Loyola Sellinger
Business School Blog

Sellinger Business School News

Loyola students help local entrepreneurs with support from OneMain Financial

December 13, 2017

Loyola undergraduate students in the Sellinger School and in the College of Arts and Sciences - with support from OneMain Financial and a partnership with Kiva - helped secure microloans for local Baltimore business owners. 

MBA Application and Admission Tips

December 8, 2017

Applying to business schools can be daunting. You need to present the perfect mix of professional, personal and academic accomplishments to stand out from the competition. Here are some tips to help you manage this process and capture the attention of MBA admissions committees.

Why should I apply to business school?

November 28, 2017

Deciding to go to business school may be easy for those with a clear career path, but many prospective students go back and forth before committing to a program. Is it worth the monetary investment? Is it worth the time? How will it help further my career? These are some of the questions that may come up as you consider whether to apply to business school.

Loyola-Notre Dame Library opens new Makerspace

November 1, 2017

The technologically rich space, open to all members of the Loyola community, offers various activities and technologies designed for user engagement and creativity. 

What MBA specialization should I choose?

October 23, 2017

What to consider when to choosing a MBA specialization, including career plans and how you want to use your MBA. 

Sellinger faculty appear in Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, ABC 2 News

October 20, 2017

Sellinger faculty discussed taxes, brand reputation, Baltimore’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2, and other topics in the media. 

Walt Disney World Resort Senior VP Claire Bilby to deliver the 2017 DeFrancis Lecture

October 18, 2017

The DeFrancis Lecture, presented by M&T Bank, brings leaders in business who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and who are of interest to the academic, business, and civic communities.

Loyola to host Innovation and Entrepreneurship Blitz

October 17, 2017

The University will explore how it can use its assets to engage with and support the entrepreneurial community of Baltimore.

Sellinger alumni collect recent honors and awards

October 13, 2017

The Sellinger School congratulates alumni who have won community awards during the fall of 2017.

Which business master's degree is right for me?

October 9, 2017

The blog offers advice on how to choose a business master's program with an eye on career goals, program flexibility and comparing rankings vs. reputation of a school.

No better time for Amazon HQ2 to come to Baltimore

September 29, 2017

Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola University Maryland, has written an op-ed in support of Amazon's proposed second headquarters being located in Baltimore City. 

Alumni Spotlight: Tracy Green, MBA ’92

September 27, 2017

Tracy Green, president of IRG Realty Advisors, discusses his experience at the Sellinger School, including the values that aided his career and make the Loyola MBA unique. 

What is the value of an MBA?

September 20, 2017

Determining the value of an MBA – including impact on career goals, satisfaction, ROI and prestige – is one of the first steps in a student’s research process. 

Sellinger graduate shares experience working abroad in technology

September 6, 2017

Dublin-based Sellinger alumna Brittany Beckert, '13 explains how she is putting her Loyola degree in marketing with a minor in information systems to work and also discusses how she stays connected to the Sellinger School through Tech Trek Ireland. 

Q&A with Adam Peake, Executive in Residence of Marketing

September 1, 2017

Mr. Peake discusses his path from Under Armour to his new role at the Sellinger School, and offers his advice to business students. 

Sellinger School introduces new Executives in Residence

August 30, 2017

Executives in Residence are business practitioners who bring significant industry knowledge to the classroom and beyond.  

How can I pay for my MBA? 

August 28, 2017

Tips for paying for your MBA include budgeting, employer reimbursement, scholarships and grants, and considering the school's return on investment.  

Sellinger faculty appear in The Baltimore Sun, Daily Record and on MPT

August 18, 2017

Sellinger faculty discussed major bank acquisitions, city development, activist investing, and other topics in the media. 

Advantages of a full-time MBA program

August 11, 2017

Full-time MBA programs offer many advantages, including full academic immersion, internships, and experiential learning. 

How two Loyola Sellinger grads launched a successful tech startup

August 3, 2017

Alex Bullington, ’14, and Greg DiNardo, ’13, turned their interest in sports, social media, and data into the mobile app Arbit.

Sellinger School names new associate dean for academics

July 27, 2017

Bobby Waldrup, Ph.D., will lead in the areas of curriculum, instruction and research as associate dean.

