Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business’ ongoing commitment to academic excellence and improved career outcomes for students and alumni—driven by responsible business practices and bold innovation—has been recognized, once again in 2022, by the leading experts in higher education academic rankings: U.S. News & World Report.1
U.S. News & World Report has named Santa Clara University:
- #3 Best Online MBA in California
- #4 Best Online MS in California
- #10 Best Online MBA Program in Marketing
- #12 Best Online Finance MBA Program1
These 2022 accolades add to a growing list of nationally-recognized top rankings for the year, including:
- #1 in Career Outcomes from Poets&Quants
- #1 in Academic Experience from Poets&Quants2
- #3 Best Online MBA from Poets&Quants2
- #9 Online MBA program from The Princeton Review3
These rankings certify SCU’s ongoing commitment to deliver academically rigorous programs focused on innovation that are supported by leading faculty and inspired by our Silicon Valley neighbors. Our top-ranked online graduate degrees empower students to grow the skills that will help them make an impact in the Valley and around the globe as world-class business professionals.
Why SCU Leavey School of Business Is Top Ranked
To compile its 2022 list of best online programs, U.S. News & World Report assessed 1,728 online degree programs and ranked 1,646—both all-time highs.4 Information for this year’s rankings was collected during the summer and fall of 2021 as part of the U.S. News annual statistical survey of online degree programs. The rankings measure overall academic quality, and only include predominantly online degree programs, from entry to completion; certificate programs and associate and doctoral degrees are excluded.4
According to U.S. News & World Report, “the Best Online Programs rankings measure whether online degree programs have academic standards commensurate with quality brick-and-mortar programs that are properly adapted toward the unique pedagogy of distance education.”4
SCU was able to garner U.S. News and World Report’s top-rankings for multiple online graduate programs precisely because The Leavey School of Business has engaging online learning experiences that offer students a truly holistic education—on par with brick-and-mortar programs—for the modern business world.
SCU: An Ongoing Commitment To Academic Excellence
Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University resides at the center of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. SCU’s top-ranked Leavey School of Business has four online advanced degree programs that prioritize effective leadership and ethical business practices and offer ground-breaking courses taught by industry-expert faculty:
- Online MBA
- Online MS in Business Analytics (MSBA)
- Online MS in Finance and Analytics (MSFA)
- Online MS in Marketing
All four online graduate degree programs offer a full list of career support services, access to our powerful, professional network (with ties to nearby Silicon Valley), and a leading-edge curriculum, and in order to help each of our students reach their full potential.
The Leavey School of Business: A Silicon Valley Leader
Leavey School of Business was established in 1923 and has been educating tomorrow’s most innovative and capable business leaders. For nearly a century, SCU has created a collaborative educational space that fosters three essential business C’s: competence, conscience, and compassion. We have also evolved our offerings to deliver leading-edge online programs that maintain the same standard of excellence enjoyed in our nationally-ranked, accredited, and respected brick-and-mortar offerings.
Online Graduate Business Program Benefits
SCU’s online graduate master’s programs provide one-of-a-kind benefits unique to the institution’s Silicon Valley setting. Like powerhouse Silicon Valley companies, the SCU online learning experience emphasizes collaboration, communication, and networking. SCU students have numerous opportunities to meet, interact, and grow beyond the online classroom with faculty and leading professionals who are making a difference in today’s quickly-evolving business industry. Events and webinars that enhance the student learning experience are scheduled frequently throughout the school year.
Personalized Career Support
Every Leavey School of Business online graduate degree student is given top-of-the-line career resources and career support, during their enrollment and post-graduation, as an alum, including:
- Workshops and career development activities
- Resume review
- One-on-one career coaching
- Webinar resources
- Job search resources
A Faculty of Silicon Valley Innovators
The faculty at the Leavey School of Business is a diverse mix of teachers, researchers, scholars, and business leaders who bring their many years of industry experience to each online classroom. Our educators hold patents, have received awards for their published research, and are board members of prestigious business organizations. Their affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, the Global Women's Leadership Network, and the Academy of Management. Informed by their many years of professional and academic experience, our faculty understand the importance of mentorship and support an ongoing student-teacher educational dialogue to enhance and reinforce course takeaways. They are committed to fostering unique learning breakthroughs and lifelong connections that build skills, perspectives, and careers.
Powerful SCU Alumni
When you join SCU as an online graduate student, you join our vibrant, dedicated professional network that spans Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and the globe. Key connections at SCU top-ranked university programs lead to key jobs with top-ranked employers. The average mid-career salary for Leavey graduates is $167,000 and 96% say their first job is in their desired industry.5
By the numbers, Leavey School of Business alumni membership totals are also impressive:
- 17,506 undergraduate alumni nationwide
- 17,016 graduate alumni nationwide
- 140+ alumni in CEO positions worldwide6
As a part of the SCU community, you can unlock numerous networking opportunities with a talented array of professionals who are managing innovative change at companies around the world. Current SCU alumni are making an impact at major corporations including Apple, Dolby, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and PWC. Overall, SCU's online graduate programs allow students to build the right professional connections that help propel careers to the next level.
Join Us at the Top
Don’t wait to join rankings-leader Leavey School of Business and make your professional mark in nearby Silicon Valley and worldwide. With four in-demand online degrees to choose from, Santa Clara University offers you multiple pathways to pursue your brightest business future. Our degrees help you thrive at innovative organizations around the globe. Learn more about our faculty of accomplished business leaders, and explore the networking opportunities exclusively available to online students at SCU.
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- Retrieved on January 27, 2022, from princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings?rankings=top-50-online-mba-programs
- Retrieved on January 27, 2022, from usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/school-faq
- Retrieved on January 27, 2022, from onlinedegrees.scu.edu/experience/careers-overview
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