Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: To develop a broad understanding of financial concepts and tools through:

  • Objective 1.1: Knowledge of financial theories within the primary areas of finance;
  • Objective 1.2: Utilization of problem solving skills within the finance setting;
  • Objective 1.3: Application of financial analysis tools and techniques to decision making;
  • Objective 1.4: Consideration of the effect of global influences on the financial decision making process.

Goal 2: Effectively communicate financial information:

  • Objective 2.1: Orally, by being able to present, discuss, and defend financial decisions by using appropriate terminology;
  • Objective 2.2: By being able to write reports containing appropriate terminology;
  • Objective 2.3: To finance professionals through the development of interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Goal 3: Increased awareness of ethics and social responsibility in the context of finance by:

  • Objective 3.1: The ability to identify ethical dilemmas within the finance setting;
  • Objective 3.2: The ability to identify, evaluate and select alternative courses of action for addressing the ethical dilemma;
  • Objective 3.3: An appreciation for socially responsible actions with respect to financial decisions.

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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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