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Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University



The ACE Leadership Program application for the class of 2027 is open! Click here to apply!

This program is a three-year experience that offers a transformative journey tailored to cultivate and develop leadership and professional skills. You will engage in skill-building sessions, reflective exercises, and guided learning experiences aimed at encouraging personal growth and discovery.



The process includes an essay application and interview process. While the application process is competitive, we encourage students to apply for the program and demonstrate how participation in the program will support their development. If you have questions, please contact the Undergraduate Business Programs Office








Students must meet the following criteria to apply to the ACE Leadership Program:

  • Enrolled in the Leavey School of Business
  • Have a 3.5 cumulative GPA from Fall 2023
  • Be a current first year student planning to graduate in 2027  





2024 Application Timeline for the Class of 2027

April 5: Applications due by 12 noon
April 24: Candidates notified about interviews
April 29: Interviews start
May 20: Candidates notified about application status this week



Helpful Hints for the Application Process

  • Review and proofread your application for typos.
  • Write about something from your unique perspective. Example: Networking is an important skill, but why is it important to you and your future career path?
  • Practice interviewing with a friend. The Career Center has terrific resources on interview preparation.