Earn Your Master’s Online from the SCU Leavey School of Business

Earn more, faster. Leavey ranks #2 for employment at tech giants.1

In Silicon Valley, things are rarely “business as usual.” Standing out in this dynamic, cutting-edge community requires the right combination of skills, attitude, and experience—and the credentials to prove it.

With the Santa Clara University Online MBA, you’ll have all that and more.

Designed by Silicon Valley veterans for today’s ambitious professionals, SCU’s Top Ten Best Online MBA program is the key to propelling your career.2 Learn business essentials, principled leadership, and up-and-coming tools to make waves in the Valley, the Bay Area, or wherever your next step takes you.

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Program Details

  • Online curriculum
  • Graduate in as little as two years
  • Two on-campus residencies
  • Four start dates: fall, winter, spring, and summer
  • Five concentration options with online and on-campus options
  • AACSB-accredited
  • Admissions requirements
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Local Influence. National Prestige.
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Female Online MBA student with arms crossed in front of fountain
Local Influence. National Prestige.

In Silicon Valley, things are rarely “business as usual.” Standing out in this dynamic, cutting-edge community requires the right combination of skills, attitude, and experience—and the credentials to prove it.

With the Santa Clara University Online MBA, you’ll have all that and more.

Designed by Silicon Valley veterans for today’s ambitious professionals, our Top 20 Best Online MBA program is the key to propelling your career.2 Learn business essentials, principled leadership, and up-and-coming tools to make waves in the Valley, the Bay Area, or wherever your next step takes you.

The Catalyst for Your Career

#1
in Career Outcomes (Poets&Quants)3
#2
for employment at tech giants1
#11
Best Online MBA (Poets&Quants)2
#11
Academic Experience (Poets&Quants)4

Learn From Leaders

The SCU Online MBA faculty is a dynamic mix of Silicon Valley educators and veterans of industries ranging from Big Tech to CPG to healthcare. As helpful as they are knowledgeable, the faculty is eager to share its wealth of global experience and business advice with you and your classmates.

Build Powerful Connections

In the Online MBA program, you will build a vibrant professional network that spans Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and beyond. Connect with faculty, classmates, and alumni at major companies like Google, Apple, GoPro, and Tesla to make your next career move.

Unparalleled Earning Potential

Earn an MBA that pays you back in abundance. Leavey School of Business alumni are among the best-compensated MBA graduates in the country.5

Stand Out in the Tech Bubble

Tech jobs are on the rise, but Silicon Valley only recruits the best of the best. Make yourself stand out with impressive skills and extensive connections to secure your dream job at one of these leading companies:

Apple
LinkedIn
Tesla
Cisco
Google
Amazon
Adobe
GoPro

A Look Inside the Online MBA

‘20 Online MBA alum Alexander Titus, senior business planner at Microsoft, continued working full time while earning his degree. Here, he explains why he chose an online degree and how he was able to create and maintain Silicon Valley connections through Santa Clara University and the Leavey School of Business.

Video Transcript

Alexander Titus:
My MBA from Santa Clara University helps me stay competitive with the knowledge that I have learned from a Silicon Valley-based core curriculum program.

I am Alexander Titus, I am a senior business planner doing pricing and packaging strategy at Microsoft. I went to Santa Clara University and received a Masters in Business Administration. As someone that had to work full-time to support their family, I found that the online MBA was best to suit my lifestyle, they're able to hook people up remotely, give them the same opportunities, give them the contact information and the same skill set. Same mindset still applies. Ethics were a key component of the MBA program at Santa Clara University.

Not just ethics, but ethics in Silicon Valley and ethics in business. And I appreciated the class because it set me up for success once I did get into the tech sector, we handle a number of wide-ranging ethical issues, and keeping that knowledge in my back pocket has certainly helped me with confidence and make the certain decisions that I needed.

My advice, given the macro economic climate right now where companies are laying off tons of people, is to do your due diligence. You've learned how to read the difference between whether the company is successful or maybe teetering, is the difference from being laid off and not being laid off in this industry, I feel 100% that earning my MBA at Santa Clara University helped me get into a tech company in Silicon Valley. I would have never been able to get a job at VMware, Salesforce, or Microsoft if it wasn't for learning the skills at Santa Clara University.
Sarah Garza, MBA '20 Candidate
From Our Students
In my current role, I often find myself thumbing back to class notes to help provide evidence and reasoning for product improvements.
Sarah G.
Online MBA ‘20

Where Collaboration is Key

At SCU, online learning is more connected than ever. Collaboration exercises, group discussions, and various networking opportunities will allow you to form meaningful relationships with professionals from various backgrounds, industries and skill levels.

Learn more about the SCU Online MBA and download a program brochure.

Video Transcript

Gabe Limon: Coming into this, knowing that I was going to take an online course, I had thought that it might be impersonal because it's online. I think that's the stigma attached to online courses. But how Santa Clara does it is it puts you in an environment where you're forced to collaborate with everybody. It's a necessity to collaborate with your peers in order to get the most out of this program.

Jennifer Nguyen: For me, I think the online classroom it's been structured in a way that really is trying to help us engage with each other more. Every assignment has a very discussion-based component to it where we actually have to stand our ground or defend our point of view or answer questions.

Gabe Limon: Having conversations about the coursework has really triggered a lot of thoughts in my mind about just taking positive risks in the future and applying these skills to my current job and future opportunities as well.

