From the School

Santa Clara University is a private institution that was founded in 1851 and is California's oldest operating institution of higher learning. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley and one hour from San Francisco, Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition.

The University pursues its vision by creating an academic community that educates the whole person within the Jesuit, Catholic tradition, making student learning our central focus, continuously improving our curriculum and co-curriculum, strengthening our scholarship and creative work, and serving the communities of which we are a part in Silicon Valley and around the world. We pursue new technology, encourage creativity, engage with our communities, and share an entrepreneurial mindset. Our goal is to help shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers.

Founded in 1923, Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business has been educating intelligent and ethical business leaders for nearly a century. As one of the first business schools in the United States to be accredited by the Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Leavey School of Business has earned a reputation as an institution of innovation and ethics.

All programs at the Leavey School of Business provide rigorous study and high impact experiential learning, culminating in rock-solid business acumen. And the University's Jesuit, Catholic tradition imbues all students with unshakable ethics and a commitment to social responsibility. With our deep integration with the myriad innovative industries in the Bay Area, this combination makes us the perfect place to nurture the next generation of business leadership.

Our faculty includes some of the most experienced industry professionals whose goal is to help you understand and apply your field of study in the context of the vibrant Silicon Valley environment. And our alumni work at some of the most recognized organizations in the world, so you have access to a vast network of like-minded professionals who want to help you succeed. From Accounting to Management and MIS, from full-time to part-time and online programs, the Leavey School of Business is the perfect business school to launch or accelerate your career.

Some of Leavey's highlights include:

#25 Best Online MBA

#22 Best Part-Time MBA

#16 in Finance, #17 in Marketing, and #24 in Entrepreneurship

Overview

From The School


Applicants
156
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.35
Years Work Experience
7.6
Average Age
32

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
540 - 710
GPA
2.94 - 3.79

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
April 1

Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Round 1
April 1

Round 2
June 1

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
108

62
Part-time
38
Full-time
21.3
Female
2.7
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business takes advantage of its prime Bay Area-location to provide students with experiential opportunities and a faculty of top industry professionals. The goal here is to educate socially conscious leaders from a position at the intersection of business and education. As such, the university’s Jesuit tradition roots its MBA program in values-based learning with Evening, Online, and Executive program options that are “flexible for people working.” That flexibility doesn’t hurt the school’s offerings, which feature “excellent courses relevant to current business trends” and “expansive projects and homework.” The school is “well-recognized in Silicon Valley,” and “there are folks from every big tech company” to be found taking or teaching classes, including “many analytical/data science courses taught by industry professionals.” The professors “are experts in their field” who “consult for the major tech firms” and “go the extra mile to make sure students’ needs are met.” Alumni “feel a deep affiliation with the school,” and “they are willing and prefer to hire fellow Broncos.” Indeed, “the networking with [alumni] who work at all the major tech companies” is a huge benefit for attendees. Overall, this is a well-balanced curriculum with an “intense focus on business analytics and operations management,” and it doesn’t hurt that “the tuition is reasonable and the location is great.”

Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Data Analytics
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL


Entreprenuership


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview

From The School



Students Say

The school maintains its relationships with its alumni and the nearby business community as a pillar of its program offerings. The northern California location helps make it all the easier for these relationships to translate into forums, faculty appointments, research partnerships, and continuing education opportunities. There is also a “wealth of experience within the classroom, [from] both professors and students alike.” As most students are already working, the program being part-time “allows students to use what we learn in our jobs.” One shares, “All of us are trying to better ourselves and learn as much as possible to make the next jump in our careers.” Many “get jobs because of people they know who know of openings,” and since the school is so close to the biggest tech companies, “it is easy to know someone who works someplace you want to be.” The size of the school means access to professors is easy to come by, but the program is still large and reputable enough that it “holds a significant influence and is generally highly regarded for producing high quality, well-trained persons.”

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Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,108
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,108

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
374


Demographics


Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

Though many of the enrollees at the Leavey School of Business consider themselves to be “busy working professionals,” they all bring “a variety of viewpoints and perspectives” to this MBA program. Many see this as a boon—having “very different industry backgrounds across the cohort fosters a great learning environment.” Additionally, cohorts help bring students together in smaller communities (“It's easy to study with people outside class”), and “there is a collaborative attitude and genuine desire to see each other succeed.” Students also find the atmosphere to be collaborative, with colleagues making “time to network and create opportunities for each other.” This, despite the fact that “everyone is just trying to balance the demands of working and pursuing their degrees.” In short: “life at school is very productive and we all try to make every minute count,” and it helps that the “well-maintained, beautiful and safe” campus is “conveniently located, making it extremely easy to get to and also great for going out nearby to eat, drink, or do other activities.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Lenore Grant
Director, Graduate Business Admissions

Address
109 Lucas Hall
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0001
United States

Phone
408-554-4539

Fax
408-544-4571

Email
gradbusiness@scu.edu


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