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Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business Administration (CBA) was established in 1926.

The CBA was among the founding participants in the Small Business Institute, a time when collegiate entrepreneurship programs were just starting.

Approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students are enrolled in the College of Business Administration.

The college has honored six McGowen Scholars who each received an $18,000 scholarship from the William G. McGowan Foundation. There are only 35 McGowen Scholars nationwide.

LMU's part-time MBA Program improved 19 spots to #39 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 "Best Graduate Schools" rankings. LMU's Entrepreneurship Program ranked #14 and LMU's Accounting and Marketing Programs both tied for #19 amongst top graduate programs.

LMU's part-time MBA Program ranked #6 in the nation and #3 in the West (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2013 survey)

LMU featured as one of the nation's most outstanding business schools in The Princeton Review’s Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition

LMU’s College of Business Administration ranked #65 in Bloomberg Businessweek's 2013 rankings of the country's top undergraduate business school programs

LMU’s College of Business Administration ranks #87, Accounting Program ranks #26 and Marketing Program ranks #22 in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2013 Best Colleges)

LMU moved up to the #3 spot among the best regional universities in the west (U.S. News & World Report, 2013 Best Colleges)


Undergraduate: BS Accounting, BS and BBA AIMS, BBA Entrepreneurship, BBA Marketing, BBA Management and BBA Finance.

Graduate: MS Accounting, MBA and Executive MBA

60 full-time faculty and 40 part-time faculty. More than 90 percent of full-time faculty have Ph.D.s.

Six faculty members have received Fulbright Awards.

There are two endowed chairs in the College of Business Administration, including:

  • R. Chad Dreier Chair in Accounting Ethics, Lawrence Kalbers, Ph.D.
  • Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Business Ethics, Thomas White, Ph.D.

The CBA has over 15,000 alumni.

The College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.