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Online MBA Academic Program Details

The Online MBA program is offered through the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business. Known for a long tradition of excellence and ethical leadership in the community, the business school has organized the Online MBA program in a comprehensive manner.

Bring Silicon Valley to You

Our Online MBA program offers a well-rounded, real-world-applicable curriculum. With a focus on preparing professionals to lead innovation through ethical leadership, the curriculum is divided into three distinctions: core courses, “Challenges in” electives, and free electives of your choosing.

Silicon Valley. Anytime, Anywhere.

The benefits of an online learning environment are straightforward and dynamic. It allows you to pursue your graduate education and develop your business skill set while maintaining a full-time job, scheduling your class time on your time. It also lets you access a celebrated business school from wherever you may be living at the moment.

Program Details

  • Online curriculum
  • Graduate in as few as 2 years
  • 2 on-campus residencies
  • 4 start dates: fall, winter, spring, and summer
  • AACSB and WSCUC accredited

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Curriculum & Concentrations

Be a Silicon Valley Professional

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.

To accomplish this, we use a dynamic curriculum, featuring three available concentrations in Leading Innovative Organizations, Marketing, and Finance, to teach skills that can be built upon for years to come. While selecting a concentration is not required in order to complete the Online MBA program, 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.

Course Descriptions

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. Required courses for the Leading Innovative Organizations concentration are:

  • MGMT 3802 Entrepreneurship (4 units)
  • MGMT 3544 Strategic Business Negotiations (4 units, available spring 2019)
  • MGMT 3512 Change Management: The Practice of Leadership (4 units, available fall 2019)

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. Students may choose a minimum of 12 units from among the following electives:

  • MKTG 3572 New Product Innovation (4 units)
  • MKTG 3596 Integrated Marketing Communications (4 units, available fall 2019)
  • MKTG 3801 Social Media Marketing (4 units, available summer 2019)
  • MKTG 3554 Analyzing Customers and Markets (4 units, available fall 2019 or winter 2020)

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. Required courses for the Finance concentration are:

  • FNCE 3484 Financial Engineering (4 units, available fall 2019)
  • FNCE 3482 Business Valuation (4 units, available winter 2020)
  • FNCE 3491 Investments (4 units, available spring 2020)
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Dedicated to finding innovative solutions to any and all problems, the Leavey School of Business faculty is comprised of experienced leaders in business. They have the know-how and tools needed to help motivated professionals advance their skill sets.
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Admissions at SCU

Admissions Requirements

Our Online MBA program is designed for professionals seeking to take the world on head first. Those interested in applying should review the complete admissions requirements by clicking the button below.
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Which Santa Clara Online Business Program Is Right for You?

Online MBA Online MBA, Marketing Concentration Online MS in Marketing
Time to Completion As few as 2 years As few as 2 years As little as 1 year
Program Format Online, asynchronous Online, asynchronous Online, asynchronous
GMAT/GRE Required Yes Yes Yes
GMAT/GRE Waiver Available Yes Yes Yes
Expedited Alumni Admission Pathway Yes Yes Yes
Total Program Credits 70 units 70 units 36 units
Electives 26 units 26 units (Marketing concentration fills 12 elective credits) 18 units
Concentrations Available 3: Leading Innovative Organizations, Marketing, and Finance This is 1 of 3 concentrations available in the MBA program No
On-Campus Requirements 2: On-campus residencies at the start and end of the program 2: On-campus residencies at the start and end of the program On-campus residency weekend at the start of the program
Annual Program Starts 4 (winter, spring, summer, fall) 4 (winter, spring, summer, fall) 2 (spring and fall)
Minimum GPA Required for Admission None None None
Work Experience Required 3 or more years of professional workexperience 3 or more years of professional workexperience None
Essays Required for Admission 3 short business essays 3 short business essays 3 short business essays
Letters of Recommendation Required 2 2 2
Interview Required Yes Yes Yes
Tuition per Credit Hour* $1150/unit $1150/unit $1068/unit
Total Tuition* $80,500 $80,500 $38,448
Leavey Scholarships Available 4 scholarships available, but subject to change 4 scholarships available, but subject to change None
Application Fee $148 $148 Fee waived for spring 2020 applicants

*Tuition rate is subject to change annually.

Online MBA Online MBA, Marketing Concentration Online MS in Marketing
Current Goals - Grow your network
- Get promoted Increase your salary
- Expand your career options
- Grow your network
- Get promoted
- Increase your salary
- Pivot into marketing
- Position yourself to advance in the field of marketing
- Pivot into marketing
- Grow your network
Long-Term Career Aspirations - Upper management or C-suite position - Upper management or C-suite position with strong marketing foundational knowledge - Marketing management role
- CMO (long-term goal)
Motivations - Desire to make professional connections
- Belief in a well-rounded, customizable education
- Desire to make professional connections
- Desire to explore marketing deeply within a well-rounded curriculum
- Desire to be an expert marketer
- Belief in the importance of adaptability
Program Is Perfect if You... - Want the freedom to choose multiple electives
- Value a flexible schedule and work/life balance
- Would benefit from access to a Silicon Valley network
- Want a specialized grounding in marketing amid your broader MBA curriculum
- Value a flexible schedule and work/life balance
- Would benefit from access to a Silicon Valley network
- Are deeply fascinated by marketing technology and its uses
- Want a focus on marketing with a grounding in management fundamentals
- Value a flexible schedule and work/life balance

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From Our Students

“I have made some valuable connections with people from the Online MBA program. Understanding what they do at work and their reason for doing an MBA has given me new perspectives of what direction I could go with my MBA.”
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Akhilesh Malla '14
MBA '20 Candidate
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Our Student Profile

46%

Female

54%

Male

8 years

Average work experience

3.0

Average GPA

81%

of prospective students pursue the Online MBA for career advancement

26%

Ages 21-25 years old

41%

Ages 26-30 years old

19%

Ages 31-35 years old

12%

Ages 36-45 years old

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Next Start

January 6
Winter 2020 Term

Mar
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Priority Application Deadline

March 1
Spring 2020 Term

Mar
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Application Deadline

March 15
Spring 2020 Term