Loyola Business Blog

MBA enrollment exceeds projections, Emerging Leaders MBA celebrates 10 years

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management enrolled 132 graduate students this year, a 12% increase over last year and a 32% increase over initial projections. Sellinger’s Emerging Leaders MBA program, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year, enrolled 36 new students, a 44% increase over last year and the largest class since the program began in 2010.

“Our graduate enrollment exceeded projections this year despite the uncertainty caused by COVID-19,” said Kathleen A. Getz, Ph.D., dean of Loyola’s Sellinger School. “It’s a testament to the reputation of Sellinger’s MBA programs as powerful tools for developing strong, ethical business leaders, who we need as our nation faces unprecedented challenges.”

Sellinger’s Professional’s MBA program enrolled 73 students for the fall 2020 semester, the largest number since the fall of 2013. The Professional’s MBA is a part-time evening program designed for working professionals, while the Emerging Leaders MBA is a full-time, one-year program designed for recent college graduates and early career professionals.

The Emerging Leaders MBA program began 10 years ago as the first of its kind in the area with a cohort of 20 students. In the last decade, the program has doubled in size and earned a ranking among MBA Central’s Top 50 Fastest Accelerated MBA Degree Programs. The program emphasizes real-world experiences, including corporate visits, mentoring and internships, as well as domestic and international field study tours exploring emerging markets and new business climates and cultures.

“Through field studies locally and abroad, Emerging Leaders MBA students see firsthand how the values of our partner businesses impact their communities, something we consider deeply at Loyola,” Getz said. “We challenge students to view every aspect of their studies through the lens of responsible leadership. That’s why we’ve earned a reputation in the last 10 years of developing talented business leaders committed to social justice, something we plan to continue for the next 10 years and beyond.”