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 (formerly known as the National Moser Center for Adult Learning) has designed its hybrid cohort M.B.A. program for experienced business professionals in underserved populations in the Central Illinois and Southwest Arizona regions for just $290 per credit hour (as low as an estimated $15,000)* – an unprecedented higher education pricing strategy. The program is offered in a hybrid cohort format, where cohorts are completed in approximately 18 months with blended classes meeting one evening per week.

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 $15K M.B.A.*

Experienced business professionals who enroll in the 18-month, $15,000 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 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.

These seemingly opposing forces (independent digital learning and collaborative engaging technology), operate in concert with each other to facilitate critical-thinking and problem-solving.

About Benedictine University

Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago with branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and 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 fifth largest M.B.A. program in the Chicago area in 2015 by Crain's Chicago Business.

Benedictine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education to operate an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher learning in Arizona. We were recently named among the top 20 percent of schools nationally for best return on investment, according to the 2016 PayScale Inc. ROI Report for colleges with the best value.


  • Central Illinois communities of Springfield, Champaign, Peoria, Bloomington, Alton, and Litchfield
  • Southwest Arizona communities of Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, and Tucson
*Estimated tuition. Does not include fees, materials or concentration/foundational courses if required.