The Leavey School of Business has joined the nation’s elite business schools, as it is included for the first time in the annual “Top Business Schools” list published in April by U.S. News and World Report magazine.
In addition, in a separate ranking by the magazine of the nation’s parttime MBA programs, SCU vaulted into the list of top 10 graduate schools.
The overall business school rankings also reported that SCU’s business school received the 14th highest score in a national survey of business recruiters.
“The distinguished scholarship of our faculty, along with the quality of our students, and the recognition of our many alumni who lead dynamic, profitable organizations contribute to the growing recognition for the Leavey School of Business,” said Barry Z. Posner, dean of the business school and professor of leadership.
The University is in the midst of a $350 million fundraising campaign, a centerpiece of which is a new $40 million business school. The number of applications for the school’s MBA program has increased for two consecutive years.
In recent years, the business school added Saturday classes and an executive MBA program. This fall, the school will offer a master of science in information systems.
School of Law named among top 100 in country
Santa Clara University’s School of Law was again named one of the top 100 law schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The annual graduate school ranking also listed the law school as one of the five most diverse programs in the country.
“The high ranking is a reflection of our outstanding faculty, which includes many nationally recognized legal scholars, dedicated staff, and our intellectually rigorous program,” says Donald Polden, dean of the School of Law. “Moreover, our consistent high ranking is reflected in the more than 5,300 applications to the 2004 entering class.”
Applications to the SCU School of Law have more than doubled since 2001.
The survey also found that 93 percent of SCU law school students were employed nine months after graduation- an increase of 3 percent over 2003 employment figures.
“The synergy created by our location, our well-connected alumni, and our close association with the technology and business communities in the valley is invaluable for our graduates-especially in this economy,” Polden adds.
The magazine also reported that the School of Law is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse in the U.S. Out of 200 nationally accredited law schools, only three were considered as having a more diverse student body.
The survey also ranked SCU’s intellectual property and high technology law program as one of the top 15 in the country.