Internships and Careers

Internships

The economics department at Loyola encourages every student to pursue an internship during the junior or senior year. Students team up with a faculty member in the department to approach the firm or organization. The student is required to write a research paper on a topic related to the internship to obtain the three credits for independent study, and he or she is not paid for their work. Typically, students work 10 hours per week on site (or a combination of on site and on campus). The department's most recent internships have been at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, T. Rowe Price, and Maryland Business for Responsive Government.

Career Opportunities

The most basic and enduring strength of economics is that it provides a logical, ordered, quantitative way of analyzing numerous problems and issues. As a result, economics is widely recognized as a solid background for many jobs and professions.

Many Loyola economics majors have applied their training to challenging jobs as economists, financial analysts, or managers in business or government. Some of our students have continued on to receive their Ph.D.s in economics and are now pursuing teaching and research careers. Other students have used economics to prepare for graduate study in related disciplines.

Economics is an essential component of graduate work in other fields such as business management, public administration, law, and international affairs. Our students who have pursued graduate work in these areas attest to the value of their undergraduate economics training in enhancing their performance in their graduate professional programs.

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Graduate Programs

Professional's MBA

Designed for a range of working professionals looking to pursue their MBA at their own pace

  • Weeknight classes
  • Study at your own pace
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
  • Transfer up to 12 credits to/from the M.S. in Finance
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Emerging Leaders MBA

A one-year full-time cohort program targeting immediate graduates or those early in their career

  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
  • Internship in your target industry
  • Domestic field experience
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Executive MBA

A Saturday program for senior managers and executives

  • Saturdays only, summers off, 5-semester program
  • Offered at Timonium Graduate Center
  • 9-day international field study experience
  • Domestic field experience
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Master of Science in Finance

A part-time, evening program for professionals who have a true enthusiasm for financial leadership

  • Weeknight classes; study at your own pace
  • Prepare for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams
  • All professional backgrounds welcome
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
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Master of Accounting

A full time 12-month program for those with an accounting undergrad degree or equivalent accounting coursework

  • 30 credits toward 150 hour licensure requirement
  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Part-time schedule option available
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
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Cyber Security Certificate

A part-time, one-year, graduate certificate program open to any business professional seeking management-level certification and desiring to learn more about information assurance in the broader field of cyber security

  • One-year, part-time program
  • Weeknight classes
  • Offered at Columbia Graduate Center
  • Five courses, 15 credits
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Accounting Certificate

A three-month graduate program for credits toward the 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure

  • 12 credit, May–July program
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
  • Offered at Loyola's Evergreen campus
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