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Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business introduces new MBA specializations

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management has introduced two new specializations in the school’s part-time Professional’s MBA program: Data Analytics and Investments and Applied Portfolio Management. Through specializations, students can customize their MBA to provide deeper knowledge and experience in the selected field.

“MBA specializations offer new, relevant curriculum with immediate, real-world applications and are one way Sellinger stays ahead of changes in the business world,” said Kathleen Getz, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School of Business. “Students have expressed interest in gaining skills in our new specializations—Data Analytics and Investments and Applied Portfolio Management—while employers have said they want to hire professionals with these skills.”

With the dramatic increase in the amount and types of data available to organizations today, the MBA in Data Analytics is a project-based approach designed to give students the skills and knowledge to understand, manage, and analyze data, to apply analytics to business problems, and to influence strategic decisions.

The MBA in Investments and Applied Portfolio Management provides students with the knowledge base to be leaders in the asset management industry. Students study investment analysis, financial markets and institutions and help manage Loyola University’s endowment fund through an experiential-learning course.

“All of Loyola’s specializations require experiential learning in the field, where students learn outside the classroom by visiting well-respected businesses, gaining practical experience in the real world, and expanding their business networks,” Getz said. “We equip our students with skills they can take to work with them and use to advance their careers—making sure they are prepared for new opportunities to lead in a changing world.”

Loyola University Maryland designed the Professional’s MBA program for busy professionals seeking to advance or change their careers, broaden their perspectives, and expand their options. Other specializations include finance, general business, information systems, international business, management, and marketing.