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U.S. News Graduate Rankings 2021

U.S. News Graduate Rankings 2021

Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business Ranked Among the Best

Strong showing for Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business in 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Business Schools Rankings

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 17, 2020 — Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business (LSB) has prominently featured as a prestigious graduate business school according to the latest U.S. News & World Report yearly rankings. Most notably, the Executive MBA, a completely redesigned 20-month MBA program, rose two spots to No. 11, beating out similar programs at the University of Southern California, Georgetown University, and Pepperdine, among others. With a mission to develop innovative leaders who can significantly impact Silicon Valley, the Executive MBA recently launched an Industry Advisory Group to further enhance quality and visibility.

The Leavey School’s graduate specializations in entrepreneurship also experienced significant gains, increasing four places to No. 20. Finance saw the largest leap, moving up six spots and capturing the No. 10 spot--ranking higher than the University of California, Los Angeles; Duke University; and Yale University.

The part-time Master of Business Administration at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business (LSB) ranked in the top ten percent--No. 25 of 277 schools profiled--the fourth highest in California and second in the Bay Area. Driving this prestigious ranking is a focus on principled leadership a core course as well as a boot camp (Leadership Challenges course) that is unique for a part-time program. In addition, to ensure continued innovation, LSB launched an MBA Alumni Advisory Board

“We are proud of our graduate-level offerings and delighted that our peers in graduate business education recognize the rigor of our programs,” said Caryn Beck-Dudley, dean of the Leavey School of Business. “We strive to offer a top-notch curriculum that reflects the forward-thinking, innovative, and face-paced environment of Silicon Valley and beyond.”

"Our incoming 2020 class had solid GMAT/GRE scores, work experience, and overall leadership skills to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond," said Toby McChesney, senior assistant dean of Graduate Business Programs.

About Leavey School of Business

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the most dynamic business environments in the world, the Leavey School of Business combines academic excellence in the 450-year Jesuit tradition, with an energetic, innovative spirit that typifies the region. For more information, see our website.

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 more than 9,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering; master's degrees in business, education, counseling psychology, pastoral ministry, and theology; and law degrees and engineering doctoral degrees. 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 our website.

Media Contact Deborah Lohse | SCU Media Communications | dlohse@scu.edu | 408-554-5121

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