Curriculum: A Three Part Approach

Leadership Skill Building

At monthly class sessions, participants sharpen critical skills necessary for effective leadership in their organization and community. Through experienced and professional facilitatorss, participants will learn and practice the characteristics of a results-oriented leader. Skills learned include:

  • Leading teams to excellence
  • Building collaborative relationships and networks
  • Improving critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Learning effective oral communication and active listening
  • Project management
  • Creating powerful presentations
  • Learning personal strengths and weaknesses

Professional Leadership Coaching

Personal coaching is a tool utilized by some of the most savvy and experienced leaders in business and management today. A professional coach is objective, confidential, and can help a leader unlock the answers within, enabling them to make appropriate decisions and strengthen leadership skills. Participants will experience:

  • One-on-one coaching sessions at least once per month
  • An objective sounding board
  • Reflections on business and personal challenges

Community Service Projects

A highlight of this program is the involvement with the community. Participants will work in small teams on a short-term community service project that provides them with the opportunity to put their leadership skills into practice. Throughout the project they will build relationships around a goal-oriented assignment, learning from peers and acquiring first-hand experience at making a difference in the local community. 

This multi-faceted approach enables participants to build valuable skills and professional contacts, and enhance their ability to become effective leaders in business and the wider community. Many Leadership Essentials graduates stay involved with the community organizations they got to know through their community service projects. Others form connections through their classmates and offer their leadership skills and resources to local non-profits.

Leadership Essentials alumni become well connected members of their communities. Through Loyola's collaborative relationships, graduates of the Leadership Essentials programs enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Graduates of Leadership Essentials - Howard County are invited to become members of Leadership Howard County.
  2. Graduates of Leadership Essentials - Baltimore County are introduced to Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce board members and can apply for membership.

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Graduate Programs

Professional's MBA

Designed for a range of working professionals looking to pursue their MBA at their own pace

  • Weeknight classes; study at your own pace
  • In-person, hybrid, and online course options
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate Centers
  • MBA specializations offered
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Emerging Leaders MBA

A one-year full-time cohort program targeting immediate graduates or those early in their career

  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
  • Internship in your target industry
  • Domestic field experience
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Master of Accounting

A full time 12-month program for those with an accounting undergrad degree or equivalent accounting coursework

  • 30 credits toward 150 hour licensure requirement
  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Part-time schedule option available
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
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