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Villanova School of Business Ranked in Top 10 Among Programs in 2020 Poets & Quants Online MBA B-School Ranking

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) Online MBA ranked in the top ten among programs in the annual Poets&Quants ranking, coming in at #7 in the nation.

VILLANOVA, Pa.—The Villanova School of Business (VSB) Online MBA ranked in the top ten among programs in the annual Poets&Quants ranking, coming in at #7 in the nation. VSB performed exceptionally well—earning the #2 spot—in the academic experience part of the methodology, largely comprised of the results of an extensive alumni survey. There were 47 schools included in the ranking this year, and inclusion was on an invitation-only basis. This is the second year the VSB Online MBA participated in the ranking.

The Poets&Quants ranking methodology 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 is focused on ensuring a high standard of quality across all programs, to create an exceptional 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 and reflects the tremendous 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 2021 Top Online MBA Programs website. 

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is top-ranked among business schools in the nation. Its online graduate business programs are ranked #3, and its online MBA program is ranked #9 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

About Villanova University: 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 six colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit