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 two letters should be submitted.

For applicants who may feel that one or more parts of their application are weak, letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged. 

Should you wish to submit letters include your recommender’s email address as part of your online application form and we will send them a personalized link by which to upload the letter.

Please discuss how Loyola's Quinlan School of Business degree program and our focus on responsible leadership will prepare you to achieve your career goals. Your statement should be 2 - 3 pages in length, double-spaced.

For applicants who may feel that one or more parts of their application are weak, the personal statement provides the admission committee with more insight on your candidacy.

The test score requirement may be waived for applicants based on previous work experience.  Applicants must submit a recent resume for review to be considered for the waiver.

Applicants who do not qualify for a waiver must have their GMAT scores submitted directly from the testing service. Applicants may submit GRE scores in place of the GMAT. Learn more about the GMAT online.

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

A $50 application fee is required for applications submitted by mail. If you complete the online application form, the application fee is waived.

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.

Applicants who completed post-secondary education abroad are required to submit non-U.S. transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or Educational Perspectives for evaluation of credentials. You must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation, and it must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree to be considered for admission.

 

Educational Credential Evaluators, INC. (ECE)                                  
Phone:  414.289.3400                    

Educational Perspectives 
Phone:  312-421-9300

 

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

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. 

Use our online application system to submit the form. Or, you may download an application form and mail the completed form to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611

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.

Official transcripts should show a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted.

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

Application Instructions: International Applicants

Application Instructions: Non-degree Seeking Applicants

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