Emerging Leaders MBA class to receive iPads

May 13, 2011

Students in the Emerging Leaders MBA Class of 2012 will receive Apple iPads as part of an all-inclusive tuition package that also covers course materials, books, and travel.

“The strategy for incorporating iPads into the program is twofold,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. “First, our students will become familiar with optimizing mobile technology and applications for productivity, networking, and educational purposes; and second, investing in iPads will save the University dollars on purchasing hard copies of course materials and books that would otherwise be included in the tuition.”

Students will be expected to use the iPads throughout the program—creating and sharing presentations that incorporate multimedia; doing research and taking notes and pictures on site visits and field studies; and staying connected with their cohort and program faculty and staff. The iPads will be the students’ property and they can keep them after they complete their studies.

Loyola is considering making similar investments for its other cohort programs. In the meantime, the Sellinger School has purchased iPads for shared use among faculty and students in the business school.

The Emerging Leaders MBA is a full-time, accelerated one-year MBA program. The inaugural class members will complete their degrees this August, and the Class of 2012 will begin classes in September.  To learn more about the program, visit the Emerging Leaders MBA website.