Women in Leadership: Can You Have It All?

Lizzie Alberga speaking to LMU MBA alums. “Don’t feel like you have to choose between career and life” said Lizzie Alberga to MBA alums and guests from Beta Gamma Sigma Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount’s Women’s Leadership Council on the evening of September 17th. At an event organized by the LMU MBA Alumni Association, Alberga […]

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LMU MBA Alumni Catch Waves with Big Brothers Big Sisters

By Lydia Chen Shah, MBA ‘05 LMU MBA alumnus Ben Perreira ’12 gives surf lessons to a child from Big Brothers Big Sisters. Do you remember your first trip to the beach? The anticipation, the excitement, the feeling of sand between your toes and that first dip in the water? On Saturday, August 29th, 30 […]

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Rachelle Katz Scholar-Liz Ju

2015-16 Rachelle Katz Scholar: Liz Ju

Ms. Liz Ju, MBA ’17, is the second recipient of the Rachelle Katz Scholarship which was created in 2014 to honor Dr. Rachelle Katz, former Director of the LMU MBA Program for almost 20 years, upon her retirement from LMU. After obtaining degrees in engineering and medicine/psychology in China and Germany, respectively, Ju decided to […]

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Bob Pettit

Bob Pettit Appointed Associate Dean and Director of MBA Program

LMU’s College of Business Administration has appointed Bob Pettit as associate dean of graduate programs and director of the MBA program. Bob is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in higher education and business. His broad range of knowledge and skills include degree program management, marketing, business development, recruiting, admissions, alumni relations, […]

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Ashley King

JD/MBA Alumna Ashley King Dishes on her Latest Venture

The entrepreneurial journey of Ashley King JD/MBA ’11 first began in Los Angeles in the summer of 2005. Her internship with fashion startup Ed Hardy ended with a full-time job offer as a marketing and public relations manager. There was just one problem. Ashley was enrolled as an undergraduate student at Arizona State University. In […]

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David Kirby

How an EMBA Opened Doors for Alumnus David Kirby

In early 2015, David Kirby ’12 relocated from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City to begin his most important career assignment to date – to build and launch a new division of Zions Bank from the ground up. In his new role as senior vice president and director of business banking, David oversees all business […]

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Kala Seal

Meet AIMS Professor Kala Chand Seal

Kala Chand Seal joined LMU’s College of Business Administration in 1990 and is a professor of applied information management systems (AIMS). His areas of expertise include spreadsheet modeling and analysis, systems analysis, website planning and mobile commerce business models. Kala has published in multiple international journals and has presented his research at numerous conferences. He […]

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Class Notes Fall/Winter 2015

Breanna Young (MBA ’15) moved to New York City to join healthcare consulting firm Nexera, Inc. as a Consulting Analyst. Eric Ketelsen (EMBA ’14) is now a Real Estate Loan Officer with First Northern Bank. He also recently launched a company called Street Cushion which sells manually adjustable pads for desk chairs, car seats, backyard […]

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Sheri & Val Schnabl Pay it Forward with MBA Scholarship Fund

Longtime Playa del Rey residents Sheri and Val Schnabl MBA ’77 have been huge supporters of LMU over the years, attending university athletic events, alumni reunions and building dedications. Val even represented his undergraduate alma mater, Marquette University, at President Snyder’s Inauguration. However, the Schnabl’s biggest contribution to LMU has been their recent bequest commitment […]

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Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith Devotes Life and Career to Serving Others

“Helping people is my passion,” says MBA student Shannon Smith. “If I could volunteer for a living I would do it.” Shannon isn’t just talking the talk but is actually walking the walk. In August, she spent two weeks in Uganda on a mission trip with the Ugandan Lambs Association USA, a nonprofit organization that […]

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