High marks for business and law

Santa Clara earns high marks in graduate programs in business and law in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2009” rankings, released in April.

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Benchmarks and deliverables: MBA students at work Photo: Charles Barry

Getting down to business

The part-time MBA program at SCU’s Leavey School of Business is ranked No. 13 among part-time MBA programs in the country, according to the magazine. The program has steadily moved up the rankings over the past three years, from No. 15 in 2006; the program has been listed in the top 20 every year since part-time rankings began in 1995.
The Evening MBA program was begun in 1959 and the graduate business program expanded in 1999 to include the Executive MBA program—which was ranked No. 19 in the nation this year. The school also now offers an M.S. in Information Systems, and last fall launched a Weekend Accelerated MBA program.

Big leap for law

Santa Clara University School of Law was once again named one of the top 100 law schools in the country, jumping to No. 77 nationally. The annual graduate school ranking also recognized the law school as having one of the most diverse student populations nationally.
The intellectual property law program was given particularly high marks from U.S. News: No. 4 in the country. Eric Goldman, assistant professor and academic director of SCU’s High Tech Law Institute, noted that “our strong faculty, staff and student communities, our deep curricular offerings, and our location in the heart of the Silicon Valley combine to make Santa Clara law school a very special place to study IP and high tech law.” Other California law schools recognized for their strong IP programs are UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

In addition to its juris doctor program, the Santa Clara School of Law offers specialty certificates in high tech law, international law, and public interest law, as well as master’s degrees in intellectual property and international law. The University also offers a joint J.D./MBA degree.

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