Part-Time MBA Admission Requirements

Please Note

GMAT/GRE test requirements are now waived through the Fall 2021 start term for all part-time MBA applicants. Loyola will accept electronic official transcripts from your college/university or PDF copies of your unofficial transcripts that you send yourself. These may be sent electronically to graduate@loyola.edu.

Part-Time MBA Admission Priority Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: August 1*
  • Spring Semester: December 1*
  • Summer Sessions: May 1*

*At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed after the application deadline on a space-available basis. Please review international applicant deadlines below.

International Applicant Deadlines

International applicants seeking F-1 student visas may only be enrolled in full-time degree programs. In order to maintain a full-time status, students may be required to travel between Loyola's three campuses in Baltimore, Timonium, and Columbia. Public transportation is not available. International applicants must submit a complete application for admission (including all supplemental documentation) by the following deadline:

  • Fall Semester: April 1

Part-Time MBA Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills, familiarity with MS Office Suite at intermediate level
  • Professional work experience, typically two years. Prospective students with fewer than two years of work experience are encouraged to review their qualifications with an advisor at 410-617-5067 or mba@loyola.edu.
  • Facility in algebra and graphing of mathematical functions, graphic interpretation, and probability. Proficiency in these areas will be determined through recent college or graduate level credit (B or better in a single course) in finite mathematics, pre-calculus, or mathematical models for business. Proficiency may also be established through superior GMAT/GRE performance.
  • Strong potential for academic and professional success

Applicants accepted for graduate study will be advised in writing. Individuals will also be informed of any required undergraduate courses or prerequisites. A program advisor will assist in planning your program of study. Students are responsible for discussing any special needs they may have with their advisor.

GMAT/GRE Information

GMAT/GRE now waived for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 start terms for all applicants.

A careful examination of an applicant's academic and professional qualifications precedes every admission decision. The committee values previous undergraduate/graduate academic achievement, work experience assessed through a resume, professional references, each portion of the GMAT, certifications/awards, and other evidence of the applicant's capacity to successfully pursue graduate study in business. Applicants who have already taken the GRE revised General Test (August 2011 and later) may supply this score in lieu of the GMAT. Report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org). Scores will be converted using the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools produced by the ETS.

GMAT Waiver Request Policy 

Professional's MBA and MSF candidates may be eligible for admission without submitting a GMAT score report. Requests for a GMAT waiver may be made on the online application. GMAT waiver decisions are made as part of the admissions process after an application file is complete and ready for review. Contact an admissions advisor for more information on the policy at mba@loyola.edu

Part-Time MBA Application Requirements

The following should be completed online/uploaded on the application:

  • Online application form; Non-refundable fee of $60 
  • Applicants should select specialization area of interest when they apply
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Essay/personal statement
  • One professional letter of recommendation

The following test scores should be submitted directly from the test administrator to Loyola (Loyola's institution code is 5370): 

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Score Report. Required if English is not your native language or if you have not completed a degree program taught in English (no more than two years old).
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Score Report. Report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Scores must be from tests administered within five years of the application deadline. Applicants may be eligible for admission without submitting a GMAT or GRE score report. Please review the GMAT waiver request policy.

Applicants should request that official transcripts be emailed directly to Loyola at graduate@loyola.edu:

  • As of April 6, 2020, Loyola will accept electronic official transcripts from your college/university or PDF copies of your unofficial transcripts that you send yourself. These may be sent electronically to graduate@loyola.edu.
  • The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers and advanced standing.
  • Applicants who hold degrees from non-U.S. institutions must have a course-by-course evaluation and translation of their transcript done by a NACES-approved evaluation services agency. Loyola recommends the WES:ICAP from World Education Services, Inc. or JS&A.
  • International applicants must also complete additional requirements. Please visit the Graduate Admission for International Students page.

Transcripts may also be sent via mail to:

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission 
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

 

Questions about the application or admission process may be directed to the Office of Graduate Business Programs at (410) 617-5067 or via email at mba@loyola.edu.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application deadline. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

Non-Discrimination

Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to admission or employment. The designated compliance officer to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as Amended, is Kathleen Parnell, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, 5000 York Rd., Rm. 204, 410-617-2354, kmparnell@loyola.edu. The coordinator to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is Katsura Kurita, Assistant Vice President for Student Development, 110 Jenkins Hall, 410-617-5646 (direct), kkurita@loyola.edu. Loyola University is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant, alien students. This publication does not constitute an express or implied contract. Loyola reserves the right to amend or rescind this publication at any time.

Title IX

For information about the Title IX Grievance Process, see the Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures for Students and for Employees.

To report any Sexual Harassment or any form of sexual misconduct or related behaviors, please contact any of the Title IX Coordinators.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at graduate@loyola.edu or 410-617-5020.

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