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Yes, in My Backyard: Leavey School of Business Initiatives Help Laid-Off Tech Industry Neighbors

Santa Clara University is supporting those affected by recent layoffs in the technology industry by waiving application fees and offering additional initiatives for on-campus graduate business programs.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (December 8, 2022)

Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business graduate programs are supporting those affected by recent layoffs in the technology industry by offering the following initiatives for their on-campus programs:

  • Waiving the application fees;
  • Lifting the GMAT/GRE requirement for those with tech backgrounds;
  • Awarding scholarships of at least $3,000
  • Accepting applications for the Spring Evening MBA through January 20, 2023

Ranked as the No. 2 MBA program for Employment at Big Five Tech Companies, SCU’s Leavey School of Business is closely connected to its Silicon Valley neighbors, with many graduates working in the tech industry.

“The Leavey School of Business focuses on providing a values-based education,” says Ed Grier, dean, SCU Leavey School of Business. “It’s disheartening to see so many tech experts lose their jobs, so we’ve decided to create initiatives that will help those who may decide to increase their credentials with a master’s degree.”

This initiative applies to the following on-campus Leavey School of Business graduate programs:

For more information, call 1-408-554-4539 or email at

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. 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, 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. 19 ranked Evening MBA by U.S. News & World Report, and No. 9 ranked Online MBA by Poets&Quants. Our Undergraduate Business programs rank in the Top 10% in the nation, ranked No. 67 by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit

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