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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% of enrolled students currently working in Silicon Valley. The structure of the program allows for certain flexibilities, with students given the option to meet twice per week on every day except for Sunday, with most held between Monday and Thursday. 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: Marketing and Operations Cont’d
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 40 and around sixteen years of work experience. The most recent class was made up of 25 percent women and 75 percent men, with 44 percent of students born internationally.


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 cost of tuition for Santa Clara’s University Executive MBA is currently $1,068 per unit. With a total 70 units, the estimated cost of tuition for the entire program is $74,760.

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 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.

Application Deadlines

Applications for the Executive MBA are due on the following dates:

Round Two – June 1, 2018

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