Villanova School of Business Part-Time MBA Ranked #11 in the Nation by BusinessWeek Magazine

VILLANOVA, PA, 1 November 2007 – Of nearly 350 part-time MBA programs in the United States, the Villanova School of Business was ranked #11 in this inaugural ranking, published by BusinessWeek today.

The Villanova School of Business part-time MBA—with its accelerated format, small class sizes, and high completion rates—earned the #1 spot in the nation for academic quality. The program also received special recognition as an excellent value for career switchers.

Part-time MBA students come to the Villanova program with an average of 5 years of work experience, and give the caliber of their classmates an “A” grade. The curriculum focuses on a cross-functional approach that encourages creative problem solving. Students gain an in-depth understanding of global business through coursework and international corporate site visits. Recent destinations have included China, Chile, and Italy.

“The fact that we are ranked among the top programs in the nation speaks to the excellence of our program,” says Assistant Dean Simone Pollard. “This ranking is a confirmation that our part-time MBA effectively meets the needs of working professionals without compromising academic quality.”

The Villanova School of Business serves more than 2,500 students across its graduate and undergraduate business programs. The campus is located on the famed Main Line, just 12 miles west of Center City Philadelphia. In addition to its MBA programs, the school offers graduate programs in accounting, technology management, church management, and finance.

The next Villanova School of Business MBA information session will take place on December 4, 2007, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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