Villanova School of Business Online Graduate Program Ranked #6 by U.S. News & World Report

Villanova, PA, January 7, 2015 – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was recognized among the top schools on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Online Degree Programs: Graduate Business” ranking, earning the #6 spot in the U.S. In addition to #6 overall, VSB also scored well in the “Student Services and Technology” category coming in at #4, and in the “Student Engagement” category at #8.

Villanova’s success in this ranking validates the VSB’s ability to deliver a high-quality online experience for our students, and underscores the strength of our faculty, curriculum, students and support services. The U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of online business programs takes into account the reputation of the program among high-ranking academic officials in business through a peer survey administered each fall. The ranking’s methodology also emphasizes student engagement, admission selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology capabilities.

Much of the data supplied for this non-MBA graduate program ranking was based on VSB’s Master of Science in Church Management (MSCM) program, an innovative, two-year online graduate business program designed to enable church leaders to apply sound business principles to church management-related issues and decision making.

 "The program provides a convenient, interactive and effective business education experience for our students,” said Charles Zech, PhD, director of the Center for Church Management and Business Ethics, as well as the MSCM program faculty director. "Our faith-based approach to business provides students with the tools to be successful in carrying out their church's mission. I am glad to see our faculty, students, curriculum and online delivery recognized for its high standards and quality."

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.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is ranked #24 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 & Consumer Insights, 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 business.villanova.edu.

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