MBA Program Launches New Curriculum

The LMU MBA Program has introduced a new and improved curriculum for the fall of 2015. The new program offers a more well-rounded MBA experience for students and increases the marketability and value proposition of the program. The redesign is in response to increased competition and changing market conditions. Other than a few enhancements in the early 1990s, this is the first time the MBA Program has undergone a significant revision since its inception in 1974. More

Alumni Profiles

Family Comes First for MBA Alumnus Michael Gaviña

To say that coffee runs through Michael Gaviña’s ’02, MBA ’07 veins is not a complete exaggeration. He represents the fourth generation of the coffee roasting family legacy known as F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. The only thing more important to Michael than the quality of his family’s coffee is his actual family. In fact, he says the secret to running a successful family business is passion. More


EMBA Alumna Yvonne Barillas Pursues Her Passions

As Director of Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, Yvonne Barillas ’12 has built a successful career in healthcare by following her passions over a fancy title and big paycheck. In 2012, she left a higher-level position within the company to become more involved in healthcare reform and Medicare. Yvonne's interpersonal skills and leadership style have impacted many - and will help her as she transitions into her next career venture. More

Faculty Spotlight

Meet Marketing Professor Sijun Wang

Sijun Wang is an accomplished academic, a global consultant and even a farmer! As Professor of Marketing, Sijun leverages her industry contacts to find opportunities for her students to conduct “live case studies” with real companies. Students gain authentic business experience by working with industry professionals to identify a problem and come up with a solution. Sijun says her passion for business helped her become a better business professor. More

Upcoming Events
The following is a list of upcoming events for the summer. For additional details on these and other events, please visit the College of Business Administration online calendar.

5/4-5/8 - Final Exams
5/6 - MBA Alumni Board Meeting
5/7 - EMBA Info Session
5/7 - GSLMU Year-End Celebration
5/8 - MBASA Finals Party
5/10 - Graduate Commencement Ceremonies
5/14 - MBA Info Session
5/16 - EMBA Info Session
5/16-6/3 - CMS Trip to Asia
5/25 - Memorial Day (No Classes)
5/30 - EMBA Info Session
5/30 - MBA Info Session
5/30 - MBA Alumni Board Retreat


6/4 - MBA Info Session
6/6 - EMBA Info Session
6/11 - Real Estate Alumni Group Meet & Greet
6/11 - EMBA Info Session
6/20 - EMBA Info Session
6/20 - MBA Info Session
6/30 - MBAAA Hollywood Bowl: Back to the Future


7/3 - Independence Day (No Classes)
7/10 - MBA Application Deadline
7/12 - MBA Alumni Welcome Reception
7/16 - MBA Info Session
7/25 - MBA Info Session

8/5 - MBA Alumni Board Meeting
8/6 - MBA Info Session
8/9-8/22 - Bonn Trip to Germany
8/15 - MBA Info Session
8/19-8/23 - EMBA Leadership Retreat
8/21-8/23 - MBA Pre-Program Residentials
8/28 - CMS Final Presentations
8/29 - MBAAA Service Event: Surf4Kidz
8/29-8/30 - MBA Pre-Program Residentuals
8/31 - Fall Classes Begin

Latest News

Don DePamphilis Retires After 17 Years at LMU

Don DePamphilis joined LMU’s College of Business Administration in 1998 as an adjunct professor and was soon offered the position of clinical professor of finance. It was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up and one that would go on to impact his life and career in wonderful ways. His only regret about LMU is that he didn’t start teaching here sooner. More

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EMBA Students Study Hotel Industry in Turkey and Greece

Nineteen EMBA students traveled to Turkey and Greece in March as part of the program’s international immersion experience. The focus of the trip was to compare and contrast the hotel industries in Turkey – a rising tourist destination – and Greece – an already established tourist destination. More

Scholarship Named in Memory of EMBA Alum Andy Quintero

Andy Quintero '06 passed away unexpectedly last spring while vacationing in Hawaii. Andy was an outstanding member of the LMU community – loved by his professors and classmates – and is remembered for being a devoted husband, son, brother, consummate professional and lifelong entrepreneur. More

Mark Your Calendars for MBA Alumni Events

The MBA Alumni Association is gearing up for a busy summer. The main goal of the association is to connect MBA/EMBA alumni through social events, professional development opportunities, philanthropy and recruiting efforts. We hope to see you soon! More