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Villanova School of Business Performs Well in Bloomberg Businessweek's Specialty Rankings

VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova School of Business (VSB) earned placement in a number of categories in Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Best Undergraduate Business Schools by Specialty 2013,” including a #3 ranking for internships.

As part of the annual Best Undergraduate Business Schools ranking – in which VSB placed #15 in the nation – Bloomberg Businessweek released specialty rankings that are based on the responses to an online survey completed by undergraduate business students from the graduating class of 2013. Highlights of VSB’s performance in the just-released specialty rankings include:

  • #3 in Internships
  • #10 in Macroeconomics
  • #11 in International Business
  • #12 in Finance
  • #15 in Microeconomics

One-hundred-twenty-three undergraduate business schools were ranked in 14 specialty areas. VSB placed in the top 15 in five of these areas. Over 94% of VSB’s 2013 graduating students who completed the survey reported having participated in at least one internship or CoOp experience, which led to the top three ranking placement in this category.

“I am pleased with the specialty rankings VSB received,” said Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean. “I am once again impressed by and proud of the VSB community whose hard work has made these placements possible. Especially of note is our high internship ranking, since we do not require our students to participate in an internship as part of the curriculum. It further demonstrates how extremely motivated and talented our VSB students are.”

To view the complete listing of specialty rankings, please visit Bloomberg Businessweek’s webpage.

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 (Center for Business analytics, Center for Global Leadership, Center for Marketing & Public Policy Research, Center for the Study of Church Management, the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, 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