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SCU School of Business MBA Placed at No. 24 in Nation

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2013

Entrepreneurship Specialty is No. 13 in US News Rankings

SANTA CLARA, Calif. , March 12, 2013 – Santa Clara University’s part-time MBA program rose to No. 24 in the recent U.S. News & World Report "Best Graduate Schools Guide 2014," the news organization announced today.  The annual classification ranked Santa Clara’s program at 41 last year.

“The bright, ambitious individuals who work in Silicon Valley have discovered Santa Clara will help them build a career and a business, “ said S. Andrew Starbird, dean of the University’s Leavey School of Business.  “Our students know what U.S. News has just noted—Santa Clara’s blend of theory and practice is perfectly adapted to working professionals’ success in the Bay Area.”

In addition, the U.S. News guide placed SCU’s entrepreneurship specialty at No. 13. Interest in courses comprising the specialty has increased over the last few years, the Santa Clara graduate staff reports. This is the second time Santa Clara has appeared on the list of schools offering the specialization; the 2011 list ranked SCU at No. 16.

“This entrepreneurship ranking confirms our decision to introduce a new M.S. in Entrepreneurship degree last month,” said Elizabeth Ford, senior assistant dean for graduate programs. “Our faculty members connect Santa Clara’s curriculum to the practice of business in Silicon Valley, making SCU the ideal location to study entrepreneurship.”

To compile the list, U.S. News surveyed business school deans and MBA program directors at 325 MBA programs, asking them to rank their peers on a 5-point scale. Eligibility for ranking was based on size (more than 20 enrolled part-time in Fall 2012) and accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The specialty lists were created from nominations for excellence in a particular specialty, with those receiving the most mentions appearing on the list.

About the Santa Clara University School of Business
The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University began in 1923, and was one of the first business schools in the country to receive national accreditation. Its undergraduate business, MBA, and Executive MBA programs are consistently ranked among the top in the nation by BusinessWeek, U.S. News, Princeton Review, and others. The curriculum at all levels emphasizes the leadership role of business in creating prosperity within an ethical framework, as well as business responsibilities for social justice and sustainability in the global marketplace. The School opened its $49 million building for undergraduate, graduate, and professional business education in Fall 2008. For more information, see scu.edu/business/ .

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