Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management ranked No. 27 in the “International” category of U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Business Schools” business specialty rankings.
Specialty rankings are based on ratings by business school deans and directors of other accredited master's programs from the list of schools surveyed. All 433 master's programs in business accredited by AACSB International were surveyed in fall 2009 and early 2010 and appear in the magazine’s online directory. The Sellinger School was the only business school in Maryland to receive accolades in the international business specialty ranking.
“A global perspective is an important asset for a nimble, ethical leader,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management. “Our faculty members have on-the-ground experience in more than one hundred countries, and we require internationally focused courses in all of our programs. We also emphasize international field studies for all of our students, and are always looking for new opportunities to enhance our students’ knowledge of today’s global business environment.”
The graduate business programs at the Sellinger School, which include an international business concentration and a required international elective for all students, place a strong emphasis on a global perspective. Students in Sellinger’s new Emerging Leaders MBA program will travel to Barcelona, Spain, to study new governance next academic year; the Professional MBA program launched a new international field study to Prague, Czech Republic, to study emerging economies this summer; and students in the Executive MBA programs conduct a nine-day international field study and analysis in Beijing, China, or Shanghai, China, to study one of the world’s fastest growing economies.
Loyola’s Sellinger School also considers international experience and expertise to be a crucial component 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 received several accolades this year. The School was ranked No. 45 overall and No. 23 in academic quality in BusinessWeek’s “2010 Best Undergraduate B-Schools;” ranked among the best business schools in the world and in the top 25 for “aims achieved by students” by Financial Times; received accolades in global management in the Princeton Review’s "Best 301 Business Schools" for 2010; and ranked as the top 15 graduate schools in the “Global Management” category for Princeton Review’s 2009 “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” survey, published in Entrepreneur.
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