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Sellinger School of Business – Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Loyola University full-time Emerging Leaders MBA at Sellinger School of Business is a one-year, accelerated Master of Business Administration program for exceptional students who have recently completed their undergraduate degrees, as well as those with early career experience or those in career transition. It is a cohort program in order to help optimize learning. There is one intake of students per year; classes begin in the fall semester.


The 48-credit Loyola University full-time MBA program includes required courses, electives, and experiential learning. The program builds on the academic talents of its students and introduces them to a wide range of learning environments, including an international study tour, internships, consulting projects, business plan development, and live cases.

At the Residency, or opening orientation, students are introduced to the curriculum, their cohort, and the staff. Students are housed together at a hotel near the campus and participate in various workshops including team building, career strength assessment, strategic management, and case simulation. Through this one credit course, students are familiarized with the key elements of the program and prepared to begin the year.

Each semester, students participate in a one-credit active learning course where they participate in: tours and overviews of businesses, leadership development workshops and coaching, networking opportunities, team building, panel discussions with alumni and other professionals from the Baltimore and DC metro area, career development, live cases, service opportunities, and self-reflections.

Students are required to complete an internship in a field aligned with their career goals. Students are also given the option to participate in an international or domestic field study. Previous international study destinations have included Beijing and Shanghai in China.

Class Profile

The full-time MBA program is aimed at students who are early in their career, who have just graduated, or who are looking to make a career change. Students come from a variety of education and work backgrounds. The school typically likes to admit students with a GMAT score of 550 or higher. On average, classes are made up of 20-25 students.


Loyola University Maryland has a Career Center that provides a variety of career resources to students, including MBA students. Resources available to students include job listings that are specifically for Loyola students, an online networking tool for students and alumni, guides covering a range of career issues, help with creating a resume, interview tips, and more.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The entire Emerging Leader MBA program costs $59,450. Loyola University also charges a registration fee of $25.

A variety of grants and scholarships are available to Loyola students. Business students can apply for merit-based awards as well Ignatius Grants, the latter of which are for students who have shown a commitment to Jesuit values and who show promise of doing well in the program.

Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to US citizens and permanent residents. School of Business students commonly use the Federal Stafford Loan Program or Alternative Education Loans. Private loans may also be available.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the MBA program must have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

To apply to the Loyola University full-time MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, college transcripts from degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions, a current résumé, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants must also send in their GMAT or GRE scores and a nonrefundable $60 application fee.

Non-native English language speaking applicants must submit an official IELTS or TOEFL score report with an application.

Application Deadlines

All applications submitted after the final deadline of June 1 will be accepted on a rolling basis, class space permitting.

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