Financial Times ranks Sellinger School among world's top executive MBA programs
October 24, 2010
Financial Times has named Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management one of the world’s top Executive MBA programs.
“The Sellinger School is committed to challenging our students to approach business and leadership guided by ethics, integrity, 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 of Business and Management. “It’s a philosophy 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 alongside such distinguished institutions as Columbia, Wharton, and the University of Chicago.”
Loyola is the only school in Baltimore, one of just two in Maryland, and one of only two 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. Key criteria for Loyola included:
- No. 3 in the world for corporate social responsibility
- Student salary increase: 48 percent
- Career progression (based on seniority level and company size): 50th in the world, up from 80th last year
- Diversity: In percentage of female students, the Sellinger School is 14th in the U.S.
“My Loyola MBA played a huge role in my career progression, and I’m thrilled the University and the Sellinger School are being recognized for their impact on their students’ futures,” said Jennifer Gunner, interim executive director of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council (GBTC) and a member of the MBA Fellows Class of 2007. “I was hired by GBTC right after graduating to lead all marketing and communication activities, manage operations, and oversee the finances—all skills I developed in the MBA program. I was ready to run an organization from top to bottom, and I’ve continued to apply the insights I learned in the program ever since.”
Loyola’s inclusion in this year’s Financial Times rankings was based on data and outcomes from Gunner’s class.
The Fellows program is one of two executive business programs at Loyola’s Sellinger School. For more information on Loyola’s graduate business programs, visit www.loyola.edu/sellinger.
A complete list of the Financial Times rankings can be viewed at www.ft.com.