While there’s never a guarantee that any one experience will change your career for the better, Santa Clara’s Online MBA is designed to accelerate your success with breadth of knowledge, focused network development, and experiential leadership training. Completing this program shows current and potential employers that you’ve pursued advanced knowledge and not only have the desire to lead but also the skills needed to succeed.
By the time Leavey School of Business graduates reach the midpoint of their careers, they have, on average, nearly doubled their starting salaries. Their median earnings by then? $167,800 annually.1 Additionally, Santa Clara University is a fixture in Silicon Valley, with more than 24,000 of our business school alumni findinding new roles in the tech-focused region’s companies. You could be next.
Average mid-career salary for Leavey graduates
of Leavey graduates say their first job is in their desired industry2
Whether you hope to advance along your current path or shift into an entirely different role or industry, we are dedicated to securing your long-term career success. However, that level of success is not something that can be achieved individually. Success requires support, and our career staff and resources help ensure that whenever the next big break comes along, you're prepared.
Colleen Withers, Assistant Director of Online Programs Career Programming and Operations
As the dedicated Career Resources Director for the Online MBA program, Colleen will guide you through all of the steps to strategically use your education for career advancement. She leverages her background and network to expand employer engagement and enhance career development services and programs. She has extensive experience as a human resources business partner and recruiter for Silicon Valley start-ups, renewable energy, nonprofit, and Big 4 consulting companies.
Colleen will be providing the following resources to our Online MBA students: Career Coaching, Mock Interviews, Resume Reviews, Webinars, Company Treks, Career Fairs, Workshops, and more.
Our Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers the Entrepreneur Forum Speaker Series, Business Pitch Competitions, and Office Hours events with renowned entrepreneurs
*Santa Clara University does not guarantee specific employment outcomes (employment or compensation) to individual students. Employment in a career or profession, is unique to each individual and depends on, among other things, on individual abilities and characteristics, employment history, strength of economy, geographic location and other variables. Santa Clara University partners with Burning Glass to provide data on employment and compensation trends, as well as guidance as to potential degree programs, that might advance, but not guarantee, employment opportunities. Santa Clara University does not promise or guarantee employment outcomes (employment or compensation). Prospective and current students, should not rely on this "trend data", as the sole or primary basis, for their educational or career/professional decisions.
*These categories reflect June 2018 student survey results.
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