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Emerging Leaders MBA

A Full-time, One-year MBA Program

Accelerate your career with the Emerging Leaders MBA. This dynamic, full-time MBA program for recent graduates and early career professionals, brings individuals from diverse educational backgrounds together for an immersive experience marked by rigorous curriculum, experiential learning and access to the unrivaled Sellinger alumni network.

Program Features

  • Credits: 45
  • Location: Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
  • Time to Completion: 12 months
  • Average Class Size: 20-25
  • All Inclusive Tuition

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Emerging Leaders MBA Program Highlights

Immersive Experience

Our immersive, experiential curriculum builds upon your strong functional knowledge and critical thinking skills through a variety of real-world experiences including corporate visits, mentoring, and internships. Each semester brings about the opportunity to participate in “First Friday” site visits, leadership and career development workshops, networking, and team building exercises.

Domestic & International Field Studies

Students participate in domestic and international field studies to explore emerging markets and experience new business climates and cultures firsthand. Past ELMBA students have traveled internationally to Spain, Chile, China, Peru, and Vietnam and domestically to New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Walt Disney World. These experiences are included in the cost of tuition.

Networking & Career Readiness

As a student and alumnus of our MBA program, you’ll have access to Loyola’s Career Center, which is dedicated to connecting you with organizations in need of your expertise. Upon graduation, you become a part of our expansive alumni network in Baltimore and around the globe.

An Overview of the Emerging Leaders MBA Program

The Emerging Leders MBA is a highly collaborative, cohort learning experience.

  • Cohorts begin the program in the Fall.
  • Classes are mostly in-person with some opportunity for online learning.
  • All students complete an internship and participate in domestic and international field studies.

The ELMBA program is a set curriculum comprised of 45 credits:


  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Leading & Managing People
  • Managerial Economics
  • Applied Business Statistics
  • Emerging Leaders Sustainability Colloquium
  • Law, Ethics, & Corporate Social Responsibility


  • Operations and Process Strategies
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Financial Strategy
  • Emerging Technologies and Analytics
  • Domestic Field Study  
  • Emerging Leaders Sustainability Colloquium
  • International Field Study


  • Strategic Management
  • Internship (May be completed in Spring.)
  • Final Retreat

Elective Options

  • Two Free Graduate Business Electives
    • Recommended 1 in Spring, 1 in Summer

Additional Curriculum Details

Priority Deadline: March 1
Final Deadline: June 1

Rolling admission after June 1 as space is available.

Applications submitted by the priority deadline are given first consideration for the limited scholarship opportunities available and early admission to the cohort. 

Additional Scholarship Information

The following should be completed online/uploaded on the application:

  • Online application form; Non-refundable fee of $60
  • Resume or vitae
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Two professional/academic letters of recommendation (at least one must be academic)

Additional Admissions Details

Fast Track Admission for Loyola Students and Partner Institutions

Current Loyola University Maryland students from any major as well as students attending a partner institution may be eligible to apply for Fast Track Admission to the ELMBA. Apply after junior year or during senior year. 

Fast Track Benefits

  • Application fee is waived
  • Essay is waived
  • One letter of recommendation is waived
  • 15% tuition discount if admitted

Additional Fast Track Details & List of Partner Schools



This was the highlight of the program for me, the development of self: understanding what I excelled at, what I needed to work on, as well as really discover what I could see myself doing in the upcoming years.
After college, I wanted to make an impact but I didn't feel like I was progressing--this program gave me a strong business foundation and opened up a lot of opportunities early in my career.
I sought out this program looking for increased opportunities, and the ELMBA program has already exceeded my expectations.