Leavey School of Business

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
This school offers programs in:
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MS in Business Analytics

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 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 12 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 12 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 standards in business, and recognize and be able to evaluate ethical issues that data analysis might involve, such as protecting the privacy and security of customers; and work effectively as both group leaders and group members. To complete the program, you must complete at least 50 units, spread over 12 required classes as well as a minimum of two electives. † Business Analytics Courses Courses in the MS Business Analytics degree are arrayed in four clusters: Business Foundations, Statistics and Optimization, Business Analytics, and Technology. The 12 required courses are marked with *. Business Foundations ECON 3400 * MKTG 3552 * FNCE 3452 * NEW * Microeconomics for Business Decisions with Econometric Applications Marketing Strategies and Decisions Financial Management Ethical Issues in Business Analytics / Data Science Statistics and Optimization OMIS 3350 * OMIS 3352 * NEW Decision Making and Analytics I Decision Making and Analytics II Experimental Design in Business Analytics Business Analytics NEW* MKTG 3597 * NEW FNCE 3490 * ECON 3422/MKTG 3558 NEW FNCE 3696 FNCE 3484 MSIS 2621 MSIS 2623 NEW NEW NEW * Econometrics for Business Analytics with R Marketing Analytics I Marketing Analytics II Data Science and Business Analytics The Analytics of Optimal Pricing and New Product Decisions Econometric Issues in Panel Data from Financial Markets Mathematical Finance Financial Engineering Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Financial Information Systems Data Visualization Applied Game Theory in Business Analytics Business Analytics Practicum in Silicon Valley Technology IDIS 3696 * MSIS 2603 * MSIS 2627 Python Programming for Business Analytics Database Management Systems Big Data Modeling and Analysis †Note: Courses are subject to change and availability in a given quarter is not guaranteed. What do I need to know about the MS in Business Analytics? Application deadlines Summer Enrollment February 1 Early Decision Round 1 deadline April 1 Final International deadline May 2 Round 2 deadline Tuition $1,135/unit (2016-17 tuition) 51 units minimum Application requirements 4-year bachelor's degree from accredited college or university (in U.S., by regional accrediting agency; international institutions must be accredited by country's Ministry of Education) Two official transcripts from each institution attended (including extension programs) or, for international degrees, a course-by-course evaluation by NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or www.naces.org) GMAT or GRE scores sent directly to University from test center GMAT Institution Code BV3-WB51 GRE Insitution Code 7238 TOEFL scores sent directly to University from test center Required if English is not your first language, even if your schooling was conducted in English. TOEFL Institution Code 4851, Department code: 02 Two confidential letters of recommendation Must be from managers or supervisors familiar with your work. For new graduates, recommendations from faculty are acceptable. MS in Business Analytics Class Profile Typical MS student profile Average age : 25 Women : 40% Work experience : 1.5 years Average GMAT / GRE : 620 / 310 [-]

MS in Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 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. Summer : Finance Bootcamp 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) Fall Quarter 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) Winter Quarter 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) Spring Quarter 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 Summer Enrollment February 1 Early Decision Round 1 deadline April 1 Final International deadline May 2 Round 2 deadline Tuition $1,135/unit (2016-17 tuition) 48 units minimum Application requirements 4-year bachelor's degree from accredited college or university (in U.S., by regional accrediting agency; international institutions must be accredited by country's Ministry of Education) Two official transcripts from each institution attended (including extension programs) or, for international degrees, a course-by-course evaluation by NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or www.naces.org) GMAT or GRE scores sent directly to University from test center GMAT Institution Code BV3-WB51 GRE Insitution Code 7238 TOEFL scores sent directly to University from test center Required if English is not your first language, even if your schooling was conducted in English. TOEFL Institution Code 4851, Department code: 02 Two confidential letters of recommendation Must be from managers or supervisors familiar with your work. For new graduates, recommendations from faculty are acceptable. MS in Finance Class Profile Typical MS Finance class profile Average age : 25 Women : 60% Work experience : 1.5 years Average GMAT or GRE : 620 / 310 [-]

