Emerging Leaders MBA (ELMBA)

ELMBA students 

  • 1-year accelerated, full-time, cohort program
  • September - August
  • Designed for early career professionals, recent college graduates, and transitioning professionals 
  • Boot camp for those without requisite business courses in August
  • Application Deadlines: 
    • Round 1: Feb. 1 (Decisions by March 1) 
    • Round 2: May 1 (Decisions by June 1) 
    • Round 3: Rolling admission after June 1 as space is available. 

The first and second rounds of admission ensure first consideration for the limited scholarship opportunities available and early admission to the cohort. Applications must be complete with all supplemental materials received by the deadlines to ensure a decision by the first and second round. Applications will then be reviewed thereafter with rolling admission as space is available.

About the program

The Emerging Leaders MBA (ELMBA) is a 1-year, full-time, accelerated Master of Business Administration program for exceptional students who have recently completed their undergraduate degrees, as well as those with early career experience or those in career transition. It is a cohort program designed for the academically talented individual with a keen interest in experiencing a rigorous MBA program that blends classroom coursework and experiential learning 

The 53-credit program includes 15 three-credit courses and eight additional credits of experiential learning. The program builds on the academic talents of its students and introduces them to a wide range of learning environments, including field studies, a part-time internship, and an international study tour. 

The program is offered at our graduate center in Columbia, Maryland, a diverse, vibrant, culturally enriched, and globally aware community at the center of the Baltimore-Washington metro area. The region is known for innovation and entrepreneurship in the professional, technical, and scientific communities. Its unique location provides opportunities to develop partnerships and connections across diverse business sectors.

Student testimonials

View quotes and video testimonials from ELMBA graduates.

Contact an advisor

If you have a specific question about the Emerging Leaders MBA program, please direct your inquiries to:

Karen Mardock
Program Manager, Emerging Leaders MBA
Loyola University Maryland
8890 McGaw Road
Columbia, Md. 21045

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Information Sessions

Meet the Program Managers — Timonium. Thursday, March 19

Meet the Alumni & Class Test Drive — Columbia. Tuesday, March 24

Financial Aid Virtual Session — Wednesday, March 25

Master of Accounting Virtual Session— Online. Tuesday, April 2

Emerging Leader's MBA Virtual Session — Online. Wednesday, April 8

Meet the Alumni & Class Test Drive — Timonium. Thursday, April 9

Graduate Business Programs Virtual Session — Online. Thursday, May 7

Graduate Business Programs Info Session— Columbia. Thursday, May 14

Graduate Business Programs Info Session— Timonium. Saturday, June 6

>>  more information sessions

Watch a video presenting some of the highlights of the Emerging Leaders MBA program.


Contact Us

To learn more about Loyola’s Emerging Leaders MBA program, contact:

Karen Mardock
Program Manager - Emerging Leaders MBA