Our 53-credit lockstep curriculum immerses you in a rigorous and relevant education. Supporting the core business theories and fundamentals, our unique Jesuit values-centered approach will challenge you to grow academically and personally, honing your leadership skills and testing your ethical decision-making capabilities through a variety of real world experiences, including live cases, internships, mentoring, and field studies. This innovative MBA program was designed for those who possess an uncanny ability to look at themselves, others, and the world and explore new ways of thinking. It is for leaders who will see business differently.

As a graduate of the Emerging Leaders program, you will be positioned to accelerate your career. Your MBA and the overall experience gained through the ELMBA will provide a strong foundation for your continued success. The ELMBA program will get you ready to launch your career and make a difference in the world. 

Below are some of the programs key highlights:

Core Courses

The ELMBA program has a set curriculum. Students will complete the following courses:


  • Opening Residency
  • Leadership Management 
  • Managerial Economics
  • Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Information & Technology as Strategic Levers
  • Emerging Leaders Sustainability Colloquium
  • Domestic Field Study


  • Marketing Strategy
  • Operations Management and Process Strategies
  • Emerging Leaders Sustainability Colloquium
  • Financial Applications & Strategy
  • Globalization and International Business
  • International Field Study: New Governance/Partnership
  • Special Topics for Emerging Leaders


  • Business Strategy
  • Advanced Finance Elective/Advanced IT Elective
  • Special Topics for Emerging Leaders
  • Internship
  • Emerging Leaders Sustainability Colloquium
  • Closing Residency 

Boot Camp

A boot camp may be required for those without the requisite business courses. There is a separate tuition for boot camp of $2,700.


At the Residency, or opening orientation, students are introduced to the curriculum, the cohort and the staff. Students are housed together at a hotel near the campus and participate in various workshops including team building, strategic management, and case simulation. Through this 1 credit course, students are familiarized with the key elements of the program and prepared to launch the year.

First Fridays

Each semester students participate in a one credit active learning course where they participate in:

  • Tours and overviews of businesses
  • Leadership development workshops 
  • Networking opportunities
  • Team building
  • Panel discussions with alumni and other professionals from the Baltimore and DC metro area
  • Career development
  • Service opportunities
  • Reflection


Students will complete an internship in a field aligned with their career goals.

International Field Study

The International Field Study destinations are reviewed each year. Last year’s cohort traveled to Beijing & Shanghai, China. They compared American and Chinese approaches to foreign direct investment, and studied how law, affinity group regulation, ethical precepts, the media, and civil society incentivize companies to work toward improved social and economic conditions. Another year, students traveled to Barcelona, Spain.

Domestic Field Study

In previous years, students have traveled to Silicon Valley, Ca. to study emerging technology.

For More Information

For more information on the Emerging Leaders MBA program, please call 410-617-7744 or e-mail You may also request information online.


Information Sessions

Info Session and Class Test Drive — Columbia. Tues., June 2

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

Master of Accounting Virtual Session — Online. Wed., June 10

Emerging Leaders MBA Virtual Session — Online. Thurs., June 11

All Programs Virtual Session — Online. Tues., June 23

Meet the Program Managers — Columbia. Wed., July 15

Info Session and Class Test Drive — Timonium. Thurs. July 23

>>  more information sessions

Contact Us

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

Karen Mardock
Program Manager - Emerging Leaders MBA