Graduate Programs

MBA at Chicago Police Department

Saint Xavier University accepts applications throughout the year for MBA and certificate program classes that will be offered at the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division. Terms begin each year in August, October, January, March and June. For more details, view the program schedule (PDF).

A Partnership in Education

Saint Xavier University offers a Master of Business Administration program, two undergraduate degree completion programs and certificate option at the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division.

Saint Xavier University offers an entire MBA program at the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division specifically for employees of the Chicago Police Department. An MBA is a highly marketable degree for both public and private industry. Classes are offered in eight-week terms in the late afternoons, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., and also online. The MBA program can be completed in less than two years, if two classes are taken per term; or completed in less than three years, if one class is taken per term. Generally, class offerings are on Wednesdays. Online options are also available.

For our students who are taking classes through the Chicago Police Department program, we offer some special benefits:

The foundation modules are required for all Graham School of Management graduate students who do not have prior undergraduate business courses. Each module is designed to provide students with information they need to succeed in the graduate courses and is offered within a condensed time period. Upon discretion of the dean of the Graham School of Management, students may be exempt from one or more modules based on prior learning.

The GSM/CPD program was mentioned in the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 7 Magazine (PDF). 

The 2017 Spring Schedule (PDF) is available.

Contact Information

For more information or questions, please contact:

Dr. Kathleen H. Watland 
Associate Dean, Associate Professor and Director
Graham School of Management 
Office: GSM 116
Phone: 773-298-3680 
Email: watland@sxu.edu


Steve Hallenbeck
Associate Director, Chicago Police Department Program
Graham School of Management
Office: GSM 116
Phone: 773-298-3836
Email: hallenbeck@sxu.edu