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U.S. News & World Report ranks Sellinger School among America’s best in international business, part-time MBA programs

| By Nick Alexopulos

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management maintained its ranking as No. 82 overall in the “part-time” category and climbed from No. 27 to No. 22 in the “international” category of U.S. News & World Report’s “2013 America’s Best Business Schools” business specialty rankings. 

U.S. News's part-time MBA ranking is based on five factors: average peer assessment; the average GMAT score of part-time M.B.A. students entering in fall 2011; average undergraduate GPA; work experience; and the percentage of the business school's fall 2011 MBA enrollment that is part time. To be eligible for the part-time MBA ranking, a program must have had accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and at least 20 students enrolled part time in fall 2011.

“Global perspective is one of the key pillars of our approach to business education and we’re thrilled that our work in this area continues to be recognized,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School.

The Sellinger School was the only business school in Maryland to receive accolades in the international business specialty ranking. The graduate business programs at the Sellinger School include an international business concentration within the part-time program and a required international elective for all graduate business students. Students in Sellinger’s new Emerging Leaders MBA program will travel to Beijing, China, to study global economies this spring; the Professional’s MBA program recently launched a new international field study opportunity to Prague, Czech Republic; and students in the Executive MBA programs conduct a nine-day international field study and analysis with trips to China and Brazil to study the world’s growing economies.

Loyola’s Sellinger School also considers international experience and expertise to be a crucial element of its undergraduate curriculum. International study is one of the three components of Sellinger’s undergraduate experiential learning requirement, and the Sellinger School collaborates with Loyola College, the University’s school of arts and sciences, on an interdisciplinary global studies major that offers a framework for analyzing issues and processes that transcend national and international boundaries.

In addition to the U.S. News & World Report ranking, the Sellinger School has been ranked No. 45 overall in BusinessWeek’s 2011 and 2010 “Best Undergraduate B-Schools” and ranked among the best business schools in the world for Executive MBA programs for the past three years by the Financial Times. The Sellinger School has also recently maintained its dual accreditation in business and accounting by AACSB – the international standard of quality for business schools.

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