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  •  New MS in Business Analytics

    Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 1:46 PM

    A new master's degree in Business Analytics has been approved by the University's Trustees.  Classes in our new MS in Business Analytics program will begin next summer! Dean Caryn Beck-Dudley (below, left) has named Xiaojing Dong (below, right), associate professor of marketing, as faculty director of the new MS degree program, which joins MS in Finance, MS in Information Systems, and MS in Supply Chain Management, as specialized master's degrees leveraging LSB's location in the heart of Silicon Valley. Learn more at

  •  Business Ethics in Practice

    Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 2:47 PM

    Three business students are putting their SCU education to use and getting a taste for how ethics are practiced in real-world business. As part of the Business Ethics Internship, sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Conor, Ashley, and Sarina are interning with Cisco Systems’ ethics and compliance team, each working in a different capacity. We have spoken to them all about their experiences so far and their thoughts on ethics and business.

    Conor Boone 
    Senior, conomics and philosophy double major
    “I think one of the main things I have been able to apply from my Santa Clara education is critical thinking – something that has been a huge part of my time as a student.”
    Read more about Conor’s experience»


    Ashley Derakhshandeh 
    Senior, finance major
    “Santa Clara has provided me with a strong academic and moral background that has proved to be really applicable through my internship.”
    Read more about Ashley’s experience»


    Sarina Jwo 
    Senior, finance major
    “Business and ethics are not black and white. I've learned that ethics is often applied to circumstance, but there's also a need to preserve the company's integrity and commitment to its shareholders. The difficulty is maintaining that balance.”
    Read more about Sarina’s experience»

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