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March 11, 2014

BALTIMORE—Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management ranked 15th in finance and 20th in accounting nationally on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Grad Schools 2015” specialties lists. U.S. News ranked the Sellinger School’s part-time MBA program among the top 125 rankings nationally.

“With a gifted faculty and rigorous curriculum, we offer students an unparalleled education in business with strength in both finance and accounting,” said Karyl B. Leggio, dean of the Sellinger School. “We’re pleased these rankings confirm our success and our students’ success.”

Top business schools in finance, according to U.S. News, prepare students for business administration and management, specializing in areas such as investment banking and corporate finance. Top business schools in accounting prepare students for the CPA exam and jobs in business accounting administration. U.S. News bases specialty rankings on ratings by business school deans and directors of accredited master’s programs from the schools surveyed.

U.S. News ranked part-time MBA programs based on five factors: average peer assessment score; the average GMAT and GRE scores of part-time MBA students entering in fall 2013; their average undergraduate GPA ; work experience; and the percentage of the business school’s fall 2013 MBA enrollment that is part time. To be eligible for the part-time ranking, a program needed to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International and have at least 20 students enrolled part time in fall 2013.

Among the Sellinger School’s other distinctions, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Sellinger School’s finance program 21st nationally in the publication’s “Best Colleges 2014” guide.

In addition, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Sellinger School’s business law program second, marketing program fifth and information systems program seventh nationally among undergraduate business schools in 2013. The Princeton Review ranked the school among its “Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition,” the fourth consecutive year the Sellinger School has made the list.

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management provides business education rooted in the Jesuit tradition of emphasizing strong ethical leadership, commitment to social responsibility and a global perspective. With more than 60 faculty members and 2,000 students, the Sellinger School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Part-time, weekend and full-time MBAs, specialized master’s degrees as well as certificate programs are delivered on campuses in Baltimore, Columbia and Timonium, Md. (

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