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Sellinger School revises Professional’s MBA curriculum

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management revised the curriculum for its Professional’s MBA program, increasing academic rigor and experiential learning. The revised part-time MBA curriculum, beginning fall 2016, strengthens the program’s learning aims emphasis on business communication, critical thinking, ethical leadership, and global awareness in line with the University’s Jesuit values.

“Our curriculum revisions reflect the changing business environment and meet the needs of students and employers,” said Kathleen Getz, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. “We go beyond abstract business concepts to teach the functional skills our students need to be leaders of positive change in the workplace and in their community.”

The revised part-time MBA program, which offers weeknight classes designed for working professionals, follows a more streamlined and integrated curriculum than previously. Changes include:

  • Addition of experiential learning: Students must meet a new experiential-learning requirement by completing a consulting practicum, international experience, or department-specific experiential course.
  • Fewer course requirements: The revised program consists of a maximum of 16 courses at 48 credits, down from 20 courses at 53 credits. Some foundation-level courses were consolidated to reduce the total credits required.
  • Increased flexibility: Students have more options to enroll in courses with a hybrid/online delivery in addition to the in-person evening format.
  • Greater integration: Communication skill-building has been integrated into functional-area courses covering topics such as marketing and business law.

Classes will continue to be offered at Loyola’s graduate centers in Timonium and Columbia. A diverse range of electives allows students to specialize in general business, finance, information systems, international business, management, or marketing.

For more information visit the Professional's MBA page.