Villanova School of Business Ranked #7 in the Nation by Bloomberg Businessweek

PHILADELPHIA–March 3, 2011– The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was once again recognized as one of the best undergraduate business schools in the nation in the 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking. VSB ranked #7, placing among the top 10 business schools in the nation. This is an improvement of 13 spots from the previous year’s ranking.

The annual ranking is determined by academic quality, professional development, business relevance, and student satisfaction. In the ranking released today, VSB performed exceptionally well in a number of categories:

• Overall Academic Quality Rank: #2 in the Nation
• Student Grade for Teaching Quality: A+
• Student Grade for Job Placement: A

“As a Catholic and Augustinian business school, we provide an outstanding business education within the larger context of social responsibility, built upon a strong liberal arts foundation,” says James M. Danko, the Helen and William O’Toole Dean. “It is the combination of extraordinary talent across our faculty and students that makes for a powerful learning experience.”

VSB is known for its commitment to teaching excellence, relevant research, academic rigor, superior faculty, state-of-the-art learning facilities, and the integration of ethics and service into curricular and extracurricular experiences. The Clay Center at VSB, an advising and professional development center for business students, serves hundreds of undergraduates per week. The school is also known for actively engaging its students in business knowledge within a personalized learning environment.

Villanova introduced a new undergraduate business curriculum in 2008, which emphasizes four areas of business excellence: a global mindset, innovation, ethics, and technology. The revamped curriculum underscores a holistic multi-disciplinarily approach that is responsive to the rapidly-changing world of business.

To see the complete ranking, please visit Bloomberg Businessweek.

Established in 1922, the Villanova School of Business serves over 2,500 students across its undergraduate and graduate programs. Villanova University, a co-educational Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842. A premier institution of higher education, Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others. Annually, Villanovans provide more than 220,000 hours of service and host the largest student-run Special Olympics Fall Festival in the Nation.

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