Villanova School of Business Online Graduate Program Ranked #10 by U.S. News & World Report

Villanova, Pa., January 12, 2016 – 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 #10 spot in the U.S. In addition to #10 overall, VSB was also ranked #10 in the “Student Services and Technology” category which takes into consideration the diversity of the online learning technologies used, as well as the student support structures beyond classes.

Villanova’s consistent success in this ranking validates 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. This program is the only one of its kind, taking a fully-tailored, faith-based approach to management education.

“Our faith-based approach to business gives students the managerial tools to achieve the mission of their churches,” said Charles Zech, PhD, director of the Center for Church Management and Business Ethics, as well as the MSCM program faculty director. "The online environment that we’ve created at VSB provides a convenient, interactive and effective business education experience for our students. I am proud 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) undergraduate program 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 or Institutes 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 Church Management & Business Ethics and the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute) with each center and institute 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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