“Your talent is a seed; cultivate it, and in no time, you will harvest successMatshona Dhliwayo, Zimbabwean philosopher

 In as little as 12 months, you might get your MBA (one year). The Lewis University MBA program emphasizes flexibility, customization and industrial relevance. To Obtain a degree that aligns with your objectives and prepares you to face the future of business with confidence! The MBA program at Lewis comprises three career-focused stackable micro-credentials, which are tailored to your specific ambitions. 

Founded in 1932, Lewis University is a medium-sized private Catholic university, located in Romeoville, Illinois about 55 km from Chicago.

Lewis is ranked in the Top 20 Universities in the Midwest region of the USA by the US News & World Report. It is also rated as a Best in the Mid-West by Princeton Review.

Students at this institution will enjoy plenty of personal attention – class sizes are small with an average class size of just 17 students. Small classes give you much greater opportunities for discussion and debate with your fellow students and with the professor.

Lewis University MBA program caters to students who have the potential and ambition to succeed, regardless of their undergraduate experience. A personalized curriculum is rich in both theory and practical application, taught by skilled teachers who bring formal study, research and executive experience to the classroom. This is part of the university’s approach to management education.

Program Highlights

  • Customize your degree with career-centric stackable micro-credentials*
  • Profit as you learn. Our program is geared toward individuals who are employed.
  • Develop the information and skills necessary to navigate social and economic upheavals.
  • Complete your degree in as few as twelve months.
  • Eight-week programs are offered entirely online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format. You can enrol at any point during the year.

Lewis University’s MBA program trains students to stand out from the crowd, take command and effect change. A master’s degree in business distinguishes you from other job seekers in the highly competitive global industry. A business master’s degree will give you the knowledge and abilities to direct your professional path, whether you want to change careers or develop within your current organization. Don’t underestimate the importance of a strong network. The ties you build with your alumni, teachers and professional connections while in school will assist you wherever you go in your career.

International Graduate Student Requirements

  • Official evaluation of transcripts
  • GPA of 3.00 or above (Effective for fall 2013)
  • English proficiency – TOEFL: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, & 79 internet-based; or IELTS: 6.0
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Affidavit of Support from all financial sponsors
  • Original bank statement from sponsors


The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has recognized the MBA program at Lewis, which focuses on teaching and practical knowledge. The ACBSP emphasizes measurable learning outcomes and quality improvement, which is increasingly essential as labour demands change.

 Lewis University is committed to helping you increase your knowledge and develop your skills drove us to seek ACBSP accreditation. You will benefit from a program that is personalized to your specific needs and professors who are 100% devoted.

Value of Micro-Credentials

After completing a micro-credential, students will obtain a digital badge from the Lewis University Graduate School of Management. Micro-credentials indicate mastery of in-demand business skills to potential future employers and provide instant benefits to existing employers. When students complete their MBA program, their micro-credentials will be added to their transcript.

 The Strategic Business Management micro-credential is awarded to all MBA students who complete courses in ethics, management, finance, accounting, business intelligence, analytics, and economics. In Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Informatics, Organizational Leadership, Project Management and Digital Marketing, you’ll choose two credentials that best fit your goals and professional path.

MBA Dual Degree Option

Registered nurses who want to get an MBA and an MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) can do so at Lewis in a fraction of the time it would take to earn both degrees separately.


While serving in the military, earn an MBA. With Lewis University’s job-focused programs, you may leverage your military perks to advance your military career. Lewis University is ranked as the best school for veterans in Illinois. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program makes more than 100 Lewis University programs tuition-free for qualified post-9/11 veterans, including the MBA.


Many corporations have partnered with Lewis University to provide tuition discounts to its Students. We have compiled a list of scholarships at Lewis University.

A Preferred Destination for International Students

Because our MBA program is a STEM degree, it is a popular choice among overseas students. International students with an F-1 visa will be eligible for “Day-1 CPT” and a variety of OPT possibilities in the Chicago area. Students will be eligible for the OPT STEM Extension after graduation, which will allow them to supplement their education with actual field experience for up to three