The Top 10-Ranked Online MBA from SCU1,2
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 Ten Best Online MBA program is the key to propelling your career.1,2 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.
- Online curriculum
- Graduate in as little as 2 years
- 2 on-campus residencies
- 4 start dates: fall, winter, spring, and summer
- 4 concentration options with online and on-campus options
- AACSB accredited
The Catalyst for Your Career
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Rigorous & Relevant Coursework
Rooted in innovation, collaboration, and ethics, our Online MBA program offers a well-rounded, real-world applicable curriculum. Enjoy the freedom to pursue your interests and customize your degree from a mix of courses and electives in several in-demand areas.
- Core courses in business fundamentals, developed specifically for Silicon Valley professionals
- Four concentrations for further specialization: Data Science and Business Analytics, Leading Innovative Organizations, Marketing, and Finance
- Wide-ranging electives, including on-campus options, to focus on areas of interest or professional goals
The content and structure of the Online MBA are the same as our on-campus degree, but with the added flexibility to complete classes wherever you prefer, on your schedule.
So we went to executives here in Silicon Valley and said, "Take a look at what we're doing. What do you think are the skills and values that every student graduating from here needs to have?" And principle leadership is one of them.
Anmol Thiara: Santa Clara educates the hearts and minds of every individual that steps on campus. It is, not only made for you to get a good education, but they're in a way educating the hearts and minds of every individual student within this university to go on and make a world a better place. For companies, especially startups, to be successful, cultures and values are a huge and immense component of their success.
Nydia MacGregor: And so, repeatedly, throughout the program, we ensure that we touch on best practices in general, but in specific, best practices related to principal leadership.
Anmol Thiara: Whatever path I choose to take in life, I know that the values and the upbringing that I've learned at Santa Clara University, I can take along with me, and help make the world a better place to the extent that I can.
In my current role, I often find myself thumbing back to class notes to help provide evidence and reasoning for product improvements.
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.
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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.
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.
I get to work with some of the most brilliant minds in Silicon Valley here in this program.
Have Your Sights Set on Silicon Valley?
The ultimate goal of our 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:
- Collaboration and Teamwork
- Diversity and Open-Mindedness
- Organizational Skills
- Integrity and Accountability
- 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.
Leavey By the Numbers
Concentrations & Curriculum
Our dynamic curriculum features four available online concentrations in Data Science and Business Analytics, Leading Innovative Organizations, Marketing, and Finance, as well as two additional concentrations 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
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Leading Innovative Organizations Concentration
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On-Campus MBA Concentrations
While some courses required to complete these concentrations 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.
Dedicated to finding innovative solutions to any and all problems, the Leavey School of Business faculty is composed of experienced leaders in business. They have the know-how and tools needed to help motivated professionals advance their skill sets.
Our online master’s degree in business administration is designed for professionals seeking to take the world head on. Those interested in applying should review the complete admissions requirements by clicking below.
Members of my cohort are from all different industries in Silicon Valley. Just interacting with them has opened up a range of possibilities.
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 our distinguished alumni.9
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- These categories reflect June 2018 student survey results.