Curriculum

The Professional's MBA offers:


A curriculum for ethical thought leaders

Based on a combination of foundation, core and elective courses, the Sellinger School's curriculum is designed to provide students with breadth and depth in management strategies and functional skills needed to lead and succeed in today's complex business environment. In addition to learning about profit and loss, the Loyola MBA is a leadership degree infused with Jesuit tradition that prepares students to be ethical leaders with a thoughtful conscience. The AACSB-International accredited program emphasizes developing and implementing strategy through sound analysis and decision-making, ethical leadership and a broad global perspective. The seven required core courses include:

  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Financial Applications and Strategy
  • Risk Assessment and Process Strategies
  • Information and Technology for Management
  • Business Strategy

A curriculum for all academic and professional backgrounds

To provide opportunities to level the educational playing field, we offer foundation courses in key business areas. These courses represent the language of business, providing the knowledge and skill set needed before proceeding to the upper-level core courses. Students applying to the MBA program with a recent bachelor's degree in business administration or related field who have taken selected business classes that specifically parallel the foundation courses and were successfully completed with a grade of "B" or better may qualify for waivers of some or all foundation courses.


A curriculum that recognizes and builds on previous business coursework

Depending on the student's individual academic program plan and any foundation course waivers, the Professional's MBA degree program can be completed with a minimum of 33 credits - seven required core courses and four electives. If all foundation courses were required, the program would require 53 credits. Many students will need some, but not all, foundation courses.

For more information on foundation course waivers, including a review of your transcripts for an unofficial wavier analysis, contact us at 410-617-5067 or mba@loyola.edu. One of our advisors will be glad to speak with you.


Coursework to match your goals

Through Loyola's MBA concentrations and specializations you can select your course electives to focus in one of several areas:

  • Concentration (four courses): Accounting
  • Specializations (three courses): Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Students are also able to select a combination of electives within a General Business specialization.

Schedules that fit your life

The Professional's MBA program academic year is divided into three semesters - fall, spring and summer. Students can begin their studies at the beginning of any term. Fall and spring courses are offered one night per week for 15 weeks. The summer is divided into two separate six-week sessions and classes meet two nights per week. Classes meet at graduate centers in Timonium and Columbia. Students select their courses and campus locations each semester to meet their academic program plan requirements and work-life balance.

Detailed information on degree requirements and courses may be found in the graduate catalogue.

The Professional's MBA program provides breadth and depth in all functional areas of business within a strategic framework that allows graduates to add value, vision and leadership to any business. Among all of our MBA programs, this is our largest and most flexible. Offered at both graduate centers, the Professional's MBA brings a diverse group of the Mid-Atlantic's most driven business professionals together to engage in coursework that is immediately applicable and fosters their growth as a leader. Our coursework reflects the dynamic, integrated environment of the business world, and develops leaders with a conscience; individuals ready to take on any challenge. 

Loyola's Professional's MBA program attracts students with a wide range of professional and academic experience. Students come from every economic sector including the region's largest corporations, small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures, non-profit, government and professional firms. Each class becomes a live case as you, your professor, and your colleagues test academic theory, challenge ideas, share experiences, discuss current issues, and learn from one another. The curriculum is tailored to your academic background and experience and allows you to pursue, through electives, a specific area of interest. The flexible format of evening classes year-round allows you to seamlessly integrate your educational goals with growing professional responsibilities and personal commitments.


Value-added career services

We recognize that prospective students look to the MBA with many different career goals in mind. Whether you are looking to move up in your organization, change job functions or move into a new industry, we know that making yourself more marketable in the competitive employment arena is of paramount importance.

While no business school can guarantee the job of your dreams, students in our programs can receive on-going career assistance and support tailored to where you are in your career through The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland.

Resources available to graduate students include a series of workshops on key career topics such as “How to Write a Winning Resume” and “Interviewing Made Easy.”

To accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals, The Career Center holds regular walk-in hours at both the Timonium and Columbia Graduate Centers. Career advisors are available for consultations on career planning and job search assistance. Specific services include resume critiques and interview preparation as well employer contacts and interest testing.

For more information, please visit The Career Center's website.

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