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Experiential Learning and Market Demand Drive Santa Clara University’s Enhanced Master’s in Finance and Analytics Program

Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business is proud to announce a new streamlined curriculum with enhanced experiential learning for its Master of Science in Finance and Analytics program that will take effect in Fall 2020.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 11, 2020 -- Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business is proud to announce a new streamlined curriculum with enhanced experiential learning for its Master of Science in Finance and Analytics program that will take effect in Fall 2020. Experiential Learning, in the form of a practicum or independent study, gives students the opportunities to work with industry partners to provide solutions to current business problems. It also allows students to learn how to work in teams and grow as business leaders.

“I am enthusiastic about the deep experiential learning students will gain from working with Silicon Valley partners. Past partners have included Credit Suisse Labs, Atollogy, Box and other firms whose projects have resulted in amazing outcomes such as a patent application and published paper in the Journal of Investment Management. Learning alongside some of the best finance and analytical practitioners will influence and challenge our students,” shares Ye Cai, program Director.

“The workplace is rapidly evolving and we regularly update our curriculum. Based on a series of meetings with the Leavey School of Business Finance advisory board, these program modifications will prepare students with a wider spectrum of quantitative and analytical skills,” explains Toby McChesney, Sr. Assistant Dean of Graduate Business Programs.

The updated program features 36 units to complete a STEM degree and can be finished in 9 months or 16 months full-time, as well as flexible part-time. The updated program also comes with a benefit of a tuition reduction by more than $15,000, which brings an even higher rate of return towards an individual’s educational investment. 

Updated information about the program and its requirements can be found on our website

About Santa Clara University
Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. The University’s stunningly landscaped 106-acre campus is home to the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís. SCU has among the best four-year graduation rates in the nation and is rated by PayScale in the top 1 percent of universities with the highest-paid graduates. SCU has produced elite levels of Fulbright Scholars as well as four Rhodes Scholars. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and graduate programs in six disciplines, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education.

About the Leavey School of Business
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the most dynamic business environments in the world, the Leavey School of Business combines academic excellence in the 450-year Jesuit tradition, with an energetic, innovative spirit that typifies the region. Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business offers one of the nation's best graduate business programs ranked No. 13 Executive MBA by U.S News & World Report, No. 22 ranked Evening MBA by U.S News & World Report and No. 25 ranked Online MBA by The Princeton Review. Undergraduate business programs earned the No. 33 spot in Poets & Quants and No. 54 by U.S. News & World Report’s National Universities category.

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