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MBA Curriculum

Designed for working professionals, the LMU MBA curriculum strengthens students' core business knowledge and can be completed in 24 months. The first year is structured as a cohort where you will complete the core courses. The second year offers more flexibility to focus on your area of emphasis and electives. Unique global study opportunities give students international experience and deepen their leadership skills. 


Areas of Emphasis

Four courses in a chosen area of emphasis are required. Six areas of emphasis are offered:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources/Organizational Development
  • Information Technology
  • International Business 
  • Marketing

A dual emphasis can be pursued by adding one elective to the curriculum.


Leadership/Orientation Residential

Each cohort of students will start the program with a weekend residential that prepares MBA candidates for successful completion of the program. The residential includes team building, a self-assessment, enhancing communication skills, case analysis and an introduction to the core curriculum.


Core MBA Courses

The following courses help build a strong business foundation:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Data Management
  • Strategy


Customized Curriculum

A wide variety of courses are offered each semester to enhance each student’s knowledge base and to deepen business acumen. MBA students have the opportunity to choose electives outside of their emphasis and customize the course selection. 


Global Experience

The international components of LMU's MBA program are often described as once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

  • Comparative Management Systems (CMS) guides student groups through a yearlong collaborative research project. One of the most popular and noteworthy parts of LMU’s MBA program, CMS takes students to several countries in a specific region to meet with executives, visit historical attractions, and learn about the region’s unique business environment.
  • The Bonn Program covers The Environment of Business in the European Union and takes place over a two-week period in Bonn, Germany.

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