2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate 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, Associate Professor of Economics
Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 101
Telephone: 410‑617‑2301


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.

The faculty of the Sellinger School are committed to instilling the following values, skills, and knowledge in students through the curriculum of the MBA program:

Values and Qualities:
Ethical Commitment
Appreciation for Diversity
Continuous Personal Development
Orientation to Action

Skills and Abilities:
Entrepreneurial Spirit
Communication and Negotiation
Teamwork and Collaboration
Critical Thinking and Rigorous Reasoning
Analysis, Synthesis, and Decision Making

General Management
Global Perspective
Management by Information
Affinity for Technology


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, and the MBA Fellows Program followed in 1984. 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.

Educational Objectives

The Sellinger School's educational objectives are to teach students to:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • embrace change by having and sharing a vision for the organization and of the environment, the capability to evaluate developing technologies, an understanding of organizational dynamics, and continual personal development;
  • 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.


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 Executive MBA, MBA, MSF, MAcc, Accounting Certificate, and Cyber Security Certificate 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 Executive and 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: 410‑617‑2474

Chair: Bobby Waldrup, Professor

Professors: William E. Blouch; Alfred R. Michenzi (emeritus); Jalal Soroosh; Bobby Waldrup
Associate Professors: Kermit O. Keeling; Ali M. Sedaghat; Hong Zhu
Assistant Professors: John P. Krahel; E. Barry Rice (emeritus); Helen Xu
Affiliate Faculty: Walter B. Doggett III; Frank B. Izzo; Scott R. J. Lancaster; Kelly Nelson; John E. Wheeler


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

Chair: Frederick W. Derrick, Professor

Professors: John D. Burger; Frederick W. Derrick; Thomas J. DiLorenzo; John C. Larson (emeritus); Charles E. Scott (emeritus); Norman H. Sedgley; Stephen J. K. Walters
Associate Professors: Arleigh T. Bell, Jr. (emeritus); Francis G. Hilton, S.J. (emeritus); John M. Jordan (emeritus); Fabio Mendez; Marianne Ward-Peradoza; Nancy A. Williams
Assistant Professors: Nune Hovhannisyan; Dennis C. McCornac (visiting); Srikanth Ramamurthy; Andrew Samuel; Jeremy Schwartz; Kerria M. Tan
Affiliate Faculty: R. Andrew Bauer; James J. Kelly, S.J; Paul Lande; Thomas J. Lyons


Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 218
Telephone: 410‑617‑2818

Chair: Frank D'Souza, Associate Professor

Professors: Lisa M. Fairchild; Harold D. Fletcher (emeritus); Karyl B. Leggio; Walter J. Reinhart; Thomas A. Ulrich
Associate Professor: Frank P. D'Souza
Assistant Professors: Jon A. Fulkerson; Mark A. Johnson
Affiliate Faculty: James R. Farnum, Jr.; Norman C. Frost; Kevin D. Irwin; Peter P. Jenkins; Jack Letzer; Lance A. Roth; Jeffrey R. Schollaert; Carlyle A. Schrouter; Kirby Smith; Todd M. Wickwire

Information Systems and Operations Management

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

Chair: Gloria Phillips-Wren, Professor

Professors: Ellen D. Hoadley; Charles R. Margenthaler (emeritus); Gloria Phillips-Wren; Phoebe C. Sharkey; Leroy F. Simmons (emeritus); Paul Tallon
Associate Professors: A. Kimbrough Sherman (emeritus); Laurette P. Simmons (emerita); George M. Wright (emeritus)
Assistant Professors: Jay R. Brown; Theresa Jefferson; Matthew Sopha; Ravi Srinivasan; M. Lisa Yeo
Affiliate Faculty: Shelley Bliss; Sean Davies; William Finegan; David R. Glenn; Deresse Harris; Michael Herring; Scott Metker; Jerome Russell; Timothy R. Walton

Law and Social Responsibility

Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 418
Telephone: 410‑617‑2381

Chair: Andrea Giampetro-Meyer, Professor

Professors: Nan S. Ellis; Andrea Giampetro-Meyer; John A. Gray (emeritus)
Associate Professors: Timothy Brown, S.J.;  Elizabeth J. Kennedy; Michael B. Runnels
Affiliate Faculty: Mark A. Dewire; Scott McBroom; Clifford A. Robinson; Stephen R. Robinson; Terrence M. Sawyer; Jeremy Schiffer; Marlene Trestman; Nicholas Vitek

Management and International Business

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

Chair: Jeffrey Cummings, Associate Professor

Professors: Kathleen A. Getz; Roger J. Kashlak; Peter Lorenzi; Anthony J. Mento; Tagi Sagafi-nejad (emeritus); Norman A. Solomon
Associate Professors: Jeffrey Cummings; Christy L. DeVader; Paul C. Ergler (emeritus)
Assistant Professor: Irem Demirkan; Patricia Tinen Kanashiro
Affiliate Faculty: Benjamin Cruz; W. Randall Everett; Charles Fitzsimmons; David A. Grossman; Mark Hubbard; Michael Liebman; Annette Merz; Dilip Patel; Kevin Preston; Denise Pumphrey


Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 418
Telephone: 410‑617‑2381

Chair: Gerard A. Athaide, Professor

Professors: Gerard A. Athaide; Ernest F. Cooke (emeritus); Richard Klink
Associate Professor: Qiyu (Jason) Zhang
Assistant Professors: Rebecca Trump; Marie A. Yeh; Guangzhi (Terry) Zhao
Instructor: Frederick Fusting
Affiliate Faculty: Auburn Bell; Lindsay K. Comodore; Bradley K. Fountain; David J. Gerrity