Santa Clara University

 Undergraduate and graduate students get a professional business education, the technical skills necessary for success, and the ethical, global, and humanistic perspectives that are hallmarks of a Jesuit education.

New Council of Graduate Students in Business

A council made up of students from all of LSB's graduate programs has been created as a way for students to voice their ideas.

Inspiring the next generation with a day on campus

SCU hosted elementary school students on campus for their annual Family Engagement Day.

Business Students Chosen for Hackworth Fellows Program

SCU's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics has chosen two business school students for this year's Hackworth Fellowship.

Business School Dean Drew Starbird Announces Decision to Return to Faculty

Drew Starbird, dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, announced his decision today that he will not seek an additional term after completing his five-year term as dean in summer 2015.

INC Leadership Election Results

The Graduate Business Student Networks have elected new leaders for the 2014-15 academic year.

Linda Alepin Retires

Congratulations to Linda Alepin on her retirement!

The Lessons of Work

Matching Teens, Foster Youth With Employers

Beta Gamma Sigma at SCU Grows

The business school invites undergraduate and graduate students to join the international honor society.

‘Forty, Do I Hear Forty?’

Classroom Auction Teaches Decision-Making, Compassion

Leavey Scholars Program - 2014 Graduating Seniors

Congratulations to the graduating seniors of the Leavey Scholars Program!

Annual Awards for Faculty & Staff

Business school faculty & staff were honored recently for work in the 2013-14 year.

Student Entrepreneur: Julian Novais

Current junior Julian is an active entrepreneur with a successful product launch under his belt. Read his story.

Women of Influence

Four SCU leaders are named to Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence 2014.

MBA Team Places Third in National Competition

A team of SCU MBA students took third in a recent marketing case competition.

CEPI Turns 25!

This year, we celebrate 25 years of the Certified Equity Professional Institute. Learn how they've benefited students and the University.

SCU Startup Expo

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneur recently co-sponsored the annual Startup Expo on campus.

NEW Alumni GBCM Services: Career Coaching Portal powered by Beyond-B-School

Explore new options available for alumni professional development and career services.

The BRIDGES Experiential Learning Program – Summer 2014

Participate in a program that connects organizations with MBA student teams that address specific business challenges.

Attention Business Professionals with 3+ Years of Experience!

Graduate Business Career Management would like to invite you back to campus to conduct 30-minute mock interviews with our graduate business students.

Bob Eberhart : Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council of Japan

Bob Eberhart completes leadership of joint U.S. – Japan innovation policy group

MBAs Place First in Global Investment Competition

Leavey School of Business graduate students took first place in recent competition.

Business Students to Attend Honor Society Leadership Conference

LSB students sponsored to attend Beta Gamma Sigma Leadership Conference.

Carolyn Evans, Santa Clara University School of Business Graduate Business Senior Assistant Dean
Carolyn Evans named Senior Assistant Dean, Graduate Business Programs

Carolyn Evans, a senior economist at Intel Corporation, becomes senior assistant dean for SCU's graduate business unit.

Executive MBA students partner with St. Vincent de Paul Society to create a strategic plan

Read how these EMBA students contributed to the St. Vincent de Paul society.

Get To Know Your LSB Staff: Karen Kaiser

Get to know staff member Karen Kaiser!

Get To Know Your LSB Staff: Alex Paulin

Get to know LSB staff member Alex Paulin!

Welcome New Advisory Board Members

We welcome five new members to the Leavey School of Business Advisory Board.

Get To Know Your LSB Staff: Tammy Fox

Get to know staff member Tammy Fox.

Alumna Nilofer Merchant Globally Recognized

Nilofer Merchant awarded Future Thinkers Award.

Get To Know Your LSB Staff: Bill Middleton

Get to know staff member Bill Middleton.

The Frisco Touch

CAPE participant Maria Espinosa is developing her company The Frisco Touch.

Get To Know Your LSB Staff: Beverly Olivo

Get to know staff member Beverly Olivo a bit better!

Harshinder Bagga - Advisory Board Merit Scholar

Advisory Board Merit Scholar Harshinder Bagga talked to us about his experiences with the Leavey School of Business so far.

Funeral Mass for Professor Corio

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, at 4 p.m. in the Mission Church.

Get To Know Your LSB Staff: Tiffiny Gillingham

Get to know staff member Tiffiny Gillingham.

Raymond Yu - Advisory Board Merit Scholar

Raymond Yu provides his reasons for returning to school as well as his thoughts on LSB so far.

