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Santa Clara University's MBA programs among nation's top 15, says U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 23, 2009 — The part-time MBA program at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business was ranked No. 10 among such programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report magazine’s annual “America’s Best Graduate Schools” issue. The university’s executive MBA program ranked No. 15 in the nation.

Both programs rose from last year’s ranking: The part-time program, which has been in the top 20 every year since such rankings began in 1995, moved up three positions from last year, the fourth consecutive year it has achieved a higher ranking. Santa Clara’s executive MBA program was up four spots, from No. 19 last year.

We are delighted that our reputation is growing nationally,” said Barry Z. Posner, dean and professor of leadership at the Leavey School of Business. “Of course, Silicon Valley executives already know that a Santa Clara MBA denotes a professional ready to lead in a global business environment, with a solid moral compass.

Other part time MBA programs in California ranked by U.S. News in the top 10 are: The Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley (6), the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (5), and the Anderson School of Business at the UCLA  (4). For more information see

Begun in 1959, the part-time, evening MBA program in the Leavey School of Business was among the first group of MBA programs to be accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business. The Executive MBA program was launched in 1999. The Leavey School of Business also offers a fast-track-to-completion Weekend MBA program and a M.S. in Information Systems, developing technical and relationship skills for IT executives.

Our evening MBA program began in the late 1950s to groom young managers to assume leadership roles in the Bay Area's new industries," said Elizabeth Ford, senior assistant dean for graduate business programs. "We continue to provide emerging leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond with the tools they need to lead global, innovative enterprises across all industries.

About the Leavey School of Business

The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University began in 1926. Its undergraduate business program is among the top in the nation (#35 nationally, and in the top three in California). The school opened its new $49 million building for undergraduate, graduate, and professional business education in fall 2008. For more information, see

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 8,758 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

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