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 Rev. Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J.
In 1988, Loyola University Maryland earned AACSB-International in both business and accounting—a distinction earned by only 5% of business schools worldwide.
The Sellinger School of Business has a strong tradition of excellence in undergraduate and graduate business programs that are known for:
- Ethical leadership: A values-centered business education
- Strong connections: An alumni network of more than 20,000
- Quality education: Programs that have earned top rankings by the Financial Times, BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, and more
- Accreditation: AACSB-International accredited in both business and accounting – only 5% of business schools worldwide, hold dual accreditation through AACSB
- Scholarship: 97% of faculty hold terminal degrees in their academic specialties and are committed to research
- History: The first MBA program in the Baltimore region
- Reputation: Faculty regularly serve as experts in regional and national media
Learn more about the Sellinger School:
- Princeton Review's "Best Business Schools" (2021)
- U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools (2020)
- Part-Time MBA: No. 127
- Accounting: No. 20
- Finance: No. 25
- Management: No. 26
- U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" (2020)
- Best Undergraduate Business Program: No. 112
- College Factual ranks Loyola's accounting programs as #1 in Maryland (2020)
- MBA Central's "Top 50 Fastest MBA" for Emerging Leaders MBA (2019)
- The Daily Record's Reader Rankings Winner "Best MBA Program" in Maryland (2019)
- U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools (2018)
- Accounting: No. 28 (tied)
- Finance: No. 23 (tied)
View a full listing of Loyola University Maryland's accolades.
Associations, Honor Societies, and Partnerships
The Sellinger School of Business and Management is an active member in national and international business associations and groups, and the school hosts chapters of prestigious honor societies and other student associations that focus on specific business disciplines or interests.
Associations & Partnerships
- Responsible Research in Business & Management (RRBM) - The Sellinger School is an institutional partner of RRBM to advance and promote responsible research in business and management for a better world.
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB)
- Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE)
- Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
- Financial Management Association (FMA)
- Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
- Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities - Business Deans (AJCU)
- International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS)
The Sellinger School hosts and engages in special events with the business community to network, exchange ideas, and celebrate and share best practices.
Business Leader of the Year
The Sellinger School has honored a Business Leader of the Year since 1983, recognizing those whose vision, dedicated effort, and singular commitment to the highest ideals of business have distinguished them and their organizations as among the very best in the nation.
Visit the Business Leader website
Sellinger Experiential Learning Lab (SELL)
Using the equipment and information available in the SELL, students will learn to research and execute value-based decisions and, under faculty direction, engage in meaningful research relevant to local, national, and global businesses and communities.
SELL features include:
- Bloomberg Professional terminals; the most powerful and flexible platform for real-time financial market data, trading, news and analytics
- Morningstar Direct, which unites all of Morningstar’s data and institutional research, private and third-party content, rigorous analytics, and productivity tools
- S&P Capital IQ, which provides users with research, screening, real-time market data, backtesting, portfolio management, financial modeling and quantitative analysis
- Workstations with dual monitors and market simulation software
- Opportunities for student credentialing in technologies used
- A six-screen video display for breaking news and real-time market updates
- A scrolling price ticker
- Accommodates 33 students plus faculty
The SELL is a major enhancement supporting teaching, research, and service-learning components at the Sellinger School and the University.
Incorporating the latest trading and investment technologies, the SELL ensures that faculty members have the best available tools for developing students’ practical knowledge and awareness of financial markets. Access to real-time data from diverse markets adds a real-world dimension and immediacy to concepts delivered in the classroom, reinforcing student learning and understanding. With faculty guidance and input from an advisory board of finance industry executives, select students will also use the SELL’s resources to manage a real portion of the University’s endowment portfolio, reporting their results each semester to the Finance Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees. Students will also have an opportunity to gain certification in platforms used by the majority of finance firms, including Bloomberg, Morningstar, and Capital IQ.
Through the tools available in the SELL, Loyola faculty and students can use research methodologies including interactive surveys for marketing data and virtual environments for product simulation. These tools will augment the depth and breadth of ongoing faculty research, allow faculty to apply emerging information to current classes, and enhance courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The SELL provides an extraordinary opportunity to partner education with service. Loyola’s strategic plan includes a commitment to working with residents, business owners, and community leaders to strengthen the York Road corridor adjacent to the University’s Evergreen campus. Extensive research conducted by the University revealed that strengthening the commercial strip was high among the community’s priorities, and that many residents would welcome the provision of business development resources and financial literacy programs. In addition to empowering Loyola students to access the resources they need to advance these endeavors, members of the York Road community, local high school students, and others will be able to visit the SELL, explore its resources, and experience Loyola’s university environment. Many of the courses conducted in the SELL include service-learning components. SELL tools will be used to develop and deliver financial literacy educational materials to members of the Baltimore community, particularly along the York Road corridor. In addition, Baltimore City high school students will have opportunities to visit the SELL, explore its resources, and participate in financial literacy education on site. While these opportunities offer an experience tailored to the world of business and finance, they also give high school students from Baltimore, many of whom are lower-income and/or first-generation college prospects, exposure to university life and the possibilities created through college education. The University is also exploring the possibility of developing a summer financial literacy workshop for high school students that would be held in the SELL.