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  •  Application fees waived for Alumni of U.S. Jesuit Universitites applying for new master's degrees at the Leavey School of Business

    Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2013 8:36 AM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Apr. 11, 2013 — Alumni of U.S. Jesuit universities may apply free of charge to the two new master’s degree programs in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, said the SCU graduate business admissions staff today.

    The two new master’s degrees, one in finance and one in entrepreneurship, will complement the MBA and MS in Information Systems that are currently offered by the Silicon Valley-based University.

    “With our nationally acclaimed faculty, location in Silicon Valley, and deep alumni ties, it was a natural step for us to offer these two master’s degrees,” said S. Andrew Starbird, Dean of the Leavey School of Business.  “The finance degree is ideal for students seeking deeper analytical understanding for today’s venture-capital and financial marketplace. And the entrepreneurship degree will give students vital knowledge to find new market opportunities, evaluate customer needs, and understand what’s required to ‘scale up’ a good idea.”

    In order to receive the code that waives the application fee, alumni must e-mail gradbusiness@scu.edu and request the waiver code which will then need to be entered into the application before submission.

    Applications are due by May 15. Classes will start on July 8. More on the degrees can be found at www.scu.edu/business/msf/ and www.scu.edu/business/mse/

     

  •  Griffith Celebrates New Book

    Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 12:58 PM

    Successful managers mix people, technology, and structure into new business solutions by staying “plugged-in,” says Management Professor Terri Griffith in her new book, The Plugged-In Manager, to be published this month by Jossey-Bass. Griffith and her colleagues will celebrate the book’s release at a reception on Wednesday, October 26, in Lucas Hall.

    Griffith, a popular Santa Clara University Business School instructor and author of the award-winning “Technology and Organizations” blog, wrote the book after seeing that most discussions of management practice focused on either people issues or organizational issues, and rarely touching on technology used in either case. She noticed that the most adept managers in leading companies were skilled at using all three dimensions, and began interviewing those business leaders most proficient at combining the three.

    The managers who excelled were not experts in technology or psychology, she discovered, but were exceptional in the way they connected people, technology, and organizational practice to develop new business processes. In the book, Griffith outlines three practices that each of the exemplary managers use, and demonstrates how each practice can be adopted to improve performance by individual managers and their organizations. 

    The book release reception, hosted by Business School Dean Drew Starbird, will feature brief remarks by Griffith and copies for sale by the campus bookstore. For reservations, see www.scu.edu/business/plugged-in.cfm.

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