Business Administration, M.B.A.

Senior Director, Graduate Business Programs

  • Dustin Cornwell

Contact Information

Office Location: Conrad N. Hilton Center for Business, Room 51
Telephone: 310.338.8707
Fax: 310.338.2899


The College of Business Administration offers the MBA degree designed for working professionals. There are three areas of emphasis/specialization in the MBA Program. The purpose, admission requirements, program requirements, and options are described in the pages that follow. The part-time MBA program (MBA) serves the educational requirements of working professionals who recognize the need to continue to build their careers. The Executive MBA (EMBA) is designed for the experienced business professional who aspires to executive-level responsibility.

In addition, eight dual degree programs are available. Students may apply for separate admission to the Loyola Law School and earn the JD/MBA degree or apply to the Seaver College of Science & Engineering to earn an MBA and MS.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Loyola Marymount University College of Business Administration is to advance knowledge and develop business leaders with moral courage and creative confidence to be a force for good in the global community. The mission of the Loyola Marymount University MBA Program is to provide high quality graduate business education consistent with the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. The MBA Program fosters development of each student’s potential to create value, handle risk, and manage change to serve both business and society. The result is the development of ethical leaders possessing the knowledge and skills to effectively manage organizations in a diverse and global economy.

To accomplish its mission, the MBA Program utilizes faculty who regularly extend the boundaries of their discipline and simultaneously demonstrate in the classroom their ability to translate theory into practice. Although teaching styles and techniques vary, all focus on the current issues and technologies that are forming and shaping the many environments of business (political, economic, social, legal, and ethical). Classes range from those that emphasize computer applications to those that delve into ethical concepts and humanistic management. The MBA curriculum is one of breadth first and specialization second. To that end, the basis of the Program is broad and integrating. Areas of specialization are built on this base. By specializing, students are able to focus some of their studies in a single area of emphasis. Additionally, numerous opportunities exist to explore various aspects of global business. These include a full-fledged International MBA Program of studies, including a unique overseas integrative experience. The high quality of the MBA Program is confirmed through its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

MBA Program Overview

The College of Business Administration offers the MBA degree designed for working professionals. There are three areas of emphasis in the MBA Program.  Program requirements and options are described in the pages that follow.

Graduate Program Policies

For a complete listing of the College of Business Administration’s Graduate Program Policies, please click here.

Program Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a foreign institution.
  • 2 years of full-time work experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated capacity for graduate level quantitative courses, either through previous coursework (business math or intermediate algebra) or test scores.