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SCU’s Part-Time MBA Program Ranked No. 25 in the Country

Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business part-time MBA program is among the top in the nation in U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2018” ranking.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 14, 2017 — U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked the part-time Master of Business Administration program at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business No. 25 in the nation, out of 301 part-time MBA programs, based on peer evaluations and the caliber of entering students. This year’s ranking, up from No. 37, places the Leavey School of Business 2nd in the Bay Area, 2nd among Jesuit Schools, and 4th in California.

“This fantastic news reflects all of the hard work that my team has accomplished to make our MBA program the best that it can be,” said Caryn Beck-Dudley, dean of the Leavey School of Business. “Our goal is to create the future business leaders of tomorrow, leveraging the very best of Silicon Valley so our graduates leave SCU with the tools and skills employers are demanding today.”

These rankings come after a significant overhaul of the part-time MBA program last year. Changes made to meet the evolving needs of today’s working professionals brought about a program that is nimbler, more-flexible, Silicon Valley-focused, and can be completed in two years. The new curriculum pulls from the best practices of Silicon Valley and of innovative global business models, giving MBA students the tools that they need to run the next generation of leading companies.

“We are honored to be among the top 25 part-time MBA programs in the country,” said Toby McChesney, senior assistant dean of graduate business programs at the Leavey School of Business. “We are very proud of our strong admissions numbers, our committed and professional student body, and the role we play in helping our students advance their careers.”

About the Leavey School of Business
The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University began in 1923, and was one of the first business schools in the country to receive national accreditation. Its undergraduate business, MBA and M.S. programs are consistently ranked among the top in the nation by BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, and others. The curriculum at all levels emphasizes the leadership role of business in creating prosperity within an ethical framework, as well as business responsibilities for social justice and sustainability in the global marketplace. 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 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

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