Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Admission

Whatever your academic and professional background, we understand the importance of the decision that you are about to make, and our goal is to make your application and admission process a seamless one.

Many students with undergraduate degrees in journalism, communications, advertising, and marketing have enrolled in the MSM program to advance their careers with additional credentials. Others with degrees in finance, economics, medicine, and engineering have chosen our program as a pathway to career change. 

Application Deadlines

All graduate programs in the Quinlan School of Business are on the quarter system, and new students begin during all quarters.

QuarterApplication DeadlineQuarter Starts
Fall July 15 Late August
Winter Oct. 1 Early November
Spring Jan. 15 Late February
Summer April 1 Late May

Instructions for Degree-Seeking Applicants

Use our free online application system to get started.

When applying, choose the year and "Business". Please note, you will need to complete the “Biographical Information” section of the application first. Once that section is completed, you will be able to choose your program in the “Application Information” section.

Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

Letters of recommendation are optional. No more than one letter should be submitted.

For applicants who may feel that one or more parts of their application are weak, letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged. If you wish to submit a letter, include your recommender's email address as part as your online application form and we will send them a personallized link to upload the letter.

 

The Statement of Purpose is optional. For applicants who believe one or more parts of their application is weak, a personal statement is highly recommended. The statement should provide context for area(s) of weakness, accomplishments to date, and how Loyola's Quinlan School of Business graduate degree program will prepare you to achieve your career goals. Limit personal essay to 2-3 pages, double-space.

Due to the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are waiving the GMAT/GRE requirement for 2020 and 2021 applicants.

A professional resume may be uploaded via the online application form or you may email it to us at gradapp@luc.edu.

An official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. Copies and faxes are not accepted as official documents; we must receive test scores directly from the testing service. The minimum acceptable total score on the Internet-Based Test (IBT) of the TOEFL exam is 90. The minimum acceptable total score on the IELTS exam is 6.5. The minimum acceptable score on the PTE exam is 61.

This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.


If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit your official education credentials (e.g., transcripts, mark sheets, degree certificates, graduation diplomas) and evaluation fee directly to any NACES member companies including:

 

Educational Credential Evaluators, INC. (ECE)                                  
Phone:  414-289-3400                    

Educational Perspectives 
Phone:  312-421-9300

World Education Services, Inc.(WES)
Phone:  212-966-6311

Please request a course-by-course evaluation report and have the official report sent to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611

Please direct any questions about required credentials to the evaluation company you have selected and not to Loyola University Chicago.

The non-degree-seeking option is for students who wish to sample classes before applying to a degree program, transfer credit to another institution, or obtain professional or personal enrichment.

Non-degree-seeking students may apply a maximum of 9 semester hours (3 courses) toward a degree at Quinlan. Admission as a non-degree-seeking student does not guarantee admission to a formal program. Should you decide to pursue a degree program, a new application and all supporting materials are required. 

Application Instructions: International Applicants

Application Instructions: Non-degree Seeking Applicants

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