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2020 Commencement

Congratulations to our graduating seniors! For more information on our Leavey graduation celebration: Graduate Students/Undergraduate Students

Welcome to Leavey School of Business

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, our mission is to create a collaborative learning environment that develops entrepreneurial leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion dedicated to the triple bottom line of people, profit and planet.

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Our programs will challenge you to think critically and entrepreneurially, take risks, and take charge. Study what you love with our majors and minors
in business.

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Silicon Valley walks through our doors at 5 p.m. Our top-ranked graduate business programs inspire responsible business leaders for uncertain, unprecedented times. 

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Executive Education

Today’s business leaders must power organizations through ambiguous times. Our programs teach how to take initiative, develop a vision for the future, and lead with compassion.

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“I am honored to be a part of an academic institution with a global reputation, integrally involved with visionary and principled leaders of Silicon Valley and beyond.”

Dr. Naren Agrawal Interim Dean
Leavey School of Business

Our prestigious programs are recognized across the nation for excellence in business education.
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Top 15%
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for Executive MBA Program
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Get Involved

To keep up with the demands of today’s ever-changing business climate, the Leavey School of Business offers highly competitive centers and institutes ranging from innovation and entrepreneurship to farming and sustainability.  No matter your interest, graduates of our programs are in demand.


Ciocca Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Instilling an entrepreneurial mindset across campus with an emphasis in providing relevant academic programs and opportunities for interdisciplinary learning.


Center for Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CFIE)

CFIE provides students with an education in the area of management and modern business practices in the food industry.


My Own Business Institute (MOBI)

My Own Business, Inc. exists to support the vital social and economic contributions of small businesses by nurturing entrepreneurs and their efforts to build their businesses.


Retail Management Institute (RMI)

There is no better place than at Santa Clara University, in the heart of Silicon Valley, to explore the issues surrounding transformation in retail management.


Lucas Hall is home to Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business

Feature News and Events



Faculty Spotlight

Esther Sackett
Assistant Professor, Management

Esther Sackett is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Before that she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dispute Resolution Research Center at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She received her PhD from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, her MPA from the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU, and her BA in Anthropology from Ithaca College. Prior to academia, she spent half a decade managing interdisciplinary projects in the healthcare industry.

Her research uses multiple methodologies to investigate the interpersonal dynamics of collaboration and motivation within and across teams. In particular, she examines how the diverse goals of team members – as well as their awareness and experience of that goal diversity – affect coordination, perceptions of coordination, and interpersonal processes at the individual, team, and inter-organizational levels of analysis.

Dr. Naren Agrawal Named Interim Dean at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business
Dr. Naren Agrawal Named Interim Dean at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business

Naren Agrawal has been appointed the interim dean of Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. He currently serves as the Benjamin and Mae Swig Professor of supply chain management and analytics in the Department of Information Systems & Analytics, and has served on the faculty since 1992.

Alumni feature: E. Marie Brierley, MBA '19
E. Marie Brierley, MBA '19 Joins the Board of Momentum for Mental Health

E. Marie Brierley MBA ’19, a graduate of both the Executive MBA and Women’s Corporate Board Readiness (WCBR) programs, has recently joined the board of Momentum for Mental Health. Brierley is the first WCBR participant to land a board seat.

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Standing Together In Solidarity: Black Lives Matter

The Leavey School of Business acknowledges racial injustice, commits to listening and learning and will act to support justice everywhere, starting at the school itself.

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