Business School Academics
Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management educates innovative, collaborative, data-driven, and principled students who will be prepared to learn, lead and serve in a diverse and changing world. Our Jesuit business programs are characterized by purposeful teaching, scholarship with impact, meaningful community engagement, and care for the whole person. The Sellinger School has more than 60 full-time faculty members in six departments and 2,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate business programs. Sellinger is accredited by AACSB International in both business administration and accounting.
Whether you enroll in our undergraduate program, graduate program, or executive education program, you will see business a vital contributor to economic and societal well-being. You will learn how to view the world from new perspectives, discern situations more clearly, and understand them more deeply. You will graduate a prepared, ethical, effective leader.
The Sellinger School's educational aims are captured in the following five learning goals:
- Effective Communication>: Students shall develop oral and writing skills to communicate effectively in a business environment
- Analytical and Critical Thinking>: Students will develop analytical, critical thinking and reflective skills to improve decision-making in an uncertain and rapidly changing environment
- Knowledge and integration of functional area content>: Students will develop knowledge of the functional areas of business, and develop an appreciation for integration across those areas
- Ethical Leadership>: Students will develop an appreciation of ethical reasoning and a commitment to justice
- Global Awareness>: Students will appreciate the multiple dimensions of business in a global context
In addition to the stated academic learning goals, the Sellinger School is guided by a Jesuit business education philosophy that is unique in business education landscape. The Jesuit business philosophy is based on four pillars:
Ethics are an essential part of our Jesuit fabric and have been central to our business program since its inception. In each course and case study, students are challenged to test their positions against the framework of ethical decision-making.
Jesuit education has always embraced reflection as a powerful learning tool and leadership fundamental helping you think on a deeper level, see things more clearly, and understand more fully. We believe reflection is crucial in being an effective business leader. It challenges you to ask the deeper questions. It helps you achieve a greater understanding of yourself and your evolving worldview. You can more reliably discern the fundamental nature of a problem, leading to stronger, sounder solutions.
Being attuned to the complexities of the global marketplace is vital in today's business world, not just for achieving success, but also for arriving at thoughtful, strategic decisions that have far-reaching impacts. In addition to international study tours and numerous international business classes that delve into specific global topics, students are constantly expected to view all issues and test decisions from a global perspective. This heightened awareness ensures a worldly and sophisticated view of the broad business landscape. In addition, the practice of stepping out of one's perspective and looking beyond the familiar helps cultivate the respect and appreciation for diversity and individual differences that makes for a more effective, socially responsible leader.
Our entire program is designed to create a highly qualified strategic leader. One whose intellect allows them to think quickly and with precision. One who has the rare ability to step outside of a situation, assess it in its entirety, and make sound, ethical decisions that bring about systemic change. People who, by virtue of these abilities, naturally rise to even higher leadership positions.