Jennifer Nguyen:
Not only are we getting to know each other, but we're also getting very different perspectives on the readings. I have someone who's a product manager over at Cisco, as well as someone who's doing biz ops development over at Stripe, a really hot startup right now. So just having that be the type of people you're talking with every day or bouncing ideas and doing coursework with really changes your perspective but also ties into the Silicon Valley mindset at the same time.
Gabriel L. '20 candidate
From Our Students
I get to work with some of the most brilliant minds in Silicon Valley here in this program.
GABRIEL L.
Online MBA ’20

Have Your Sights Set on Silicon Valley?

The ultimate goal of the Online MBA curriculum is to help students become a Silicon Valley Professional (SVP). An SVP is a person with the skills and tenacity to make change happen in their career and for their company, along with the compassion and ethics to make a positive impact in their community. Each course, residency, and co-curricular is designed and verified by Silicon Valley executives to teach the skills they look for in hiring, which fall under these four domains:

  • Domain 1: Principled Leadership
  • Domain 2: Communication and Team Building
  • Domain 3: Analysis and Interpretation
  • Domain 4: Innovation and Entrepreneurial Mindset

Within these domains, you’ll learn the following values and skills:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Networking
  • Diversity and Open-Mindedness
  • Teambuilding
  • Organizational Skills
  • Integrity and Accountability
  • Problem-Solving
  • Data Analysis
  • Innovation and Curiosity
  • Communication
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Networking
  • Diversity and Open-Mindedness
  • Teambuilding
  • Organizational Skills
  • Integrity and Accountability
  • Problem-Solving
  • Data Analysis
  • Innovation and Curiosity

The SVP process, however, is not just limited to the curriculum.

While taking Online MBA classes, you’ll work in the Silicon Valley Professional dashboard, an integrative portfolio designed to simplify your learning experience. Here, you can plan your electives and co-curriculars to make sure you’re on track for your career goals. The dashboard also serves as a networking tool with faculty, mentors, classmates, alumni, and more to receive feedback on your progress and make new connections.

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Make Leadership Your Priority

True leadership requires a carefully honed set of skills. Through the leadership development series from the Leavey School of Business, you’ll gain new insight into strategies for successful leadership, ethical decision-making in business, and ways to secure your career path as a leader in Silicon Valley.

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Leavey By the Numbers

#1
in Career Outcomes (Poets&Quants)3
#2
for Employment at Tech Giants1
#11
Best Online MBA (Poets&Quants)2
#11
Academic Experience4

Concentrations & Curriculum

This dynamic curriculum features five available online concentrations in Data Science and Business Analytics, Leading Innovative Organizations, Marketing, Finance, and Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, as well as one additional concentration that can be completed by taking on-campus electives. While selecting a concentration is not required in order to complete the online master’s degree in business administration, concentrations allow students to showcase an area of focus within their degree. If you’d like to specialize in a particular area of business, consider choosing from the concentrations below.

Data Science and Business Analytics Concentration

The Data Science and Business Analytics concentration provides you with the most up-to-the-minute analytical and data skills, embedded within a context of essential business knowledge. Students will learn to synthesize company data resources with broader knowledge of markets to address a wide range of business problems, offer market-based perspectives and solutions to help business intelligence drive corporate value, and work directly with engineering and technical teams to deliver data-driven solutions.

View Data Science and Business Analytics Courses

Leading Innovative Organizations Concentration

The Leading Innovative Organizations concentration will help you effectively create, organize, and sustain organizational systems and processes necessary for success in rapidly changing and turbulent environments. Building from the management and innovation core courses, you will deepen your overall understanding of the innovation context, leadership in complex environments, team and project management, and agile decision-making.

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Marketing Concentration

The Marketing concentration will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the development, management, and marketing of products, brands, and services in contexts including high tech, business-to-business, services, and more. Students will focus on state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques that are utilized by innovative companies across their marketing applications.

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Finance Concentration

The Finance concentration will provide students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate and manage financial securities such as stocks, bonds, options, and futures, and it will familiarize students with key financial markets. Students will learn how to apply financial principles in corporate settings, such as choosing and managing investment projects, and in investment settings, such as by constructing investment portfolios. They will also build knowledge of the links between finance and other business functions such as marketing and operations.

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Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation Concentration

Leveraging SCU’s location and strong alumni presence in Silicon Valley, this concentration examines the tools needed to develop ideas into businesses and to stimulate entrepreneurship activities in existing mature businesses.

View Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation Courses

On-Campus MBA Concentration

Online MBA students also have the option of pursuing one additional concentration available to our on-campus MBA students:


While some courses required to complete this concentration are unfortunately not yet available online, all Online MBA students with the ability to travel to campus for class are welcome to enroll in them.
Charlie Hunts, MBA '20 Candidate
Members of my cohort are from all different industries in Silicon Valley. Just interacting with them has opened up a range of possibilities.
Charlie H.
Online MBA ‘20

What can I do with an Online MBA?

An MBA is so revered and coveted because of its tangible and multifaceted applications; trained in several areas of business, you’ll be able to wield your knowledge and provide value almost anywhere. Graduates from the Online MBA program at SCU Leavey can go on to find success in any of the industries listed below, much like other distinguished alumni.7

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Technology
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Finance
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Consulting
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Market Research
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Government/Politics
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Healthcare
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HR
Marketing
Marketing
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Biopharmaceutical
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Biotechnology
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Engineering
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Manufacturing/
Automotive/Aerospace

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