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March 2022

SCU Graduate Programs Secure Strong Showings in US News & World Report Rankings

Santa Clara University’s part-time MBA and four concentrations notched gains in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools report

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 29, 2022—Santa Clara University’s part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and four MBA concentrations—in entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, and business analytics—each notched gains in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools report, released today.

And as in previous years, the University’s School of Law was recognized as having the 4th best intellectual property program in the nation—placing it in the top three percent of all such U.S. law school programs.

“These rankings are a well-earned reflection of the hard work of the entire graduate program community of faculty, students and staff,” said Toby McChesney, vice provost for graduate programs at Santa Clara University. “Even as we celebrate the progress we have made, we continue to embark on continuous improvements to ensure our graduate students have access to the most relevant, real-world curricula to tackle the world’s most pressing issues in business, law, engineering and beyond.”


The part-time (evening) MBA program of the Leavey School of Business rose one spot to be named the 19th best such program in the nation. This is the fourth straight year the program has been in the top 25, placing it among the top 7% of 277 ranked U.S. graduate business schools. The evening MBA program is now the No. 2 program in the Bay Area, the No. 4 program in California, and the No. 8 program at a private university.

The school’s executive MBA program—designed for seasoned executives with 10 or more years of managerial experience—earned the No. 13 spot in this year’s rankings, appearing for the fourth consecutive year in the top 15. The program is No. 4 in California.

Several of the graduate business program’s concentrations also moved up notably from last year, including:

  • The business analytics concentration ranked No. 9, up from No. 15 last year
  • The finance concentration captured the No. 21 spot, up from No. 26
  • Entrepreneurship came in at No. 27, up from No. 30
  • Marketing, which was previously unranked, came in at No. 22


Santa Clara University’s School of Law, which was ranked No. 133 overall among law schools nationwide, again placed fourth in the nation for its intellectual property program and among the top 50 in international law and part-time programs.


Santa Clara’s graduate engineering program was ranked No. 140 of 200 such programs across the country.

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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

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