Loyola’s “small, flexible MBA program” “really caters to each and every student,” a fact appreciated by the predominantly part-time student body in the College of Business’ graduate programs. MBAs here also love the “Jesuit tradition,” which encourages “involvement in the New Orleans community.” “I appreciate being at a place that not only educates my mind, but gives me social awareness as well,” one student writes.Loyola offers a general MBA as well as a combined MBA/JD and a combined MBA/MPS. The school does not offer concentrations, but it does offer “strands,” sets of pre-selected electives in a particular discipline that function a lot like concentrations. Students may pursue a strand in finance, leadership, marketing, or supply chains, or they may use their electives to pursue other interests, including forensic accounting, international business, entrepreneurship, negotiations, or sustainability. The MBA culminates in a capstone course called Total Global Strategy, which emphasizes case study and integrative analysis.Loyola professors “are very involved with the students. The classes are small and the faculty care about the students’ well being and learning.” One student writes, “I was shocked to learn how easily accessible my professors were. They really are interested in your education and your life and they want you to succeed! In fact, they will put in extra hours to make sure you do just that. The business school here is more like a family, which makes it that much easier to learn.” Administrators are “excellent.” One student reports, “There are a few classes the administration is trying to reorganize because of complaints from last semester. I think this is a good thing that the administration is listening to the students.” Indeed, the administration seems intent on exploring all opportunities to improve the program. “The quality and experience of the new students has improved each year as admission standards have become tougher,” MBAs here report approvingly.
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