Learning Aims

Goal 1: Rigorous understanding of financial concepts and tools through:

  • Objective 1: Theoretical knowledge.
  • Objective 2: Mastery of financial tools and techniques.
  • Objective 3: Appreciation of the dynamic nature of finance and the need for currency with respect to new developments.

Goal 2: Each student will develop problem solving skills to be able to:

  • Objective 1: Clearly identify the problem or issue to be addressed.
  • Objective 2: Identify information needs and sources to solve the problem.
  • Objective 3: Apply appropriate financial tools, analyze outcomes, and formulate a solution.

Goal 3: Each student will be able to effectively communicate:

  • Objective 1: With other finance professionals using appropriate terminology.
  • Objective 2: By developing clear and concise written financial reports for a diverse audience.
  • Objective 3: By presenting reports orally to a diverse audience.

Goal 4: Each student will have a heightened sense of ethics and social responsibility to:

  • Objective 1: Comprehend ethical principles appropriate to finance.
  • Objective 2: Identify ethical dilemmas and understand the frameworks for selecting and defending a right course of action.
  • Objective 3: Understand the responsibility of the finance profession to all stakeholders.

Through constant classroom discussions, papers addressing real life scenarios and investment portfolio presentations I’ve become as expert at building and communicating sound financial positions as I am building sound structures.

-Bill Fritz, Ph.D. ‘09

As a student straddling the professional and educational worlds, you have the unique opportunity to accelerate the learning process by applying what you’ve learned.

-Stacy Landsman, Internal Financial Reporting and Analysis Manager, Legg Mason Capital Management

Loyola’s program is extremely topical to what I do. It’s geared to the market place; I actually use one of my textbooks at work on a regular basis.

-Kim Castellino ‘06

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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
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
  • Transfer up to 12 credits to/from the M.S. in Finance
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Executive MBA

A Saturday program for senior managers and executives

  • Saturdays only, summers off, 5-semester program
  • Offered at Timonium Graduate Center
  • 9-day international field study experience
  • Domestic field experience
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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 Columbia Graduate Center
  • Internship in your target industry
  • Domestic field experience
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Master of Science in Finance

A part-time, evening program for professionals who have a true enthusiasm for financial leadership

  • Weeknight classes; study at your own pace
  • Prepare for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams
  • All professional backgrounds welcome
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
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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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Cyber Security Certificate

A part-time, one-year, graduate certificate program open to any business professional seeking management-level certification and desiring to learn more about information assurance in the broader field of cyber security

  • One-year, part-time program
  • Weeknight classes
  • Offered at Columbia Graduate Center
  • Five courses, 15 credits
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Accounting Certificate

A three-month graduate program for credits toward the 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure

  • 12 credit, May–July program
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
  • Offered at Loyola's Evergreen campus
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