To respond to the need for more affordable education and to honor Benedictine’s commitment to creating values-based business leaders, our School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education has designed a hybrid-blended cohort M.B.A. program for Central Illinois as low as $15,000* – an unprecedented higher education pricing strategy. The program is offered in an accelerated hybrid-blended schedule that allows for just one night per week in the classroom blended with weekly online sessions and fully online courses. With this convenient format, students can graduate in as little as 18 months.

Please note: For M.B.A. Virtual Information Sessions, phone and internet connections are required. Login information will be forwarded upon RSVP with instructions to join the online meeting.

About our M.B.A.

Those who enroll in the 18-month, M.B.A. program will receive the same high quality program and follow the same curriculum that is offered at the University's main campus in Lisle, Illinois, but in an updated hybrid-blended cohort format featuring Next Generation Learning.

Next Generation Learning is creating a disruptive change in the traditional approach to teaching/lecturing. At the core of this approach is problem-based learning – encouraging students to work on "real-life" problems and issues – infused with Benedictine character, ethics and values. The coursework is collaborative, group-based and utilizes highly interactive technology that allows for 24/7 remote learning, which increases student engagement.

About Benedictine University

Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago with a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. We are an accredited, nonprofit private Catholic institution that has been providing graduate business programs to adults for more than 50 years. We believe that a quality education and an advanced degree should be both accessible and affordable.

Our M.B.A. degree program has been preparing students for executive and managerial positions in both the private and public sectors for more than 35 years. The program has more than 5,000 alumni and was ranked the seventh largest M.B.A. program in the Chicago area in 2017 by Crain's Chicago Business.

Benedictine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) We were recently named among America's Top Colleges for 2018 by Forbes.


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*Estimated tuition. Does not include fees or materials or foundational courses if required.