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
“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."
- Awais Akbar, MBA ‘08
Project Coordinator, Johns Hopkins International
“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.”
- Matt Nestorick, MBA ‘06
Marketing Manager, Stanley Black & Decker
“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 "
- Natasha Ramdass, MBA ’09
Index analyst, global index group, NASDAQ
"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."
- Theresa Messinese, MBA ’09
Certified Public Accountant, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
“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.”
- Laurie McDonald, current MBA student
National sales manager, Pandora Jewelry
“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.”
- Martin Feinkeng, MBA ’07
Director of worldwide IT infrastructure, McCormick & Company
“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. “
- Mike Barberio, MBA ‘10
Credit & Risk Analyst, Constellation Energy, Professional