Financial Times has named Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management one of the world’s top executive MBA programs. This is the third consecutive year the school has been named among the top 100 executive MBA programs by the Financial Times. The Sellinger School’s average ranking over the three years is 91.
“We are committed to challenging our students to see business differently—guided by ethics, social responsibility, and a deep understanding of the global economy and their organization’s role in it,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. “It’s an approach that has earned us valuable relationships within our own region, and I am thrilled to see our programs recognized on a national and international scale.”
Loyola is the only school in Baltimore, one of just two in Maryland, and one of only three Jesuit universities to be recognized by the Financial Times, the premier resource for ranking EMBA programs. While there are more than 350 executive MBA programs in the world eligible for the Financial Times survey, only 100 were ranked this year. Rankings are based on a wide range of criteria, and Loyola stood out in the ‘Student Salary Increase’ (55 percent, up from 48 percent last year) and ‘Diversity’ (top 25 for percentage of female students) categories.
“The program gave me the confidence to take that ‘leap of faith’ and start my own IT company,” said Sean Robinson, MBA Fellows ’08, owner of Columbia, Md.-based AMS Technologies, a provider of IT/telecommunications engineering solutions for the public and private sectors. “Not only did the program give me the extra push to pursue my passion, the skills I learned through the program have proven invaluable for running my own company.”
Loyola’s inclusion in this year’s Financial Times rankings was based on data and outcomes from the Executive MBA Fellows class of 2008. The Fellows program is one of two executive business programs at Loyola’s Sellinger School.
“The ranking is largely based on the reported return on investment of our alumni,” said Leggio. “This is a great affirmation of the quality of our programs and continued success of our students.”
A complete list of the rankings is available on the Financial Times website.
For more information on Loyola’s graduate business programs, visit www.loyola.edu/sellinger.
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