BusinessCAS is a shared application system used by multiple schools of business across the U.S. It consists of three sections of general information that need only be submitted once to be used on applications for any participating school and one section of university- and program-specific content.
Follow this quick and simple overview to apply to the Online MBA or Online MS in Marketing program at Santa Clara University via the BusinessCAS system.
Why do I need to create an account?
Creating an account lets you work through the application as time allows—you can save your progress, step away, and return as needed.
There is no obligation to enroll associated with completing and submitting an application.
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How do I select the correct program?
Once you have accessed the online application portal home screen, your next step is to select your program of choice from Santa Clara University.
Once you have selected the correct program, click “My Application” in the navigation bar to return to the home screen and begin filling out the online application.
Choose the right Leavey program for you from the available options.
How is the online application organized?
The application should require no more than two hours to complete. It is divided into four sections, each accessible from the application portal home screen:
At any time, you can click “My Application” in the navigation bar at the top of the page to return to the portal home screen.
Use the BusinessCAS home screen to navigate quickly between all required and optional portions of the online application.
What do I need to submit with my application?
There are several locations in the online application portal in which you must upload your supporting documents:
You must also request your letters of recommendation from the “Recommendations” tab of the Program Materials section. For each recommender, click the “Add Recommendation” button and fill out the required contact information fields on the subsequent page, including an indication of whether you waive your right to view the recommendation.
You should allow up to two weeks to request and submit all supporting documents.
Ready to submit? Here are your final steps.
Once you have completed all of the required sections of the online application, proceed to the “Submit Application” tab in the navigation bar. Here you will pay your $148 application fee and make your final submission of your application.
Your application is ready to be submitted if the green progress bar under “Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business” is filled to 100 percent and the “Submit” button is active and clickable. You should allow up to two weeks to request and submit all supporting documents.
Be sure to double check your application so that you are absolutely certain all information is correct and all required documents are included. Once you submit your application, you will be unable to change it or receive a refund for your application fee.
Now that your application is submitted, how will you pay for your online degree?
Congratulations! You have successfully submitted your application to an online graduate business program at Santa Clara University! But now that you have submitted your application, how will you pay for your degree?
Santa Clara University offers several exclusive scholarship opportunities to Online MBA students, and we can help you identify additional options for financing either your Online MBA or Online MS in Marketing degree.
Start by submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and then consider whether you could be eligible for financial aid through your employer, the military, or another government organization.
Santa Clara University's FAFSA Code: 001326
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Yes. Electronic transcripts are strongly preferred and can be uploaded as part of the GMAT/GRE waiver form or through the application portal. Please note that while unofficial transcripts can be uploaded for the initial application process, official transcripts are required prior to your first day of class.
If e-transcripts are not uploaded through the GMAT/GRE waiver form or application portal, hard copies can be mailed to the following address:
Graduate Business Admissions
Lucas Hall, Suite 116
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Please note that official transcripts must be sealed when received by our admissions office. While unofficial transcripts can be provided for an initial admissions decision, official transcripts must be received before your first day of class.
Yes. Official transcripts are required from all institutions attended. Students applying with an international degree should start the WES process (course-by-course evaluation) as soon as possible because it can take several months for the WES evaluation to be processed.
Transcripts, essays, test scores, and your resume or CV should be received by the application deadline. It is not required that your letters of recommendation be received by that date, but we will be unable to schedule your required admission interview until we have them on file. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage our students to apply early.
Aim for approximately 250-300 words for each of your three essays, and note that the combined length of all three pieces should not exceed 1,000 words. This is considered an ideal length for sharing your professional history, current career goals, and thoughts regarding how an Online MBA or Online Master’s in Marketing will help you achieve those goals.
After submitting your application, you will receive an email invitation to schedule an interview (virtual or in person) with Assistant Director Amanda Brehm. It is best to schedule an interview as soon as possible; after your interview, an admissions decision is typically delivered within 10 business days. You will be notified of the final admissions decision via email, and it will also be noted in your online application. Once you have received an admissions decision, you will have a specific window of time in which to respond with your acceptance.
While there are no specific requirements or preferences regarding who you choose as a reference, we recommend that you choose professional references who can attest to your business acumen and personal commitment to your work.
If you encounter any technical difficulties with the application portal, you are welcome to contact an Admissions Advisor at 408-514-5501, or you can reach the Santa Clara University Technology Help Desk at 408-554-5700.
Yes. The application is a working document, and our admissions team expects that you will need to step away from and return to the application portal several times before the process is complete.
You will be given the option to save your application upon completion of each section. Doing so will save your current progress, including any uploaded documents. You can then log out without losing any of your work.
BusinessCAS will notify you when official transcripts and references are received, if applicable. Then, once you have submitted all materials and the application is complete, you will receive an email invitation to schedule an interview with Assistant Director Amanda Brehm.