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Leavey School of Business – Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University Evening MBA Program Structure

The Santa Clara University Evening MBA at Leavey School of Business classes typically meet just two days a week—on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays—lasting two years. Integrated courses cover the business fundamentals in a cohort format. The lock-step interdisciplinary nature of the program allows for an optimal learning environment that facilitates effective discussions and group projects. There is one intake of students each year, with classes beginning in the fall.


The Santa Clara University Accelerated MBA program requires completion of 70 semester units of coursework comprised of 13 foundation courses, one required elective and 27 units of electives. Students pursuing a specific concentration should dedicate at least twelve units The remaining eight elective units are unallocated and may be taken in any discipline. Core courses include: Financial Accounting; Analysis, Design, and Management of Enterprise Platforms; Managerial Economics, Business Analytics, Business Ethics, Doing Business in Silicon Valley, Financial Management, Analytical Decision Making, Leading People and Organizations, Marketing is Everything, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods and Strategy.

Students can choose elective from nine different concentrations: Data Science and Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, Finance: Corporate and Investment Tracks, Leading Innovative Organizations, Marketing, Individual Studies Concentration and Digital Marketing and ECommerce.

International study is an optional opportunity to integrate with the curriculum. Faculty and students visit corporate headquarters and government agencies of the selected region to understand the global nature of business first-hand. Previous classes have visited Korea, Switzerland and Chile.

Class Profile

The most recent class of Santa Clara University Accelerated MBA students entered the program with around seven years of professional work experience, a 3.29 GPA, and were around 31-years old.


Graduate Business Career Management provides Santa Clara MBA and MSIS students with valuable resources to successfully manage their careers. Some of the resources that Graduate Business Career Management has to offer include:  individual career consulting sessions for students, useful links to resources that will enhance the job search, a full schedule of events for students and alumni managing their careers, options for graduate business students accessing job lists, special events connecting current students with alumni and employers,  a program that connects MBA student teams with employers on projects addressing a specific business challenge.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The 2017-18 tuition for the Santa Clara University Evening MBA cost $1,068 per unit, with students completing a minimum of 70 units for the program.

Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to US citizens and permanent residents.  Students commonly use the Federal Stafford Loan Program and Alternative Education Loans. Private loans may also be available.

Applicants may apply for one scholarship type, merit or need-based, during the admissions process. Scholarship recipients are awarded at the time of admission. Scholarships are awarded each term (except Summer), through graduation, conditioned upon cumulative 3.0 GPA throughout the program.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the MBA programs must have completed a Baccalaureate degree or recognized qualifications equivalent to a degree.

To apply to the Santa Clara University Accelerated MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, official copies of transcripts from each institution attended, current résumé and two letters of recommendation. Official GMAT score OR GRE scores must also be sent in by applicants, along with a $100 application fee. International students from non-native English-speaking countries must provide a recent TOEFL score in order to prove English fluency.

Once the application is submitted, students will be contacted to schedule a mandatory evaluative interview.


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