CPD Partnership

MBA at Chicago Police Department

Saint Xavier University accepts applications throughout the year for Graham School of Management's Master of Business Administration 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.

Deborah Pascua, J.D. provides an overview of the program in the video below:

The CPD program is run out of the Chicago Police Training Academy where all core courses are available over a two-year cycle.

A Partnership in Education

Saint Xavier University offers a Master of Business Administration program and a 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 at the Chicago Police Academy. Online options are also available.

Chicago Police Department

First Responder Scholarship

First Responders will be awarded the Saint Xavier University Chicago First Responder Scholarship, which provides a 25% tuition discount for MBA courses. First Responders will be awarded the Saint Xavier University Chicago First Responder Scholarship, which provides a 25% tuition discount for MBA courses. Even better, add that to the City of Chicago's Tuition Reimbursement Program and these could pay up to the entire cost of tuition for eligible individuals!

Please note that Sergeants and Lieutenants qualify for separate reimbursement benefits.

City of Chicago employees can further maximize their saving through their tuition reimbursement programs, if applicable.

The Saint Xavier University Chicago First Responder Scholarship discount cannot be combined with any other University scholarship or discount, or financial aid award. Loans, federal and state grants, and non- Saint Xavier University scholarships are available as well as flexible payment option plans, to those who qualify. Your employer tuition reimbursement benefit enables you to apply for Saint Xavier University's deferred payment plan. A small tuition increase may occur for all MBA students, First Responder students included, in the upcoming academic years.

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

Deferred payment and waived fees

Saint Xavier University has partnered with the City of Chicago to offer a secure, streamlined payment solution that saves students time when making education payments. Students do not need to submit their own grade documents for tuition reimbursement, SXU will prepare and submit the necessary information for tuition reimbursement to the City of Chicago on their behalf. And as an additional way of our saying thank you for your service, registration and student fees are waived for our First Responder students.

As a courtesy to our First Responders, as part of the Saint Xavier University/Chicago Police Department Partnership in Education program the University will allow our CPD students to have a student balance of up to $6,000 and still be allowed to register for classes. However, students with outstanding tuition balances of $6,000 or greater will not be permitted to register for a subsequent semester until their balance is brought below this amount. If you have questions about your account balance, please contact our Bursar's Office.

For more information, please visit the Bursar's Payment FAQs page.

Saint Xavier University provides high quality educational programs at an affordable cost. And while we understand that our CPD students receive financial assistance from the City of Chicago and this assistance is sometimes delayed, the ultimate financial responsibility belongs to the student. At its core this policy is part of our commitment to ensuring we can continue to provide high quality educational programs at an affordable cost to all of our students.

Book Loan Program

As students, you know we all pay big bucks for textbooks -- but did you know you can borrow them for free? As part of Saint Xavier University's Chicago First Responder Scholarship and as a gesture of gratitude and the University's commitment to supporting our First Responders who make such a difference in our community, Saint Xavier University provides loaned textbooks free of charge to qualifying individuals in gratitude of your service.

The SXU Book Loan Program allows you to borrow textbooks to use for courses you are currently enrolled in until the last day of class in the same semester. Please note that the costs of college textbooks are high and this continued benefit is contingent on the return of the loaned textbooks Therefore, all borrowed books must be returned before the final day of the Semester in which the book was borrowed. Late returns may result in a hold of student record and full price for books not returned.

The SXU Book Loan Program is part of our mission to create and maintain a respectful, patient and efficient environment in order to assist students to the best of our ability.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about the admission process or the program, please contact:

Graduate Admission
Phone: 773-298-3053
Email: graduateadmission@sxu.edu

Success at SXU

Jennifer Maddox

Jennifer Maddox
Chicago Police Officer, a CNN Hero of the Year and founder of nonprofit Future Ties

"My experience as a Saint Xavier student was valuable. I didn't realize getting my MBA would lead me to a transformational change within myself and my career. The skills that I gained: leadership, initiative, strategic thinking and adaptability to change assisted me within my nonprofit work. We have contributed to the greater good by transforming and changing lives in the community that we serve. Thank you, Saint Xavier, for giving me the foundation."