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  •  SCU Business Undergrad #35 in nation

    Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011 3:14 PM

    SANTA CLARA, CA March 3, 2011 Santa Clara University business undergraduate program moved up to #35 nationally in the BloombergBusinessWeek rankings released today. This is the fourth consecutive year the Leavey School of Business has appeared in the Top 50.

    The magazine surveys students and corporate recruiters annually, and gathers data on entering student GPAs, SAT scores, and median starting salaries of graduates. The editors then rank the 113 eligible schools individually on such measures as academic quality and student satisfaction.

    Dean Drew Starbird took pleasure in the high academic quality score a 19, shared with larger schools such as University of Michigan and Cornell. Teaching quality was graded A+ by our seniors, said Dean Drew Starbird. Clearly our students appreciate our teaching scholars who combine theory with practice.

    SCU students also gave the Schools facilities and services an A+, noted Jo-Anne Shibles, assistant dean of undergraduate business programs. Our students value the special programs such as the Contemplative Leadership and Sustainability Program (CLASP) and our Senior Leadership Academy that have been developed over the last few years.

    Only three other California business programs appeared in the top 50 this year: UC Berkeley (13), University of Southern California (34), and University of San Diego (36).

    For a look at the rankings, visit BloombergBusinessWeek's website >>



  •  Undergraduate business program at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business among top 40

    Friday, Mar. 5, 2010 12:29 PM

    The undergraduate business program at Santa Clara University is #39 in the nation, according to “Best Undergrad B-Schools” rankings released last night by Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine.

    Based on surveys of students, recruiters, and data such as test scores and starting salaries for new graduates, the editors assessed more than 100 undergraduate programs across the U.S. 

    This year, Leavey School of Business rated straight “As” from the editors in the three categories they measured: teaching quality, facilities and services, and job placement. 

    Noting the Leavey School’s emphasis on engagement with real world issues, one student surveyed said “Any school can teach you how to climb the corporate ladder, but I’ve come out of this business program with an acute awareness of where my talents and responsibilities intersect with the world’s needs.”

    School administrators agreed. “The BusinessWeek survey highlights what Silicon Valley has known for quite awhile: Santa Clara University business graduates are uniquely prepared to add value to any organization they join,” said Drew Starbird, interim dean of the Leavey School of Business. “Our graduates have mastered theory and practice from a global perspective founded on Jesuit ethical traditions. They take their skills into the workplace ready to create purpose as well as capital.”

    This is the fourth consecutive year the Leavey School of Business undergraduate program has been ranked by the magazine. The “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” issue will be on newsstands on Friday, March 5, 2010.

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