2024-2025 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

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


Dean: Mary Ann Scully
Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 101
Telephone: 410‑617‑2301
Website: www.loyola.edu/sellinger

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

Associate Dean: Irem Demirkan, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 101
Telephone: 410-617-

Assistant Dean: Patricia Tarrant
Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 101
Telephone: 410-617-5214

History

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.

Mission

The Sellinger School of Business and Management educates students to become leaders in the Baltimore business community and beyond. 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 six learning goals:

  • Knowledge Integration: Students will synthesize knowledge distributed across courses to demonstrate discipline specific competence.  
  • Critical thinking and analysis: Students will apply critical thinking, analytical, and technological skills to develop core business competencies and to make decisions that achieve organizational goals.  
  • Effective communication: Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders.  
  • Collaboration: Students will demonstrate an ability to collaborate with their team members.  
  • Equity and Justice: Students will demonstrate an ability to recognize and remove barriers to organizational equity and social justice.   

Curriculum

Majors:
Accounting, B.B.A.
Business Economics, B.B.A.
Finance, B.S.
Information Systems and Data Analytics, B.B.A.
International Business, B.B.A.
Leadership and Management Consulting, B.B.A.
Marketing, B.B.A.
Sustainability Management, B.B.A.

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics is available in the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences.
Go to Economics in Loyola College  

Business Foundation Courses
The Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Finance majors include 6 business foundation courses as specified below:

Sellinger Scholars Program foundation courses as specified below:

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 EC 102 EC 103 , and MA 151  or MA 251 . Completion of 60 credits, including MA 151  or MA 251  or their equivalent, results in upper-division standing.

Candidates for the BBA, excluding Business Economics, may choose Introduction to Statistics (ST 210 ) for EC 220 . Note that both EC 220  and ST 210  fulfill the third Math/Natural Science requirement in the Loyola Core for Business majors. 

Strategic Management (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

Upper-level major courses may be taken at AACSB-accredited institutions. If a student chooses to take an upper-level major course at a non-AACSB-accredited institution, 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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