2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
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2015-2016 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 Academic Dean: Marianne Ward-Peradoza
Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 101
Telephone: 410‑617‑2301


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 (M.Acc.). 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 provides undergraduate education grounded in the liberal arts tradition, centered in Jesuit core values, enhanced by management education/knowledge, and incorporating experiential learning. Graduate programs serve working professionals seeking post-baccalaureate management development to further their careers and personal interests. Both undergraduate and graduate programs develop and prepare ethical, reflective, and competent leaders of business and society in a diverse and changing world by fostering a passion for excellence and the principles of cura personalis-education and care of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.

Educational Aims

The Sellinger School's educational aims include the development of:

  • oral and writing skills to communicate coherently and effectively;
  • analytical skills to improve decision making;
  • critical and reflective thinking;
  • an understanding and value of differences among people, ideas, cultures, religions, and ways of life;
  • appreciation of leadership that incorporates service to others.

Additionally, these aims include teaching and fostering an understanding of:

  • the nature of ethical reasoning, justice, and service to others and the ability to incorporate these considerations into decision making;
  • the global, environmental, technological, economic, political, legal and regulatory context of business/organizations;
  • how value is created, sustained, and developed by an organization through the integrated production and distribution of goods and services;
  • individual and group dynamics within an organization;
  • financial theories, analysis, reporting, and markets and the ability to evaluate the financial position of an organization.
  • statistical analysis, management science, and information technology used to support organizational decision making;
  • the integration of knowledge pertaining to the functional areas of business as a means to formulate and implement decisions intended to achieve organizational goals.


Business Administration (B.B.A.) 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 (B.A.) in Economics is available in the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences.
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Common Courses
The accounting major requires seven upper-division courses in accounting. Within the business administration major, six upper-division courses must be completed in the declared concentration area. Both majors include 14 common courses as specified below:

In addition to the specified prerequisites, all students enrolling in upper-level business courses ordinarily must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 60 credits.

As a general rule, the only common courses that may be taken until 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. Students majoring in a Sellinger School program also must complete CS 111  or CS 117  or CS 118  and MA 151  or MA 251 . Completion of 60 credits, including CS 111  or CS 117  or CS 118  and MA 151  or MA 251  or their equivalent, results in upper-division standing.

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

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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