Villanova School of Business Ranked Among Best in Nation by The Princeton Review

Places #9 for Quality of Campus Environment

For Immediate Release
Oct. 6, 2009

VILLANOVA, Pa., Oct. 6, 2009 – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) has been honored as one of the best business schools in the nation by The Princeton Review in its 2010 book, The Best 301 Business Schools, which hits news stands today. In the book, The Princeton Review ranks the best graduate business schools among those that have an MBA program and are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). There are nearly 2,000 such schools in the United States today. The VSB MBA program was noted for the quality of professors, convenience for working professionals, strength of the alumni network, and the overall reputation of the school.

The Princeton Review compiles the information for The Best 301 Business Schools from its surveys of 19,000 students attending the 301 schools and from school-reported data. “This ranking is important because it conveys the opinions of our students,” said Robert Bonner, Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Programs. “Our students value their strong peer and alumni networks, and they recognize Villanova professors’ strength in connecting theory with practice.”

In addition, VSB ranked # 9 for Quality of Campus Environment, which is based on students’ assessment of the safety, attractiveness, and location of the school. Students noted the VSB’s in-house dining hall and coffee shop as points of particular convenience.

In addition to being ranked by The Princeton Review, VSB’s MBA programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by BusinessWeek and Financial Times.

The Villanova School of Business serves over 2,500 students across its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Executive MBA program is a 21-month collaboration among highly motivated students, experienced faculty members, and seasoned business leaders. The curriculum emphasizes systems thinking—a way of conceptualizing, acting, and motivating others that enables effective executive leadership. The next Executive MBA open house will take place on Wednesday, November 18. Learn more at www.villanova.edu/business.

Villanova University, a co-educational Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842. A premier institution of higher education, Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through the University’s four colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering and the College of Nursing, as well as the Villanova School of Law. With a total enrollment that surpasses 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students, Villanova is the oldest and largest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.