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Bloomberg BusinessWeek Ranks Villanova School of Business #20 in the Nation

March 4, 2010

Students say: "Villanova combines a strong liberal arts education with an effective business curriculum. I never had a class that had too many people in it, and I never experienced a teacher who failed to learn the name of every single student in class."

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 4, 2010 – Continuing a steady trend, The Villanova School of Business (VSB) placed #20 in the Bloomberg BusinessWeek 2010 ranking of undergraduate business schools in the United States.

The annual ranking—now in its fifth year—is determined by faculty and educational quality, professional development, business relevance, and student satisfaction. VSB’s placement within this ranking underscores our commitment to excellence for our students. In the ranking released today, the Villanova School of Business performed well in a number of categories.

  • Student Satisfaction #7 (up from #8 in 2009)
  • Student Grade for Teaching Quality A+
  • Job Placement A+
  • #13 in the Nation for Academic Quality

“We are honored to have Bloomberg BusinessWeek recognize Villanova’s commitment to delivering excellence in business education,” said James M. Danko The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the school. “This ranking confirms our consistent position among top business schools and I congratulate VSB students, faculty, and staff for this outstanding achievement.”

Villanova School of Business is known for its strong faculty, state-of-the-art learning facilities, and focus on serving the greater good through ethical leadership. VSB’s Commitment to research and academic rigor is evident through our five Centers of Excellence which support research, teaching excellence, curriculum development, and the intersection of research and business practice.

“Young business leaders need to approach the practice of global business with increasing agility and open mindedness. It is our job to teach them how to solve problems creatively—and to remain committed to their ethical responsibilities throughout their careers,” said Danko. “We’ve been entrusted by our students—and parents—to provide this return on their educational investment. Today’s undergraduate business ranking provides positive affirmation that we’re doing this effectively.”

Established in 1922, the Villanova School of Business serves over 2,500 students across its undergraduate and graduate programs. 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. Annually, Villanovans provide more than 64,000 hours of service and host the largest student-run Special Olympics Fall Festival in the Nation. Visit