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STEM MBA Program 

 

SCU’s STEM MBA curriculum has been certified as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) qualifying 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 STEM MBA program who are on an F-1 visa will be able to work in the U.S. for up to three years following graduation under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. For more information about the STEM OPT extension, visit SCU’s International Students and Scholars website.

Program Overview

 

Evening classes twice a week
 

Flexible Working Schedule
 
Cohort style with
elective options
 

Course Delivery
 
Data Science & Business Analytics Focus
 
Specialized Curriculum
 
2 years
to complete
 

Program Duration
 

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Class Profile

 

Average Age

32 

Male

50% 

Female

50% 

Average GPA

3.40 

Average GMAT

635 

Average GRE

306 

MBA Alumni Advisory Board

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After I graduated from SCU’s STEM MBA program, I joined Gilead Sciences which is a global industry leader in Biotech. I was selected to be part of the CFO MBA Leadership Development Rotation Program and I’m currently serving as a finance partner for Commercial Finance in Financial Planning & Analysis function. The STEM MBA program at SCU not only assisted me with more opportunities in my job search but also made me become more confident in my day-to-day work.

Jessica Yuan, 
Finance Manager - CFO MBA Leadership Development Program
Gilead Sciences

Tuition and Financial Aid

 

70
 
Number of Units
 
Merit Scholarships
 
Available 
 
$1,234
 
Cost per Unit (2022-23) 

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
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 STEM 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. Admitted SCU alums also qualify for a $1000 Alumni Scholarship.

Curriculum

Our STEM 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 data science and business analytics 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 STEM MBA curriculum consists of 70 units across 14 core courses (42 units), one required elective (2 units), designated data science and business analytics electives (12 units), and 14 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). Calculus and basic statistics proficiency is expected when entering the STEM MBA program. 

Online Electives 

STEM MBA students have the option to take courses via our Online Programs platform 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.   

STEM MBA Faculty

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MANAGEMENT

Jo-Ellen Posner

PROFESSOR, ISA

Homi Fatemi

PROFESSOR, ISA

Naren Agrawal

PROFESSOR AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR, ISA

George Cai

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MBA Program Management

MBA Admissions Staff

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MBA PROGRAMS

Kim Burrill

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, MBA PROGRAMS

Kim Day

ASSISTANT DEAN, GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Joshua Rosenthal

ASSOCIATE DEAN, GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Nydia MacGregor

SENIOR DIRECTOR, MBA PROGRAMS

Kate Moody

Assistant Director, MBA Admissions

Katie Baguley

DIRECTOR, GRADUATE BUSINESS RECRUITMENT AND ADMISSIONS

Lenore Grant

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