The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University was one of the first business schools to receive the AACSB accreditation back in 1953. Rooted in Jesuit, Catholic traditions, Leavey intertwines the values of ethics, virtue, service, integrity, accountability, and purpose throughout their uncompromising business degree programs. They take a conscientious leadership approach of “to lead others well, we must first learn to lead ourselves.” The SoB is committed to instilling the perspective of innovation, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility into every student as they pursue their pathway to success.
Lucas Hall, a $49 million facility, is home to the Leavey SoB and is filled with video conferencing classrooms, offices, project rooms, seminar space, a business service center, and a café. Students who are pursuing a Bachelors degree can major in Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Accounting & Information Systems, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, or Individual Studies, where a student pieces together a personalized major. There is a 4+1 Program where students can acquire a bachelors and masters degree in just five years. Those who wish to obtain a Masters degree can pursue the convenient Evening Master of Business Administration degree or the weekend classes of the Executive MBA. Other Masters degrees include a Masters in Business Analytics, Finance & Analytics, or Information Systems, and they all consist of a qualified STEM curriculum. To be able to learn what you can only learn being immersed in a different culture, the SoB provides an incredible international learning experience for undergraduates through study abroad trips to places like London, Spain, New Zealand, South Korea, Austria, and France. In 2020, MBA students can participate in an international trip to Greece, Croatia, or Peru.
Student organizations exist to enhance leadership capabilities and engagement opportunities for business students. These groups include Alpha Kappa Psi, Microfinance Association, Consulting Club, Real Estate Association, Economics Student Association, Retail Studies Student Association, Finance Association, ISA Student Network, Investment Banking Club, Sports Business Club, Venture Capital Club, and Net Impact. There is an extensive amount of Leadership Programs offered to nurture future business leaders, including the Senior Leadership Academy, the Contemplative Leadership and Sustainability Program (CLASP), the Conscientious Capitalism Initiative, and the Accelerated Cooperative Education Leadership Program.
The LSB Community Fellows program allows students to intern for a year and use what they have learned to help local neighborhoods. The Global Fellows is a leadership building opportunity that ends with a summer internship in an international location. The Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative gives business students a chance to help a needy community. Other excellent resources for students to gain knowledge and experience is through the University’s Ciocca Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the Center for Food Innovation & Entrepreneurship, My Own Business Institute (MOBI), and the Retail Management Institute.
The online degree programs offered by the Leavey School of Business are the Master of Business Administration and Masters in Marketing degrees that can be completed in as little as one year.