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Loyola Marymount University – College of Business Administration - MBA

Loyola Marymount MBA Program Structure

The Loyola Marymount University MBA program provides small classes, personalized attention, global study opportunities, and career services. Meanwhile, it aims to equip students with the skills and experience they need to advance their careers. The program hosts classes in the evening at the beautiful West Los Angeles campus.

Students can complete the program in 21 to 36 months if they attend classes two nights per week, but they have the option to complete the program over a longer period of time.

The first year is structured as a cohort (core classes), but the second year offers more flexibility (emphasis and electives). A new class begins each fall. As part of LMU’s real-world learning experience, the MBA program offers an international study opportunity.

Curriculum at Loyola Marymount

Loyola Marymount designed its MBA program for individuals with at least two years of professional or internship experience.

Students take three electives  in a chosen area of emphasis (5  total) and eleven  core courses. Three areas of emphasis include: Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Marketing. The program offers a wide variety of courses each semester to help supplement the core learning experience. The program comprises a total of 51 credits.

MBA students also complete an international study program: 

The Comparative Management Systems (CMS) Program gives MBA students an opportunity to gain first-hand exposure to global management concepts and practices. The program requires a year of study and concludes with travel to a number of countries in a specific region of the world. There, they will meet with business executives, visit local attractions, and learn about the the culture & business environment. (The CMS Program is canceled until further notice due to COVID-19)

MBA Class Profile

There are currently over 77,000 students enrolled at LMU, including more than 22,000 graduate students. There are 52  students in the Loyola Marymount MBA program. 40% of students identify as male, while 60% identify as female. 42% of MBA students are of minority status. In addition, the students have an average GPA of 3.3. Most students join the program with around 4 years of professional work experience.

Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

The Loyola MBA program costs approximately $85,000 total. This fee includes tuition, residence, workshops, required international experience, books, and parking.

Scholarships, federal loans, and graduate assistantships are available. LMU awards scholarships based on merit. As a result, they do not need to be repaid. Eligibility for scholarships is based on academics, leadership, and/or talent.

The information entered on a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, will primarily determine how much aid they will receive. Students can submit their FAFSA and apply for financial aid at LMU even prior to applying for admission. The Financial Aid Office recommends applying for aid as soon as possible.

Grants are made available by LMU, the State of California and the Federal Government to help fund the Loyola Marymount education. The Financial Aid Office considers eligibility for these based on information submitted on the FAFSA.

Loyola Marymount MBA Admissions

Applicants to the Loyola MBA programs must have completed a Bachelor’s degree or recognized qualifications equivalent to a degree. And they must also have at least two years of work experience. Internship experience is also acceptable.

They must also submit a completed application form, college transcripts from degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions, a current résumé, and two letters of recommendation. International applicants must submit an official TOEFL score or IELTS score. The school also requires applicants to complete a personal statement, submit a GMAT/GRE score, and send a nonrefundable $50 application fee.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Fall (August) 2021

  • January 6, 2021: Early deadline
  • March 6, 2021: Priority deadline for international applicants requiring a student visa
  • May 6, 2021: Final deadline for international applicants requiring a student visa and priority deadline for domestic applicants
  • July 6, 2021: Final deadline for domestic applicants, but candidates are strongly encouraged to apply well before the deadline

Spring (January) 2022

  • November 18, 2021: Deadline for international applicants requiring a student visa
  • December 2, 2021: Deadline for domestic applicants

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