2013 - 2014
Graduate Catalogue

The Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management

Dean: Karyl B. Leggio, Professor of Finance

Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 101

Telephone: 410-617-2301

Website: www.loyola.edu/sellinger

Associate Dean: Timothy J. Quinn

Office: Sellinger Hall 101

Telephone: 410-617-2301

Assistant Dean: Ann Attanasio

Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 112

Telephone: 410-617-2510

e-mail: aattanasio@loyola.edu


The Sellinger School provides academically challenging management education inspired by Jesuit traditions and values. The School embraces the principle of educating the whole person--body, mind, and spirit. The undergraduate experience helps to transform and prepare the student to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and rapidly changing world. Graduate programs serve working professionals who seek knowledge, personal development, professional certification, and membership in the network of Sellinger School alumni/ae. Both undergraduate and graduate education proactively foster the principles of excellence and cura personalis in a climate that facilitates learning for each individual, develops values for a life of service, and teaches the skills of learning for life.

The faculty of the Sellinger School are committed to instilling the following values, skills, and knowledge in students through the curriculum of the MBA program:

Values and Qualities:

Ethical Commitment

Appreciation for Diversity

Continuous Personal Development

Orientation to Action

Skills and Abilities:


Entrepreneurial Spirit

Communication and Negotiation

Teamwork and Collaboration

Critical Thinking and Rigorous Reasoning

Analysis, Synthesis, and Decision Making


General Management

Global Perspective

Management by Information

Affinity for Technology


Loyola was founded in Baltimore in 1852 by the Society of Jesus and was instilled with its core values: excellence in all things and cura personalis. Business education at Loyola began with undergraduate courses being offered in 1943. Loyola initiated its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in 1967 and the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) in 1975. In response to the needs of the region, the Executive MBA was established in 1973, and the MBA Fellows Program followed in 1984. The full-time Emerging Leaders MBA was introduced in 2010. All of these programs were the first of their kind in the state of Maryland, contributing to Loyola's long history of excellence.

In 1980, the School of Business was formed as a separate entity, being named the Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management in 1984. The Sellinger School Board of Sponsors was formed in 1981 and continues as an ongoing consultative group supporting the quality of the school. By 1990, Loyola had achieved accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in its undergraduate, graduate, and accounting programs and had established a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business student honor society. The Sellinger School enjoys its reputation as the business school of choice in the Baltimore metropolitan area.


The Sellinger School's educational objectives are to teach students to:

  • integrate the functional areas of business for strategic, long-term planning, decision making under conditions of certainty and uncertainty, short-term planning and implementation, and organizational process and control;
  • extend a business into the global marketplace through awareness of the dominance of global competitive forces, the appreciation of worldwide opportunities, understanding of the complexity of functioning in the international arena, preparedness for participation in the international arena, and awareness of political and social environments;
  • make business decisions with complex, strategic approaches using the ability to garner information from data and colleagues, analytical capability, control of decision support tools, and the ability to make reasoned judgements;
  • lead an organization with the ability to focus on mission through involvement and empowerment of others, effective teamwork, commitment to quality of process and outcome, the ability to thrive in an environment of multidimensional diversity, effective communication, and the ability to compete and move the organization forward in a competitive environment;
  • embrace change by having and sharing a vision for the organization and of the environment, the capability to evaluate developing technologies, an understanding of organizational dynamics, and continual personal development;
  • lead responsibly with developed personal ethics and a sense of justice, a balanced view of opportunity and responsibility, and an awareness of the legal and regulatory environment.


Loyola's graduate programs in business and management provide theoretical and applied education in the analytical and functional skills necessary for success in business. In-depth knowledge in many fields is available in the Executive MBA, MBA, MSF, Accounting Certificate, and Cyber Security Certificate programs. The Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business and Management is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Under the guidelines of AACSB International, the Sellinger School is committed to the concept and practice of "continuous improvement" of all of its academic programs. Therefore, for the most up-to-date information on courses and programs, contact the Office of Executive and Graduate Business Programs, 410-617-5067.


