Designed for mid-career executives, Loyola Marymount University’s 22-month executive MBA program had been ranked 27th by U.S. News and World Report in 2021 and then disappeared from the 2022 list.
Loyola’s EMBA program prides itself on preparing students to think strategically in today’s business environment, make results-driven decisions, build and lead high-performing organizations, and become effective leaders. In the class of 2022, the average age is 35 with 12 years of work experience.
This program has the lowest tuition of any of the LA metro EMBAs, even before dangling a Dean’s Scholarship Program that awards 10 scholarships worth $30,000 each to “select candidates” who complete their applications by June 15 of 2021. With tuition for Loyola’s EMBA totaling $103,000, it’s more than $70,000 cheaper than Michigan Ross or UCLA Anderson.
Loyola’s program is offered on Saturdays in a hybrid format; two Saturdays a month are on-campus in Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach and one Saturday a month is online. It kicks off with a four-day residential Executive Leadership Orientation where students set learning goals, form study teams, and engage in a variety of workshops and team-building exercises. Among those exercises is a a day long sailing course with newly formed study teams.
The curriculum is carved up into four “integrated modules” plus an immersive summer session, and focuses on core business principles, leadership intelligence, and personal growth. Students are also assigned executive coaches who serve as mentors to help them map out their career trajectory.
SMALL CLASS SIZE MEANS A MORE INTIMATE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
All classes begin in August, moving through the curriculum together and graduating as a cohort in May of their second year. The program consists of four modules held each fall and spring, with a summer session between year one and two. It also includes a pre-program residential stint, one domestic trip in year one, and one international trip in year two.
With only 20 to 25 students per incoming class, this program is for those who prefer smaller, more intimate class sizes. With the majority of the coursework involving teams, this curriculum is meant for students who thrive in collaborative environments.
Loyola Marymount is also an accredited Jesuit business school that emphasizes experiential learning, self-awareness, and leadership. Ideal for those who want to be located in the heart of Silicon Beach — a thriving coastal startup community that runs from Santa Monica to El Segundo — this location is surrounded by technology startups and innovation.
An interview is required for admission into the program. Visit here for more admissions information.