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.
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
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