Baltimore Business Journal
March 5, 2020
Busy professionals won't have to drive to Loyola University Maryland classrooms anymore to pursue an MBA.
The Baltimore university said Tuesday that it's launching a fully online MBA that is part-time and self-paced. The online Professional's MBA courses, which will start in fall 2020, are offered in accelerated eight-week sessions.
“We’ve built our new online classes from the ground up, designing them alongside our faculty who are dedicated to the success of every student and to providing engaging, meaningful experiences,” said Kathleen Getz, dean of the Sellinger School, in a news release. "
Online-only education is hardly new in the undergraduate world, where for-profit and increasingly nonprofit universities and colleges are catering to students who don't have time for or don't want the traditional classroom experience. The Graduate Management Admission Council, the owner of the GMAT exam for graduate business and management programs, says online MBA programs are gaining in popularity. The group's data shows that in 2019, 50% of online MBA programs increased the number of applications over the previous year.