What an exciting time to be a part of the College of Business Administration (CBA) at Loyola Marymount University! The rapid pace of change in our global business environment challenges all of us to be agile professionals. We must adapt to this change and become an integral part of the innovation culture that is transforming our organizations and the world around us.
It is clear to me that the CBA has a key role to play in developing tomorrow’s leaders. I see the college’s engagement in the Jesuit mission as fundamental to determining how business can be a force for good, committed to triple bottom line values and making an impact as ‘persons for and with others’ on a global stage. I envision the CBA as a playground for the mind and a play space for the imagination – where students gain discipline knowledge and develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set while exploring new ways to address tomorrow’s business challenges.
Education and “just in time” curriculum has never been as important as it is now – providing us with the tools, perspectives and strategies to help us become visionary leaders. Our new footprint in Playa Vista coupled with the relationships we are building in Silicon Beach operationalize a commitment to integrate innovation, imagination and leadership in everything we do.
My vision for the College of Business Administration is that we remain dedicated to enhancing the student experience; providing global perspective; ensuring reputational excellence through student, faculty and staff development; and providing a setting for the imagination so that you may grow as a business leader. I look forward to getting to know each of you and supporting you in your quest for lifelong learning.
Dayle M. Smith, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business Administration