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After almost a century in Silicon Valley, we’ve learned a lot about the way businesses should be run. Surrounded by global corporations that have become household names, Santa Clara University has drawn inspiration, shared learnings and built relationships that have changed the standard for success—and we’d love for you to join us.

Whether you want to move up in your current company or pursue other career paths, SCU is the premier university to earn your Master’s in Business Administration - both online and in-person. 

#3
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U.S. News & World Report 2022 Top Online MBA Programs1
 
#13
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U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Executive MBA Programs2
 
#19
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U.S. News & World Report 2023 Top Part-Time MBA Programs3
 

An SCU MBA is more than educational. It’s empowering.

SCU Leavey offers four MBA programs designed for the savvy working professional: the Evening MBA, Online MBA, Executive MBA and STEM MBA. Each has its own unique benefits that will help you move to the next level in your career—but that doesn’t mean every MBA is right for you. Below, you’ll find an overview of each of our programs.

Online MBA

Poets&Quants has distinguished Santa Clara as one of the top Online MBA programs available today—No. 3, to be exact.1 Rooted in innovation, collaboration and integrity, our Online MBA lets you complete classes from where you prefer, on your schedule.

Learn From Anywhere

Evening MBA

With the exact same rigor and scope as a traditional, in-person program, the SCU Evening MBA gives you freedom and flexibility by offering classes after work hours. Earn your degree in a little as two years from a nationally ranked, top part-time MBA program.

Elevate Your Evenings

Executive MBA

Deeper and more nuanced than a traditional MBA, our EMBA focuses on strategies and responsibilities for the C-suite. Collaborate with Silicon Valley’s brightest while you learn how to lead, manage and execute with confidence in one of the best Executive MBA programs in the country.

Take Your Seat at the Table

STEM MBA

Following the same class structure as the Evening MBA, this part-time MBA program focuses on cutting-edge business skills with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. SCU’s curriculum has been certified as a STEM qualifying MBA program by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Excel in STEM

Write Your Story as an SVP

A degree from the SCU Leavey School of Business will help you make a pivotal turn from a professional into a Silicon Valley Professional (SVP). An SVP is a person who goes above and beyond the status quo; they have skills and tenacity to make change happen in their career and for their company, along with the compassion and ethics to make a positive impact in their community. True to our word, each of our top part-time MBA programs are informed by some of the brightest minds and based on innovation and responsibility.

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Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Earn your master’s degree with Santa Clara University. As a graduate student, you’ll be able to join in SCU’s legacy of ethics and innovation while you continue your career.

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Deciding Between MBA Programs?

Evening MBA

  • Program Length

    2 years
  • Schedule

    Evening classes meet twice per week
  • Work Experience Required

    3+ years
  • Course Delivery

    Core classes are cohort style. Elective courses are flexible

Online MBA

  • Program Length

    2 years
  • Schedule

    Flexible class scheduling
  • Work Experience Required

    3+ years
  • Course Delivery

    Online, asynchronous

STEM MBA

  • Program Length

    2 years
  • Schedule

    Evening classes meet twice per week
  • Work Experience Required

    3+ years
  • Course Delivery

    Core classes are cohort style. Elective courses are flexible

Executive MBA 

  • Program Length

    20 months
  • Schedule

    Classes meet every other weekend on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Work Experience Required

    10+ years
  • Course Delivery

    Cohort size of 25 - 30 students

Find application deadlines, semester schedules and more on each program’s page.

What is the value of an MBA?

The job market is constantly in flux, and you don’t want to be caught in its tides. Unlike other master’s degrees, an MBA gives you a broad understanding of many facets of business: finance, marketing, human resources and operations, to name a few. Since an MBA is so highly regarded and widely recognized, it will expand your career prospects and equip you with the right tools as the job search gets increasingly competitive. With each level of education, you will pick up more skills and prove to employers that you are capable of following through on important tasks and goals.

And, of course, there’s the pay. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, your earnings increase along with your education level, and the likelihood of unemployment decreases. Workers who hold master’s degrees earn 20% more than those at a bachelor’s level, and Leavey School of Business alumni are among the best-compensated MBA graduates in the country: the average mid-career salary for a Leavey graduate is $167,800, which places them in the top 10 nationally in this category.4,5

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DIRECTOR, GRADUATE BUSINESS RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSIONS

Lenore Grant

SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MBA PROGRAMS

Katie Baguley

SENIOR DIRECTOR, MBA PROGRAMS

Kate Moody

SENIOR ASSISTANT DEAN, GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Nydia MacGregor

Sources

  1. Retrieved on April 7, 2022, from poetsandquants.com/2021/11/08/best-online-mba-2022/
  2. Retrieved on April 7, 2022, from premium.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/executive-rankings
  3. 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
  4. Retrieved on April 7, 2022, from bls.gov/careeroutlook/2015/article/should-i-get-a-masters-degree.htm
  5. Retrieved on April 7, 2022, from onlinedegrees.scu.edu/experience/careers-overview

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