Leavey School of Business

Santa Clara University

Introduction

Located in the midst of the world's greatest concentration of technological and scientific talent, within one of the most dynamic economic climates and competitive marketplaces, Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business is the heart of Silicon Valley in more ways than one.

The energy that fuels Silicon Valley, illuminates our classrooms and inspires our students, resonates within our faculty, permeates our curriculum, shapes our graduates, and underscores our commitment to quality instruction, rigorous inquiry, and high performance expectations. We are proud to be a Jesuit Business School, taking seriously the education of the whole person. Although our alumni lead organizations diverse in size, structure and strategy, they share the common goal of creating value for their communities.

Real world


SCU business students and faculty contribute to Silicon Valley's reputation for collaborative innovation, as students participate in such events as

  • internships and mentoring programs
  • business practice competitions, such as the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's Business Plan Pitch Competition and the Venture Capital Investment Competition
  • community service using business concepts

Real time


SCU business curriculum, grounded in the Jesuit heritage of rigor and reflection, immediately influences the business community as students and lifelong learners actively engage in

  • global study experiences for graduate students as well as undergraduates
  • executive and professional education programs
  • SCU Business Index monthly survey

Real leaders


SCU business alumni provide principled leadership in organizations and communities, while SCU business faculty shape global thinking in business disciplines

  • more than 20,000 living alumni, many of whom live and work in the greater San Francisco Bay area
  • significant proportion of faculty shape global thinking in business disciplines through their research and teaching
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Programs

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MS in Business Analytics

Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 USA Santa Clara

By enrolling in our new MS in Business Analytics program, you can be on the fast-track to working in this emerging industry in just 15 months. [+]

Understanding data to drive business decisions One of the fastest-growing fields is Business Analytics, an area that the U.S. Department of Labor expects will require 132,000 new employees over the next eight years—and more than half of those will be in Santa Clara University's neighborhood, the Silicon Valley. By enrolling in our new MS in Business Analytics program, you can be on the fast-track to working in this emerging industry in just 15 months. High demand field The demand for business analytics skills has never been higher, and the U.S. Department of Labor says most of the jobs will be in the greater Bay Area region. Hands-on experience A business analytics practicum spread over three quarters will introduce you interesting projects, fascinating people, and an exciting new discipline. Best of all, the program is STEM approved. Silicon Valley focused Data and business intelligence is at the core of Silicon Valley success. Curriculum You'll be able to enter the workplace with a deep knowledge of both the theory and practice of business analytics as our curriculum provides you with the skills and knowledge to: evaluate data-driven business decisions and their impact on markets and institutions, as well as individuals, businesses, and the macro-economy; identify the data needed to evaluate potential opportunities to leverage analytically driven decision-making to increase the value of the firm; interpret and analyze business-related data, develop statistical and behavioral models utilizing this information to make better business decisions, and to communicate technical results to non-technical audiences; understand ethical... [-]

MS in Finance

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months September 2018 USA Santa Clara

Start with accelerated foundational courses, develop a focus in corporate finance, investment management, or capital markets, and be ready for your new role in just one year. This is your opportunity to join chief financial officers, treasurers, and fund managers who call SCU their alma mater. [+]

Take command of the volatile finance industry. Start with accelerated foundational courses, develop a focus in corporate finance, investment management, or capital markets, and be ready for your new role in just one year. This is your opportunity to join chief financial officers, treasurers, and fund managers who call SCU their alma mater. Practical experience We'll help you plan your next career move through a range of resources from one-on-one consulting to networking events with alumni. Influential faculty Learn from influential scholars whose work is affecting how business is practice now and in the future. Curriculum Begin with accelerated foundation courses in a kind of finance bootcamp, and build on these core courses with specialized finance classes. ACTG 2300 Financial Accounting (3 units) ECON 2401 Economics for Business Decisions (2 units) FNCE 2452 Financial Management (4 units) OMIS 2353 Statistical Methods (3 units) FNCE 2453 Corporate Finance (3 units) FNCE 2455 Investments (3 units) MGMT 2501 Managerial Competencies and Team Effectiveness (3 units) Non-Finance Elective (3 units) MGMT 2512 Practice and Morality of Leadership (3 units) ACTG 2303 Corporate Financial Reporting (3 units) Finance Elective (3 units) Non-Finance Elective (3 units) Finance Elective (3 units) Finance Elective (3 units) Finance Elective (3 units) Non-Fiance Elective (3 units) What do I need to know about the MS in Finance? Application deadlines: Fall Enrollment Round One : April 1 (for scholarship consideration) Round Two : May 1 (final deadline all applicants) Tuition $1,175/unit (2017-18 tuition) 49 units minimum Application requirements 4-year bachelor's... [-]

