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Leavey’s MBA Program Ranked 9th Nationwide for Alumni Pay

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 - Graduates of the MBA program at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business (LSB) earned the ninth highest salaries in the nation, compared with other MBA graduates in a recent survey.

The survey by compensation-data company PayScale measured median alumni salaries 10 years or more after the graduates received their master's in business administration degrees from LSB. The median reported mid-career pay -- $164,000 -- ranked in the top 5 percent of salaries nationwide, or 9th out of 190 schools in PayScale’s list of “Best Graduate Business Schools by Salary Potential.”

LSB’s results surpassed that of graduates from such esteemed universities as Duke, Emory, UCLA and NYU.

“Santa Clara University MBA students have the best of all worlds,” said LSB Dean Caryn Beck-Dudley. “They have access to some of the world’s fastest-growing employers, top lecturers and advisory board members drawn from those same companies, and the depth and expertise of faculty who have taught in Silicon Valley, in some cases for decades.”

The 10 top earning MBA programs, as measured by mid-career pay, were:

  1. Harvard University ($201,000)
  2. Columbia University ($184,000)
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology ($183,000)
  4. University of Pennsylvania ($181,000)
  5. Stanford University ($176,000)
  6. University of California, Berkeley ($174,000)
  7. University of Chicago ($172,000)
  8. Northwestern University ($167,000)
  9. Santa Clara University ($164,000)
  10. Duke University ($160,000)

About the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University
The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University began in 1923, and was one of the first business schools in the country to receive national accreditation. Its undergraduate business, MBA, and MS programs are consistently ranked among the top in the nation by BusinessWeek, U.S. News, Princeton Review, and others. The curriculum at all levels emphasizes the leadership role of business in creating prosperity within an ethical framework, as well as business responsibilities for social justice and sustainability in the global marketplace. For more information, see

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