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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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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.


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Feature News and Events



Faculty Spotlight

William Sundstrom
Associate Dean; Professor, Economics

Professor Sundstrom teaches courses in data analysis and econometrics; the economics of race, ethnicity, and gender; economic history; economics of the environment; and MBA microeconomics.  He is also the newly appointed Associate Dean of Faculty at the Leavey School of Business.

Professor Sundstrom's research interests include poverty and inequality; the economic history of labor markets, education, and related institutions; and the economics of race and gender. Recent research projects include the determinants of food and water insecurity and the impact of climate change in rural Central America; housing and development policies in Silicon Valley; the impact of criminal records and policies to clear them; and the causes and effects of public libraries in the United States.

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Santa Clara University Executive MBA Sets Enrollment Record

In a move that runs counter to COVID-19 driven national and state trends, the Santa Clara University Executive MBA program (EMBA) enrollment increased 85% over last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic that caused plummeting college enrollment, estimated by the Fitch Rating Group to be as high as 20%.

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Evening MBA Receives STEM Designation

The Leavey School of Business' Evening MBA Data Science and Business Analytics concentration receives designation as a STEM program.

Women's Corporate Board Readiness Alumna Feature: Janice Charley: Setting the Compass
Janice Charley: Setting the Compass

Janice Charley had already had some board experience prior to enrolling in the inaugural session of the Silicon Valley Executive Center’s Women’s Corporate Board Readiness (WCBR) program. She had been appointed as a chairman of the board of a company after serving as their consulting CFO for 3 years.

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