Santa Clara University

Undergraduate business program makes Business Week debut at No. 27

Undergraduate business program makes Business Week debut at No. 27

SANTA CLARA, CA—March 12, 2007. Business Week magazine named Santa Clara University’s undergraduate business program among the top in the nation. This is the first time the business program, which came in at No. 27, has made the rankings.

The assessment, gathered from surveys conducted with recruiting firms and students, evaluated nearly 100 business programs in the nation. Among the measurements taken were entering student test scores, teaching quality, and alumni job placement. The “Top 50 Undergraduate Business Programs” list appears in the March 19 issue of the publication.

“I am delighted that our undergraduate business program has been recognized for its academic rigor, the excellent instruction by our teacher-scholars, and the success of our alumni,” said Barry Z. Posner, dean of the Leavey School of Business at SCU. “It’s gratifying to learn that the rest of the country now knows how terrific our students and faculty are.”

Among the hallmarks of the undergraduate program mentioned by the magazine were the small class sizes and dedicated support staff. The program earned an A+ in job placement and was ranked No. 20 by recruiting firms in the quality of graduates. In addition, the program was listed No. 18 in academic quality among all 93 ranked programs.

The Santa Clara University undergraduate business program was third among California schools listed—University of California, Berkeley ranked No. 3, and the University of Southern California came in at No. 19. Among Jesuit business schools, Santa Clara University shared the limelight with Georgetown (No. 11) and Boston College (No. 14).

About the Leavey School of Business
The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University began in 1926, and was one of the first business schools in the country to receive national accreditation. Its undergraduate business program has been recognized as one of the best in the nation, and its MBA and Executive MBA programs are ranked 12th and 21st (respectively) in the nation among graduate business programs. More than 80 percent of its 1,100 MBA students are working professionals in Silicon Valley.

About  Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,377 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu

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