Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management was ranked No. 45 in BusinessWeek magazine’s fourth annual “Best Undergrad B-Schools,” a national ranking.
While Sellinger ranked No. 45 overall, they came in at No. 42 in the student satisfaction rank and ranked No. 23 in academic quality among more than 139 schools that were eligible for inclusion in the rankings.
“I am delighted that the Sellinger School has been recognized among the nation’s most respected schools of business,” said Karyl Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. "This recognition is just the beginning of our plans for our undergraduate program; and with the feedback from our students and corporate partners that this survey provides we will continue to improve our offerings.”
Among student feedback collected in the student satisfaction survey, students noted the emphasis on values and ethics as well as Sellinger’s experiential learning requirement—participation in two or more requirements of an internship, service learning, or study abroad program—as an element that distinguishes the School from many other undergraduate business programs. Also included in the rankings were MIT’s Sloan School of Management, University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, UC Berkley’s Haas School of Business, and Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business was ranked No. 1.
“Sellinger’s undergraduate program offers students an intimate classroom setting, real-life application through experiential learning, and guest discussions with key members of the business community that allow our students to confront confidently the challenges of today’s business environment,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D. “This honor, especially our high rank in academic quality in a national survey among some of the most elite business schools, recognizes the solid foundation for a rich and meaningful intellectual life that Loyola’s Jesuit, liberal arts education brings to tomorrow’s leaders.”
BusinessWeek focused on student satisfaction, post-graduation outcomes, and academic quality using nine distinct measures to evaluate undergraduate business programs, including surveys of more than 88,000 students majoring in business and more than 700 corporate recruiters; the median starting salaries for graduates; and the number of graduates attending prominent graduate schools of business. Loyola’s Sellinger School was the only school not ranked last year to be included in the top 45.
Read more about BusinessWeek’s “Best Undergrad B-Schools.”
In addition to the BusinessWeek ranking, the Sellinger School received several accolades this year across all programs. The School was globally ranked No. 89 and in the top 25 for “aims achieved by students” by Financial Times, in the top 30 best part-time MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report, and received accolades from Princeton Review for global management.
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