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Villanova School of Business Online Graduate Program Ranked #17 by U.S. News & World Report

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Villanova, PA, January 8, 2014 – 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 #17 spot in the U.S. Villanova also scored well in the “Student Services and Technology” category, coming in at #11. This is the first year the Villanova School of Business has participated in the ranking.

Our 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 emphasizes student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and technology capabilities.

The data supplied for this 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 approaches to church management-related issues and decision making.

“This program is convenient, delivered online, provides valuable networking opportunities and delivers a faith-based approach to business training,” said Dr. Charles Zech, director of the Center for Church Management and Business Ethics, as well as the MSCM program faculty director. “I am very proud to see the quality of our faculty, students, curriculum and online delivery recognized through this ranking.”

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.

To see the complete ranking, please visit US News & World Report. Grad Business Rankings.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is ranked #15 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 of Excellence (the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Center for Business analytics, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Marketing & Public Policy Research, the Center for the Study of Church Management &Business Ethics and the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Center) with each center 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

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