2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management

Dean: Kathleen A. Getz, Professor of Management
Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 101
Telephone: 410‑617‑2301
Website: www.loyola.edu/sellinger

Associate Dean: Bobby Waldrup, Professor of Accounting
Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 101
Telephone: 410--617-5525

Assistant Dean: Susan A. Hasler
Office Locations: Graduate Center, Timonium Campus, Room 08; Sellinger Hall, Room 101
Telephone: 410-617-1619


Loyola was founded in Baltimore in 1852 by the Society of Jesus and was instilled with its core values: excellence in all things and cura personalis. Business education at Loyola began with undergraduate courses being offered in 1943. Loyola initiated its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in 1967 and the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) in 1975. In response to the needs of the region, the Executive MBA was established in 1973. The full-time Emerging Leaders MBA was introduced in 2010. In Fall 2014, Loyola started a specialized Master of Accounting (MAcc). The full-time, 12-month cohort program is designed for those with an undergraduate degree in accounting (or equivalent accounting coursework) who are seeking the 30 additional credits required to obtain licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). All of these programs are instrumental in contributing to Loyola's long history of excellence.

In 1980, the School of Business was formed as a separate entity, being named the Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management in 1984. The Sellinger School Board of Sponsors was formed in 1981 and continues as an ongoing consultative group supporting the quality of the school. By 1990, Loyola had achieved accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in its undergraduate, graduate, and accounting programs and had established a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business student honor society. The Sellinger School enjoys its reputation as the business school of choice in the Baltimore metropolitan area.


The Sellinger School of Business and Management educates innovative, collaborative, data-driven, and principled students who will be prepared to learn, lead and serve in a diverse and changing world. Our Jesuit business programs are characterized by purposeful teaching, scholarship with impact, meaningful community engagement, and care for the whole person.

Educational Aims

The Sellinger School's educational aims are captured in the following five learning goals:

  • Effective Communication: Students shall develop oral and writing skills to communicate effectively in a business environment
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking: Students will develop analytical, critical thinking and reflective skills to improve decision-making in an uncertain and rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge and integration of functional area content: Students will develop knowledge of the functional areas of business, and develop an appreciation for integration across those areas
  • Ethical Leadership: Students will develop an appreciation of ethical reasoning and a commitment to justice
  • Global Awareness: Students will appreciate the multiple dimensions of business in a global context


Business Administration (BBA) Majors:
Business Administration

The business administration major requires a concentration selected from the following disciplines:
Business Economics
Information Systems
International Business

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics is available in the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences.
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Business Core Courses
The accounting and business administration majors include 14 business core courses as specified below:

As a general rule, the only business core courses that may be taken before the 60 credits have been completed are: AC 201 , AC 202 , EC 102 , EC 103 , EC 220 , FI 320 , IB 282 , IS 251 , MG 201 , MK 240 , and ethics. In addition to the specified prerequisites, all students enrolling in upper-level business courses ordinarily must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 60 credits.

All students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement on the Curriculum and Policies  page).

Students majoring in a Sellinger School program also must complete CS 105  or CS 115  or CS 117  or CS 118  or CS 151  or CS 218  or HN 218  and MA 151  or MA 251 . Completion of 60 credits, including CS 105  or CS 115  or CS 117  or CS 118  or CS 151  or CS 218  or HN 218  and MA 151  or MA 251  or their equivalent, results in upper-division standing.

Candidates for the BBA may substitute Introduction to Statistics (ST 210 ) for EC 220  if and only if the student also successfully completes Calculus II (MA 252 ) or Econometrics (EC 420 ).

Business Policy (MG 402 ) can be taken in either fall or spring term of the senior year if prerequisites and co-requisites are met.

Courses at Other Colleges

Major courses may only be taken at AACSB-accredited institutions. Written permission of both the chair of the host department and the Academic Advising and Support Center are required prior to registration for the course.

Sellinger Scholars Program

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