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Student Life

Outside the classroom, graduate business students can develop new interests and broaden their networks of SCU students and alumni by participating in Student Life activities. The Graduate Business Programs Student Life team provides a richer graduate business experience for the student body by organizing quarterly signature events, professional development programs, and social networking opportunities. Additionally, the Student Life staff is responsible for supporting the programming efforts of the Inter-Network Council (INC) and the graduate business student networks.


GBP Inter-Network Council (INC)
The Inter-Network Council is comprised of all GBP Student Network presidents, the INC Chair, and Vice Chair of Events and Marketing.  Together, the INC leadership team coordinates co-curricular and extra-curricular programming by collaborating with various departments and the GBP staff.

GBP Student Networks
The purpose of Santa Clara University Graduate Business Networks is to:

  • Promote, coordinate, and implement student activities
  • Strengthen channels of communication among students, faculty, and administration of the Leavey School of Business, the University community, and the Silicon Valley Business community
  • Enrich the co-curricular and extracurricular aspects of student life in the Graduate Business Programs
  • Develop and enhance the leadership skills of network student presidents.

GBP Student Networks accomplish this by offering graduate business students a variety of opportunities to network with classmates, alumni, and industry professionals through panels and presentations. Students create the networks with the support, guidance, and direction of the GBP Student Life team. Networks hold meetings twice a quarter and members are expected to attend at least four of six meetings during the academic year. All graduate business students and alumni are eligible to participate as members in the Networks.

Current active networks include:

  • Entrepreneurs Connection
  • Finance Connexion
  • Food and Agribusiness Networ
  • Information Systems Connexion
  • International Business Network
  • Marketing Network
  • Net Impact
  • Sports Business Network
  • Women in Business

All graduate business students are encouraged to join at least one network in order to maximize their experience at Santa Clara University. For more information, contact Student Life at:

The Council of Graduate Students of Business (CGSB)
The Council of Graduate Students of Business is a group of LSB graduate students composed of representatives from all of our graduate programs – Evening MBA, AMBA, EMBA, MSF, and MSIS, with a mission to serve the SCU Leavey School of Business student community. Topics of focus have included alumni relations, career management, and CGSB longevity and effectiveness. More information is available on-line at or by email at


The Graduate Business Programs Office offers orientation programs designed to acquaint graduate students with the resources and tools they need to succeed while attending Santa Clara University. These workshops are held in fall, and spring quarters for MBA students, fall and winter quarters for MSIS students and summer quarter for MSF, MSSC and MSBA students.

New MBA and M.S. students participate in sessions that prepare them for graduate programs. These sessions educate and sensitize students to the overall structure of their respective curricula and its rigors and demands. The sessions also provide overviews of general administrative procedures for each program.

During these workshops, new MBA and M.S. candidates have an opportunity to learn about academic and co-curricular activities within the School of Business.