The faculty of the Sellinger School and their representative departments are as follows:


Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 318

Telephone: 410-617-2474

Chair: Bobby Waldrup, Professor

Professors: William E. Blouch; Alfred R. Michenzi; Jalal Soroosh; Bobby Waldrup

Associate Professors: Kermit O. Keeling; Ali M. Sedaghat; Hong Zhu

Assistant Professors: John P. Krahel; E. Barry Rice (emeritus)

Affiliate Faculty: Jason Cherubini; Walter B. Doggett III; Lisa M. Faherty; Frank B. Izzo; Scott R. J. Lancaster; Joseph M. Langmead; John E. Wheeler


Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 318

Telephone: 410-617-2357

Chair: Marianne Ward-Peradoza, Associate Professor

Professors: John D. Burger; Frederick W. Derrick; Thomas J. DiLorenzo; John C. Larson (emeritus); Charles E. Scott; Norman H. Sedgley; Stephen J. K. Walters

Associate Professors: Arleigh T. Bell, Jr. (emeritus); Francis G. Hilton, S.J. (emeritus); John M. Jordan (emeritus); Marianne Ward-Peradoza; Nancy A. Williams

Assistant Professors: James J. Kelly, S.J.; Dennis C. McCornac (visiting); Srikanth Ramamurthy; Andrew Samuel; Jeremy Schwartz; Kerria M. Tan

Affiliate Faculty: R. Andrew Bauer; Mark J. Bock; G. Edward Dickey; Paul Lande; Paul Leroy


Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 218

Telephone: 410-617-2818

Chair: Lisa M. Fairchild, Professor

Professors: Lisa M. Fairchild; Harold D. Fletcher (emeritus); Karyl B. Leggio; Walter J. Reinhart; Thomas A. Ulrich

Assistant Professors: Frank P. D'Souza; Jon A. Fulkerson; Mark A. Johnson

Affiliate Faculty: Jason Cherubini; James R. Farnum, Jr.; Norman C. Frost; Justin S. Funches; Kevin D. Irwin; Peter P. Jenkins; Joseph M. Langmead; Jack Letzer; Lance A. Roth; Jeffrey R. Schollaert; Carlyle A. Schrouter; Kirby Smith

Information Systems and Operations Management

Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 318

Telephone: 410-617-2357

Chair: Gloria Phillips-Wren, Professor

Professors: Ellen D. Hoadley; Charles R. Margenthaler (emeritus); Gloria Phillips-Wren; Phoebe C. Sharkey; Leroy F. Simmons (emeritus)

Associate Professors: A. Kimbrough Sherman (emeritus); Laurette P. Simmons (emerita); Paul Tallon; George M. Wright (emeritus)

Assistant Professors: Paul M. DiGangi; Theresa Jefferson (visiting); Ravi Srinivasan; M. Lisa Yeo

Affiliate Faculty: Shelley Bliss; Sean Davies; William Finegan; David R. Glenn; Deresse Harris; Michael Herring; Scott Metker; Jerome Russell; Timothy R. Walton

Law and Social Responsibility

Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 418

Telephone: 410-617-2381

Chair: Andrea Giampetro-Meyer, Professor

Professors: Nan S. Ellis; Andrea Giampetro-Meyer; John A. Gray (emeritus)

Associate Professors: Timothy Brown, S.J.; Michael B. Runnels

Assistant Professor: Elizabeth J. Kennedy

Affiliate Faculty: Mark A. Dewire; Clifford A. Robinson; Stephen R. Robinson; Terrence M. Sawyer; Marlene Trestman; Nicholas Vitek

Management and International Business

Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 418

Telephone: 410-617-2691

Chair: Michael L. Unger, Associate Professor

Professors: Harsha B. Desai; Roger J. Kashlak; Peter Lorenzi; Anthony J. Mento; Tagi Sagafi-nejad (emeritus)

Associate Professors: Jeffrey Cummings; Christy L. DeVader; Paul C. Ergler (emeritus); Michael L. Unger

Assistant Professor: Patricia Tinen Kanashiro

Affiliate Faculty: Michael Agronin; Jay E. Cougnet; William Deming; John T. Everett; W. Randall Everett; Charles Fitzsimmons; David A. Grossman; Mark Hubbard; Audra Jones; Michael Liebman; Michael A. Mobley; Dilip Patel; Steven Prumo; Denise Pumphrey; Jennifer L. Rowley; Robert L. Wallace


Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 418

Telephone: 410-617-2381

Chair: Gerard A. Athaide, Professor

Professors: Gerard A. Athaide; Ernest F. Cooke (emeritus); Richard Klink; Patrick A. Martinelli (emeritus)

Assistant Professors: Gauri Kulkarni; Rebecca Trump; Marie A. Yeh; Qiyu (Jason) Zhang; Guangzhi (Terry) Zhao

Instructor: Frederick Fusting

Affiliate Faculty: Auburn Bell; David J. Gerrity; Jennifer Gunner; James C. Koch (visiting); Colleen McClellan; Stephanie McLoughlin; Bruce Ryan


Executive and graduate programs in management are offered at the following locations:

Columbia Campus

8890 McGaw Road

Columbia, MD 21045-4713


D.C.: 301-617-7755

Timonium Campus

2034 Greenspring Drive

Timonium, MD 21093-4114

1-800-221-9107, x5067


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