Programs

Learn at night. Apply it during the day.

Either of our evening MBA schedules will provide you the same opportunity: to learn the industry, gain experience, and make real-world business connections in New Orleans that have been established by our top-ranked business school and Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development.

The full-time, “Fast-track” schedule allows you to get the program done in the quickest amount of time (one calendar year), if your other obligations allow for it. For many professionals, the best option will be our part-time, professional schedule, which allows for as few as two courses per semester.

Explore our programs below to find out which works for you, and read about some of the entrepreneurial opportunities our students take advantage of here.

Full-time "Fast-track" Evening (1 yr)

Ideal for business or other undergraduate students who are looking to complete their graduate degree in just one full year

Participate and collaborate with experienced executives in the classroom with the same course load

Complete your elective courses applicable to a general management course of study or in a specialization track to gain knowledge in a specific field. 

Part-time "Professional" Evening (2+ yrs)

Ideal for experienced executives who have been working for a number of years and are interested in advancing their careers

Take as little as two courses per semester and still complete your degree in a little over two years

Complete your elective courses in a specialization track to gain knowledge in a specific field

 

Both programs share the same 40-credit-hour curriculum.

For more information about the program, see the university bulletin.

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Specialization Tracks

In addition to our core courses, our MBA program offers optional specialization tracks designed to increase our graduates' marketability in their professional fields of interest. In order to earn a specific elective track, students must take 9 credit hours (of required 12 hours of electives) in a specialty area. Our specialization track options include:

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Marketing 
  • Finance 
  • Operations

Additionally, we offer a dual MBA / JD (Juris Doctor) degree with the university's College of Law and a dual MBA / MPS (Master of Pastoral Studies) degree with the Loyola Institute for Ministry. For information on these joint programs, contact us directly. 

Immersion Weeks

Our innovative 'immersion weeks' provide an opportunity to interact with faculty, executives, and fellow MBA students in order to develop skills in a variety of topics not covered in traditional MBA programs. These intensive 4-night 'immersion weeks' are 1-credit hr. courses strategically placed throughout the fall and spring.

Students choose 4 from all immersion weeks offered in the MBA program. New immersion weeks are added based on student demand and interests. Immersion weeks currently offered include:

Career Management Week

Students formulate career goals and development paths and analyze possible careers in different industries and organizations. Students participate in career workshops that help them develop a better understanding of the job market, attend coaching sessions to develop professional plans after their MBA, develop skills in business professionalism, and interact with alumni, entrepreneurs, and executives.

MBA Experience Week

Students get an orientation to the MBA program, meeting College of Business MBA faculty, staff, and MBA students. Students are introduced to strategies for successful team work, case analysis, and financial statement analysis in order to prepare for success in the MBA program.

Venture & Ideation Week

Students engage with the New Orleans entrepreneurial ecosystem and experience entrepreneurial processes by formulating an idea, a business model and a pitch presentation. Students learn techniques for effective, iterative development of entrepreneurial ideas into marketable and scalable business concepts. By engaging with local entrepreneurs, faculty and each other, students also build teamwork skills relevant to fast-paced, project based work environments.

Career Management Week

Students formulate career goals and development paths and analyze possible careers in different industries and organizations. Students participate in career workshops that help them develop a better understanding of the job market, attend coaching sessions to develop professional plans after their MBA, develop skills in business professionalism, and interact with alumni, entrepreneurs, and executives.

Ethics and Social Justice Week Week

Ethics & Social Justice Week introduces students to issues related to ethical behavior and social justice and applies them to real business cases and dilemmas. In addition, it introduces students to the Jesuit value system and how Jesuit values apply to ethical issues in business. Students will become more self-conscious and constructively self-critical of their ethical preconceptions. Students will be better able to identify ethical challenges and be aware of the strategies of resources available to deal with them.

Business Law Week

Business Law Week focuses on contemporary topics in business litigation. The week touches on different topics, including business immigration law for businesses and business leaders, intellectual property and new technologies, current rules and concerns surrounding privacy and modern digital technologies, entertainment law issues and real estate investment laws.

Real Estate Investments Immersion Week

Students get an introduction to the most fundamental concepts, principles, analytical methods and tools used for making investment and finance decisions regarding real property assets. Topic covered include real estate history; types of investment properties, valuation; acquisition, finance; tax aspects; management; disposition of real property; real estate entrepreneurship and legal considerations. No prior knowledge of the industry is required, but students are expected to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of real estate markets, financing, laws, and terminology. Classes are conducted in a lecture format with several guest real estate practitioners serving as speakers.

Healthcare Project Management Immersion Week

This course focuses on how to use project management rigor and change management insights to best execute strategic initiatives in the healthcare environment. The healthcare setting provides a fascinating backdrop for project work given the dynamic changes in the industry and the high stakes impact on patient and community health. This course will provide a view into the types of projects typical in today’s healthcare landscape as well as application practice with tools and techniques that support a project through the project life cycle. There will be an emphasis on project management, change management and process improvement theory and application. This course will also focus heavily on core leadership skills that underpin effective project management.

Information Security Management Immersion Week

Explores the foundations of information security in organizations. Business environments are constantly changing thereby exposing organizations to new threats and vulnerabilities. The course is designed to provide an overview of critical issues that business leaders need to know for protecting data and information resources. Students will gain insight into the importance of cybersecurity and the integral role of security professionals through an understanding of latest tools and methods. The course will cover current best practices for assessing the security of systems with a focus on addressing complex security problems in organizations. The goal of the course is to provide an intellectual foundation for understanding how to best manage information security issues, effectively analyzing potential security threats and mitigating vulnerabilities in organizations.

Contact Us

Contact Christina Morales at mba@loyno.edu or (504) 864-7953 with any questions about the program or application process.

The Loyola MBA program provides students a holistic view of organizations. The education I received at Loyola has helped me transition from subject matter expert to leader in my company.
Suzanne Webb Sainato - College of Business - Loyola University New Orleans

Suzanne Webb Sainato, MBA'12

VP and Chief Compliance Officer, Symetra Life Insurance