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MBA Curriculum

Designed for working professionals, the LMU MBA curriculum strengthens students' core business knowledge. 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. 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 Behavior
  • Information Technology
  • International Business 
  • Marketing


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

Nine core courses must be completed in the MBA program. 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 student knowledge base and to deepen business acumen. MBA students have the opportunity to choose electives outside of their emphasis and customize the course selection. 

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