MS in Information Systems

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 USA Santa Clara

Santa Clara’s MSIS program is in and of Silicon Valley. Our project-based curriculum connects classroom learning to real world business challenges. [+]

Earn your Master’s in Information Systems in the technology capital of the world. Santa Clara’s MSIS program is in and of Silicon Valley. Our project-based curriculum connects classroom learning to real world business challenges. Silicon Valley centered Ideally positioned in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University—and its strong relationships with industry leaders—gives MSIS students exposure to leading-edge technology, business practice, and potential employers. Cutting-edge curriculum Blending business and information systems core courses, our MSIS curriculum is the foundation for your growth as a key contributor in the IT industry. Coursework is project-based, connecting learning to actual challenges in the field. STEM approved Our MSIS curriculum includes new electives such as Big Data Modeling and Analysis, Innovations in Mobile Payments, and Data Science Analysis with Python. Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension has been approved for international students. Curriculum Your MSIS coursework falls within four broad clusters. The Core Knowledge components comprise 30 units; the Specialization and Capstone total 21 units. Most course descriptions are listed in the expandable menu below. Core Information Systems Knowledge Core Information Systems courses give students knowledge about the technical aspects of information system design and strategic issues around their use. MSIS 2601 Object Oriented Analysis and Programming (3 units) MSIS 2602 Information Systems Analysis and Design (3 units) MSIS 2603 Database Management Systems (3 units) MSIS 2604 Information Systems Policy and Strategy (3 units) MSIS 2605 Telecommunications and Business Networks (3 units) MSIS 2606 Software Project Management (3 units) Core Business Knowledge The Core Business courses provide... [-]

MS Supply Chain Management & Analytics

Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 USA Santa Clara

In the only advanced supply chain degree in Silicon Valley, you'll learn from top thinkers and thought leaders in supply chain management and interact with high technology and bio-tech industry leaders who put those ideas into practice at the cutting edge of innovation. [+]

Jump-start your career with a Master's in Supply Chain Management and Analytics In the only advanced supply chain degree in Silicon Valley, you'll learn from top thinkers and thought leaders in supply chain management and interact with high technology and bio-tech industry leaders who put those ideas into practice at the cutting edge of innovation. Imagine class projects, internships, and jobs at companies such as Google, Apple, Intel, HP, Sanmina, Walmart.com, Applied Materials, and Cephied, among many others—all a stone's throw from the campus. There is no better place to start your global career! Questions? Call us at 408-554-4539 or send us a quick email at ms-scm@scu.edu. Silicon Valley based Connect to Silicon Valley's innovators in supply chain management and analytics. STEM Approved Hands-on curriculum gives you experience with industry projects and introduction to innovative concepts that are changing the field. Best of all, the program is STEM-certified. Core business function Supply chain management is a critical function in high technology and bio-tech fields. Read more in "A Seat at the CEO's Table" Curriculum To earn your MS in Supply Chain Management and Analytics at Santa Clara University, you'll need to complete 50 units of graduate coursework over four quarters of full-time study. Your courses will include foundational business and supply chain management curriculum, advanced supply chain management topics, and an array of electives in supply chain management or supporting disciplines such as information systems, marketing, finance, and business analytics. COURSES Required Courses (35 units) ACTG 2300 Financial Accounting (3... [-]