Villanova School of Business MBA Program Ranked #19 among US-Based Programs by Bloomberg Businessweek

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Villanova, PA, November 7, 2013 – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was recognized among the top Part-Time MBA programs in the nation in the 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking, placing #19 in the US and #3 in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to being included in the top 20 programs, The Villanova MBA was ranked #13 for academic quality in the nation and #2 regionally. Our students rated the MBA curriculum and the caliber of their classmates an A+. The strength of our student metrics—GMAT, undergraduate GPA and average work experience, among others—were instrumental to our strong performance in this ranking.

The program’s overall success in the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking underscores the quality of our faculty, staff, curriculum and student services. VSB is committed to providing a high-quality education and world-class student services at all levels. VSB is known for its teaching excellence, current research, academic rigor, state-of-the-art learning facilities and the integration of ethics and service into curricular and extracurricular experiences.

“I am very proud of our community of faculty, staff, students and alumni for their part in achieving this notable accomplishment. The quality and rigor of our MBA program is reflected in our students’ satisfaction with the curriculum and our high academic quality ranking,” said Dr. Michael Capella, associate dean for Graduate and Executive Business Programs.

Villanova's Part-Time MBA curriculum emphasizes strong core business knowledge, applied, multi-disciplinary learning, corporate social responsibility and a global mindset.  

Held every other year, the Bloomberg Businessweek Part-Time MBA ranking is based on measures of student satisfaction, academic quality and post-graduation career outcomes. 

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The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is ranked #15 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922.  Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers of Excellence (the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Center for Business analytics, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Marketing & Public Policy Research, the Center for the Study of Church Management &Business Ethics and the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Center) with each center designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty.  VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit

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