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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/

     

  •  US News Ranks Part-Time MBA, academic specialties on 2014 list

    Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2013 9:35 AM

    Santa Clara University’s part-time MBA program rose to No. 24 in the recent U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Guide 2014, the news organization announced today.  The annual classification ranked Santa Clara’s program at 41 last year.

    “The bright, ambitious individuals who work in Silicon Valley have discovered Santa Clara will help them build a career and a business, “ said S. Andrew Starbird, dean of the University’s Leavey School of Business.  “Our students know what U.S. News has just noted—Santa Clara’s blend of theory and practice is perfectly adapted to working professionals’ success in the Bay Area.”

    In addition, the US News guide placed SCU’s entrepreneurship specialty at No. 13. Interest in courses comprising the specialty has increased over the last few years, the Santa Clara graduate staff reports. This is the second time Santa Clara has appeared on the list of schools offering the specialization; the 2011 list ranked SCU at No. 16.

    The School's Executive MBA program placed no.19 on the new list, and the Finance specialty was ranked in 20th place.

    “This entrepreneurship ranking confirms our decision to introduce a new M.S. in Entrepreneurship degree last month,” said Elizabeth Ford, senior assistant dean for graduate programs. “Our faculty members connect Santa Clara’s curriculum to the practice of business in Silicon Valley, making SCU the ideal location to study entrepreneurship.”

    To compile the list, U.S. News surveyed business school deans and MBA program directors at 325 MBA programs, asking them to rank their peers on a 5-point scale. Eligibility for ranking was based on size (more than 20 enrolled part-time in Fall 2012) and accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The specialty lists were created from nominations for excellence in a particular specialty, with those receiving the most mentions appearing on the list.

    Visit the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools website here  (a subscription is required for access to the full guide)

     

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