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Why choose SCU for your business master's program?

If you want to get closer to your dream job in Silicon Valley, you can’t get any closer than Santa Clara University. Whether you’re hoping to broaden your business knowledge with a Master’s in Business Administration, dive deeper into data with an MS in Business Analytics, or fast-track your way to the graduate business program of your choice, SCU and the Leavey School of Business have the education and connections to get you there. 

Businesses of all types frequently seek out Santa Clara to support their need for world-class leaders—and since 1923, we’ve delivered. In an area known for its innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration, SCU stands out for its commitment to professional excellence and personal development. With a blend of coveted business specialties and thoughtful discourse, all taught by industry-leading faculty, our top-ranked business graduate programs are designed to take your career to new heights.

GRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOL PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Leavey School of Business

As one of the first schools in the U.S. to be accredited by the Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), SCU’s Leavey School of Business has worked hard to earn its distinguished reputation. Shaped by deep Silicon Valley roots and experiences, our business graduate programs take advantage of the infectious innovative spirit and technological expertise that define our region. Here, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills to advance in the most in-demand fields, and gain a vast network of high-performing alumni, professors, and mentors—with or without the California zip code.


Based in the Center of Business



Boasting the densest concentration of tech companies in the world and industry-leading research facliities, Silicon Valley is the ultimate place to learn innovative, ethics-driven business. Combined with our expansive alumni network that spans all industries, Santa Clara's graduate business school programs deliver unique opportunities to engage directly with today’s corporate front-runners.

 

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"The Executive MBA journey was crucial for my self-improvement, knowledge, and confidence. I was thrilled to learn about the subjects that really engaged and interested me during the program. Plus, I was able to advance my career and am now enjoying my new role and promotion at Veritas."

Sonya Duffin '98, Executive MBA '19 Product Marketing Manager, Veritas

MBA Programs at SCU

Wherever you want to go next, we’ve designed our MBA business graduate programs to provide working professionals with the skills and strategies to excel. With four options to choose from, you can enrich your career, learn from experienced faculty and grow your network in the way that works best for you.

Online MBA

Named the No. 3 Best Online MBA by Poets&Quants, this degree will transform you into a true Silicon Valley Professional.4 Choose from three available concentrations—Leading Innovative Organizations, Finance, and Marketing—or diversify your studies across a range of business topics and skills.

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Evening MBA

Experience the same exceptional professional benefits as a traditional on-campus MBA degree, but with weekly night classes to fit your work schedule. Ranked No. 19 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023 Best Part-Time Programs.5 

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Executive MBA

Designed specifically for seasoned executives with 10 or more years of managerial experience, this EMBA business graduate program is built on foundations that the C-suite covet: an Innovative and Entrepreneurial Mindset; Strategic Leadership; Analytical Aptitude; and Cross-Functional Execution.

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STEM MBA

SCU’s STEM MBA curriculum has been certified as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) qualifying graduate business program by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is focused on cutting-edge business skills with an emphasis on STEM applications.

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Or, have more questions? Feel free to email us at gradbusiness@scu.edu (MBA) or at msadmissions@scu.edu (MS).

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“The idea was to come to Santa Clara, get a master’s degree, and get into a field more involved with financial analytics. That is exactly what happened, and I absolutely feel I made the right decision.”

Sydney Foresythe, MS Finance ‘15, Senior Associate, KPMG
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MS Programs at SCU

Completing a business master’s program at the Leavey School of Business is your ticket to a more fulfilling career. Forge new connections while you learn from faculty who are not only teaching scholars, but are also industry practitioners.

MS in Business Analytics

Offered both on campus and online, the Master of Science in Business Analytics teaches you to harness the power of data for smarter business. Learn Big Data modeling, reinforcement learning, cloud computing, cloud computing architecture, natural language processing, and deep learning.

On-Campus MSBA

Online MSBA

MS in Finance and Analytics

Master modern finance, banking, cryptocurrency, and investment markets, as well as analytics tools including R, Python, and SQL. You can choose to complete this Master of Science in Finance and Analytics program in person or online.

On-Campus MSFA

Online MSFA

MS in Information Systems

Learn to design, build and manage information systems that are crucial for today’s organizations. Our Master of Science in Information Systems degree is accredited by the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association for Information Systems.

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Online MS in Marketing

Businesses around the world agree: it’s time to make marketing a priority. Dig into essential marketing principles, objectives, channels, and consumer psychology, then elevate your skills with contemporary marketing technology (MarTech) in this forward-focused business master’s program.

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MS Fast Track (4+1)

Offered to SCU undergraduates during their senior year, 4+1 gives students the opportunity to complete their master’s degree earlier in as little as 10 months. Only senior students who enroll in 2-4 graduate-level classes and meet the criteria are eligible for this graduate business school program.

Take the Fast Track

Bronco Graduate Outcomes


#1
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By Poets&Quants6
#1
in Academic Experience
By Poets&Quants6
Top 10
Mid-Career Salaries
By Poets&Quants7
Tanner Franklin, Online MBA ’20, Senior Cyber Security Engineer at Boeing

“I decided to attend Santa Clara University because of its focus on educating the whole person. The world is in need of value-centric leaders that aim to make a positive difference in the world. I believe that Santa Clara ingrains that into their students through their curriculum.”

Tanner Franklin, Online MBA ’20

Senior Cyber Security Engineer at Boeing

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Graduate News

 

 

SCU's Fernanda Gaete and Yash Tanna featured in the annual list of 100 Best & Brightest Undergraduate Business Majors in the Nation.

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The Leavey School of Business named No. 13 for Executive MBA, No. 19 for Part-Time MBA in the annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

The Leavey School of Business' Online MBA and Online Master's Programs recognized by U.S. News & World Report in newest rankings.

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    2. Retrieved on April 7, 2022, from premium.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/part-time-rankings
    3. Retrieved on April 7, 2022, from poetsandquantsforundergrads.com/2017/04/27/top-feeder-schools-silicon-valley
    4. Retrieved on April 7, 2022, from poetsandquants.com/2021/11/08/best-online-mba-2022/
    5. Retrieved on April 7, 2022, from scu.edu/business/news/top-stories/scu-ranked-top-20-in-nation-for-evening-and-executive-mba-programs-.html
    6. Retrieved on April 11, 2022, from poetsandquants.com/online-mba-rankings/best-online-mba-2022/
    7. Retrieved on April 11, 2022, from poetsandquants.com/mba-rankings/the-highest-paid-mba-alumni/2/

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