Overview

Applicants
198
Acceptance Rate
45%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.19
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
April 1

Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
22

86
Full-time
18
Female
14
Part-time
5
Minority


Students Say

Students rule the school at Loyola Marymount University. At this private Southern California institution, each MBA candidate can pursue an education that uniquely fits his or her lifestyle, professional commitments, and educational goals. Designed for individuals with at least two years of professional or internship experience, the LMU MBA program holds classes in the evenings. Students take core coursework in the first year, and choose electives and courses based on area of emphasis in their second year. The "versatile and flexible schedule" is designed with the busy student in mind. For their required global study component, students choose between two "shorter two-week international [programs], which are ideal for fully employed students who want to study abroad." "Getting required courses is always easy," and if students aren't sure exactly how to shape their experience, Loyola will help. Throughout the program, "professors and advisers will work with students to craft a program that meets their needs without taking over their life. "Loyola maintains a new "very challenging and well-rounded curriculum," offered as a cohort core, an area of concentration, and an international experience all included in a bundled price. Loyola is a Jesuit school, and, as a result, "social entrepreneurship and ethics are hot topics throughout all the classes." The school is also "a leader in green business and has very strong connections to technology, aerospace, and defense industries." The academic experience is defined by "small class sizes and personal attention." When students need extra assistance with coursework—or even just to chat—"professors are easily accessible via phone, email, or during office hours." "Professors publish work regularly" and "are tremendously knowledgeable and up to date" on the business world. While a number of classes are extremely current, some students feel that "the school could do a much better job integrating current business and economic trends into the coursework."

Business students are keen to evaluate an organization's efficiency, and most give high marks to Loyola's operations. From class registration to scheduling, "the school's administration is a well-oiled machine that keeps everything running very smoothly and efficiently." "The new library is exceptional and helps facilitate on-campus studies and group work." The school also employs a "business librarian, who can help us do research." Unlike most commuter campuses, "parking on campus is a breeze, with free valet service during peak hours." Loyola maintains a reputation as "one of the best schools in the Los Angeles area," and it continues to improve its rank and services. Among other factors, "the competitiveness and caliber of student has also increased significantly in just the past few years, improving the overall value of the experience."


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview


Students Say

LMU students and alumni have full access to the MBA Career Services Office (CSO). The CSO provides access to several online job boards, provides resume and interview preparation advice, and offers individual career counseling. Students praise the career services staff that is "willing to provide extensive one-on-one time to students and will connect them with alumni across the nation." On that note, "alumni have been extremely helpful in career advice, opportunities, and placement."

Students love Loyola's fabulous Los Angeles location, which keeps them close to a plethora of great job opportunities. With L.A. at their fingertips, students "would like to see more networking events and employers on campus" and more aggressive career placement. Loyola Marymount is constantly bettering its services in response to student requests. Many note that, "The CSO has improved drastically over the past year with an increase in staff and response to student feedback." During the last few semesters, the "frequency of seminars and workshops has increased," while "job postings specifically recruiting LMU students have begun to rise." There is also a push to create "joint pro- gramming with the Alumni Association."

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$24,413

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
74%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
60%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
85%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
68%

New Students Receiving Loans
39%

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$88,500
Tuition (Out-State)
$88,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
143
Part Time
100%

Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics


Campus Life

Students Say

"Perched atop the bluff overlooking Marina Del Rey, the LMU campus is lush and beau- tiful," boasting an excellent environment and great resources for students. "The library is state of the art with phenomenal technology," and there is an "excellent gym and pool facility, which is also open to spouses." In the business school, students can take advan- tage of "an amazing new library, more computer and study rooms, an on-campus bar, and lounges and restaurants."

At Loyola, the school year kicks off with the "Annual Welcome Back BBQ to bring cur- rent students and new students together." For those who want to get involved in campus life, "the Student Association is very active and plans many events and volunteering programs throughout the year." Community service is popular with the business school, as are "happy hours, soccer matches, softball games, BBQs, and tailgating at University sports events." Since all students attend classes part-time, "grad students mostly just come and go and don't really stay on campus between classes." However, "LMU has started organizing activities for married students with families," which may attract a new group of participants.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
William Semos
Associate Dean & Director-MBA program

Address
1 LMU Drive
MS 8387
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
United States

Phone
(310) 338-2848

Fax
(310) 338-2899

Email
mba.office@lmu.edu


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