Admission - Professional's MBA

Application Deadlines

Priority Deadlines:

Fall Semester: August 1*
Spring Semester: December 1*
Summer Sessions: May 1*

*At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed after the application deadline on a space-available basis. Please review international student application deadlines here.

Admission Requirements

An entering student must have:

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills, familiarity with MS Office Suite at intermediate level
  • Professional work experience, typically two years. (Prospective students with fewer than two years of work experience are encouraged to review their qualifications with an advisor at 410-617-5067). 
  • Facility in algebra and graphing of mathematical functions, graphic interpretation, and probability. Proficiency in these areas will be determined through recent college or graduate level credit (B or better in a single course) in finite mathematics, pre-calculus, or mathematical models for business. Proficiency may also be established through superior GMAT performance. If necessary, GB 500, Fundamentals of Math for Business, which is specifically geared to the incoming graduate student without the necessary quantitative skills will be required.
  • Strong potential for academic and professional success

Students are accepted from any academic background and no prior business courses are required. However, prior business courses may reduce the number of foundation courses (600-level) that must be completed prior to beginning the MBA core courses. Each applicant's academic transcript will be evaluated and an academic program plan that indicates any foundation course waivers will be provided to each admitted student.

Application Materials

A completed application consists of the following documents:

  • Application form 
  • Non-refundable fee of $60;  
  • Essay/personal statement (the essay prompt can be found on the MyAccount page)
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. Report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Scores must be from tests administered within five years of the application deadline. Loyola's institution code is 5370. Professional's MBA candidates may be eligible for admission without submitting a GMAT score report. Please review more information about the GMAT and GMAT waiver eligibility requirements here.

Applicants who have already taken the GRE revised General Test (August 2011 and later) may supply this score in lieu of the GMAT. Report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service ( Scores will be converted using the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools produced by the ETS.

  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended. This includes transcripts from part-time study, study abroad, coursework taken in high school, and from institutions that have awarded the applicant a bachelor's master's, or doctoral degree or an advanced certificate.  Admitted students who fail to submit a final degree-posted transcript will not be permitted to register. 

Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions (excluding study abroad programs) must have a course-by-course evaluation and translation of their academic records done by a NACES approved evaluation services agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree program.  The evaluation must establish that the applicant has earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.  Loyola recommends the WES:ICAP from World Education Services, Inc. (

  • One professional letter of recommendation;
  • Resume or curriculum vitae; 
  • TOEFL Score Report.

Note: An official TOEFL score report is required if English is not your native language or if you have not completed a degree program taught in English.  Scores cannot be more than two years old. Official scores must be mailed directly from the Educational Testing Service. Loyola's institution code is 5370.

Supplemental application materials should be forwarded directly to the Office of Graduate Admission via mail or email:

Loyola University Maryland
Graduate Admission Processing Center
P.O. Box 1447
Beltsville, MD 20704

Questions about the application or admission process may be directed to the Office of Graduate Business Programs at (410) 617-5067 or via email at

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application deadline. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.