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GBP: Monthly Newsletter


The Graduate Business Programs team is pleased to introduce you to our incoming Executive MBA, Evening MBA, and MS in Business Analytics cohorts who started their journey with us!

Meet our Executive MBA Fall 2019 cohort:

Students began their 20-month journey at Pajaro Dunes on August 6th.  The class spent 3 days in an intensive leadership seminar with Dr. Barry Posner.

  • Number of Students: 21
  • Average Age: 41 years old (Executive MBA national average is 38 years old)
  • Average Work Experience: 16 years 
  • Percentage of Females: 48% (Executive MBA national average is 30%)
  • Percentage of Graduate Degrees: 19%  
Meet our Evening MBA Fall 2019 cohort:

On August 24th, the Evening MBA cohort learned about their classmates through an interactive powerpoint presentation. Thank you to current MBA students, Michael Klonoff, Pallavi Mahajan, and Nathan Cosmo Rahn, who shared their experiences balancing work, family, school, and more.

  • Number of Students: 92
  • Average GMAT: 615 
  • Average GRE: 306 
  • Average GPA: 3.3
  • Average Age: 30 years old 
  • Average Work Experience: 7.2 years (most part-time MBA programs are around 5 years)
  • Percentage of Females: 41% 
  • Percentage of Graduate Degrees: 35%
Meet our MSBA Fall 2019 cohort:

MSBA students started their SCU journey on September 4th at orientation. 

  • Number of Students:42
  • Average GMAT: 656 
  • Average GRE: 310 
  • Average TOEFL: 101
  • Average Age: 27 years old 
  • Average Work Experience: 2.3 months
  • Number of countries represented: 8
Get Involved! Become a Leavey Graduate Ambassador!
Spread the word about our outstanding degree programs by volunteering your time to share your experience with prospective students and the Silicon Valley community by becoming a Leavey Graduate Ambassador.  Opportunities include panel presentations, hosting prospective students and much more! Learn more about this here
Itching for a new cultural experience? Here are our upcoming Global Perspectives trips for 2020!
Lima, Peru coastline photo

MBA students, keep an eye out for more information on the website. We will travel to:

Greece -- March 21 - 28, 2020
Peru -- March 21 - 28, 2020
Croatia -- September 5 -12, 2020


Student Spotlight

Jessie Lai, current Evening MBA student, shares her experience attending the Spring Career Fair and why you should attend the Fall Career Fair coming up on October 24th! 

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"I believe in the power of networking. It's about who you know to help you through your career, even if it is advice to steer you in the right direction. Last spring at the Career Fair and Alumni Networking Lounge, I connected with many alumni and current students in different cohorts to learn more about them and their career paths. It was a lot of fun! I look forward to seeing everyone at the Fall Career Fair and Alumni Networking Lounge."   


Calendar of Events

Admissions, Career Management, and Student Life Events

Admission Information Session
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm I Lucas Hall

Meet current students, alumni, faculty and staff and hear from Graduate Business admissions counselors all while networking with prospective MBA, EMBA and MS candidates.

Welcome Back Event I
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm | Lucas Hall

Kick off the school year by perusing the resource fair tables, joining a student club, and mingling with your classmates. Short program at 5:30 pm. Registration not needed.

Welcome Back Event II
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm I Lucas Hall
MBA Webinar
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Online
Join us online at our next MBA programs webinar where you can learn about our program and have your questions answered. 
MS Programs Webinar
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Online

Join us online at our next MS programs webinar where you can learn about our program and have your questions answered. 

Emotional Intelligence: Bringing EQ to Life with Weston McMillan
9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Lucas 126

Based on the principles of Daniel Goleman's model, this workshop will provide you with key insights on how to improve your self-awareness, perception, self-management, and listening. Learn to recognize, understand and manage your own emotions while recognizing, understanding and influencing the emotions of others.

Sustainable Technologies and Innovation Club: Transitioning to Product Management
10:00 am - 12:00 pm I Lucas 207

Learn about transitioning to Product Management with Professor Juan Montermoso. There will be panelists from eBay, Google, Squelch, and Workday for Q&A. Please email for more information and registration.

Entrepreneurs Connection Coffee Chat
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm I Lucas 125

Discuss the Venture Accelerator Program with the Executive Director of Ciocca Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Chris Norris. Please email for more information and registration.

SAVE THE DATE: Graduate Business Career Fair and Alumni Networking Event
4:00 pm - 6:15 pm I Lucas Hall

Student registration is now open on Handshake!

August Highlights

August 8th: Online MBA Happy Hour


The Online MBA Ambassadors led a happy hour in Palo Alto.

August 14th: Career Management, Business Etiquette Webinar

On August 14th, Sunaina Gulati-Ruh highlighted the keys to Business Etiquette during a lunch-time webinar.  Key takeaways included the importance of being punctual for all meetings/interviews, being inclusive and respectful of all coworkers, and proper grooming and attire to fit in the company‚Äôs work culture.

August 23rd: Online Networking Event

The Online MBA students gathered on Friday for a summer barbeque networking event.

August 30th: Fall 2019 MBA Nobili Track Gathering

Fall MBA students from the Nobili track gathered at The Hut to celebrate the completion of Management 3000, their first class of the quarter! They look forward to the coming years together and broadening their SCU network. 

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