Emerging Leaders MBA (ELMBA)


  • 1-year accelerated, full-time, cohort program
  • September - August
  • Designed for early career professionals, recent college graduates, and transitioning professionals 
  • Boot camp for those without requisite business courses: August 2014
  • Application Deadlines: 
    • Round 1: Feb. 1, 2014 (Decisions by March 1) 
    • Round 2: May 1, 2014 (Decisions by June 1) 
    • Round 3: Rolling admission after June 1 as space is available. 

The first and second rounds of admission ensure first consideration for the limited scholarship opportunities available and early admission to the cohort. Applications must be complete with all supplemental materials received by the deadlines to ensure a decision by the first and second round. Applications will then be reviewed thereafter with rolling admission as space is available.

About the program

The Emerging Leaders MBA (ELMBA) is a 1-year, full-time, accelerated Master of Business Administration program for exceptional students who have recently completed their undergraduate degrees, as well as those with early career experience or those in career transition. It is a cohort program designed for the academically talented individual with a keen interest in experiencing a rigorous MBA program that blends classroom coursework and experiential learning 

The 53-credit program includes 15 three-credit courses and eight additional credits of experiential learning. The program builds on the academic talents of its students and introduces them to a wide range of learning environments, including an international study tour. Internships, consulting projects, business plan development, and live cases.

The program is offered at our graduate center in Columbia, Maryland, a diverse, vibrant, culturally enriched, and globally aware community at the center of the Baltimore-Washington metro area. The region is known for innovation and entrepreneurship in the professional, technical, and scientific communities. Its unique location provides opportunities to develop partnerships and connections across diverse business sectors.

Student testimonials

Emerging Leaders MBA alumni panel admissions chat now posted.

View quotes and video testimonials from students from our inaugural Emerging Leaders MBA (ELMBA) class, the Class of 2011.

View a full story about the inaugural Emerging Leaders MBA class securing jobs.

Sellinger Mentoring Program

The Sellinger Mentoring Program was established to give ELMBA students a chance to partner with leading executives in their preferred industry areas in order to develop mutually beneficial mentoring partnerships.

The program allows students to develop business acumen, refine professional interviewing and networking skills, and to expand industry knowledge. It also gives business professionals the opportunity to give back to the Sellinger community by giving advice, lending insight, and fostering overall professional development for students. Students who want to become leaders early on gain exposure to real business environments and executives who are looking to be re-inspired in their careers do so by sharing their time, talents, passions, and experience with students.

Learn more about Sellinger's mentoring program, which several board members participate in.

Contact a recruiter

If you have a specific question about the Emerging Leaders MBA program, please direct your inquiries to:

Karen Mardock
Program Manager, Emerging Leaders MBA
Loyola University Maryland
8890 McGaw Road
Columbia, Md. 21045

You may also request more information online by completing this short form.


Watch a video presenting some of the highlights of the Emerging Leaders MBA program.


Contact Us

To learn more about Loyola’s Emerging Leaders MBA program, contact:

Karen Mardock
Program Manager - Emerging Leaders MBA

You may also request more information online by completing this short form.