March 2012

SCU's Part-Time MBA Program Ranked No. 41 in Country by U.S. News & World Report

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2012 — 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. 41 in the nation, out of of 326 part-time MBA programs, based on peer evaluations and the caliber of entering students.

The information was released Monday by editors of U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools 2013” edition.

“We’re pleased to see that the U.S. News ranking has again placed SCU among the top part-time programs in the nation,” said S. Andrew Starbird, dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. “While no rankings are without flaws, we appreciate being recognized for our innovative programs like entrepreneurship, our high-quality students, our extensive Silicon Valley connections, and the strong reputation of our faculty in areas like behavioral finance, business ethics, and international management.”

Last year, when the rankings were based solely on nominations by higher-education institutions with part-time MBA programs, SCU’s program was ranked No. 50 in the country. 

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 Executive MBA programs are consistently ranked among the top in the nation by BusinessWeek, U.S. News, 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. The School opened its $49 million building for undergraduate, graduate, and professional business education in Fall 2008. For more information, see

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