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Networking as a Santa Clara University Online Student

Santa Clara University's Online MBA program is designed to help you become deeply integrated into the Silicon Valley, whether you're located in the Bay Area or work full time on the opposite coast. Online resources keep you connected to faculty leaders, current students, and Leavey School of Business alumni, while on-ground networking and skill-building events bring you face to face with innovative business owners, executives, and corporate consultants.

SCU Networking and Development Opportunities

  • Leavey Graduate Programs Monthly Newsletter: Keep track of planned networking events, specialty courses, company visits, student development organizations, and more with this monthly newsletter, available as a downloadable resource here
  • Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE): Working in partnership with Bay Area business leaders, the CIE offers a variety of on-site career development and networking events, including:

  • Case Study Competition: This event presents students with a specific corporate challenge and gives them three hours to propose an original, targeted solution

  • Quarterly Company Tours: Exclusive to Online MBA students, company tours are hosted by current Online MBA students and take you to technology, healthcare, finance, and media firms for an inside look at how Silicon Valley businesses operate

  • Graduate Business Student Clubs: Leavey School of Business graduate students manage a number of student clubs that demonstrate their diversity, motivation, and commitment to personal and professional development. Among the membership opportunities available to our Online MBA students are:

  • Venture Capital Investment Competition: Our Online MBA students are invited to participate and compete in this collaborative experience that draws together MBA students from all over the world with venture capital firm representatives and innovative startups to simulate the VC investment process. Since Silicon Valley is the international hub for venture capital, students at Santa Clara University are well-positioned for this opportunity to emulate and learn from the strategies and insights of experienced VCs

  • Startup Grind Global Conference: The Leavey School of Business sponsors a group of Online MBA students each year to attend this global conference. If you are an entrepreneur, this is the event for you! Top venture capital firm representatives and startup CEOs will be speaking at the 2019 conference, including CEOs from Airbnb, ClassPass, SoulCycle, Stripe, Box, Casper, Blue Bottle Coffee, Y Combinator, Brandless, Front, Blavity, Airtable, ZipRecruiter, SendGrid, and more

From Our Students

“I get to work with some of the most brilliant minds in Silicon Valley here in this program.”
Gabriel Limon
Online MBA ’20 Candidate
Watch Gabriel's Full Interview

New Connections in the Cradle of Creativity

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KPMG
Cisco
Wells Fargo
Stripe
Flex
Apple
CVS
HP
Amazon
Tesla
KPMG
Cisco
Wells Fargo
Stripe
Flex
Apple
CVS
HP
Amazon
Hear From One of Our Students

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Leavey Graduate Programs Monthly Newsletter

The Leavey School of Business publishes a monthly newsletter to help prospective students, current students, and alumni keep up with the latest networking opportunities, specialty courses, on-campus events, student groups, company visits, and more. Below, check out the three most recent newsletters:

Interested in Our Online MBA?

Dec
01

Priority Application Deadline

December 1
Winter 2020 Term

Dec
11

Application Deadline

December 11
Winter 2020 Term

Jan
06

Next Start

January 6
Winter 2020 Term