Loyola Marymount University does things differently. LMU’s graduate business programs transform students into agile professionals and executives who positively impact organizations and society. Small, intimate classes are led by faculty experts who are invested in their students’ success. Experienced career coaches work with students to achieve their career goals. Real-world examples illustrate key concepts and hands-on projects provide opportunities for students to apply new knowledge and skills.

MBA Program

The LMU MBA program develops innovative and impactful leaders for a changing global business landscape. The part-time program features small classes, personalized attention, global study and customized career services. Ranked 13th in Entrepreneurship, 20th in Marketing and 25th in Management by U.S. News & World Report, the MBA program is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of professional experience. Classes are held in the evenings to accommodate working professionals. Complete the LMU MBA degree in as little as 21 months or up to 36 months.
The MBA program kicks off with a two-day orientation featuring team building exercises, academic modules and career services workshops. During the first year, MBA students complete the core courses; the second year they focus on an area of emphasis (Entrepreneurship, Finance or Marketing), elective courses and an international trip.

Expert career coaches help students strengthen their career paths, transition into new industries or functions, and assess where skills can be improved to achieve career goals. Additional benefits include professional development workshops, employer recruiting events, career expos and alumni mentors. The College of Business Administration Graduate Student Association and MBA Alumni Association also provide a variety of valuable networking opportunities.

Executive MBA Program

The LMU Executive MBA (EMBA) program empowers students to redefine their narrative by building capacity for leadership and strategy in a values-driven environment. Designed for accomplished professionals, the 22-month program equips students with the mindset and skillset to develop and lead high-performance teams. The LMU Executive MBA is one of Southern California’s premier, most respected programs and ranked 27th by U.S. News & World Report in 2021.

The LMU EMBA empowers students to build their capacity for leadership and strategy in a values-driven environment. Many graduates of the EMBA program advance to C-level positions within their companies. Classes are held on Saturdays via a hybrid format – a combination of online and in-person classes – at our beautiful campus in the heart of Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach. The program’s small classes, collaborative learning environment, personalized attention, active alumni network, focus on ethics and leadership, onboarding program, and international study component set LMU apart from other programs.

The EMBA’s unique onboarding program prepares students for a return to academia so they are ready to start classes with confidence. Experiential learning opportunities include a four-day orientation, Leadership Through Sailing experience, a trip to Sacramento to meet with state legislators and lobbyists, and a two-week journey overseas to major business centers to meet with business executives and understand firsthand how global business operates.

A distinguishing feature of the LMU EMBA is the individual guidance students receive from an executive coach and an alumni mentor. Combined with faculty, these coaches and mentors become part of a student’s “personal board of directors,” inspiring them to make bold decisions and gain a deeper understanding of their own personal talents, values and passions.

Connect with the LMU College of Business Administration admission team at cba.lmu.e
du/gobeyond to learn more about LMU’s graduate programs.

Name of Institution
Loyola Marymount University

Name of Business School or Program
College of Business Administration

Business School Dean
Dayle M. Smith, Ph.D.

Year Institution was Founded

Year Business School or Program was Started
College of Business Administration: 1926
MBA: 1974
Executive MBA: 2000

Total MBA enrollment (all platforms offered)

MBA Platforms Offered
Executive MBA

MBA Areas of Emphasis Offered
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• Marketing

Length of Programs
MBA: 21 - 36 months
Executive MBA: 22 months

Program Campus Options
All programs take place on LMU’s main campus in Westchester near Playa Vista

Program Accreditations

U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings
• Entrepreneurship: #13
• Marketing: #20
• Management: #25
• Business Analytics: #33
• Part-Time MBA: #66

CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings
• MBA: Tier One
• Executive MBA: Tier One

The Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine
• Entrepreneurship: #31

MBA: $85,714
Executive MBA: $103,000

Required Testing
MBA: GMAT or GRE required. GMAT/GRE waivers available to qualified applicants.

Executive MBA: GMAT not required for applicants who are able to demonstrate – either through past academic performance or work experience – sufficient strength in the areas of quantitative and analytical reasoning

Upcoming Information Sessions
MBA: Visit mba.lmu.edu/infosessions to schedule a virtual appointment with an admission recruiter.

Executive MBA:
• Wednesday, May 12
• Wednesday, May 19
• Saturday, May 22
• Saturday, June 12
• Wednesday, June 16
• Saturday, June 26

Visit emba.lmu.edu/infosessions to register.

Application Deadlines
MBA: July 6, 2021
Executive MBA: July 6, 2021

Program Contact Information
Dustin Cornwell, Senior Director
(310) 258-8707

Executive MBA:
Joe O’Hannigan, Senior Director
(877) 568-8585

Visit cba.lmu.edu/gobeyond to learn more about our programs.

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