Welcome From the Dean

Welcome to the College of Business. As a student here, you will be part of a learning environment that few places can match. When you encounter the rich culture of New Orleans, we think that you will agree that your opportunities here are endless. The programs of the College of Business utilize our diverse surroundings to help our students to understand and compete in today's global marketplace.

The College of Business continuously improves these programs so as to fulfill our vision of creating a learning place that awakens, enlightens, and transforms students to reach their full leadership potential. Both undergraduate and graduate students will take part in a unique set of learning experiences that use the city to create the many rich learning and mentoring experiences which enhance Loyola's business program. Freshmen in the College of Business participate in our innovative Executive Mentor Program and upper class students do a semester-long comprehensive Internship.

Today, more than ever, businesses need ethical, empowered leaders who invite trust, build community, and value their professional responsibility more than self interest. An enlightened educator once said that "some people change when they see the light, others when they feel the fire." We hope that our students see the light in a business career where values, ethics, and character are not left in the corporate parking lot. With its Ignatian tradition, Loyola provides an excellent setting for the type of Individualized education that it takes to reach one's potential. The faculty of the college are devoted to creating leaders capable of handling the important challenges our students will face throughout their careers.

J. Patrick O'Brien, Interim Dean
Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business