Loyola Marymount University
Founded in 1911, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. LMU’s College of Business Administration (CBA) was established in 1926. Today, the college offers several undergraduate degree offerings and graduate degree offerings, including an MS in Accounting, MBA and Executive MBA.
The CBA, as a community and an integral part of a premier Catholic university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, prepares men and women to lead and serve in their organizations and communities with competence, values, ethics and stewardship. The CBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
The 142-acre Loyola Marymount campus, which sits atop the bluffs overlooking Marina Del Rey and Playa Del Rey, is located just off the East Pacific Coast Highway in West Los Angeles – less than 10 minutes away from the Los Angeles International Airport. LMU now houses 36 academic, athletic, administrative, and event facilities as well as 12 on-campus residence halls and six on-campus apartment complexes.
The Conrad N. Hilton Center for Business opened in the Fall of 1995. It houses classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture halls, faculty offices, Information Services, the Asian Business Center, and a 350-seat auditorium in a spacious, technologically advanced facility.
The CBA has four centers of excellence: Center for Accounting Ethics, Governance and the Public Interest, Center for Asian Business, Center for Entrepreneurship and Center for Ethics and Business. The centers organize their own special guest lectures, student competitions and study abroad programs, all which work to enhance the learning environment by expanding the mind.
The Jesuit MBA Transfer Network at Loyola Marymount also gives students the opportunity to finish earning degrees at many other business schools.
LMU employs 60 full-time faculty and 40 part-time faculty who teach across five academic disciplines, including Accounting, Finance and CIS, Management, Marketing, and Business Law. More than 90 percent of the full-time faculty possesses a Ph.D., and six faculty members are recipients of the Fulbright Award.
In addition to teaching classes and advising student organizations, these professors conduct research that impacts the way the world does business. Faculty members regularly contribute to scholarly and trade publications, participate in ongoing debates and conferences, publish pioneering books and papers, and serve as consultants to businesses. By incorporating their scholarship into their teaching practice, LMU’s active faculty enhances traditional classroom learning with the latest thinking across each field of study.
Approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 177 graduate students are enrolled in LMU’s College of Business Administration.