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Leavey School of Business – Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University Executive MBA Program Structure

The Santa Clara University Executive MBA program at Leavey School of Business is generally constructed of mature business professionals, with upwards of 80 percent of enrolled students currently working in Silicon Valley. Classes are held on Friday afternoons and Saturdays every other week. Students must complete at least 70 course units to graduate. Classes begin in both fall and spring.


Executive MBA students complete four terms, each arranged around a shared theme. They also participate in intensive leadership weekends that are scheduled at the start and end of the program. Each term requires the completion of a term project as well as individual casework assignments.

Term One: Accounting and Quant Modeling
Immersion Trip to Shanghai
Navigate the Business Environment
Business Analytics

Term Two: Finance and Managerial Econ
Creating Value
Operating in Global, Finance, and Product Markets

Term Three: Marketing and Operations
Bringing Technology to the Marketplace
Supply Chain Management

Term Four:
Managing Innovation and Change
New Business Ventures

Class Profile

Santa Clara University Executive MBA students at the Leavey School of Business enter the program with an average age of 42 with around 18 years of work experience. The most recent class was made up of 62 percent women and 38 percent men, with 44 percent of students born internationally.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The cost of tuition for Santa Clara’s University Executive MBA is currently $103,335 for the 17-month program. This figure includes meals and parking during class terms, books, and accommodation costs for the international student trip.

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 are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships during the admissions process.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the EMBA program must have completed a Baccalaureate degree or recognized qualifications equivalent to a degree, as well as at least eight years of full-time work experience.

To apply to the Santa Clara University Executive 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. However, the GMAT may be waived on a case-by-case basis. 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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