Full-Time MBA Program

Program Overview

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  • Cost: $59,450
  • Credits: 45
  • All Inclusive Tuition: Instruction, course material, field study accommodations, parking
  • Location: Baltimore campus
  • Time to completion: 12 months
  • Average Class Size: 20-25

The Emerging Leaders MBA Experience

The Princeton Review Best Business Schools 2019

Loyola University Maryland’s Emerging Leaders MBA (ELMBA) is a full-time, one-year MBA program designed for recent college graduates and early career professionals. Cohorts begin the program once a year in the fall and are comprised of diverse individuals with a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. In 2019, the ELMBA program was named as a “Top 50 Fastest" MBA program by MBA Central.

Active Learning

Our immersive, experiential curriculum builds upon your strong functional knowledge and critical thinking skills through a variety of real-world experiences including corporate visits, mentoring, and internships. Each semester brings about the opportunity to participate in “First Friday” site visits, leadership and career development workshops, networking, and team building exercises.

Explore Your World

Students participate in domestic and international field studies in which exploration of emerging markets, new business climates and cultures are experienced firsthand. ELMBA students have traveled internationally to Spain, Chile, China, Peru, and Vietnam. Domestic field study experiences have explored New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Walt Disney World.

Loyola Ready

As a student and alumnus of our MBA program, you’ll have access to Loyola’s Career Center, which is dedicated to connecting you with organizations in need of your expertise. Upon graduation, you become a part of our expansive alumni network in Baltimore and around the globe.

Admission and Scholarship Application Process

The ELMBA program is a highly collaborative cohort-driven learning experience with a fall start term only. Application materials include a resume, personal statement, two letters of recommendations, official transcript(s), and test scores (GMAC or GRE). In addition, prospective students will participate in a personal interview with a member of the Sellinger team.

Applicants with a strong academic and/or professional background should apply early for merit-based scholarship consideration! Learn more about the admission process and merit-based scholarships.

The Sellinger Difference

Loyola University Maryland takes a values-centered approach to business education that emphasizes reflection, discernment, and ethical commitment. Explore new ways of thinking and emerge as a confident, competent leader prepared for leadership roles in your current organization—and wherever your career takes you. Our personalized approach to student success means that faculty and staff meet with students to tailor the MBA and customize their path in order to meet their professional interests and goals. Loyola MBA graduates emerge from the program as knowledgeable, skilled, ethical, and adaptable professionals.

The Loyola Network

Expand your network of power connections from day one as you learn alongside the region’s most driven, diverse, and committed professionals. Graduating from Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business places you among a vast and influential alumni network connecting you to thousands of fellow graduates at companies and organizations in Baltimore and around the world. As a part of the Sellinger alumni community, you’ll have access to valuable benefits such as networking, continued education, and career services.

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This was the highlight of the program for me, the development of self: understanding what I excelled at, what I needed to work on, as well as really discover what I could see myself doing in the upcoming years.

—Joey Pustejovsky ’13

After college, I wanted to make an impact but I didn't feel like I was progressing--this program gave me a strong business foundation and opened up a lot of opportunities early in my career.

—Megann Daw ’11

I sought out this program looking for increased opportunities, and the ELMBA program has already exceeded my expectations.

—Michelle Esposito ’11

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