Curriculum

The PMBA is comprised of 600-level foundation courses, 700-level core courses to provide breadth and depth in all functional areas of business, and a variety of 700-level electives. GB500 Fundamentals of Math for Business (2 cr.) is required as a pre-program competency for students who are not eligible for a course waiver. The program can be completed in as few as 33 credits or as many as 53 credits depending on how many foundation course waivers are received.

The Environment

GB611 Global Economic Analysis (3 cr.)
GB612 The Legal and Regulatory Environment (2 cr.)
GB617 Globalization and International Business (2 cr.)

Business Fundamentals

GB613 Financial Reporting and Analysis (2 cr.)
GB616 Marketing Management (2 cr.)
GB620 Fundamentals of Finance (2 cr.)

Analytical Tools for Decision Making

GB600 Statistical Applications in Business (3 cr.)
GB615 Managerial Accounting: Analysis for Decision Making (2 cr.) 
GB622 Operations Management and Decision Making (2 cr.)

Individual and Corporate Leadership

GB700 Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 cr.)
GB705 Leadership and Management (3 cr.)

Internal Business Processes

GB701 Risk Assessment and Process Strategies (3 cr.)
GB704 Information and Technology as Strategic Partners (3 cr.)

Value Creation in a Global Environment  

GB702 Marketing Strategy (3 cr.)
GB703 Financial Applications and Strategy (3 cr.)
GB709 Business Strategy (3 cr.)
GB710 Capstone Workshop: Reflection - Putting Values into Action (non-credit)

Customized Learning

Consisting of electives 4 courses/12 credits from the program's various elective/concentration options. One of the four courses must be a designated global elective:

Accounting Concentration

GB761 Financial Accounting Problems II
GB762 Cost Accounting
GB764 Federal Taxation of Business Entities
GB765 Auditing

Finance Specialization

GB722 Investment Analysis

And select two of the following courses:

GB 721 Advanced Financial Analysis
GB 723 Portfolio Management
GB 724 Financial Markets and Institutions
GB 726 International Finance
GB 727 Investment Banking
GB 822 Fixed Income Securities
GB 823 Derivatives and Risk Management
GB 825 Special Topics in Finance
GB 827 Valuation

General Business Specialization

General business is for students who do not choose one of the established concentrations. Students can pursue a wide range of topics or can develop their own focus to meet their specific career goals.

Information Systems Specialization

Select three of the following courses:

GB 719 Independent Study
GB 730 Business Analytics and Strategic Decision Making
GB 732 Data Management and Governance
GB 733 Enterprise Systems
GB 734 Managing Global Supply Chains
GB 735 Project Management
GB 736 Data Visualization for Decision Making
GB 750 Security Controls and Prevention Strategies
GB 751 Strategic Security Planning
GB 753 Legal, Ethical, and Global Perspectives of Cyber Security
GB 754 Introduction to Cyber Security Strategy
GB 757 Systems Thinking and Risk Assessment
GB 759 Special Topics in Management Information Systems
GB 850 Global Information Systems
GB 851 Business Intelligence and Data Mining

International Business Specialization

At a minimum, students must take GB796 or GB798, and two additional courses:

GB 719 Independent Study
GB 726 International Finance
GB 734 Managing Global Supply Chains
GB 748 International Marketing*
GB 779 International Study Tour: Corporate Social Responsibility
GB 782 International Economics
GB 795 Special Topics in International Business*
GB 850 Global Information Systems
GB 894 Advanced Topics in International Trade, Finance, and Investment
GB 898 New Approaches for Global Competitiveness


*May be offered as a study tour. Only one study tour course can be used to satisfy the specialization

Management Specialization

Select three of the following courses:

GB 718 Entrepreneurship
GB 719 Independent Study
GB 734 Managing Global Supply Chains
GB 735 Project Management
GB 744 New Product Development and Management
GB 772 Power, Privilege, and Professional Identity
GB 778 Employment Law
GB 779 International Study Tour: Corporate Social Responsibility
GB 791 Leadership
GB 792 Human Resources Management
GB 793 Leading Organizational Change
GB 796 International Management
GB 797 Special Topics in Management
GB 896 Power and Influence
GB 897 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Note: Only one study tour course can be used to satisfy the concentration

Marketing Specialization

Select three of the following courses:

GB 719 Independent Study
GB 741 Consumer Behavior
GB 744 New Product Development and Management
GB 746 Strategies for Marketing Communication
GB 747 Special Topics in Marketing
GB 748 International Marketing*
GB 780 Pricing Strategy

* May be offered as a study tour

Loyola’s rigorous curriculum and focus on real-world business problems demanded new avenues of thought, enhanced my natural inclinations, and transformed me into an adaptable leader.

-Awais Akbar ‘08

I come from a technical background, and I have the management experience, but the Loyola MBA provided a way to blend the two.

-Martin Feinkeng ’07

All the classes I took, all the professors I learned from and all the fellow colleagues I worked with enriched my education and left me with a piece of knowledge I didn’t have before.

-Mike Barberio ‘10

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