Leavey School of Business Strategic Priorities
The Mission Statement for the Leavey School of Business defines our values, our distinctive characteristics, our goals, and our motivation.
The mission statement sets a standard for our activities that is consistent with our aspirations. It offers a way to differentiate the Santa Clara Business School experience, and it leaves open the opportunity for the development of new curriculum, new scholarly pursuits,and new programs that change our students and our community.
Leavey School of Business Desired States
The Leavey School of Business undergraduate experience provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education highlighting ethical leadership and commitment to service and justice. Our setting in the Silicon Valley provides the opportunity to focus on innovation, global perspectives, and lifelong learning—all enhanced by the engagement of the Leavey School of Business with Silicon Valley leaders and businesses.
Leavey School of Business students learn how to engage with and shape Silicon Valley. Our unique curriculum emphasizes technical excellence and ethical development and prepares students for the fast-paced world of innovation, entrepreneurship, and global enterprises and marketplaces. Our rich partnerships with local employers create the ideal environment of a cutting-edge, networked, and dynamic learning experience.
We are committed to rigorous and original research that significantly contributes to the knowledge of practitioners, students, policy-makers, and the general public. The Leavey School of Business is internationally recognized for its high-quality research production. While we view publication in premier refereed journals as a strong signal of excellence in scholarship, we also encourage influential applied research that assists firms and decision makers in Silicon Valley, our nation, and our global community.
The Leavey School of Business has strong connections and relationships with institutions, companies, and other organizations in Silicon Valley. These close relationships provide mutually beneficial opportunities for faculty and students.
External Perception of the LSB
The Leavey School of Business is a top quality academic institution with a global reputation, integrally involved with visionary and principled leaders of Silicon Valley and beyond.
Beyond the Classroom
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The Leavey School of Business offers students extracurricular ways to be involved.
"Conscientious Capitalism forced me, in the best way, to take a critical look at who I am and who I want to be. It allowed me to break the routine that I had developed for myself and empowered me to find the inner purpose that leads my priorities. Throughout this process, I was supported by my extraordinary Leadership Development Team and inspired by accomplished guest speakers. I now approach my decisions with a different perspective and know that I have the tools to build meaningful relationships and find a purpose-driven career."
'21 Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Finance & Business Analytics
"Joining the Real Estate Association my freshman year has been one of my most rewarding college experiences. I have grown substantially — both professionally and personally — as a result of the Association's unparalleled programs and distinguished network. I am incredibly grateful to work alongside such enthusiastic students on the Executive team and knowledgeable leaders on SCU's Real Estate Advisory Board and I look forward to more events filled with insight, opportunities and genuine passion."
'22, Finance Major, Real Estate Minor