

  • Impact-driven curriculum: Scholars go through the MBA together, learning specialized leadership and impact skills alongside the fundamentals of business.
  • Individualized mentorship: Scholars meet bimonthly with professional mentors at the forefront of integrating business strategy and social purpose.
  • Exceptional networksScholars get special access to Baumhart’s leadership networks of higher ambition executives who are marrying profit and purpose.
  • International recognition: Scholars receive their MBA from Quinlan, which has been recognized by the Financial Times as an international leader in sustainability, ethics, and social purpose in business education.

Meet the Baumhart Scholars Community


Our faculty are world-class researchers, teachers, and practitioners who seek to harness business for a better world.

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Our mentors are extraordinary executives who are eager to guide Scholars on their transformative journeys.

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Baumhart Scholars are rising leaders who are committed to achieving sustainable success for their companies and communities.

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Scholarship support

All Scholars receive a $20,000 scholarship to celebrate their commitment to harness the power of their MBAs to advance the greater good. Scholars are also eligible for additional support through the Schreiber Scholarships for nonprofit leaders or the Edelman Scholarships for social responsibility leaders.

Glimpse into Baumhart Scholars

The MBA for Purpose

Hear about the origin of Baumhart Scholars from Dean Kevin Stevens and three Baumhart Scholar mentors.

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The Scholars Experience

Meet current Scholars and hear about how our MBA is equipping them to advance their careers and their impact.

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What is the schedule for Baumhart Scholars?

Baumhart Scholars is designed for working professionals who are ready for an intensive program alongside their careers. Scholars take courses on two evenings each week, and attend a monthly Saturday seminar on Loyola's Water Tower Campus.

Alongside this core coursework, Scholars are expected to participate in an opening immersion weekend, ongoing leadership development programming, and bi-monthly mentorship.

See example Year 1 and Year 2 Schedules

What is the application process for Baumhart Scholars?

Baumhart Scholars is a highly selective program within the Quinlan MBA. Scholars must meet all current MBA admission requirements, plus:

  • Have at least 3 years of work experience with a clear progression in leadership responsibilities
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to environmental and social issues
  • Have a vision for how to use this MBA experience to advance their career and their impact

Scholars must also go through an interview process with program faculty members and mentors.

When are applications due?

Candidates for Baumhart Scholars should submit their application by January 31 (early decision), March 31 (round one) or May 31 (round two). Selected candidates will be interviewed shortly after the close of each round.

Get started in your candidacy

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for Baumhart Scholars, we encourage you to attend an upcoming information session, schedule an appointment with Erin Lippert, or begin your application.