Experiential Learning and Study Tours

Loyola University Maryland and the Sellinger School of Business believe in the power of experiential learning as a way of deepening the classroom experience. This commitment extends into our Professional’s MBA program curriculum and translates to real-world application in a diverse and changing business environment.

In addition to the MBA program’s core courses, students must complete four electives – one of which must be an experiential elective. Experiential electives can be satisfied through a domestic or international study tour, the Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund course, or a consulting practicum. 

Explore our current domestic and international study tour options:

The Sellinger Applied Portfolio Management elective provides students with actual portfolio management experience. Students serve as portfolio and investment managers charged with managing the Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund in a manner consistent with the core goals and philosophy of the Loyola University Maryland Endowment. Students make use of financial data platforms, the Internet, and other sources of information to create, manage, and monitor this portfolio. Recently, students saw a 20% return on their investments.
 
The Consulting Practicum provides an opportunity for students to develop and hone skills in project management, leadership and team building, applying classroom concepts to real business problems, and enhancing student resumes with tangible experience. Students work to make a difference in our local community by researching and partnering with an organization to help detect problem areas and identify possible solutions.
 
For more information about experiential electives, please contact the Office of Graduate Business Programs at 410-617-5067 or mba@loyola.edu.

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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