The Sellinger Scholars Program is a four-year leadership development honors program in business administration which provides highly motivated students with increased academic rigor beyond the traditional curriculum of the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Finance degrees. Through the Sellinger Scholars Program, classroom education is augmented through unique opportunities to interact with business professionals and community leaders and complemented with skills-based learning. Driven by the University's mission, "to inspire students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world," these interactions strive to enhance understanding of leadership and individual and corporate social responsibility, while fostering reflection on personal and professional choices.
Students pursuing a major within the Sellinger School of Business (see below for complete list of business majors) are eligible to apply as incoming first-year students. Admission is competitive. Scholars are selected when they apply to Loyola on the basis of academic achievement, leadership experience and potential, commitment to service, and community involvement.
Sellinger School of Business Majors:
Business Economics, B.B.A.
Information Systems and Data Analytics, B.B.A.
International Business, B.B.A.
Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, B.B.A.
Sustainability Management, B.B.A.
Once in the program, Sellinger Scholars are expected to meet the following academic standards each semester:
- Maintain full-time status (minimum of 12 credits). Students planning to take less than 12 credits a semester need to seek prior approval from the Scholars program directors;
- Maintain a minimum 3.300 cumulative GPA;
- Full participation in Sellinger Scholars Experience (BH 197 ) sophomore year and Sellinger Scholars Seminar (BH 198 ) junior and senior years, which includes the development and completion of an e-portfolio.
To maintain Sellinger Scholar status and be in good standing, each semester a student must meet all three requirements noted above. If a student does not meet the outlined requirements, the student will no longer be eligible to continue in the program. The student may appeal their ineligibility in writing to the academic director within 10 business days after grades have been posted for the relevant semester.
The program has two primary components: three-credit core curricular coursework and the one-credit Sellinger Scholars Experience (BH 197 ) taken sophomore year and Sellinger Scholars Seminar (BH 198 ) taken junior and senior years. Business Honors (BH) courses begin in the first year and must be taken in sequence. Students are expected to complete all required courses as a cohort as these courses offer increased rigor in the form of outside reading, discussion, and class presentations. However, scholars may request permission from the program directors to take one of the required BH cohort classes outside of the cohort whether at Loyola or abroad. Required courses fulfill degree requirements as indicated for the BBA or the BS in Finance: