Overview

Applicants
142
Acceptance Rate
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
4

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
483 - 600
GPA
3.09 - 3.65

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No


Students Say

Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management is anchored by core Jesuit beliefs. It offers a “value-based” education that emphasizes “reflective learning” and the importance of ethical behavior and leadership skills. All students must take two courses in the Law and Social Responsibility department: one on legal and regulatory compliance and another on ethics and social responsibility. The department also offers electives, such as legal and managerial issues in not-for-profit organizations and intersections among power, privilege, and professional identity for those wanting to further specialize in the area. Students say they “appreciate the Jesuit influence” and name the Jesuit “commitment to excellence” and “strong belief in business ethics” as reasons for picking the school.

Loyola is dedicated to its students and offers four different MBA programs, at two locations, with varying delivery methods. This ensures that students’ needs are met, and that they are not forced into a cookie-cutter program. The most popular program is the part-time Professional MBA, which offers evening classes and the freedom to vary the number of credits students take each semester. The MBA Fellows program is designed for professionals with managerial experience and has Saturday classes only. The Executive MBA is a cohort program for seasoned professionals that meets all day Friday and Saturday every other weekend. Loyola’s Emerging Leaders MBA is a fulltime, twelve-month accelerated program for early career students. The school also offers an MS in finance and a certificate in accounting and cyber security. All of these programs have a “great reputation” and a reasonable price.

Loyola’s part-time programs “cater to working individuals” and give them “flexibility and greater control” over the curriculum. Classes are offered at convenient times in locations close to the Baltimore area. All programs require a set of core classes to ensure students have a wide and strong understanding of the business world, but some professional MBA students may find requirements waived if they graduated from college in the past few years and received high grades in similar courses. After completing these courses, professional MBA students may concentrate in accounting, finance, information systems, international business, management, or marketing. Classes are challenging and require group projects. While theory is taught, the program emphasizes “where business and the country are headed, and how to be a part of that.” One student loves that “many of the concepts taught can be applied as both an entrepreneur and corporate executive.” Loyola’s professors fall at “both ends of the spectrum.” Students find the full-time faculty is “incredible” and “very effective and encouraging.” Some of the adjunct professors, however, should “simply stick with their day jobs.” The administration also gets mixed reviews, but most find them “fantastic to work with.” When you consider Loyola’s “great reputation,” price, and willingness to support student success, it’s no wonder students say going there is a “great experience.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing

Center for Research

Information Systems/Information Technology

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Accounting strengths include a practitioner’s focus, global perspective, a focus on ethics, and integration of technology while preparing students for the accounting profession and successfully completing the CPA exam.

Marketing-The marketing faculty’s special strength is in product and service development and management with a curriculum that emphasizes experiential learning.

Management- The Management faculty demonstrates particular expertise in the areas of organizational behavior and strategic analysis with a special strength in the application of ethics and social responsibility to business planning.

International Business--The International Business faculty’s expertise encompasses the traditional areas of international business with a developing special strength in international entrepreneurship.

MIS- The Information Systems concentration is distinguished by integrating strategic thinking around technology with the skills to deliver the benefits for competitive advantage.

The Faculty expertise in corporate finance, investment analysis, fixed income securities, corporate governance and financial market regulation provides students with a deep knowledge of finance reflecting current best practices.

Economics- The Economics courses in the Loyola MBA establish a foundation of critical thinking skills through analysis of firm level decision making and the macroeconomic policy environment, with a particular emphasis on global perspective.

