Part-time MBA Course Descriptions

Part-time MBA Specializations

Loyola's part-time MBA curriculum includes eight specializations, which allow students to focus their studies in a particular area of business or prepare for further advancement in their specific career field. The following MBA specializations are currently available:

Part-time MBA Curriculum

Loyola's part-time MBA is comprised of a pre-program competency, 700-level core part time MBA courses to provide breadth and depth in all functional areas of business, and a variety of 700-level electives. The Professional's MBA can be completed in 39 to 42 credits. In addition, up to two course waiver exams may be taken by admitted students (waiver exams available for the following courses: Applied Business Statistics, Financial Strategy, and Managerial Economics)*.

Pre-program Competency

Math Proficiency
(online resources provided)

Core Courses

Analytical Skills:
GB 707 - Managerial Economics (3 cr.)
GB 715 - Applied Business Statistics (3 cr.)

Leadership and Communication:
GB 700 - Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (3 cr.)
GB 705 - Leading and Managing People (3 cr.)
GB 711 - Communicating in the Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business (3 cr.)

Functional Areas:
GB 701 - Operations and Process Strategies (3 cr.)
GB 702 - Marketing Strategy (3 cr.)
GB 703 - Financial Strategy (3 cr.)
GB 704 - Information Technology and Analytics for Competitive Advantage (3 cr.)
GB 706 - Accounting for Decision Making (3 cr.)


For students pursuing an MBA with a General Business specialization, two electives (6 cr.) are required.

For students pursuing any of the other seven specializations, three electives (9 cr.) are required.

In addition,  several unique experiential electives are available: International Study Tours, the Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund Course, and a Consulting Practicum.


GB 709 - Strategic Management (3 cr.)
(This capstone course must be taken within the last 6 credits)

*Admitted students interested in taking a waiver exam should contact the Office of Graduate Business Programs at 410-617-5067 or

Loyola’s rigorous curriculum and focus on real-world business problems demanded new avenues of thought, enhanced my natural inclinations, and transformed me into an adaptable leader.

—Awais Akbar ’08

I come from a technical background, and I have the management experience, but the Loyola MBA provided a way to blend the two.

—Martin Feinkeng ’07

All the classes I took, all the professors I learned from and all the fellow colleagues I worked with enriched my education and left me with a piece of knowledge I didn’t have before.

—Mike Barberio ’10

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