One of the best ways to learn about our programs is to speak with the students and alumni. Below students and alumni reflect on their experience with the Professional's MBA program
Andy King, MBA '17
Materials Planning Manager, McCormick & Co., Inc.
“There is a large network of hiring managers within the organization who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from Loyola. Those hiring managers see a Loyola MBA listed within my credentials and know they can place a high value on my education because it will be consistent with their own. The main benefit I have taken away from my experience at Loyola would be applicability. If I learn something in class on Tuesday night, I am applying it in my professional life the very next day. Applying these newly-learned concepts helps to reinforce my learning and gives me an advantage over my peers who are not pursuing their MBA. I have access to multi-cultural, multi-national classrooms filled with business professionals from all industries and educational backgrounds. This exposure opened my eyes to the various roles, responsibilities and options available to me in the business world.”
Laurie McDonald, MBA'11
National Sales Manager, Pandora Jewelry
"I chose Loyola because of the reputation of the school and the business program, and I went into this with a different mindset, really wanting to learn, and wanting to soak up everything that I hear. It’s interactive and really exciting for me.”
Dasha Artemova, MBA '12
Global Client & Investment Reporting Specialist, T. Rowe Price Associates
"There are several reasons why I chose the Loyola professional MBA program. I love its flexibility; you can take classes at the Columbia campus or the Timonium campus. The professors are very accessible, so if you ever have questions outside of class, you can reach them by phone, by e-mail, or come to them during their professor hours."
Marcus Whitehead, MBA `11
Investment Officer, PNC Wealth Management
"Loyola has a great reputation in the Baltimore market, and in fact it was several of my colleagues and superiors have gone through the program and spoke very highly of it."
Michael Barberio, MBA '10
Credit & Risk Analyst, Constellation Energy, Professional
"My experience with the Loyola program has been nothing short of wonderful. 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. I have discovered an urge to constantly expand my understanding and knowledge of the world around me. This is something I will take with me going forward into not only my career, but into my community and my life."
Amy Wisner, MBA '10
Executive Vice President, Media Works
"I felt like this program had the really good base of an MBA but then also let you go take four, five, six classes in a concentration that I really wanted to focus on."
Ryan McQueeney, MBA ’10
Chief Financial Officer, RedOwl Analytics
“In reflecting on my time at Sellinger, what I look most fondly on was learning from my classmates and creating lasting relationships. It helped me think more holistically about problems because their backgrounds were different than mine. I also learned that diverse groups are important to getting the best outcomes.” Read more about Ryan here.
Eric Welty, MBA ’09
Co-Founder and President, Noovis LLC
“I chose to study at Sellinger because I wanted a regional university with national recognition. There were some great institutions within a short drive, and I finally settled on Loyola’s Sellinger School because it created the type of collaborative learning environment I was looking for. At the Sellinger School, while the faculty is indeed top-notch, the students also lean on each other, which meant you were depending on your team and the team was depending on you. I believe this makes for much more of a real-world experience.”
Martin Feinkeng, MBA ’07
Director of Worldwide IT Infrastructure, McCormick & Company
"I come from a technical background, and I have the management experience, but the Loyola MBA provided a way to blend the two. IT people tend to be extremely technical, but they can’t speak the mainstream language. They can speak to each other, but they’re not necessarily good communicators to others. Now I’m able to look at things more holistically. My MBA gives me a decent edge."
Awais Akbar, MBA ‘08
Project Coordinator, Johns Hopkins International
"After modest success in real estate, I needed a new challenge so I enrolled in Loyola’s Professional's MBA program at the Sellinger School of Business and Management and focused on International Business. 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. And a two-month internship in India gave him a greatly widened global perspective. Now, I’m a project coordinator for Johns Hopkins International, overseeing the administrative and clinical aspects of a new PET/CT scanning clinic."
Matt Nestorick, MBA ‘06
Marketing Manager, Stanley Black & Decker
"I chose Loyola because the rigorous program would be its own new challenge to tackle and it promised to hone my skill of adaptability and to apply it more effectively to my career. I was working as a financial analyst for Black &Decker, but was interested in testing my potential in other areas. Because of the relevant, practical knowledge I gained from live case studies, I was able to immediately apply this knowledge from finance to marketing—where I sit today, in charge of consumer marketing exclusively with Home Depot."
Theresa Messinese, MBA ’09
Certified Public Accountant, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
"My MBA provided the opportunity to discuss current events with experts in the field which has been extremely helpful in my career—it has been personally enriching and and increased and diversified my business skills to position me for future growth."
Natasha Ramdass, MBA ’09
Index Analyst, Global Index Group, NASDAQ
"Being able to apply my classes to my work has been key. The marketing classes, strategy classes—and even some of my finance courses—actually opened my eyes. I benefited not only from working in teams in the classroom, but also from giving presentations, which helped build my confidence."
The Loyola MBA - An Inside Look
Peter Lorenzi, Ph.D., professor of management who teaches the Leadership and Management course at the Sellinger School of Business, and his student, Stephen Kopinski, territory manager at Bard Medical, provide an inside look at one of the courses in the Professional MBA program.
The Loyola MBA - Business Strategy
John Everett, assistant adjunct professor who teaches Business Strategy at the Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management, and his student, Alexis LaCroce, MBA '11, senior strategic planning analyst at University of Maryland Medical Center, provide an inside look at one of the core courses in the Professional MBA program.
The Loyola MBA - Ethics
Elizabeth Kennedy, J.D., professor of law and social responsibility at the Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management, and Mark Braunscheidel, current MBA student and area transportation services manager at United Stationers, Inc., discuss some of the law and social responsibility courses within the Professional's MBA program, including Legal and Regulatory Environments and Ethics.