The Best Chicago Metro Executive MBA Programs

The Basics At A Glance

SchoolCostStart DateMonthsFormatGMAT
Chicago (Booth)$148,000June21Alternate weekends with occasional week-long residenciesYes
DePaul University$64,800September24Alternating Saturday sessionsNo
Northwestern (Kellogg)$159,000January & September22Alternate weekends with occasional week-long residenciesNo
Loyola University$80,000August18Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with three residencies including one in Rome, ItalyNo
Northern Illinois University$47,000August18Meets every Saturday in Naperville, with 3-day weekend residency & 9-day global tripNo
Purdue University-Calumet$50,000September18Meets Saturdays in Hammond, Ind., with elective business study abroad tripNo
St. Xavier UniversityNAAugust24+Saturday classesNo
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)$94,000September20Alternating Friday-Saturdays, with two residential weeks and an international tripNo
University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)$90,000January17Alternating Friday-Saturdays in downtown Chicago, with three residential weeks on South Bend campusNo

 

Source: School websites

The Basics At A Glance

SchoolAgeSalaryWork Exp.(months)Adv.DegreeIntlFemale
Chicago (Booth)36NA15220%8%22%
DePaulNANANANANANA
Northwestern (Kellogg)38$97,46516838%32%24%
Loyola University37NA168NANA31%
Northern Illinois University38NA180NA4%25%
Purdue University-Calumet39NA179NA17%21%
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)37NA156NANANA
University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)37$140,00016924%2%18%

 Source: School websites

 

  • thunderdan

    Can you correct that Chicago Booth mandates GMAT from year 2012 incoming class(they may give waiver for highly capable candidates along the lines of C suite employees, but very rare as told by ad-com this year)

  • Patty Keegan

    Thunderdan is correct. Our Chicago Booth EMBA program requires the GMAT, but we consider waivers for candidates with certain backgrounds, credentials and experiences (more information is on our website) . Studying for the GMAT allows our candidates to prepare for the challenging coursework they will face in our program. The GMAT score is just one piece of information used to assess a candidate’s suitability for the program. We also consider previous education, previous management experience, leadership potential, letters of recommendation, and the results of a personal interview to decide if a candidate is the right fit for the program.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the clarification Patty.