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SCU's part-time MBA program named No. 14 by U.S. News

Friday, Mar. 30, 2007

SANTA CLARA, Calif.March 30, 2007. The part-time MBA program at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business is ranked No. 14 among the top MBA part-time programs in the country, and the program’s graduates command top salaries nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine’s annual “America’s Best Graduate Schools” issue that was released today.

Graduates of the 2006 part-time MBA program averaged $100,466 in base salary offers, making the program sixth in the nation among highest paid new graduates. Santa Clara University has been listed in the top 20 MBA programs every year since the part-time rankings began in 1995.

“Working professionals in the Silicon Valley know that our MBA program provides the Bay Area with leaders who are in touch with today’s challenges and tomorrow’s potential,” said Barry Z. Posner, dean of the Leavey School of Business. “For the 12th consecutive year, our faculty, curriculum, and alumni are acknowledged to be among the best in the nation.”

The program at the Leavey School of Business began in 1959 and was in the first group of MBA programs to be accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business.

The graduate business program has expanded to include the executive MBA program, launched in 1999. In addition, the Leavey School of Business now offers a master’s of science degree in Information Systems, and will begin a weekend accelerated MBA program this fall.

The magazine placed new Santa Clara MBA salaries among the top six, and its full-time graduate student body among the top 50 most diverse (21.6 percent minorities) among the 347 accredited MBA programs surveyed. In addition to SCU, the other California part-time programs that ranked in the top 10 are University of California, Los Angeles (No. 4), University of California, Berkeley (No. 5), and the University of Southern California (No. 6).

About the Leavey School of Business
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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 is recognized as one of the best in California, and its MBA program is ranked among the top 15 in the country among part-time graduate programs for working professionals. Approximately 80 percent of its 1,100 MBA student body are working professionals in the Bay Area.

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

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