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Santa Clara University Ranks No. 15 Among Best Online MBA Programs

Santa Clara University’s Online MBA has again been ranked as one of the best in the nation - earning a No. 15 spot in FORTUNE Education’s inaugural Best Online MBA Programs list. SCU’s placement on the 2021 list also makes it the No. 3 program in California.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 27, 2021 - Santa Clara University’s Online MBA has again been ranked as one of the best in the nation - earning a No. 15 spot in FORTUNE Education’s inaugural Best Online MBA Programs list. SCU’s placement on the 2021 list also makes it the No. 3 program in California. 

“We are thrilled to be included in the inaugural rankings from FORTUNE and especially to be ranked so highly among other outstanding programs,” Senior Assistant Dean of Graduate Business Programs, Toby McChesney said. “Coming on the heels of our No. 40 ranking from U.S. News and World Report, this is a nod to the power of the SCU brand and the Leavey School of Business.”

The Online MBA features a unique program theme centered around its location in the heart of Silicon Valley, emphasizing the development of students’ skills for innovation in the tech-driven region. Through the combination of an expansive alumni network and a focus on cohort group work, the Online MBA provides unparalleled networking opportunities in an online setting. The program includes a focus on ethics and social responsibility, in keeping with the university’s Jesuit intellectual tradition.

“In the past year, we have seen more and more students drawn to the flexibility and rigor that comes with our online program, allowing students to advance their careers in a way that fits seamlessly into their personal and professional lives,” Interim Dean Naren Agrawal said. “This is reflected both in our admissions numbers and in exciting rankings like this one from FORTUNE.”

About Santa Clara University


Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit, Catholic University in the epicenter of Silicon Valley, infusing ethics and social consciousness into a rigorous cross-disciplinary education for its nearly 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  For more information, see www.scu.edu.

About Leavey School of Business


Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the most dynamic business environments in the world, Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business combines academic excellence in the 450-year Jesuit tradition, with an energetic, innovative spirit that typifies the region. The Leavey School of Business offers one of the nation's best graduate business programs, ranked No. 13 for executive MBA, No. 20 for evening MBA and No. 40 for online MBA by U.S. News & World Report. Our undergraduate business programs rank in the Top 15% and No. 23 nationwide in best undergraduate teaching, according to U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit www.scu.edu/business.

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