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Custom Corporate Learning Solutions

The Executive Development Center offers uniquely tailored programs for companies.

Santa Clara University’s Executive Development Center (EDC) offers Custom Corporate Programs for executives and managers, designed to help business leaders drive organizational success. We work closely with our custom corporate partners to create a program that addresses your very specific needs. Santa Clara University has world-class faculty and facilities that place the university among the best MBA programs in the United States. The EDC works collaboratively with you to identify:

  • The critical challenges to be addressed,
  • the target audiences,
  • appropriate faculty resources, design, and instructional approaches,
  • educational and performance outcomes of the program

Our goal is to help create learning experiences that lead to the development of effective leaders, stronger teams, and impactful management practices. Being in the heart of Silicon Valley guarantees that our high quality business faculty understand the unique challenges faced by companies in the most innovative and entrepreneurial business environment in the world.

 


"The practical and theoretical learning has helped me to gain financial knowledge which will be useful at work! It was enjoyable & interesting."

Cypress Semiconductor, San Jose, CA


Custom Corporate Programs can take many forms, be of varying duration, and include a combination of methodologies: interactive classroom sessions, case discussions, small group project-based exercises, guest presentations by corporate executives. We will design it in partnership with you.

With outstanding leadership and support from the Executive Development Center team, our programs are ideally structured and organized to achieve your goals. To explore partnership and program opportunities contact the Executive Development Center at Santa Clara University, the Jesuit University in Silicon Valley.

  • Managers becoming leaders
  • Developing a culture of innovation
  • Creating high performing teams
  • Systems and executive thinking
  • Power and politics in organizations
  • Product development
  • Design thinking
  • Performance management
  • Cross-culture Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital marketing
  • Digital business
  • Corporate Business Plan Reviews

 

Academics and practitioners who have served as Executive Development Center faculty.

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 Narendra Agrawal, Ph.D.

Narendra Agrawal, Ph.D.

Executive Associate Dean of Business School Faculty, Professor of OMIS

 Frank Barone

Frank Barone

Chair and Dean's Executive Professor

 Al Bruno, Ph.D.

Albert Bruno, Ph.D.

William T. Cleary Professor of Marketing

 David Caldwell, Ph.D.

David Caldwell, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean & Professor of Management

 Michael Calegari, Ph.D.

 

Michael Calegari, Ph.D., CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting

 Ted Christensen, Ph.D.

Ted Christensen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting

 Ron Danielson, Ph.D.

Ronald Danielson, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Information Services & Chief Information Officer

Q&A videos.

 
 Pete DeLisi

Peter DeLisi

Founder & President of Organizational Synergies

Q&A videos.

 Michael Eames, Ph.D.

Michael Eames, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting

 Manoochehr Ghiassi, Ph.D.

Manoochehr Ghiassi, Ph.D.

Professor of Operations & Management Information Systems

 Terri Griffith, Ph.D.

Terri Griffith, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

Q&A videos.

 Kirthi Kalyanam, Ph.D.

Kirthi Kalyanam, Ph.D.

J.C. Penney Research Professor, Director, Retail Management Institute

Testimonial video.

 kouzes-fac

James Kouzes

Co-Author of the best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge
 Suzanne Luttman, Ph.D.

Suzanne Luttman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting
 Tammy Madsen, Ph.D.

Tammy Madsen, Ph.D.

Chair, Associate Professor of Management

 Juan Montermoso, Ph.D.

Juan Montermoso, Ph.D.

Professor in Practice

 Susan Parker, Ph.D.

Susan Parker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting

 Hisham Said, Ph.D.

Hisham Said, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

 Kumar Sarangee, Ph.D.

 

Kumar R. Sarangee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

 James Sepe, Ph.D.

James Sepe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting

 Hersh Shefin, Ph.D.

Hersh Shefrin, Ph.D.

Mario L. Belotti Professor of Finance 
 Marian Stetson-Rodriguez, M.O.S.D.

Marian Stetson-Rodriguez, M.O.S.D.

President, Charis Intercultural Training Corporation

 
 John Toppel, Ph.D.

John Toppel, Ph.D.

Dean's Executive Professor of Management
 Don Tyler

Don Tyler

Executive Education


 Neal Ushman, Ph.D.

 

Neal Ushman, Ph.D.

Associate

List of Selected Clients 

Through its public programs, custom designed company-based programs, dozens of companies throughout Silicon Valley partner with Executive Development Center annually. A few of these companies are:

Abengoa Innovative technology solutions for sustainability Logitech
Adobe Systems Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Business, Switzerland
Align Technologies Maxim Integrated Products
Barco (in partnership with TiasNimbas Business School of Tilburg University, The Netherlands) Monster Cable
BEST Oracle
Cadence Design Systems Inc. Samsung Life Insurance
City of San Jose Office of Economic Development Seoul National University
Cypress Semiconductor Smart Modular Technologies
Daifuku Material Handling & Beyond Tan Chong International Ltd
Defense Contract Management Agency Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation
Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Germany TechAmerica (formerly known as American Electronics Association)
Esade Business School, Spain Trimble Navigation
Gap Inc. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Litton Applied Technologies VMware
Lockheed Martin Vocera

 

 Janet Sola, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Executive Education
Executive Development Center
Leavey School of Business
jsola@scu.edu
408-554-2344