About CBA

The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is one of the best business schools in the nation. Established in 1926 as a center for strategic thinking and innovation in Southern California, we strive for academic excellence and prepare students — from eager undergraduates to experienced executives — to use their immense talents and unique skills to advance the interests of both industry and society.

Made in L.A.

Our Los Angeles location is one of the CBA's greatest advantages and resources. Los Angeles is the creative capital of the world and a global center for finance, entertainment and technology. Through industry partnerships and community collaborations, CBA students plug directly into the dynamic energy of this city, learning from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who will become their professional network after graduation.

Rewarding and Relevant

For 95 years, the CBA has built a national reputation for its academic rigor and commitment to the Jesuit values of ethical stewardship and compassionate service. Led by an extraordinary faculty of teacher-scholars, our students learn the tremendous opportunities and real challenges of a globally connected, 21st century business world.

AACSB Accreditation

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The College of Business Administration is a proud member of AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5% of the world's 16,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving and largest global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Earning accreditation is a three to seven-year process where a business school undergoes meticulous internal review, evaluation and adjustment. During this period, schools develop and implement a plan to help it meet the 21 AACSB standards that require highly qualified faculty, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and keeping curricula responsive to the needs of business.