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Message from the Dean

Dennis Draper

Welcome to the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University, where we seek to be the premier center for business learning in Southern California. As the new Dean, I appreciate the rich history and legacy that already has been established here and I am committed to investing the resources of the college for our continued advancement and success. It is my intention to cultivate business programs which embrace academic excellence, foster personal development, and stimulate the professional growth of our students.

In a global business economy that is struggling both financially and ethically, the College of Business Administration remains committed to Jesuit academic and ethical traditions. We are devoted not only to instilling innovative business ideas and competent business practices, but also to standards of moral conduct for tomorrow’s leaders — leaders who will be equipped to lead with integrity and compassion, as well as technical expertise. We do this by preserving our proud tradition of close interaction between a dedicated faculty and our students, community service requirements, and a rigorous academic curriculum.

The College of Business Administration is recognized as one of the best business schools in the nation. We take pride in our national standing and are intent on maintaining a reputation for academic excellence. Our programs are demanding and student expectations are high; in short, we challenge students. Our aim is to equip them with a robust academic background that will serve as a lifelong framework for generating business insights and problem-solving skills. The preparation and subsequent professional success of our students speak volumes about our award-winning faculty, who not only focus on innovative research but also ensure that students are exposed to the latest theories and technologies in business.

As you think about your future, consider the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University. Take time to explore our website, attend an information session, visit the campus, and talk with our alumni, faculty and staff. We’re creating a new standard in business education — so as you look to the future, let us help you reach your goals and fulfill your career aspirations.

Dennis W. Draper, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business Administration