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Loyola Marymount University – College of Business Administration

History

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.

Location

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.

Facilities

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.

Faculty

LMU employs 36 full-time faculty members in the MBA department

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.

Student Body

There are currently over 52,000 students enrolled at LMU, including more than 20,700 graduate students. There are just over 140 students in the LMU MBA program, 62 percent of which identify as male and 38 percent that identify as female. About 36 percent of MBA students are of minority status. On average, these students are 30-years old, joining with an average GPA of 3.35 and GMAT score of 597. Each class features roughly 17 students on average, with an 8:1 student-faculty ratio. Most students join the program with around 4.5 years of professional work experience.

MBA Degree Offerings

LMU offers a traditional and Executive MBA, as well as a dual JD/MBA.