Loyola University Chicago

Executive and Professional Education Center

Housed in the Loyola Business Leadership Hub



A laptop is optional. A calculator is required for some programs. This information will be sent to you with your confirmation materials.

Group work is scheduled during the day. We make every effort to leave your evenings free.

For most programs, homework involves pre-class reading to prepare for the next day; you should anticipate one hour of reading per three hours of class.

There are pre-reading assignments for most programs. You will receive this information with your confirmation materials one week before your class.

Most classes have between 20–30 participants.

Registration & Payment Policies

If you wish to cancel, send written notification to our office providing the name of the participant and the course and date from which the participant is canceling. Cancellations made at least 14 calendar days prior to the start of the program will receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 14 calendar days before the first day of the program are subject to the full program fee.

A missed certificate session may be made up through attendance in a similar program session as determined by the Executive and Professional Education Center. The make-up must be completed within one year and there is a $50 transfer fee per session to cover administrative costs.

Substitutions of registrants in a program may be made, without penalty, any time prior to the program's commencement.

If you wish to transfer, send written notification to our office providing the name of the participant and the course and date from which the participant is transferring. Transfer requests made at least 14 calendar days prior to the first day of the program will be accommodated but will incur a processing fee of $50. No transfers may be made within 14 calendar days of the start of the program.

Transferees will have one year from the date of their initial transfer request to attend a subsequent offering. After a one year period, registration fees will be forfeited. Transferees will be required to pay fee increases, should any take place.

If you would like to schedule a program onsite, contact us at: 312.915.6761.

Classes can sell out months in advance of the program date, so we encourage you to register early. Please feel free to contact our office at 312.915.6781 to check on the status of open seats for any particular session.

Airports & Travel

For information about our location, click here.

O'Hare Airport is approximately 18 miles and Midway Airport is approximately 12 miles from the Water Tower Campus. Allow at least one to one-and-a-half hours to get to either airport.

The CTA Red Line subway stops next to Loyola at Chicago and State (the Chicago Station). The CTA Blue line goes to O'Hare Airport; take the CTA Red Line south to Lake Station and transfer to the Blue Line. The CTA Orange line goes to Midway Airport: take the CTA Red Line south to Lake and switch from the subway to the elevated platform. Reverse directions to come to the campus.

The closest Metra stations are Union Station or Ogilvie Transportation Center. From the Metra stations, you can board the #151 bus and get off at Michigan and Pearson St., two blocks away from 16 East Pearson. If you choose to walk from Union or Ogilvie Stations, it's about a 35-40 minute walk.

For more information about the CTA, click here.
For more information about Metra, click here.

Hotels & Accommodations

Loyola offers convenient hotel-style housing for participants wishing to stay on-campus while attending programs. Located steps from the Quinlan School of Business, Baumhart Hall offers everything you need for your stay in Chicago plus stunning views of the city. Please contact Conference Services to discuss the logistics of staying on-campus.

The Talbott Hotel
20 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Toll Free: 800.825.2688

Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North
30 E. Hubbard St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Residence Inn Marriott
201 E. Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611

The Drake Hotel
140 E. Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Below are some additional hotels located near the Water Tower Campus. For more information about a specific hotel, click on the hotel's name to be taken to its website.

Omni Ambassador East
1301 North State Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610

Park Hyatt
800 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611

The Westin Michigan Avenue
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Register now or contact a Loyola course consultant about the right executive and professional education program for you. Ready to learn more? Request additional information about this program.