Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom

When you attend the College of Business Administration at LMU, you join a thriving and supportive business community offering real-world learning opportunities across our amazing city of Los Angeles and around the world.

Launch Your Ideas

You have 90 seconds to pitch your best business idea to Bill Gates. That’s the thrilling premise of the annual New Idea Pitch Competition hosted by the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship. In the on-campus Business Incubator, LMU students build prototypes for new products, get feedback from a network of industry pros, and receive seed funding for promising startups.

Connect with a Professional Network

CBA partners with industry professionals — app developers from nearby Silicon Beach and marketing executives from Hollywood studios — to build bridges between campus and career. Undergraduates in the M-School: Institute of Marketing are co-taught by industry pros from Facebook, Google and Electronic Arts. Members of the Student Investment Fund are mentored by top L.A. money managers. LM-UMatch is a student-run recruitment service that connects students with business internships and full-time jobs.

Go Global

Tour electronics factories in South Korea, compare business culture in Spain versus Germany, and meet face-to-face with entrepreneurs and executives doing business in Beijing, Delhi, Stockholm and Rio de Janeiro. CBA’s Global Study Programs offer eye-opening international learning opportunities for both undergraduates and MBAs.