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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2016-2017 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

M.B.A./M.S. Dual Degree: Systems Engineering Leadership Program

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The mission of the Systems Engineering Leadership Program (SELP) is to educate working engineers and scientists in the engineering and business disciplines that will make them leaders of highly complex technical endeavors within their sponsoring organizations.

The SELP will confer two degrees upon its graduates: an MBA and an MS in Systems Engineering. Students may obtain either an MS in Systems Engineering or an MBA degree as a stand-alone by fulfilling the individual degree requirements. Taking the dual degree program saves the student several courses compared to the two programs taken separately.


Both the MBA Program in the College of Business and the Systems Engineering Program in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering must accept students applying to the SELP for admission.

The admissions process to both Colleges will be coordinated within the University. Prospective students need to submit only one application to the LMU Graduate Division. Submit the application to Graduate Admissions with a $50 application fee. To apply online, visit

Course of Study

Students enrolled in the SELP Program are advised by the SELP Program Coordinator and can begin in any semester. The MBA portion of the program operates as a cohort that begins only in the Fall semester. The cohort requires each student to abide by the prescribed MBA curriculum for the first year which contains no electives. MBA electives can be taken in year two of the MBA program and may include SELP courses as needed to meet both degree requirements. It is recommended that incoming students take a full course load of SELP courses the first year of the dual-degree program, then begin the MBA cohort in year two, and select electives and additional SELP courses in year three.

In addition to the MBA Curriculum, SELP students will take a total of eight (8) Systems Engineering courses, of which four will be used to satisfy the emphasis/concentration requirement for the MBA degree. Students will also be required to take MBAH 673 /SELP 673 New Product Design and Development . Three (3) additional courses of the SELP program are part of the MBA coursework and apply to the M.S. in Systems Engineering.

MBA curriculum (no emphasis) 45 semester hours
SELP curriculum (8 courses) 24 semester hours
Overlap course (MBAH 673 /SELP 673 ) 3 semester hours
Total: 72 semester hours


Required College of Science and Engineering courses in Systems Engineering


SELP Director has the discretion to substitute other SELP coursework based on availability and Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering Dean’s office approval.


Students who receive a grade of less than “B” in any 500-level course of a grade of less than “C” in any 600-level course will not have the course count toward their degree. The overall minimum GPA required for graduation is 3.0.

When the course requirements outlined above are completed, the student will be awarded both the MBA and the MS in Systems Engineering degrees.

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