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Villanova School of Business Online MBA and Graduate Business Programs Rank highly in U.S. News & World Report

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VILLANOVA, Pa.—The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was ranked among top schools in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Business Programs, and the Best Online MBA rankings, earning the #5 and #16 spots respectively.

VSB has earned top ranks consistently in the Best Graduate Online Business Programs since the ranking’s inception in 2014 for its Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) and Master of Science in Church Management (MSCM) programs. The MSA exposes students to the entire analytics continuum to build a broad toolkit of analytics skills within the context of various business functions. This approach allows graduates to apply skills to ever-evolving business needs and make informed, sustainable decisions. The MSCM is a one-of-a-kind two-year business program designed to empower church leaders to apply sound business principles to church management-related issues and decision making. Both programs were built from the ground up with input from industry experts, for a fully tailored and application-based experience.

The Villanova Online MBA also ranked high, further demonstrating VSB’s ability to deliver a high-quality learning experience for students regardless of the modality. The Villanova Online MBA program combines real-world experience with traditional academics, enabling students to excel in the workplace right away, and preparing them to tackle any business problem. The Online MBA offers the same curriculum, expert faculty, and NovaNation network as the top-ranked campus program in a flexible, convenient format.

The Villanova Online MBA also made the list of top programs for several specialty areas, including #19 in Best Online General Management MBA Programs, #15 in Best Online Finance MBA Programs, and #21 in Best Online MBA for Veterans.

The methodology of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of online graduate business programs emphasizes student engagement, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology capabilities. It also considers the reputation of the program among high-ranking business academic officials through a peer survey.

VSB is committed to providing a high-quality education and world-class student services at all levels. VSB is known for its teaching excellence, current research, academic rigor, state-of-the-art learning facilities and the integration of ethics and service into curricular and extracurricular experiences.

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The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is top-ranked among business schools in the nation. Its online graduate business programs are ranked #5, and its online MBA program is ranked 16 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 M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit