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With a background in financial assets and investing, experience tells me the most valuable long-term investment anyone can make is not in the stock market or real estate, but in higher education - which has always been the key to this country’s distinctive record of economic opportunity and social mobility.

In the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University, we seek to be the premier center for business learning in Southern California. From the efforts of our excellent and committed faculty, to the diligence of our students and to our connections beyond campus, the college has much to be proud of. The College of Business Administration is recognized as one of the best business schools in the nation. We take pride in our national standing and are intent on maintaining a reputation for academic excellence. Our programs are demanding and student expectations are high. Our aim is to equip them with a robust academic background that will serve as a lifelong framework for generating business insights and problem-solving skills. The preparation and subsequent professional success of our students speak volumes about our award-winning faculty, who not only focus on innovative research but also ensure that students are exposed to the latest theories and technologies in the global business community.

LMU's College of Business Administration believes that understanding career preparation and management is of critical importance - both to our undergraduate and graduate student population. It is my intention to cultivate business programs which embrace academic excellence, foster personal development and stimulate the professional growth of our students. Through our numerous programs and events, we strive to open student minds and keep the focus on meaningful business careers from early on in the students’ education.

I believe it is extremely important for our students to be competitive both locally and globally, so as part of the college’s activities, we help students improve their communication and presentation skills, as well as gain an understanding of corporate relations and business opportunities.

The College of Business Administration remains committed to Jesuit academic and ethical traditions. We are devoted not only to instilling innovative business ideas and competent business practices, but also to standards of moral conduct for tomorrow’s leaders - leaders who will be equipped to lead with integrity and compassion, as well as technical expertise. We do this by preserving our proud tradition of close interaction between a dedicated faculty and our students, community service requirements and a rigorous academic curriculum.

As you think about your future, consider LMU's College of Business Administration. Take time to explore our website, attend an information session, visit the campus and talk with our alumni, faculty and staff. We’re creating a new standard in business education — so as you look to the future, let us help you reach your goals and fulfill your career aspirations.

Dennis W. Draper, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business Administration