The Rev. Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management delivers an internationally recognized Jesuit business education that is known for its scholarship, ethical leadership, and tradition of excellence. The Sellinger School’s mission is to prepare its students to become responsible business leaders who make their companies and their communities stronger.
Loyola University Maryland first offered courses in accounting and business administration at the undergraduate level in 1937. The Master of Business Administration was first offered in 1967. Loyola introduced the Executive MBA program in 1973, the first of its kind in the Baltimore-Washington area. In 1984, the business school was formally named the Rev. Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management in honor of the late Fr. Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J. While Loyola was a small liberal arts college at the time of the business school’s launch, Fr. Sellinger assured concerned stakeholders that establishing a business school was a positive move.
“Business will not change Loyola, Loyola will change business,” said Fr. Sellinger.
In 1988, Loyola earned AACSB-International in both business and accounting—a distinction earned by only 5% of business schools worldwide. The growth of the Sellinger School’s programs led Loyola to dramatically improve and expand its facilities. In January 2000, the School moved into its own dedicated building, a modern, 50,000-square-foot structure with state-of-the-art technology. The School also established graduate campuses in Timonium, Md., and Columbia, Md., to better meet the needs of the full-time professionals in its graduate business programs.
In recent years, the Sellinger School has been ranked nationally by BusinessWeek, U.S.News & World Report, and Princeton Review and internationally by Financial Times. The Sellinger School offers a wide range of sought-after fields of study including eight undergraduate majors and 11 undergraduate minors as well as full-time, part-time and fully online MBA and Master of Accounting programs. An interdisciplinary Master of Science in Data Science program began in 2017 in conjunction with the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences.
As its scope of programs, number of alumni, and geographical reach increase, the Sellinger School’s values-centered approach ensures that it will continue to provide an education that positions business leaders to make a positive difference in the global business community and society at large.