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Villanova School of Business Ranked #13 in the Nation by Bloomberg Businessweek

VILLANOVA, Pa. – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was once again recognized as one of the best undergraduate business schools in the nation in the 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking.  VSB ranked #13, placing it among the top 15 business schools in the nation.

The annual ranking is determined by academic quality, professional development, business relevance, and student satisfaction. In the ranking released today, VSB performed exceptionally well in a number of categories:

  • Overall Academic Quality Rank: 2
  • Student Grade for Teaching Quality: A+
  • Student Grade for Job Placement: A+  

“In keeping with Villanova’s Augustinian approach, VSB integrates ethics and social responsibility into educational and extracurricular experiences,” says Kevin D. Clark, Interim Dean. “VSB students are consistently encouraged to view themselves and their work within the context of making a positive contribution to global business and society at large. With more than 50 percent of VSB students studying abroad, the third highest rate in the nation, our students are well-prepared to succeed in global careers.”

VSB is known for its commitment to teaching excellence, relevant research, academic rigor, superior faculty, state-of-the-art learning facilities, and the integration of ethics and service into curricular and extracurricular experiences. The Clay Center at VSB, an advising and professional development center for business students, serves hundreds of undergraduates per week. The school actively engages its students within a personalized learning environment created to develop and hone business skills.

This year’s graduating class was the first to experience Villanova’s new undergraduate business curriculum, which emphasizes four areas of business excellence: a global mindset, innovation, ethics, and analytics. This cutting edge curriculum underscores a holistic multi-disciplinarily approach that is responsive to the rapidly-changing world of business.

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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 five colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. Visit