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Evening MBA Program

Invent your future. Lead change in Silicon Valley.

Nydia MacGregor, Faculty Director of the Evening MBA and Online Programs

The Evening MBA, ranked 20th by US News & World Report in its 2022 Best Graduate Schools, is a flexible program where working professionals earn degrees in two years. Our program harnesses the influence of global business models to deliver an exceptional education based on real-world applications, giving you unprecedented access to a rich network of peers, professionals, and professors in leadership roles.

 

Program Overview

 

Evening classes twice a week
 
Flexible Working Schedule
 
Cohort style with
elective options
 
Course Delivery
 
Develop your desired expertise
 
With Focused Concentrations
 
2 years
to complete
 
Program Duration
 

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Class Profile

 

Average Age

31 

Male

58% 

Female

42% 

Average GPA

3.40 

Average GMAT

620 

Average GRE

306 

Average Years of Work Experience: 8

 

MBA Alumni Advisory Board

Bronco Career Outcomes
48%
REPORTED AN INCREASE IN INCOME OR IMPROVEMENT IN CURRENT COMPANY
 
87%
OF GRADUATES FELT THAT THE PROGRAM MET THEIR CAREER GOALS
 
92%
OF GRADUATES WERE EMPLOYED WITHIN 6-MONTHS OF GRADUATION
 

Tuition and Financial Aid

 

70
 
Number of Units
 
Merit Scholarships
 
Available 
 
$1,198
 
Cost per Unit (2021-22) 

For details on payment options and schedules, visit the Bursar's website here

Federal and Private Loans
The University Financial Aid Office can help in locating and applying for these types of aid. You may visit the staff in Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building; call (408) 551-1000, or email onestop@scu.edu.

Scholarships
New: SCU Alumni Scholarship: All SCU alumni from undergraduate or graduate programs who are admitted to the Evening MBA program will receive a guaranteed $1,000 scholarship.

Merit-based Scholarship: All applicants to the MBA and MS programs are considered for scholarships, which are merit based. Awards are based on professional accomplishments and outstanding scholarship as demonstrated in collegiate transcripts, GMAT or GRE score and recent coursework. The Graduate Business Office does not award need-based scholarships.

Leavey Alumni Pathway for the Evening MBA program
Leavey School of Business is proud to offer a preferred and expedited admissions pathway to alumni who qualify. Students who have graduated from the Leavey School of Business with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher or SCU alumni who have earned a STEM degree with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher will be waived of the GMAT/GRE requirement for the Evening MBA and fast-tracked through the admissions process.

Curriculum

Our Evening MBA program curriculum consists of core courses and electives in various disciplines such as accounting, finance, marketing, management, economics and operations. The classes are not only taught by full-time professors but also by practitioners who blend theory with practice. The core curriculum provides holistic knowledge of different disciplines that enable students to understand how businesses are managed and operated. Hence, the students are able to build core management skills and then move on to specialized electives that reflect their areas of interest. The classes utilize theory along with practical, case-based lessons and collaborative learning models to facilitate practical learning.

Schedules

During each quarter (fall, winter, spring and summer), classes generally meet twice per week (either Mondays & Wednesdays, or Tuesdays & Thursdays) for ten weeks for 95 minutes per session (5:45 - 7:20pm and 7:35 - 9:10pm). 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. In all quarters, final exam periods are two hours. 

Curriculum Outline

The Santa Clara MBA curriculum consists of 70 units across 14 core courses (42 units), one required elective (2 units) and 26 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.

MBA in DSBA is STEM Certified

The new designation certifies the Data Science and Business Analytics curriculum as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and reflects a curricular focus on business skills with an emphasis on STEM applications. International students in the DSBA program who are on an F-1 visa will now be able to work in the U.S. for up to three years following graduation under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. Read the Press Release here.

Online Electives

Effective Spring 2020, we are piloting an opportunity for Evening MBA students to take courses online to provide more flexibility and to make more elective choices available each quarter. A maximum of 12 units of elective courses may be taken online.  No core courses can be taken online.  Each online elective course will have a certain number of spaces allotted to on-campus students.  

Evening MBA Course Descriptions »

Evening MBA Concentration Options »

Evening MBA Graduate Bulletin »

Evening MBA Information Sheet »

Core Courses

Effective Business Communications

2 units
Financial Accounting 4 units

Managerial Economics

4 units

Financial Management

4 units

Leading People and Organizations

4 units

Business Ethics

2 units

Strategy

4 units

Marketing is Everything

4 units

Doing Business in Silicon Valley

2 units

Business Analytics

4 units

Quantitative Methods

2 units

Analytical Decision Making

2 units

Analysis, Design, and Management of Enterprise Platforms

2 units

Operations Management

2 units

Required “Challenges in” Elective 

2 units

Free Elective Courses 

26 units



Note: Courses are subject to change and availability in a given quarter is not guaranteed. *IDIS 3700 course is a 2 unit class only for students starting in the Fall 2018. MGMT 3000 is taught as an Intensive Course over 4- 5 days (weekends and evenings) before the start of the first quarter.

 

Evening MBA Faculty

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MANAGEMENT

Jo-Ellen Posner

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MANAGEMENT

Kelly Patterson

MARIO L. BELOTTI PROFESSOR OF FINANCE

Hersh Shefrin

DEPARTMENT CHAIR, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MARKETING

Desmond Lo

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Meet with us in an Advising Appointmenttalk to a current MBA student, view our updated and relevant curriculum as you consider the MBA program that connects best to Silicon Valley.

 



MBA Admissions

DIRECTOR, GRADUATE BUSINESS RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSIONS

Lenore Grant

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MBA ADMISSIONS

Katie Baguley

MBA Program Management

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MBA PROGRAMS

Kim Burrill

INTERIM SENIOR ASSISTANT DEAN, GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS | FACULTY DIRECTOR, MBA PROGRAMS

Nydia MacGregor

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