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SCU Wins No. 9 Spot on Princeton Review’s Best Online MBA Rankings

22 Dec
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Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business has garnered another impressive academic ranking in 2022. SCU is now No. 9 on The Princeton Review's annual online MBA rankings list, claiming a top 10 spot among our nation's best online MBA programs. SCU's newest rank means it has jumped five spots from its No. 14 slot the previous year to land among the pinnacle of programs on The Princeton Review's Top 50 Online MBA Programs list.1

A Rankings List Informed by Student Opinion

The rankings list is The Princeton Review's 7th such release and is part of its Best Business Schools for 2022 project. To compile the list, the company surveyed administrators at more than 125 business schools offering online MBAs in 2020-21 and assessed more than 60 data points across these five core areas:

  • Academics
  • Selectivity
  • Faculty
  • Technical platforms
  • Career outcomes

Additionally, The Princeton Review looked at student opinion of programs, factoring in feedback from over 6,000 students enrolled in online MBAs between 2020 and 2021 to measure the following:

  • The learning experience
  • Student support
  • Career outcomes

What did students love best about the No. 9 program on the list? SCU's Online MBA students cited faculty responsiveness, program flexibility, and the importance of the in-person residency that launches the program as highlights.

Rising In Best Online MBA Program Rankings

SCU's newest online MBA ranking arrives shortly after last month’s No. 3 Best Online MBA Program ranking from Poets&Quants, which voted SCU #1 in Career Outcomes and #1 in Academic Excellence in 2022.2 This impressive top three ranking is part of SCU's overall rise on higher education leaderboards.

“To see this jump from a top 15 program to a top 10 program is exciting in many ways—but especially because of the admissions and student satisfaction data that informs these rankings,” Senior Assistant Dean of Graduate Business Programs, Nydia MacGregor said. “I’m so proud of our Graduate Business Programs team for all of their hard work over the past four years as we have worked to grow our Online MBA program. By recruiting high-caliber students and providing high-touch, personalized support for our Online MBA students throughout their time at SCU and as alumni afterward, we look forward to continued excellence for this program in the new year.”

Currently, SCU's program has 288 students across 11 states and holds many top rankings from reputable news sources, including:

  • #10 in Online Finance MBA Programs (US News & World Report)3
  • #12 in Online Marketing MBA Programs (US News & World Report)4
  • #15 Online MBA Program (Fortune)5

“This newest ranking for our Online MBA program is yet another exciting recognition for the Leavey School of Business community and a tribute to our commitment to collaborative learning and original, rigorous, and impactful scholarship,” Dean Ed Grier said. “Through these pursuits, we develop principled and creative leaders who transform people, organizations, industries, and society for the common good.”

About SCU's Top Ranking Program

Launched in January 2018, Santa Clara's Leavey School Of Business Online MBA is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and provides all of its students a leading-edge curriculum, rewarding professional network, and meaningful connections with faculty that know what it takes to be an innovative leader in today's fast-evolving business world. With its success, the program has grown. Currently, online graduate students can choose from four online academic majors:

  • MBA
  • MS in Business Analytics (MSBA)
  • MS in Finance and Analytics (MSFA)
  • MS in Marketing

SCU's in-demand concentrations are designed so students can focus on their academic and professional passions while they work and study. This helps them open career doors at top-tech companies in the Valley, around California, and around the globe.

Build Your Better Business Future With SCU

Create your more rewarding business future with a top-ranked Online MBA from national-leader, Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business. With four in-demand Master of Business Administration concentrations to choose from, our program helps you build an essential toolkit and reach your highest potential. Achieve your biggest career goals, build a lifelong network, and learn powerful leading-edge business approaches from top faculty in our forward-looking curriculum. Visit us online and see how easy it is to apply.

  1. Retrieved on December 19, 2021, from princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings?rankings=top-50-online-mba-programs
  2. Retrieved on December 19, 2021, from scu.edu/business/news/top-stories/santa-clara-universitys-online-mba-named-no-3-in-the-nation.html
  3. Retrieved on December 19, 2021, from usnews.com/education/online-education/mba/online-finance-rankings
  4. Retrieved on December 19, 2021, from usnews.com/education/online-education/mba/online-marketing-rankings
  5. Retrieved on December 19, 2021, from fortuneeducation.com/education/business/mba/rankings/best-online-mba-programs/