Social Justice and Free Enterprise

July 24, 2017

Kathleen Getz, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School of Business, discusses how businesses operating in a free enterprise system are well positioned to help build peace.

Sellinger School of Business names three faculty scholars

July 14, 2017

The Sellinger School will support the work of Dr. Gerard Athaide, Dr. John Burger, and Dr. Yoon Shin in serving the business community, developing other Sellinger faculty and conducting scholarly research.

Sellinger students win accounting report contest

July 10, 2017

John Campanella '17 and Dale Maholage '17 won the Citizen-Centric Report Contest held by the Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.

Cultivating “uncommon talent” - Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, MBA ’96, profiled in Loyola Magazine

June 27, 2017

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, MBA '96, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Institute of CPAs, is grateful for her experience at Loyola, especially for the emphasis on ethics. Professors helped guide students to think about right and wrong in business, she said, without overtly defining “right” or “wrong.”

USA Today talks with Karyl Leggio about Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods

June 20, 2017

Dr. Leggio, who specializes in mergers and acquisitions, discussed how Whole Foods might change under Amazon’s ownership.

Accounting Certificates vs. Accounting Masters (MAcc)

June 19, 2017

The blog discusses the characteristics between a graduate accounting certificate versus as masters degree and the benefits of each for different career stages and goals.

Sellinger launches Leadership Essentials Baltimore County

May 30, 2017

Leadership Essentials Baltimore County is a six-month leadership program for young professionals living and working in the Baltimore area.

Loyola names Brown Advisory’s Michael Hankin Business Leader of the Year

May 24, 2017

The award honors business executives who embody Loyola’s Jesuit commitment to community and service in the leadership of their organization. Loyola will honor Mr. Hankin at the annual Business Leader of the Year dinner on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore.

Celebrating the 2017 Graduating Greyhounds!

May 19, 2017

More than 1,200 students will officially become the Class of 2017 at Loyola University Maryland’s 165th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 20. Graduating undergraduate and graduate students, including Sellinger students, share their plans for the future, what they are excited for, what they will miss, and how their experiences at Loyola will shape their futures.

Sellinger students win top scholarship awards from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

May 16, 2017

Loyola undergraduate students have been awarded the Ted Keys/Barb Summerson Undergraduate Scholarships by the Baltimore Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Sellinger faculty appear in The Baltimore Sun, Daily Record and on MPT

May 15, 2017

Sellinger faculty discussed the economics of major sporting events, government contracts, and other topics in the media during May 2017.

2012 graduate shares work as core tax accountant and fashion blogger (Loyola Magazine)

May 11, 2017

Core tax accountant by day, famous fashion blogger by night, Hanyeh Khoshnevisan, ’12, speaks on breaking down barriers as accountant and modest/Hijabi fashionista.

Emerging Leaders MBA Class Takes on Panama and Peru (Study Tour Travel Blog)

May 9, 2017

The Emerging Leaders MBA Class of 2017 visits Panama and Peru for their 2017 International Field Study. Students blog about their travel and learning adventures with photography by student Conor Souki.

The Difference Between an MS in Finance & an MBA Finance Specialization

May 1, 2017

Are you deciding between a Master of Science in Finance or an MBA program? Learn about the main points of difference, including time commitment and curriculum, and how each degree will compliment the skills you need to develop to achieve your future goals.

Alumni Spotlight: Mark Bixler, MBA ’13

April 26, 2017

Mark Bixler, regional finance manager at Noodles & Company, discusses the importance of the connections made in the MBA program and his involvement in the Alumni Mentoring Program.

Sellinger faculty talk with Baltimore Sun, Maryland Public Television

April 25, 2017

Sellinger faculty discussed the business implications of media group mergers, changes to interest rates, and other topics in the media during April 2017.

Marketing professor Gerard Athaide added to Fulbright Specialist Roster

April 20, 2017

The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, development and research, and institutional planning at an academic institution abroad as part of State Department’s Fulbright Specialist Program. Dr. Athaide hopes to work with a university that wants to develop its educational capabilities in innovation management.

Master's in Finance Career Paths

April 18, 2017

An MS in Finance is in-depth and advanced finance-related degree you can earn, and it opens the doors to a range of finance and management careers. The blog highlights five popular finance jobs to consider.

Loyola MBA and MSF students participate in JPMorgan Chase town hall with CEO Jamie Dimon

April 13, 2017

Loyola University Maryland graduate business students participated in a special town hall meeting with JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon following the release of his annual letter to shareholders. Approximately 150 top performing graduate students from the Mid-Atlantic region were invited to review the letter and ask questions pertaining to business growth, responsible regulatory reform, and public policy that creates inclusive economic growth and opportunity.

Accounting vs. Finance: Which Master’s Program is Right for You?

April 3, 2017

Are you thinking about a master’s degree in accounting or a  master’s in finance, but are unsure which path to take? The blog helps you understand the differences to match your career goals.

Sellinger dean Kathleen Getz, Ph.D., discusses "building a better world through business" in Baltimore Sun editorial

March 31, 2017

Dean Getz writes that businesses do good in two ways: by performing effectively as businesses with a clear mission and through philanthropy and social programs.

Sellinger-alumnus and BGE COO Stephen Woerner honored by The Children’s Guild

March 23, 2017

Stephen Woerner, MBA ’95, president and chief operating officer of BGE, received The Children’s Guild’s Sadie Award, which recognizes people who embody the organization’s spirit and vision of making the seemingly impossible possible.

Accounting professor J.P. Krahel answers your tax questions on WBAL TV

March 20, 2017

J.P. Krahel, assistant professor of accounting, discusses protection against tax fraud and answers viewer's tax questions during a two part series on WBAL’s “11 TV Hill”show.

Alumni Spotlight: John Cuddy, MBA ’85

March 17, 2017

John Cuddy, CFO of Omni House Inc., talks about his decision to go for his MBA amid a career change and working with a protégé in Sellinger's Alumni Mentoring Program.

Tech Trek 2017: A tour of Irish tech companies

March 9, 2017

Loyola business students are on their second annual Tech Trek to Ireland. Follow student photos from the trip with #is360loyolamd and check out Prof. Paul Tallon's blog as they tour more than a dozen leading technology companies.

How to study for the GMAT

March 6, 2017

Your GMAT score helps business school admissions committees assess your academic potential and ability to succeed in an MBA program. Consider these four tips to help you study for and do well on the GMAT exam.

Five Tips for Writing a Great MBA Essay

February 20, 2017

A well-written essay can help you stand out when applying the business school. The blog provides five tips to help get your essay noticed by MBA admissions committees.

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Dodson, MBA ’97

February 17, 2017

Elizabeth Dodson, Co-Founder of HomeZada, reflects on the benefits of her MBA program and shares her experience celebrating women in business and technology and mentoring female entrepreneurs.

Loyola to host “Building a Better World Through Business” event series

February 15, 2017

The Sellinger School's “Building a Better World Through Business” series of events will celebrate of the good that business does for society by transforming the world through sustainable economic and social development.

Sellinger faculty talk with The Sun, Daily Record, WJZ TV, MPT News

February 14, 2017

Sellinger faculty discussed the business implications of recent Presidential Executive Orders, growth in Baltimore City, and other topics in the media during February 2017.

Admission Tips for Graduate Management Programs

February 6, 2017

A member of Loyola's Graduate Business Office offers some key takeaways and advice for those pursuing graduate degrees in business.

Loyola’s Executive Education program offers spring seminars for aspiring managers

January 27, 2017

Professional development seminar programs for Spring 2017 focus on leadership, innovation, and understanding the financial tools used by organizations.

Sellinger faculty discuss business news in The Baltimore Sun, Business Monthly

January 19, 2017

Sellinger faculty regularly serve as experts in the media, sharing their knowledge on a range of business topics. Read the selected highlights from the first part of January 2017.

Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Miller, MBA ’12

January 13, 2017

Andrew Miller, Executive Vice President & Head of Business Development (Americas) for Europ Assistance, shares his thoughts on the most valuable pieces of the MBA experience, and he discusses his involvement in the Sellinger Alumni Mentoring Program.

Sellinger students compete in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Challenge

January 9, 2017

Undergraduate students took part in a case competition that models real-world business scenarios focusing on strategic issues facing companies all over the world..

What are the benefits of a part-time MBA?

January 5, 2017

The blog considers the up-front benefits of a part-time MBA program, including flexibility, self-pacing, and being able to work and pay toward tuition while learning.

