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Loyola Marymount University - College of Business Administration

Loyola Marymount University - College of Business Administration

Loyola Marymount University - College of Business Administration


The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is one of the best business schools in the nation. Established in 1926 as a center for strategic thinking and innovation in Southern California, we strive for academic excellence and prepare students — from eager undergraduates to experienced executives — to use their immense talents and unique skills to advance the interests of both industry and society.

Made in L.A.

Our Los Angeles location is one of the CBA's greatest advantages and resources. Los Angeles is the creative capital of the world and a global center for finance, entertainment, and technology. Through industry partnerships and community collaborations, CBA students plug directly into the dynamic energy of this city, learning from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who will become their professional network after graduation.

Rewarding and Relevant

For 95 years, the CBA has built a national reputation for its academic rigor and commitment to the Jesuit values of ethical stewardship and compassionate service. Led by an extraordinary faculty of teacher-scholars, our students learn the tremendous opportunities and real challenges of a globally connected, 21st-century business world.

AACSB Accreditation

The College of Business Administration is a proud member of AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5% of the world's 16,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving and largest global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Earning accreditation is a three to seven year process where a business school undergoes meticulous internal review, evaluation, and adjustment. During this period, schools develop and implement a plan to help them meet the 21 AACSB standards that require highly qualified faculty, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and keeping curricula responsive to the needs of the business.


We advance knowledge and develop business leaders with moral courage and creative confidence to be a force for good in the global community.


We see business as central to creating a world that advances economic, social, and environmental flourishing. We aspire to be a community of teacher-scholars, students, staff, and stakeholders in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, devoted to innovation and impact. We aspire to be an educational institution of choice for students of all levels and prepare the next generation of principled leaders and global citizens.

Core Values

Our values define us and enhance an understanding of our mission and vision and the integration of human flourishing in the development of our personal and professional growth. The following five values reflect our core identity and serve as a guide and touchstone for our programs and relationships.

  1. Business as a Force for Good: We dedicate ourselves to developing ethical leaders who visibly demonstrate moral courage in their personal and professional endeavors. Ethical citizenship encompasses principled behavior and the tenets of corporate social responsibility, including attention to economic, social, and environmental performance. We are committed to business as a force for good, where the business has a voice at the table and a key role in collaborating on sustainable development goals for the betterment of the global community.
  2. Interconnected Global Community: We embrace multiple disciplines and community connectedness to inform problems and address challenges in a global context. We value experiential opportunities, collaboration, and partnerships. As a signatory to the United Nation's PRME initiative, we are committed to understanding the role of business as a partner in the global community through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  3. A Community of Lifelong Learners: We perceive ourselves - students, faculty, staff, administrators, and stakeholders - as a community of interdependent teachers and learners in the Jesuit and Marymount tradition. As co-creators of knowledge, we envision business as a force for good, best addressed with empathy and an entrepreneurial mindset, skillset, and experiences. As a global community, we will develop a playground for the mind and a place to inspire the imagination that will promote human flourishing and innovative solutions to business and societal challenges. We are also committed to our alumni as lifetime learners and lifetime members of the CBA community.
  4. Educating the Whole Person and Moral Courage: Consistent with the education of the whole person, we view each individual as important and worthy of our time and resources. As an institution of higher education, we strive to advance the intellectual growth of our students and related community members. As an institution rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, we aspire to develop all dimensions of the person – emotional, spiritual, physical, and social – through our educational framework as a way to promote human flourishing at the personal and professional levels.
  5. Agility, Creative Confidence, and Entrepreneurial Spirit: We are committed to educating our students to use their imagination and intellectual curiosity in how they understand business challenges, solve problems in transdisciplinary ways, and adapt to change in a constantly changing world. Using knowledge, skills, abilities, and meaningful experiences, our students will develop and enhance their technical skills, critical thinking, and communication and interpersonal skills to positively transform organizations and societies.

Five Competency Areas

The following competency areas were developed from the College of Business Administration's Mission Statement: "We advance knowledge and develop business leaders with moral courage and creative confidence to be a force for good in the global community."

Business Knowledge

Activities that will help you develop an awareness and understanding of how to analyze business situations and problems in a manner that produces effective outcomes.

Creative Confidence

Activities that will give you the freedom and courage to fail and take creative risks with the knowledge that all of the ideas you create have value.

Global Citizenship

Activities that will help you recognize a global community perspective and build cross-cultural competencies.

Leadership Skills

Activities that will give you the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to lead others in achieving a common goal or outcome.

Moral Courage

Activities that will give you the confidence to take a stand, speak out, and encourage you to commit to doing the right thing as part of your business career.

You Will Accomplish the Four P's

  1. Prepare to be successful business leaders by developing knowledge in specialized areas of a constantly changing landscape.
  2. Practice essential skills in communication, career management, teamwork, and management leadership.
  3. Polish abilities and reinforce the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) required of successful global business leaders.
  4. Perform as business professionals at a competitive level, living the mission of the CBA.

Study at One of the Best Locations in the World

Business is booming in Los Angeles. Aerospace, entertainment, clean technology, fashion, international finance, biotechnology, manufacturing, marketing and so much more — it's all right here in L.A., the third-largest metropolitan economy in the world.

L.A. is the creative capital of the world and a global engine of innovation and invention. The LMU campus is centered in the heart of Silicon Beach, a thriving coastal startup community stretching from Santa Monica to El Segundo. Silicon Beach is home to Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Yahoo!, Hulu, The Honest Company, YouTube, and more than 1,000 startups, venture capital firms, and business incubators. This dynamic region was recently ranked the third leading startup environment in the world.

CBA in L.A.

The College of Business Administration experience is invigorated by real-world learning opportunities across our incredible city — internships, industry mentors, global conferences, networking events, and more. The CBA cultivates close relationships with innovative L.A. business leaders who serve as entrepreneurs-in-residence and give feedback on student-developed marketing campaigns.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


  • Los Angeles

    Westchester Main Campus 1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA, 90045, Los Angeles

    • Los Angeles

      Playa Vista Campus 12105 E. Waterfront Drive, Suite 200 Playa Vista, CA, 90094, Los Angeles