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Sellinger School Launches New, Faster Part-Time MBA Curriculum

The Professional’s MBA (PMBA) program at Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business—which offers flexible, part-time weeknight classes designed for the working professional—will offer a new, faster curriculum. 

The revised part-time MBA curriculum creates a more streamlined and interdisciplinary program while also allowing students the flexibility to customize their coursework through one of eight specializations. The changes also reflect the school’s student-centered approach, emphasizing value and speed to completion in the region’s premier graduate business program. 

Those applying to the program as early as spring 2019 will benefit from the curriculum change. 

“It is an exciting time to apply to Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management,” said Kathleen Getz, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. “The changes we’re making to the part-time MBA curriculum are designed with our students in mind. We are always looking for new, improved ways to meets the needs of our students and prepare graduates for success in an everchanging business landscape and hope to offer additional exciting new developments in the near future.”

Changes to the curriculum to impact the total program value and speed to degree include:

  • Degree completion time reduced: The new PMBA program can now be completed in 39-42 credits. Students pursuing the MBA with a General Business specialization may complete the program in as few as 39 credits. Students seeking an MBA with one of our other seven specializations can do so in just 42 credits. In addition, up to two course waiver exams (3 credits each) can be taken by admitted students. Waiver exams are offered in Finance, Statistics, and Economics.
  • Integrated global perspectives: International strategies and global influences will be infused into all core coursework. This will enable students to not only approach comprehensive learning aims from an integrated point of view, but also help students appreciate the mutually interdependent relationship amongst subject matters.
  • Fewer course requirements with added student-directed options: The total number of elective requirements has been lowered from 12 credits to six credits for those seeking a General Business specialization. If a student chooses to graduate with a specialization other than General Business, nine total elective credits are required. Additional elective coursework is available to those who wish to pursue multiple specializations or further their specialization coursework.

In addition, the Sellinger School’s commitment to program flexibility continues. Courses are offered on weekday evenings beginning at 6:30pm in our Timonium and Columbia graduate centers. An increasing number of courses are also offered as hybrid and online delivery options to accommodate busy professionals. 

For more information, visit the Professional's MBA page.