Loyola Marymount University


Loyola Marymount University

MBA Program

Loyola Marymount University
The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is one of the best business schools in the nation. Established in 1926 as a center for strategic thinking and innovation in Southern California, we strive for academic excellence and prepare students to use their immense talents and unique skills to advance the interests of both industry and society.

Meet this school


We advance knowledge and develop business leaders with moral courage and creative confidence to be a force for good in the global community.

Made in L.A.

Los Angeles is the creative capital of the world and a global engine of innovation and invention. The LMU campus is centered in the heart of Silicon Beach, a thriving coastal startup community stretching from Santa Monica to El Segundo. Silicon Beach is home to Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Yahoo!, Hulu, The Honest Company, YouTube and more than 1,000 startups, venture capital firms and business incubators. The CBA experience is invigorated by real-world learning opportunities across our incredible city — internships, industry mentors, global conferences, networking events and more. 

Rewarding and Relevant

For 95 years, CBA has built a national reputation for its academic rigor and commitment to the Jesuit values of ethical stewardship and compassionate service. Led by an extraordinary faculty of teacher-scholars, our students learn the tremendous opportunities and real challenges of a globally connected, 21st century business world.

AACSB Accreditation

CBA is a proud member of AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5% of the world's 16,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving and largest global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Education Beyond a Degree

Whether you're looking to further your education, considering a job change or interested in career advancement, our program can help you realize your full potential with our small classes, outstanding faculty and strong academic reputation. Focused on developing business leaders, our small class sizes allow personalized attention and close interaction with faculty.

Embracing the Jesuit ideal of "educating the whole person," our curriculum is designed to make you an engaged participant — giving you the ability to tailor your degree to meet your personal needs and professional aspirations. In addition to core business skills, graduate students receive leadership training, develop communication skills and gain practice in case analysis and ethical reasoning.

Grow as a person, not just as a professional. Learn from professors who care about your success as an individual and as a leader. Gain new connections that turn into lifelong friendships. Students earn more than an MBA degree at LMU; they gain a valuable and intimate experience that plays a large role in paving a successful career path.

Ranked 13th in Entrepreneurship, 20th in Marketing and 25th in Management by U.S. News & World Report, the LMU MBA Program is at the forefront of providing students with the best graduate-level career advancement education in the nation.

Program Delivery and Schedule

The MBA program is designed to be completed in 2 years on a part-time basis; admission is offered for fall and spring enrollment. During your first year, you complete the MBA core courses, and during the second year, you focus on your area of emphasis, elective courses and global study. Each student participates in an orientation program, 2 workshops and an international trip.

While approximately 90 percent of LMU MBA students choose to complete the program in 2 years, students requiring more flexibility have the option to extend the program to 3 years by taking a reduced course load each semester.

Classes are offered Monday to Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. to provide students with the ability to balance work and school. MBA core classes consist of 20–30 students while elective/emphasis courses contain 8–10 students.

Class Profile: Entering Fall 2021

As an LMU MBA student, you will become a part of a very close community of like-minded individuals with a desire to be high-performing professionals in their respective fields. You will be able to connect with students from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.

  • 44 students
  • 57% male / 43% female
  • 4 years average work experience
  • 3.3 average GPA

Our students identify as:

  • 39% domestic students of color
  • 18% international students

Undergraduate majors:

  • 57% business, management or entrepreneurship
  • 21% social sciences
  • 15% science and engineering
  • 7% arts
Eligibility Requirements
  • 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.
Application Requirements
Please visit the MBA Program website for the full list of application requirements.
International Applicants
International students have additional admission requirements.
Application Deadlines
Please visit the MBA Program website for the most current application deadlines.

Tuition, Fees and Scholarships

Please visit the MBA Program website for the most current tuition, fee and scholarship information.

Please visit the MBA Program website for alumni profiles.

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