The Santa Clara MBA is designed to develop leaders with a broad business, economic and social perspective, and who are capable of managing change in dynamic environments. Students develop breadth of understanding through coursework in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and operations and management information systems. A student’s curriculum will depend on prior academic work and the student’s academic objectives.
The MBA program offers a general management perspective. The fundamental principles of business are taught in core curriculum including management, economics, accounting, marketing, and information systems. Students may use electives to focus in areas of interest including: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Food and, Agribusiness, International Business, Leading People and Organizations, Managing Technology and Innovation, Marketing Management, and Supply Chain Management.
The culmination of your MBA education is the Capstone course which requires working on a team to develop a business plan. Business plans can be a proposal for a classical entrepreneurial venture or it can be a plan development in support of a new business development or line extension within an established company.
To be competitive in the global marketplace, international business experience is vital. Global Business Perspectives offers one- to two-week intensive business courses in numerous exciting locations. Students travel the world examining critical factors impacting the global economy. Regions traveled have included: Brazil, Asia, New Zealand, India, and China.