Evening MBA Curriculum
Santa Clara Business School’s core curriculum consists of core courses as well as electives. The core curriculum is designed to provide students an in-depth mastery of the academic disciplines and applied functional areas necessary to challenge conventional thinking in the global marketplace. The classes are not only taught by full-time professors but also by practitioners.
The core courses provide students with an understanding of the "context" in which businesses operate. Students acquire a holistic knowledge of business and its operations that enable them to understand how businesses are designed and successfully implemented. The core classes provides more than just practical knowledge, case-based lessons and collaborative learning models to analyze, decide, and lead — rather than merely know. Hence, the students are able to build core management skills and then move on to specialized electives that reflect their areas of interest. Before each term, exemption exams are offered, allowing students already deeply versed in a particular subject area and the opportunity to replace core courses with electives.
Evening MBA curriculum comprises of a widevariety of business classes such as accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations. Most course descriptions and the curriculum can be seen here »
The design of the 2017 curriculum was guided by two overarching goals:
1. To provide students with the skills and bodies of knowledge that support successful, fulfilling careers. 2. To continue to strengthen the curriculum’s alignment with the LSB’s primary points of distinction: Engagement with Silicon Valley strong content related to Entrepreneurship and Innovation (in both new and established firms) Blending theory and practice to help students put ideas into action, and commitment to the Jesuit ideals of ethics, integrity and corporate and individual social responsibility.
During the fall, winter, and spring quarters, classes generally meet twice per week for ten weeks for 85 minutes per session. 2-unit courses generally meet twice per week for five weeks covering the first or second half of a quarter. 1-unit courses generally meet once per week for five weeks covering the first or second half of a quarter. The Summer quarter is condensed into seven weeks, and class sessions are proportionally longer. In all quarters, final exam periods are two hours.
Evening MBA classes generally meet twice per week, either Mondays & Wednesdays, or Tuesdays & Thursdays. Classes meet from 5:45 - 7:20pm and 7:35 - 9:10pm.
The Santa Clara MBA curriculum consists of 70 units across 13 core courses (40 units), one required elective (2 units) and 27 additional units of free electives. While entering students are recommended a particular schedule for their first year, there is considerable flexibility in the order in which courses are taken (with the caveat that all prerequisites must be satisfied before enrolling in a particular course). Math analysis/calculus and basic statistics proficiency is expected when entering the MBA program.
|Core Courses||IDIS 3700||1 unit||Effective Business Communications|
|ACTG 3000||4 units||Financial Accounting
|ECON 3000||4 units||Managerial Economics|
|FNCE 3000||4 units||Financial Management
|MGMT 3000*||4 units||Leading People and Organizations|
|MGMT 3200||2 units||Business Ethics
|MGMT 3050||4 units||Strategy|
|MKTG 3000||4 units||Marketing is Everything
|MKTG 3200||2 units||Doing Business in Silicon Valley
|OMIS 3000||4 units||Business Analytics
|OMIS 3202||2 units||Analytical Decision Making|
|OMIS 3250||2 units||Analysis, Design, and Management of Enterprise Platforms|
|OMIS 3252||2 units||Operations Management|
|Required “Challenges in” Elective||2 units|
|Free Elective Courses||28 units|
†Note: Courses are subject to change and availability in a given quarter is not guaranteed. *MGMT 3000 is taught as an Intensive Course over 4- 5 days (weekends and evenings) before the start of the first quarter.