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Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business introduces the Loyola Business Institute

Five-week summer program offers ‘business-focused immersion’

Virtual Info Session - Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. -  Email LBIProgram@loyola.edu or call 410-617-2681 to register

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management established the Loyola Business Institute, a five-week program that provides liberal arts, sciences, and social sciences majors with the fundamental business knowledge and skills necessary for any career.

This business immersion experience will combine classroom work and hands-on interactions with members of the business community in Baltimore. It is open to undergraduate students in good academic standing at any university and recent college graduates. Upon completion of the program, which takes place May 22 through June 24 on Loyola’s Evergreen campus, students will earn six college credit hours.

“Business skills and the understanding of business processes and procedures are a necessity these days regardless of one’s career goals,” Sellinger Dean Kathleen Getz, Ph.D., said.

“Our purpose for starting this program is for students attending the Business Institute to have a better understanding of the role of business in society and the relationship of business to social justice issues. We believe that students who have had some business education will ultimately be better and more effective employees wherever they work.”

Through integrated coursework, an emphasis on principled leadership and the opportunity to practice decision-making in settings that simulate real-world business situations, students will be more prepared for careers, whether they work in for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies. The course work will be enriched by activities that allow students to interact with business professionals and observe the application of skills and knowledge presented in the classroom.

The Loyola Business Institute also will provide students with the opportunity for personal development that will benefit any career by improving skills in the areas of communication, teamwork, and the development and delivery of presentations.

“The program has been especially designed for bright, motivated non-business students or recent graduates who seek a competitive advantage in the job market through business-focused immersion. Students will gain foundational knowledge and skills in the core areas of business as well as an understanding of and an appreciation for the importance of principled leadership within any organization,” Getz said.

The application deadline is April 1. For more information, costs and the application, visit www.loyola.edu/business-institute or call 410-617-2681.