Sellinger faculty quoted in The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and Daily Record

December 22, 2016

Sellinger faculty regularly serve as experts in the media, sharing their knowledge on a range of business topics. Read the selected highlights from December 2016.

Alumni Spotlight: Adrian Johnson, MBA ’97

December 15, 2016

Adrian Johnson, senior vice president and chief financial officer at MECU, talks about his connection to the Sellinger Alumni Mentoring Program and shares what he values most about his Loyola education.

Why should I get an MBA?

December 12, 2016

Are you trying to decide if an MBA is the right choice for you? The blog details five benefits to consider that have the the potential to help meet your personal and career goals.

Benefits of Business School Networking

November 28, 2016

The blog offers tips on how business school students should network, including choosing which events to attend and making connections with alumni.

Sellinger faculty discuss business news in The Baltimore Sun, Washington Post

November 21, 2016

Sellinger faculty regularly serve as experts in the media, sharing their knowledge on a range of business topics. Read the selected highlights from November 2016..

Sellinger named to The Princeton Review’s list of best graduate business schools for 2017

November 10, 2016

The Sellinger School of Business and Management has been included in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s Best 294 Business Schools, an annual ranking of graduate business schools that offer academically outstanding degrees.

Continue reading...

Info Systems professor Gloria Phillips-Wren delivers keynote for university students in Mexico

November 7, 2016

Dr. Phillips-Wren presented a keynote on decision support for healthcare IT at the UniversidadAutónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA).

Loyola's Financial Management Association chapter embraces experiential learning

November 4, 2016

The Financial Management Association (FMA) student chapter has enjoyed a busy Fall semester with visits to numerous financial institutions and hosting events on campus.

How will an MBA help my career?

October 31, 2016

MBA programs develop the skills top employers value while opening networking channels and providing greater employment opportunities.

MBA alum named Chairman of the American Institute of CPAs' Board of Directors

October 27, 2016

Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, MBA ’96, has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Institute of CPAs. Ms. Ellison-Taylor is the first Marylander to serve as AICPA chair. 

Should I visit the campus before applying to an MBA program?

October 14, 2016

Getting an MBA is a lifetime investment that starts with getting to know the schools you’re interested in and figuring out if a particular program is a good match.

Sellinger Alumni Mentoring Program Benefits Mentors and MBA Students

October 5, 2016

The Sellinger Alumni Mentoring Program pairs a current MBA student with an MBA graduate for a six-month period of insight and guidance. Mentoring gives Sellinger alumni the opportunity to stay connected to the University and counsel a student through the program, while students gain personal career consulting.

Three Tips for Better MBA Recommendation Letters

October 3, 2016

Recommendation letters play a key role when applying to business school, providing an outside perspective on your resume. Follow these tips to secure the best possible MBA recommendation letter.

Under Armour SVP of global communications, entertainment, and events to deliver DeFrancis Lecture

September 30, 2016

The Sellinger School welcomes Diane Pelkey, senior vice president of global communications, entertainment, and events at Under Armour, for the annual DeFrancis Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 10. The lecture, presented by M&T Bank, brings to campus leaders in business who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and who are of interest to the academic, business, and civic communities.

Five Common MBA Application Mistakes to Avoid

September 27, 2016

Take charge of the application process and improve your chances for acceptance by avoiding these five common business school application mistakes.

Sellinger MBA and undergraduate programs earn high marks for career salaries from PayScale.com

September 22, 2016

PayScale.com ranks Loyola University Maryland in the top 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities for mid-career salary potential of graduates and in the top 2 percent for best salary potential of undergraduate business majors.

Career Paths for a Master of Accounting Degree

September 21, 2016

In today's business world, accounting skills are in high demand. Careers in accounting span all industries, offering exciting growth and well-paying options for graduates.

Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business introduces Forum for Closely Held Firms

September 19, 2016

The Forum for Closely Held Firms will promote ideas and relationships designed to help small and medium-sized businesses thrive.

Sellinger faculty discuss business news with The Baltimore Sun, WJZ-TV

September 16, 2016

Sellinger faculty regularly serve as experts in the media, sharing their knowledge on a range of business topics. Read the selected highlights from September 2016.

