2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    Feb 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Interim Dean: Bobby Waldrup, Professor of Accounting
Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 101
Telephone: 410‑617‑5525
Website: www.loyola.edu/sellinger

Associate Dean: Hung-bin Ding, Associate Professor of Management and International Business
Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 101
Telephone: 410--617-5598

Assistant Dean: Susan A. Hasler
Office: Timonium Campus, Room 08; Sellinger Hall, Room 101
Telephone: 410-617-5067


The Sellinger School provides academically challenging management education inspired by Jesuit traditions and values. The School embraces the principle of educating the whole person-body, mind, and spirit. The undergraduate experience helps to transform and prepare the student to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and rapidly changing world. Graduate programs serve working professionals who seek knowledge, personal development, professional certification, and membership in the network of Sellinger School alumni/ae. Both undergraduate and graduate education proactively foster the principles of excellence and cura personalis in a climate that facilitates learning for each individual, develops values for a life of service, and teaches the skills of learning for life.


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. The full-time Emerging Leaders MBA was introduced in 2010. In Fall 2014, Loyola started a specialized Master of Accounting (MAcc). The full-time 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.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Effective Communication: lead an organization with the ability to focus on mission through involvement and empowerment of others, effective teamwork, commitment to quality of process and outcome, the ability to thrive in an environment of multidimensional diversity, effective communication, and the ability to compete and move the organization forward in a competitive environment;
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking: make business decisions with complex, strategic approaches using the ability to garner information from data and colleagues, analytical capability, control of decision support tools, and the ability to make reasoned judgments;
  • Knowledge and Integration of Functional Area Content: integrate the functional areas of business for strategic, long-term planning, decision making under conditions of certainty and uncertainty, short-term planning and implementation, and organizational process and control;
  • Ethical Leadership: lead responsibly with developed personal ethics and a sense of justice, a balanced view of opportunity and responsibility, and an awareness of the legal and regulatory environment;
  • Global Awareness: extend a business into the global marketplace through awareness of the dominance of global competitive forces, the appreciation of worldwide opportunities, understanding of the complexity of functioning in the international arena, preparedness for participation in the international arena, and awareness of political and social environments.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: articulate the benefits of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace and society and to identify structural and institutional barriers to DEI and identify ways that businesses can alleviate them.


Loyola's graduate programs in business and management provide theoretical and applied education in the analytical and functional skills necessary for success in business. In-depth knowledge in many fields is available in the Professional's MBA, Emerging Leaders MBA, and MAcc programs. The Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Under the guidelines of AACSB International, the Sellinger School is committed to the concept and practice of "continuous improvement" of all of its academic programs. Therefore, for the most up-to-date information on courses and programs, contact the Office of Graduate Business Programs, 410‑617‑5067.


The faculty of the Sellinger School and their representative departments are as follows:


Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 318
Telephone: 410‑617‑2818

Chair: John Peter Krahel, Associate Professor

Professors: William E. Blouch; Alfred R. Michenzi (emeritus); Jalal Soroosh; Bobby Waldrup
Associate Professors: Kermit O. Keeling (emeritus); John Peter Krahel; Ali M. Sedaghat (emeritus); Hong Zhu
Assistant Professors: Robbie Bishop-Monroe; Stacy Chavez; E. Barry Rice (emeritus)
Affiliate Faculty: Michael Bender; Theresa A. Brillant; Walter B. Doggett III


Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 318
Telephone: 410‑617‑2357

Chair: Andrew Samuel, Professor

Professors: John D. Burger; Frederick W. Derrick (emeritus); Thomas J. DiLorenzo (emeritus); John C. Larson (emeritus); Fabio Mendez; Andrew Samuel; Charles E. Scott (emeritus); Norman H. Sedgley; Stephen J. K. Walters (emeritus)
Associate Professors: Arleigh T. Bell, Jr. (emeritus); Francis G. Hilton, (emeritus); John M. Jordan (emeritus); Srikanth Ramamurthy; Jeremy Schwartz; Kerria M. Tan; Nancy Williams (emerita)
Assistant Professors: John Dougherty; Nune Hovhannisyan


Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 318
Telephone: 410‑617‑2818

Chair: Frank P. D'Souza, Professor

Professors: Frank P. D'Souza; Lisa M. Fairchild; Harold D. Fletcher (emeritus); Karyl B. Leggio; Walter J. Reinhart; Yoon Shin; Thomas A. Ulrich (emeritus)
Associate Professor: Tugsjargal Chuluun
Executive-in-Residence: Scott Emge
Affiliate Faculty: Larry V. Adam, III; David Bonnichsen; Jason Cherubini; James R. Franum, Jr.; Scott Gramacki; Carlyle A. Schrouter; Douglas Young

Information Systems, Law, and Operations

Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 318
Telephone: 410‑617‑2818

Chair: Paul Tallon, Professor

Professors: Nan S. Ellis (emerita); Andrea Giampetro-Meyer; John A. Gray (emeritus); Ellen D. Hoadley (emerita); Charles R. Margenthaler (emeritus); Gloria Phillips-Wren; Phoebe C. Sharkey (emerita); Leroy F. Simmons (emeritus); Paul Tallon
Associate Professors: Jay R. Brown; Timothy Brown, S.J.; Theresa Jefferson; Elizabeth J. Kennedy; A. Kimbrough Sherman (emeritus); Laurette P. Simmons (emeritus); Ravi Srinivasan; George M. Wright (emeritus)
Assistant Professors: Jake London, Dobin Yim
Executive-in-Residence: Kimberly L. Wagner
Affiliate Faculty: William Finegan; Salvatore Lenzo; Shelley Bliss McGarry; Michael Herring; Jerome Russell; Terrence M. Sawyer

Management and International Business

Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 418
Telephone: 410‑617‑2691

Chair: Irem Demirkan, Associate Professor

Professors: Jeffrey Cummings; Kathleen A. Getz; Roger J. Kashlak (emeritus); Peter Lorenzi (emeritus); Anthony J. Mento (emeritus); Tagi Sagafi-nejad (emeritus)
Associate Professors: Irem Demirkan; Christy DeVader; Hung-bin Ding; Paul C. Ergler (emeritus); Patricia Tinen Kanashiro; John Michel
Executive-in-Residence: Dave Luvison; Astrid Schmidt-King
Affiliate Faculty: Kelly Fader; Mark Hubbard; Michael Liebman; James B. Sanders


Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 418
Telephone: 410‑617‑2357

Chair: Jason Qiyu Zhang, Professor

Professors: Gerard A. Athaide; Richard Klink; Jason Qiyu Zhang
Associate Professors: Rebecca Trump; Marie A. Yeh; Guangzhi (Terry) Zhao
Executive-in-Residence: Adam Peake
Affiliate Faculty: Auburn Bell; Lawrence Chambers; Gregory Corrigan; David Grossman; Kimberly Hart


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