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Villanova School of Business Ranked #15 in the Nation by Bloomberg Businessweek

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PHILADELPHIA– The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was once again recognized as one of the best undergraduate business schools in the nation in the 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking. VSB ranked #15, placing among the top 20 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:

  • #2 for Academic Quality
  • A+ in Teaching Quality
  • A+ in Job Placement

“I continue to be impressed with the demonstrated strength of our academics, as well as the exceptional quality of our faculty, staff and students,” says Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean. “We strive to push our students to move beyond identifying business problems to develop creative and sustainable solutions. With this ability, our students become business leaders for a better world. Our strong performance in the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking offers a well-deserved validation of the quality of our program. I am honored to work with such impressive students, faculty and staff.”

VSB is known for its commitment to teaching excellence, distinguished 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 every week. The school actively engages its students within a personalized learning environment created to develop and hone business skills.

Villanova’s recently revised undergraduate business curriculum 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 business environment.

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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