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2020 Poets & Quants Online MBA B-School Ranking

Villanova, Pa., October 14, 2019 - The VSB Online MBA program has been ranked among top programs in the annual Poets&Quants ranking, obtaining the #28 spot. VSB performed exceptionally well on the results of the ranking’s Total Experience score, largely comprised of the results of an extensive alumni survey. There were 35 schools included in the ranking this year, and inclusion was on an invitation-only basis. This is the first year the VSB Online MBA was included in the ranking.

Now in its third year, the Poets&Quants ranking measures admission statistics, elements of the student experience, and employment outcomes. Data came from school-supplied information and an alumni survey. VSB was asked for a wide variety of data points, from admission standards to global immersion trips. The alumni survey sought recent graduates' impressions on a range of topics, as well as whether the program fulfilled their expectations and whether they would recommend it to others.

“VSB maintains a high standard of quality in all that we do to create an excellent 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, as well as the dedication of our faculty and staff.”

Poets&Quants is an online news outlet covering graduate business education, featuring tools and content including 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 Top Online MBA Programs Of 2020 website. 

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and its online graduate business programs are ranked #2, and its online MBA program is ranked #13 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