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Businessweek ranks Sellinger School in top-10% for five academic specialties

May 11, 2012 | By Nick Alexopulos

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management ranks among the top universities in the nation for its microeconomics (No. 8), macroeconomics (No. 8), business law (No. 10), information systems (No. 3), and ethics (No. 12) specialties in Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of the “Best Undergrad B-Schools by Specialty 2012.” The Sellinger School also ranks No. 15 for marketing and No. 28 for international business.

“I’m thrilled that the Sellinger School’s commitment to quality, innovation, and academic excellence has again been recognized by a prestigious publication like Businessweek,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. “This latest ranking is a testament to the dedication of our exceptional faculty and staff who further our mission to educate students to be responsible business leaders.”

Faculty in information systems, the Sellinger School’s highest-ranking specialty at No. 3 in the country, recently collaborated with online broker-dealer TradeKing on a groundbreaking project and competition that encouraged business and finance students to build investment apps using TradeKing’s API. After a successful pilot program at the Sellinger School, TradeKing opened the “API challenge” to schools across the country.

Each year, Businessweek ranks the nation’s top undergraduate business schools by academic specialty based on the responses of more than 28,000 students. Loyola is the only private university in Maryland represented on the list and earned high marks for the state in eight of the 14 specialty categories. Also included in the rankings were the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business ranked No. 1.

The full list of specialty rankings from Businessweek is available here.

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