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://www.loyola.edu/elmba Loyola's Emerging Leaders MBA (ELMBA) program is a full-time, cohort based accelerated MBA program designed for high-achieving and talented recent graduates with limited or no professional experience.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Students may collaborate with faculty conducting research on sustainability on an independent basis.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Curriculum: Our ELMBA Program includes "sustainable value creation" in the question that inspires the curricuum, and EL700 (Ethics & Social Responsibility) lays a foundation for an environmental commitment through the full-year curriculum.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Experiential Learning: The ELMBA "First Fridays" course allows MBA students to see what companies are doing in the area of environmental commitment, e.g., a visit to Under Armour highlighed performance cotton, which performs and is eco-friendly. Through on site visits, MBA students gain ideas and inspiration for how to incorporate environmental commitment into their work.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Speaker series: The Law & Social Responsibility Department's Social Responsibility Speaker series has highlighted topics such as "Finding a Green Job, Greening the Job You Have, and Greening Your Life). The Law & the City Discussion Panel, which focuses on issues relevant to cities has hosted "Cleaner, Greener Baltimore--When and How?" These events have taken place within the last 2 years. More recently, during ethics week, Sellinger hosted "The Deepwater Horizon Disaster and the Normalization of Deviance," which also includes content that shows commitment to preventing environmental disasters. MBA students were invited to these events.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$66,000
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
69%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
52%
Graduate Facilitated
19%
School Facilitiated
19%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
81%
School Facilitiated
19%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

25%
Other
19%
Consulting
19%
Finance/Accounting
13%
Marketing
13%
Operations/Logistics
13%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

69%
Mid-Atlantic
25%
Northeast

Students Say

The Sellinger School of Business does not have its own career office, so students must use the Career Center that serves the rest of the undergraduate and graduate students. Loyola’s Career Center is still able to provide personal and relevant help to graduate business students, however. Experienced advisors offer career counseling, and the center holds various workshops, mock interviews, and resume critiques. Sellinger has a very strong alumni network that provides valuable networking and mentoring opportunities for students. Career fairs and on-campus recruiting events help students make connec- tions to future employers. Businesses that attended the most recent career fair include ING Financial Partners, Liberty Mutual, State Farm, Primerica, The Central Intelligence Agency, Financial Management Service, Morgan Stanley, and The Neilson Corporation.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 25%
Consulting 19% $70,000 $77,333 $67,000 $95,000
Finance / Accounting 19% $65,000 $66,666 $60,000 $75,000
Marketing / Sales 13% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
Operations / Logistics 13% $67,500 $67,500 $65,000 $70,000
General Management 13% $33,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 19% $70,000 $77,333 $67,000 $95,000
Financial Services 13% $62,500 $62,500 $60,000 $65,000
Real Estate 13% $72,500 $72,500 $70,000 $75,000
Other 13% $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000
Media / Entertainment 8% $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Consulting 6% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
Non-profit 6%

Prominent Alumni

Michael Griffin
Administrator of NASA

Brad Dickerson
CFO, Under Armour

Tom Carroll
President, Diversified Insurance

Nicholas Simon, III
Managing Director, Clarus Ventures

Stephen Angel
CEO, Praxair

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$63,000
Tuition (Out-State)
$63,000

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$910
Tuition (Out-State)
$910
Fees (In-State)
$0

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
569
Part Time
79%

In State
85.0%
Out of State
15.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
61

Demographics

11.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
6.00%
International

36% female
64% male

Campus Life

Students Say

All of Sellinger ’s programs attract high-caliber individuals. Students are “very motivated and intelligent,” and while they can sometimes be “competitive,” almost everyone is “helpful and friendly.” Most students work full time, and many are married and have families. Students say their peers’ different personal and professional backgrounds really “add to the learning environment.” “Everyone brings something unique,” one student explains, and this creates an “innovative, challenging, and intellectually stimulating cul- ture.” Students are “opinionated and interested in the topics covered in classes,” which makes for “engaging” and “active discussions.”

Most students at Loyola are incredibly busy and generally don’t have time to socialize with other students. Some students would like to see “more opportunities for socializing and networking outside of the classroom,” as “it would help strengthen the program and build upon the teamwork and morale already present.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Maureen Faux
Executive Director for Graduate Admissions

Address
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
United States

Phone
410-617-5002

Fax
410-617-5020

Email
graduate@loyola.edu


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