MBA Admissions Requirements for the Leavey School of Business

  • Online application
  • Application fee of $158 (non-refundable)
    • This fee will be waived for SCU students and alumni who apply in the SCU Alumni Pathway, as well as veterans and active-duty military.
  • GMAT/GRE scores (a waiver is available for qualifying applicants)
  • A 4-year bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts for undergraduate degree(s) and any post-baccalaureate work.* Santa Clara University strongly prefers electronic official transcripts, which may be delivered by your institution to If necessary, hard copies of transcripts should be addressed to:

    Graduate Business Admissions
    Lucas Hall Suite 1160500
    El Camino Real
    Santa Clara, CA 95053

  • Personal statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 or more years of professional work experience
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English (even if the applicant is a U.S. citizen) or if their degree was not awarded by a U.S. university/college
  • All students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. To see full details please visit the COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs.
  • Personal admission interview
    • Qualified applicants will be invited to schedule a personal admission interview. Interviews can be conducted in person at Santa Clara University, via Zoom, or by telephone

*This includes extension programs and an evaluation from a NACES-accredited organization such as WES.

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Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Earn your master’s degree online from Santa Clara University. Our online programs through the Leavey School of Business offer you the best of our traditional on-campus programs with unparalleled flexibility. Get inspired and join in SCU’s legacy of ethics and innovation, no matter where you live and work.

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Alumni Expedited Pathway to Online MBA Admission

Students are welcome to apply via this pathway if they have graduated with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from any of Santa Clara University's degree programs, or a GPA of 2.5 or higher from the School of Engineering or in any STEM-related discipline. Additionally, students who have graduated from Leavey School of Business or with a STEM degree qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver.

Application requirements for the alumni expedited pathway are as follows:

  • Completed online application
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • 3 or more years of professional work experience
  • Personal admission interview

GMAT/GRE scores, official transcripts, letters of recommendations, TOEFL/IELTS scores, and the $148 application fee are not required for expedited alumni applicants!

Steps to Apply

TaskDayLength of Time
Complete GMAT/GRE waiver request130 min
Create BusinessCAS account15 min
Receive GMAT/GRE waiver results310 min
Request transcripts320 min
Upload resume310 min
Enter recommenders in BusinessCAS310 min
Compose essays32 days
Upload essays510 min
Pay application fee55 min
Interviewvaries30 min

For more information, contact an Admissions Advisor at 844-554-2425.

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From Our Students

I decided to attend Santa Clara University because of its focus on educating the whole person. The world is in need of value-centric leaders to make a positive difference in the world.
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Upcoming Application Deadlines


Priority Deadline
May 5
Summer 2023 Term
Application Deadline
May 25
Summer 2023 Term
Next Start
June 19
Summer 2023 Term


Priority Deadline
August 15
Fall 2023 Term
Application Deadline
September 5
Fall 2023 Term
Next Start
September 18
Fall 2023 Term
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