Curriculum

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Impactful. Personalized. Global.

Our LMU MBA curriculum strengthens students' foundational business knowledge while providing expertise and skills in a chosen area of emphasis. Our student-focused program is designed to give you the best environment to stretch your potential, gain valuable experience and increase your marketability in the workforce.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the LMU MBA Program will be able to:

  • Possess the knowledge and skills to be able to apply key business concepts in organizational settings.
  • Possess the knowledge and skills to manage in a global economy
  • Possess critical thinking skills and the ability to integrate concepts.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Have the knowledge and skills to function effectively as members, managers, and leaders in the organizations in which they are employed.
  • Be able to incorporate ethical reasoning, social responsibility, and sustainability in making decisions in their organizations.

Comprehensive and Customizable

Our program is designed to be completed in 2 years on a part-time basis. In the first year, you will complete your core courses, while the second year offers flexibility to focus on your selected areas of emphasis and electives and global study for a total of 51 units.

  • Admitted MBA students are provided a link to an online business statistics course. They are encouraged to complete this course before classes begin, although it is not required.

    All LMU College of Business Administration students have complimentary access to Bloomberg Market Concepts, a self-paced introduction to the financial markets. The course takes 8–12 hours to complete and is optional, but highly recommended for incoming MBA students.

  • MBA Orientation provides an opportunity for all of our incoming students to get to know each other as well as alumni, staff and faculty. This 2-day program takes place shortly before the start of your first semester and incorporates academic modules, career services workshops, an introduction to campus resources and social/networking activities.

    • MBAW 6400 - MBA Orientation
  • All MBA students complete the following courses to help build a strong foundation:

    • MBAA 6010 - Managing People and Organizations
    • MBAA 6020 - Financial and Managerial Accounting
    • MBAA 6030 - Global Economic Structures and Systems
    • MBAA 6040 - Managing Markets and Customer Relationships
    • MBAA 6050 - Managing Operations
    • MBAA 6060 - Strategic Management
    • MBAA 6070 - Managing Financial Resources
    • MBAA 6080 - Data, Models and Decisions
    • MBAA 6090 - Managing Information Systems
    • MBAA 6100 - Managing International Business

    Students must select 1 Business & Society course:

    • MBAE 601 - The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
    • MBAE 651 - Ethical Issues in Business
    • MBAE 650 - Environmental Strategy

    For detailed core course descriptions, see the University Bulletin.

  • Our program offers the ability to declare a degree emphasis by completing 3 elective courses in a particular area: Finance, Marketing or Entrepreneurship. MBA students are required to complete 6 elective courses and may declare up to 2 areas of emphasis; declaring an emphasis is optional.

    For MBA elective course offerings, see the University Bulletin. Offerings may vary from year to year based on interest.

    MBA students are able to take select M.S. in Business Analytics courses for elective credit on a space available basis.

  • In the second year, students will participate in the Comparative Management Systems (CMS) program. CMS requires a team-based research project and travel to 2–3 countries over a 2-week period. After students return to LMU, a final presentation of research findings serves as the capstone of the MBA experience.

    • MBAI 689 - CMS Preparation
    • MBAI 691 - Comparative Management Systems (CMS)
  • MBA students participate in 2 workshops over the course of the program designed to enhance their professional development.

    • MBAW 6402 - The Elements of Becoming a Strategic Leader
    • MBAW 6307 - Management Leadership Workshop: Planning Your Future