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Santa Clara University’s Executive MBA Ranked No. 4 In California

New Ranking Places Program Amongst The Nation’s Elite

Santa Clara University’s Executive MBA program (EMBA) is ranked No. 4 in California, according to the prestigious Poets&Quants recent poll. The publication also ranked the program second in the Bay Area and No. 28 in the country.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 2, 2021 – Santa Clara University’s Executive MBA program (EMBA) is ranked No. 4 in California, according to the recent poll from the prestigious Poets&Quants. The publication also ranked the program second in the Bay Area and No. 28 in the country. 

This most recent recognition comes on the heels of a No. 13 ranking from US News & World Report, announced earlier this Spring. 

The recent poll is the first time that Poets&Quants has ranked Santa Clara’s EMBA, which has become the incubator for Silicon Valley’s next generation of leaders. This past fall, the EMBA program enrolled the largest cohort in its history. The application deadline for this year’s Fall cohort is June 21. 

“This ranking is clearly a milestone that acknowledges the rigor that Silicon Valley’s business community and our EMBA graduates expect from the Leavey School of Business and Santa Clara University,” added Toby McChesney, Senior Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs.

The typical Santa Clara University EMBA student is an experienced manager who comes to the program with an executive leadership mindset and 18 years, on average, of business experience. Students average 42 years of age and come from a variety of technology, healthcare, financial services, consulting and government backgrounds.  

The EMBA faculty is selected from the nationally-ranked Leavey School of Business and includes award-winning academics and seasoned Silicon Valley practitioners who teach leading-edge market driven curriculum.  The faculty merges practicality with relevant theory. 

“This most recent accolade cements the EMBA program in the top echelon of graduate schools in California and in the country.  It is a testament to the quality of future leaders we attract as students and the dedicated faculty who mentor their learning experience,” said Dr. Sarangee, Director of Santa Clara University’s Executive MBA program.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit, Catholic University in the epicenter of Silicon Valley, infusing ethics and social consciousness into a rigorous cross-disciplinary education for its nearly 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  For more information, see

About Leavey School of Business

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the most dynamic business environments in the world, Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business combines academic excellence in the 450-year Jesuit tradition, with an energetic, innovative spirit that typifies the region. The Leavey School of Business offers one of the nation's best graduate business programs, ranked No. 13 for executive MBA, No. 20 for evening MBA and No. 40 for online MBA by U.S. News & World Report. Our undergraduate business programs rank in the Top 15% and No. 23 nationwide in best undergraduate teaching, according to U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit

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