MS in Information Systems

Campus Full time September 2017 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 students with an understanding of the "context" in which information systems operate. Students acquire a basic knowledge of business and organizational requirements that enable them to understand how information systems are designed and successfully implemented. ACTG 2301 Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 units) OMIS 2355 Computer-Based Decision Models (3 units) MGMT 2501 Building and Leading High-Performance Teams and Organizations (3 units) Specialization Electives offer you a variety of courses to develop capabilities in a specific area, and several topical tracks are suggested for your specialization within the MSIS degree here » You must choose up to five (5) electives for specialization. Integration and Application To complete your MSIS degree, you will develop perspectives on how information systems are actually designed and used, and how broad social and ethical questions must be considered in thinking about the use of such systems. You will complete a major application project as part of this cluster. Four (4) courses are required. See more about integration and application here » Note: Courses are subject to change and availability in a given quarter is not guaranteed. What do I need to know about the MS in Information Systems program? Application deadlines Fall Enrollment April 1 Early Decision Round 1 deadline June 1 Final Round 2 deadline Winter Enrollment October 1 International Applicants deadline November 1 Application deadline Tuition $1,022/unit (2016-17 tuition) 51 units minimum Application requirements 4-year bachelor's degree from accredited college or university(in U.S., by regional accrediting agency; international institutions must be accredited by country's Ministry of Education) Two official transcripts from each institution attended (including extension programs) or, for international degrees, a course-by-course evaluation by NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or www.naces.org) GMAT or GRE scores sent directly to University from test center GMAT Institution Code BV3-WB59 GRE Insitution Code 7238 TOEFL scores sent directly to University from test center Required if English is not your first language, even if your schooling was conducted in English. TOEFL Institution Code 4851, Department code: 02 Two confidential letters of recommendation Must be from managers or supervisors familiar with your work. For new graduates, recommendations from faculty are acceptable. MS Information Systems Class Profile Typical MSIS entering class profile Average age : 26 Women : 51% Average undergraduate : GPA 3.2 Average GMAT or GRE : 650 / 308 Holding another graduate degree : 20% [-]

MS Supply Chain Management & Analytics

Campus Full time September 2017 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 49 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. TERM COURSES Summer (12 units) Supply Chain Foundations (3) Financial Managerial Accounting (3) Business Statistics (3) Building and Leading High-Performance Teams and Organizations (3) Fall (12 units) Computer-Based Decision Models (3) Supply Chain Management (3) Economics for Business Decisions (2) Database Management Systems (3) Industry Practicum (1) Winter (15 units) Financial Management (4) Marketing Analysis and Decisions (4) ERP Systems (3) Supply Chain Management Elective (3) Industry Practicum (1) Spring (12 units) Business Integrity and Society (3) Supply Chain Management Elective (3) Unrestricted Elective (3) Industry Practicum (1) Supply Chain Management Electives Includes but not limited to: Operationalizing Innovation Sustainable Supply Chains New Product Development Supply Chain Risk Management Operations Strategy Supply Chain Outsourcing Global Operations Management Service Supply Chains New Product Development Quality Management Project Management Pricing and Revenue Optimization Unrestricted Electives Courses selected from any course currently offered in the Leavey School's graduate programs (subject to prerequisite restrictions) and not classified as SCM electives. As examples: Channel Marketing Negotiations Note: Courses are subject to change and availability in a given quarter is not guaranteed. What do I need to know about the MS in Supply Chain Management & Analytics? Application deadlines Summer Enrollment April 1 International student deadline May 1 Final international student deadline May 15 Final domestic student deadline Tuition $1,135/unit (2016-17 tuition) 49 units minimum Application requirements 4-year bachelor's degree from accredited college or university (in U.S., by regional accrediting agency; international institutions must be accredited by country's Ministry of Education) Two official transcripts from each institution attended (including extension programs) or, for international degrees, a course-by-course evaluation by NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or www.naces.org) GMAT or GRE recommended not required Scores sent directly to University from test center GMAT Institution Code BV3-WB51 GRE Insitution Code 7238 TOEFL scores sent directly to University from test center Required if English is not your first language, even if your schooling was conducted in English. TOEFL Institution Code 4851, Department code: 02 Two confidential letters of recommendation Must be from managers or supervisors familiar with your work. For new graduates, recommendations from faculty are acceptable. MS in Supply Chain Management Class Profile Typical MS class profile Average age : 25 Women : 40% Work experience : 1.5 years Average GMAT or GRE : 620 / 310 [-]

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