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Is the MBA program part-time or full-time?

It is a flexible evening program that can be accelerated and completed in as little as 21 months or up to 36 months. All classes are held in the evenings Monday through Thursday.

What areas of emphasis are offered?
Three areas of emphasis are currently offered - Entrepreneurship, Finance and Marketing. Three courses in a chosen area of emphasis are required.

When do classes meet?
Classes are offered Monday to Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate working professionals.

Can any classes be waived?
No, classes cannot be waived.

What is the Harvard Business School online course and do I have to complete it?
This short course measures students' statistics proficiency and is required of all students before beginning the program. The Harvard course is paid by MBA Program.

How long does it take to complete the program?
Given the program’s flexibility features, students starting in fall have four pathways available to them. These range from 21 to 36 months. We also have a spring admission. Click here to view the MBA Pathways summary.


When are the application deadlines for Spring and Fall 2020?

All applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served and space-available basis.

Spring 2020 U.S. StudentsInternational Students
Completed Application Deadlines December 2, 2019 November 18, 2019
Notification By December 18, 2019 December 2, 2019


Fall 2020Completed Application Deadlines
(U.S. & International Students)
Notification By
Round 1 November 1, 2019 December 31, 2019
Round 2 January 5, 2020 March 15, 2020
Round 3 March 1, 2020 May 15, 2020
Round 4 May 1, 2020 June 15, 2020

Round 5

We will continue to accept applications after May 1, 2020 until all spaces are full.

Do you waive the GMAT?
The GMAT cannot be waived; however, we do accept the GRE in place of the GMAT.

Is it better if I take the GMAT instead of the GRE?
We don't have a preference. However, you may want to look at the requirements for all schools you plan on applying to. If most require the GMAT, that may be the better option.

Is there a minimum GMAT score?
We would like to see scores of 600 and above. Submit your highest GMAT score for consideration. In addition to the GMAT score, we review an applicant’s entire experience – both academic and professional.

What type of math proficiency is required?
One college level math course is required. If you do not have a college level math course, a score above 600 on the GMAT is required. If you don't have either of these, you can take a math class at a community college to fulfill the requirement.

Do I have to complete the statistics requirement?
Yes, we require documented proficiency in statistics prior to beginning the program. This is satisfied by completing a short online Harvard Business School course which includes a proficiency exam. The Harvard course is paid by MBA Program.

What if I don't have two years of work experience?
We require two years of work experience but we also accept relevant internships as part of that work experience.

How long does it take to find out if I'm accepted into the program?
Once all components of the application are submitted, a decision is made within two weeks. A letter from LMU's Graduate Division will be mailed to you.

How many letters of recommendation are required?
Two letters of recommendation are required. We prefer that the letters are from a direct supervisor or someone who has worked with you directly. It is not necessary to send more than two letters.

What is the minimum TOEFL/IELTS?
International applicants must take the TOEFL or IELTS unless they received a high school diploma or bachelor's degree in the United States. You must score 80 or above on the Internet TOEFL or 75 or above on the paper TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

Who should I have my transcript evaluated by?
International applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the or World Education Service (WES) or the International Education Research Foundation (IERF).

Tuition, Fees and Scholarships

How much does the LMU MBA program cost?

LMU provides an excellent value for a quality MBA. Tuition is $1,450 per unit and includes all courses, residential and skills workshops, and dedicated career services.

The estimated total cost for the LMU MBA Program based on completing the program in two years is:

Tuition $73,950 51 units at $1,450/unit
Mandatory fees $ 1,800 4 semesters at $450
Textbooks $ 3,000  
Parking $ 1,400 2 years at $700/year
International study and travel $ 6,000  
Estimated 2 year cost $85,000  

Note: The university reserves the right to change any fees upon reasonable notice.

Do scholarships exist for MBA students?
There are MBA grants and endowed scholarships available to all students. Contact the MBA program office at mba.office@lmu.edu or 310.338.2848 for details.


Can I speak to or meet with the director of the program?
Of course. It is recommended to sign up for an info session which is typically led by the program director. You'll also have the chance to speak with current students and alumni.

Can I tour the campus?
Absolutely, please contact the Graduate Division to set up a campus tour.

Can I sit in on a class?
Yes, depending on the type of class you would like to visit (e.g. finance, marketing), the MBA Office can arrange that for you. Please contact us at mba.office@lmu.edu.