Loyola University Maryland and the Sellinger School of Business believe in the power of experiential learning as a way of deepening the classroom experience. We are committed to developing men and women capable of leading in a diverse and changing world. Therefore B.B.A. candidates in the Sellinger School of Business and Management must fulfill the Experiential Learning Requirement by completing two of the following options:
Experiencing a different culture is essential to understanding the global economy our students will be a part of throughout their lives. Students have four opportunities to complete an international experience requirement which aims to expand students’ global awareness and perspective:
Study Abroad Program
Spending a semester or a year in a different country. This can be done through Loyola University Programs, Exchange Programs, Affiliations, Non-Loyola University Programs, and Study Tours.
A Three-Credit Course with a Study Tour Component
Academic courses offered on the campus with an imbedded study tour which coordinates corporate and cultural site visits tied to the classroom work. The study tours are led by Loyola faculty members.
A U.S. citizen who has lived abroad two or more years after the 12th birthday. Appropriate documentation and formal approval required.
An international student who has matriculated into Loyola University as a degree candidate. Appropriate documentation and formal approval required.
Students have three opportunities to complete an internship experience which aims to build students’ resume and help them apply what they learn in the classroom to a specific business environment.
Three-Credit Course Option
A major or elective course, taught by a Loyola University faculty member, requiring a minimum of 150 hours working with an organization. Classroom work supports the on the job learning. Students keep weekly logs and are evaluated by the employer throughout their internship
A one-credit course taught by a Loyola University faculty member. Typically relates to a summer internship or an experience during the traditional semester. The one credit class is an elective for the student.
Students have three opportunities to complete the service learning experience requirement which aims to develop in students’ the habit of community involvement and sense of social responsibility:
Three-Credit Service- Learning Course
A major, core or elective course, taught by a Loyola University faculty member who imbeds as a requirement a service activity tied to the course material
Three-Credit Course with Service Optional Component
A major, core or elective course taught by a Loyola University faculty member, with a distinct service component and concludes with a significant and critical reflection paper. Requires a minimum of 20 hours of service. This option can be taken in lieu of other deliverables within the course
Requires 56 hours of community service certified by the faculty or on-site supervisor. Options include:
- A major Loyola University organized service project, such as Spring Break Outreach or Project Mexico or the York Road Initiative
- Co-curricular community service activities sponsored by Sellinger clubs or honorary societies Individual community service that is supervised by a faculty member or on-site supervisor and verified by the service-learning coordinator.