Loyola ranked among top universities in North region by U.S. News & World Report, Sellinger marketing program in national top 25

September 13, 2016

Loyola University Maryland is ranked No. 3 among the best universities in the North region ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its “Best Colleges” guide for 2017. The University’s undergraduate business programs were ranked among the top programs nationally, including marketing in the national top 25.

Student Spotlight: The MBA Admissions Process

September 12, 2016

Current MBA student Andrew Lolley, National Sales Manager at Active Minerals, reflects back on his application process and offers advice to those considering an MBA program.

How do I find an MBA that fits my schedule?

August 29, 2016

Prospective students considering MBA programs list flexibility, location, and time as three of the most important factors in their search. The blog looks at these and other factors to keep in mind when applying to MBA and other graduate business programs.

Business School Career Options

August 22, 2016

Career outcomes for MBA graduates are expanding to reflect the diversity of the students pursuing their MBA degrees.

Sellinger School of Business launches Executive Education

August 15, 2016

Executive Education offers non-degree business seminars and networking for qualified professionals that will expand leadership acumen through personal and group outcomes.

Do I have to pick an MBA concentration?

August 15, 2016

An MBA concentration can help add focus and prepare you for a career in a specific field. The blog considers advantages of an MBA specialization from employer, market, and student perspectives.

Sellinger School names Scott Moores director of new Executive Education program

August 10, 2016

Moores will build and lead program of business seminars for managers aspiring to leadership positions.

Best Paying MBA Specialties

August 8, 2016

When considering an MBA, the specialization you choose may have significant impact on your long-term earning potential.The blog examines the top MBA specialties for earning potential and the job opportunities associated with those specialty fields.

Sellinger faculty comment on the Olympics, Port Covington, and more in the news

August 5, 2016

Sellinger faculty regularly serve as experts in the media, sharing their knowledge on a range of business topics. Below are selected highlights from July 2016.

Ronald R. Peterson, president of Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, named Loyola’s Business Leader of the Year

August 1, 2016

Ronald R. Peterson, president of Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been named Business Leader of the Year for 2016 by Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management. The award honors business executives who embody Loyola’s Jesuit commitment to community and service in the leadership of their organization.

How to pay for business school

July 29, 2016

It’s no secret that an MBA or M.S. is a huge investment of time and money. While earning a graduate business dgree significantly increases your value in the workforce, contemplating the cost of business school tuition can be daunting. The blog offers tips on paying for business school, including business school financial aid, scholarships, and tuition.

Sellinger School revises Professional's MBA curriculum

July 25, 2016

The revised part-time MBA program follows a more streamlined and integrated curriculum, strengthens the program’s emphasis on business communication, and offers increased flexibility via hybrid/online course formats.

Sellinger faculty discuss gun sales, Amazon and Uber in the media

June 22, 2016

Sellinger faculty regularly serve as experts in the media, sharing their knowledge on a range of business topics. Read the selected highlights from June 2016.

MBA alumna shares insight on the Jesuit difference in business education and her role as CFO

June 15, 2016

Nancy Noppenberger, MBA ’91, CFO of the Maryland Zoo, credits Loyola with providing her an education that goes beyond business.

Sellinger MBA alumna sells successful business, looks toward future

June 9, 2016

Janine DiPaula Stevens, MBA ’01, has started and sold a business, created a caffeinated chewing gum, teaches entrepreneurship, led two professional women’s organizations and became part-owner of a commercial property in Canton all before she turned 40. Now she’s looking toward the future.

Sellinger School names new Assistant Dean for Business Programs

May 18, 2016

The Sellinger School of Business and Management is pleased to announce that Ms. Susan Hasler has been named Assistant Dean for Business Programs. She comes to the position with over 25 years of experience in the areas of student development and enrollment management.

Sellinger students pilot microfinance program with support from OneMain Financial

May 5, 2016

Loyola University Maryland undergraduate students in the Sellinger School of Business have been working on a pilot program that provides business consulting services and will encourage microfinancing options in the local community. The program, made possible through the support of OneMain Financial, partners students with local business owners along the York Road corridor to offer residents access to healthy foods.

Accounting Alum Recognized for Top CPA Exam Performance

April 15, 2016

Diana Lynn, ’15, was recently announced as the winner of the 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The award is given to candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the Examination on their first attempt, and completed testing in 2015. Only 75 candidates out of the 93,742 individuals who sat for the Examination in 2015 qualified for the award.