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Custom University Partnerships

Santa Clara University’s Executive Development Center (EDC) successfully partners with universities from around the world to deliver programs on a topics ranging from innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership, to the application of data analytics and the use of social media in management and marketing.

The EDC is in the center of the Silicon Valley and its vibrant eco-system, a unique nexus of venture capital and technological ingenuity. Hundreds of companies are within a short distance from campus, including Google, Intel, Apple, HP, eBay, LinkedIn, Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, Genentech, EA, and scores of start-ups. We capitalize on this location to offer an exceptional Silicon Valley immersion experience to our international partners that includes:

  • timely academic content presented by outstanding academics
  • custom visits to leading and emerging Silicon Valley-based companies
  • the opportunity to engage with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists
  • a deeper understanding of how Silicon Valley “ticks”

"All of the professors provided practical tools & techniques we can use immediately in our work."

ABENGOA, Spain


Santa Clara University boasts world-class faculty and facilities that place the university among the best MBA programs in the United States. Leveraging SCU’s superb faculty, our extensive network of executives, entrepreneurs, and investors, and the wide-ranging SCU alumni network in Silicon Valley, the EDC ensures that our Custom University Partnerships will have the content and impact you need. The combination of lectures, practical case studies, and company visits provides profound insights into management, innovation and entrepreneurship, “Silicon Valley-style”. With outstanding leadership and support from the Executive Development Center team, our programs are ideally structured and organized to achieve the goals you intend in your international visits. To explore partnership and program opportunities contact the Executive Development Center at Santa Clara University, the Jesuit University in Silicon Valley.

Peter John Schmieder

Proffesor M.Div.
Faculty Dean.
Professor for Human Skill Management.
Executive MBA Director.
Director of the Silicon Valley Program

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.

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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

 

  • Peter John Schmieder, Dean & Professor M. Div., MBA Program Director, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Deggendorf, Germany
  • Filip Caeldries, Professor of Strategic Management, Associate Dean, Company-Specific Programs, TiasNimbas Business School of Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Kirthi Kalyanam, Professor of Marketing J.D. Penney Research Professor & Director, Retail Management Institute, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
  • Dr. Jochen Müller Executive Director Executive. MBA in Business Engineering, University of St. Gallen Switzerland.
  • Geert Jan Peters, Senior Learning & Development Manager, TiasNimbas Business School of Tilburg University, The Netherlandsy

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