2023 Poets & Quants Online MBA B-school Ranking


VILLANOVA, Pa.—The Villanova School of Business Online MBA program ranked #23 in the nation among top competitors in the annual Poets&Quants "Best Online MBA Programs Of 2023" roundup. There were 50 schools included in this year's elite invitation-only group and this is the fourth year the VSB Online MBA program featured in the ranking.

The Poets&Quants ranking measures admission statistics, student experience, and career outcomes. Data came from school-supplied information and an alumni survey. VSB provided a variety of data points from admission standards to global immersion trips and the alumni survey asked recent graduates for their impressions on a range of topics including expectations and whether they would recommend it to others.

“VSB remains dedicated to offering a high standard of quality across all programs to create an exceptional educational experience for our students,” says Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business. “This ranking provides positive external validation of our program quality and reflects the tremendous dedication of our faculty and staff.”

Poets&Quants is an online news outlet covering graduate business education. It features tools and content such as consolidated business school rankings, news, features, videos, podcasts, and directories, all geared to providing prospective students, business school professionals, deans, and others interested in business education with information on trends and practices.

To read more about this ranking, please visit the Poets&Quants website. 

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is top-ranked among business schools in the nation. Its online graduate business programs are ranked #5, and its online MBA program is ranked #16 by U.S. News and World Report. VSB has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to five Centers of Excellence – the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights and the Center for Church Management – with each designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and applied opportunities for students. 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.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit www.villanova.edu.


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