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USNWR #13 and #19 Rankings, Photo of Mission Church and Palm Drive

USNWR #13 and #19 Rankings, Photo of Mission Church and Palm Drive

SCU Ranked Top 20 in Nation for Evening and Executive MBA Programs

The Leavey School of Business named No. 13 for Executive MBA, No. 19 for Part-Time MBA in the annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (March 29, 2022) 

In a demonstration of continued excellence and growth, Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business has again been recognized as a leader in graduate business education in the newest rankings from the U.S. News & World Report. Rising one spot from last year, SCU’s Evening MBA program ranked No. 19 in the nation, making this the fourth straight year of a top 25 placement for the program. Out of the 278 schools included on the 2023 list of Best Part-Time Programs, SCU placed in the top 7% nation-wide. The newest ranking now makes SCU’s evening MBA the No. 2 program in Bay Area, the No. 4 program in California, and the No. 2 program from a Jesuit university. This year’s class also boasted the highest-ever GMAT scores, with an average of 635. 

The school’s Executive MBA program earned a No. 13 spot in this year’s rankings from U.S. News, making this the fourth consecutive year in the top 15. The program, designed specifically for seasoned executives with 10 or more years of managerial experience, is the No. 3 program in California and the No. 1 program from a Jesuit university. 

Rounding out this year’s rankings, several of the part-time MBA program’s concentrations also received high marks. Earning a top 10 placement, SCU’s Business Analytics concentration was ranked No. 9 in the nation, while Finance came in at No. 21, Marketing ranked No. 22, and Entrepreneurship was named No. 27. 

“We are thrilled that the Leavey School of Business has again been recognized as home to several of the top MBA offerings in the nation,” said Dean Ed Grier. “This Top 20 placement across both our Part-Time and Executive programs combined with an increase in peer assessment from other deans reflects the growing reputation of Santa Clara education, one we are extremely proud of.”

“Our team works hard to consistently improve and optimize our program so that our students receive a cutting-edge education that leverages our connections to Silicon Valley and empowers them to be principled and strategic leaders,” said Senior Assistant Dean of Graduate Business Programs, Nydia MacGregor. “It is great to see this hard work reflected in these newest rankings, as Santa Clara is recognized as a national leader in business education.” 

About Santa Clara University

Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. The University’s stunningly landscaped 106-acre campus is home to the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís. SCU has among the best four-year graduation rates in the nation and is rated by PayScale in the top 1 percent of universities with the highest-paid graduates. SCU has produced elite levels of Fulbright Scholars as well as four Rhodes Scholars. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and graduate programs in six disciplines, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education. For more information see

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. Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business offers one of the nation's best graduate business programs ranked No. 13 Executive MBA by U.S. News & World Report, No. 19 ranked Evening MBA by U.S. News & World Report, and No. 3 ranked Online MBA by Poets&Quants. Our Undergraduate Business programs rank in the Top 10% in the nation, ranked No. 49 by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit

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