Overview

Applicants
147
Acceptance Rate
98%
Years of Work Experience
8.0

GPA / Test Scores

Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
2.789 - 3.4
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
6%
Average Verbal GRE Score
151
Average Quantitative GRE Score
151
Average Writing GRE Score
3.75
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
145 - 157
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
142 - 159
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
3.5 - 4

Deadlines

Early/Priority/Round 1 Application Deadline
August 2

Regular / Round 2 Application Deadline
August 30

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
1 year
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$148
Out-of-State Application Fee
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
GMAT or GRE Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Interview
Optional

Extracurricular Activities
State Residency

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)

Faculty Information

Students Say

Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business has offered a well-respected physical MBA in the San Francisco Bay Area for decades, and according to students, their new online MBA program has come strongly out of the gate. There’s a quarterly online program that’s all about flexibility, on account of “being online without any set class schedules,” and while the work remains rigorous and demanding, particularly for those already working jobs or raising families, enrollees boast of the time-management skills they’ve picked up along the way, and stress that because you can “take as many classes as you’re willing to handle” and that “extensions [on assignments are] typically … granted by professors upon request, so it’s fairly doable to maintain a work-life balance.”

Some students note that a few bugs are still being worked out in the rollout of the online MBA program, and that not all professors are as equally adept at utilizing the environment’s message boards and video lectures. There is, however, a “clear roadmap to graduation and [professors] are very responsive to our inquiries about the program,” with faculty proving to be “helpful and available outside of normal class sessions” as they “engage with the students on the discussion boards.” Small hiccups aside, students themselves find SCU LSB’s technology and infrastructure to be “extremely intuitive and user-friendly.” As one student puts it, “I haven't had a problem accessing the portal or pages, submitting files, or with any interaction,” although the majority of respondents referred explicitly to using web-based options as opposed to the school’s app. There’s also a wide variety of software provided for free, such as Camino, Canvas, Zoom, and Handshake.

There’s an initial “well-structured and thoughtfully designed” orientation weekend that helps students get to know one another, and which not only provides “the foundation of building the relationships needed to succeed on group assignments” but also feels “similar to how the business world works today.” Additionally, students have opportunities to take advantage of on-campus resources if they’re local to or are visiting the area, and they can take study abroad courses in locations like Vietnam. All students at all times also have access to the school’s strong alumni connections, to “career fairs, websites, and networking events,” as well as to professors who are “knowledgeable in the subjects they are teaching and incredibly responsive to questions and suggestions.”

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
78
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
75%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
38%

45%
Underrepresented Minorities
30%
Female

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
6

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Finance
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
No

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Atulya Sarin
Professor of Finance/Finance

Meir Statman
Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance / Finance

George Cai
Professor, Information Systems & Analytics

Kumar Sarangee
Faculty Director, Executive MBA / Marketing

Jo-Ellen Pozner
Assistant Professor, Management

Career Services Overview

Students Say

Many students note the importance of Santa Clara University’s location and “brand reputation in Silicon Valley,” even though they’re attending online. To them, it’s not just about getting a master’s degree, but about obtaining “a tech focus interwoven into the MBA program.” As one puts it, “for those who want to work in the SF Bay Area, [tech] is unofficially required.” Gaining that experience is doable thanks in part to the palpable “enthusiasm and accessibility [from] the leaders of the Leavey School of Business. Dean Caryn Beck-Dudley conveyed a clear vision for improving the offerings and prestige of the school.” The community is robust as well, with fellow classmates described as “impressive, engaging, great to work with,” and “critical and engaging in the online space.” And while collaborating with peers can occasionally be difficult due to time zone differences, most respondents find both “the networking and career building aspect of the program is a … strength.” Overall, the program’s exceedingly strong structure makes up for any distance barriers, with students praising, time and again, the flexibility that comes from not having set class schedules.

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
24

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
To assist you with utilizing all of Leavey?s Career Resources, Colleen Withers is a dedicated Assistant Director for Online Programs Career Management. She will guide you through all of the steps to strategically use your education for career advancement. She will be providing the following resources to you: ?Career Coaching ?Mock Interviews and Resume Reviews ?Guest Speakers and Webinars ?Company Treks & Company Information Sessions ?Career Fairs and Workshops ?Personalized Access to Continuing Education Platforms and Assessments

Graduates Employed by Region

85%
West
9%
Northeast
6%
Southwest

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Cathal Lathrop
Chief Strategy Officer / Attune LLC / Artificial Intelligence and Marketing

Anthony Schwartz
CEO / Forte Holdings / Software

Yan Jin, PhD
Product Manager / Thermo Fisher Scientific

Torri Granger
COO / Flute Technologies, Inc.

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,193 $1,193
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $83,510 $83,510

Financial Aid Statistics


Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
50%

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$2,000

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
206
Full-Time
5%
Part-Time
95%

In State
95.2%
Out of State
4.8%
Foreign Countries Represented
0

Demographics

67.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
4.8%
Out of State

41% female
59% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Amanda Brehm
Director of Online Programs

Address
500 El Camino Real
Lucas Hall 116
Santa Clara, CA, 95050
United States

Phone
884-554-2425

Fax

Email


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