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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.

Our prestigious programs are recognized across the nation for excellence in business education.
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for Undergrad
Top 15%
U.S News & World Report
for Undergrad
U.S News & World Report
for Executive MBA Program
U.S News & World Report
for Part-Time MBA Program
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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

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



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Faculty Spotlight
Carrie Pan
Finance Department Co-Chair; Associate Professor, Finance

Carrie Pan joined the Santa Clara University faculty in 2007. Her teaching interests include corporate finance, international finance, and investments. Her scholarship has included research in global corporate governance and dividend policies, and management changes and the effect on firm value.  Professor Pan worked as an research engineer before turning to the academic side of finance.

She received her B.S. in mechanical engineering from Zhejiang University (China), her MBA at Santa Clara University, and earned her Ph.D. in finance from the Ohio State University.


Graduate Business Programs Welcome Largest-Ever Cohorts

As students prepare to begin classes on Sept. 21, the Leavey School of Business will welcome one of their largest and most impressive graduate business cohorts yet. Across all eight MS and MBA programs, the business school saw a 50% increase in applications, 64% increase in admitted students and 50% increase in enrollment.

Leavey School of Business Ranks #2 Best College for Undergraduate Accounting Degree

Poets & Quants for Undergraduates recently shared a new study published by Best Accounting Software, a platform that rates and reviews financial software, Researchers combed the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard tool to analyze all colleges that offered a bachelor’s degree in accounting and Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business (LSB) earned the #2 Top Ranking.

Toby McChesney Appointed to GRE Business School Advisory Council

Senior assistant dean for graduate business programs, Dr. McChesney to begin three-year term on the council, which provides insight, perspective and information related to domestic and international graduate business school programs.

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