Mission Sustainable Challenge

Learn about the campus-wide Mission Sustainable Challenge and how it relates to business.

Jaclyn Bacci - Advisory Board Merit Scholar Recipient

Jaclyn Bacci's thoughts on the Leavey School of Business and her experiences here.

Jared Wilson - Advisory Board Merit Scholar

Advisory Board Merit Scholar Jared Wilson discusses his reasons for choosing SCU to earn his MBA.

LSB welcomes our new tenure track faculty

A round-up of this year's new tenure track faculty.

Lige Jiang - Advisory Board Merit Scholar

Advisory Board Merit Scholar Lige Jiang's experiences with LSB.

Five students receive first annual Advisory Board scholarship

The Advisory Board Merit Scholarship was awarded to 5 students this year.

RMI Students Explored the Retail World this Summer

Learn more about our RMI students' experiences interning in the retail world.

A World Apart: Students Travel to China to Understand the Business, Cultural and Political Environment

The Dean's Executive Professor of Management, John Toppel traveled to China with a group of students to teach them about the business, cultural and political environment there.

Assistant Director of Academic Services presents at International Conference for Enhancing Student Success

Connie Rice, assistant director of academic services in the Undergraduate Business Programs office, presented at an international conference last month.

Business Students Sponsored to Attend National Conference

Business students Logan Peterson and Tiffany Iskandar were sponsored to attend a national conference held at SCU this year. We talked to them about their experiences while at the conference.

Graduate Business Networks Election Results

The election results are in! See who was elected to lead our various Graduate Business networks for the 2013-2014 academic year.

MBA Team Places First in Case Competition

A Santa Clara MBA team took first place in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) Student Case Competition on June 19.

The 5th Annual Leavey School of Business Senior Awards Ceremony

Read about this year's Senior Awards Ceremony and the students who were honored and awarded.

The New 2013-2014 Peer Advising Executive Board

The 2013-2014 Peer Advisor Executive Board has been selected. Meet the 4 students who will help manage the Undergraduate Business' Peer Advising Program.

Accounting Scholarships Awarded at Annual Banquet

The Accounting Department held its 13th Annual Accounting Awards Banquet last week to honor its faculty, students and alumni.

Beta Gamma Sigma Inducts New Members

Santa Clara University’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter held its annual inductee ceremony at the beginning of May to induct 30 undergraduate and graduate students to this international honor society.

RMI Names New Chairman

Barry Feld, president and CEO of Cost Plus World Market, is the new chair of Santa Clara’s Retail Management Institute (RMI) Advisory Board, said the Institute’s Director Kirthi Kalyanam this week.

Annual Awards for Faculty, Staff

LSB faculty and staff were honored recently for work in the 2012-13 year.

Promising Businesses Sought for Free SCU Training Program

Applications from California-based enterprises to participate in a six-month entrepreneurship training program led by Santa Clara University business school faculty are due May 1.

Career Boost for Non-Business Majors

A 10-week SCU summer program will teach business basics and career planning to college students looking to use their humanities or sciences studies in a business environment.

B-School Alum Awarded for Giving Back to SCU

Congratulations to Business School alumnus, Steve '88 and Deanna Erbst, for winning the 2013 Louis I. Bannan, S.J. Alumni Award! They were honored for this award at The President's Dinner on April 27.

The Legacy of a Silicon Valley Legend

Frederick M. Hoar (1926-2004), a long-time Silicon Valley PR and marketing executive, greatly influenced the Silicon Valley during his lifetime, and continues to influence Santa Clara University students after death.

Two MS Degrees Announced

New MS degrees, in Entrepreneurship and Finance, will begin at SCU in July.

Application fees waived for Alumni of U.S. Jesuit Universitites applying for new master's degrees at the Leavey School of Business

Alumni of U.S. Jesuit universities may apply free of charge to the two new master’s degree programs in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Undergraduate Business Program in BusinessWeek Top 50

BusinessWeek recently ranked SCU's undergraduate program #38 in the nation in its 2013 "Best Undergraduate Business Schools" list.

US News Ranks Part-Time MBA, academic specialties on 2014 list

MBA program at SCU ranked 24 in nation; entrepreneur specialty at 13, according to U.S. News & World Report.

OMIS Professor's Research Helps SEO

OMIS Assistant Professor Ram Bala presents "Sponsored Search vs. Search Engine Optimization: Competitive Strategies for the Internet Retailer" on March 8.

Start-up Careers Featured Mar 6

Startup firms seek SCU undergrad and grad students at the next StartUp Expo on March 6.

College to Career Workshop Feb 28

SCUBrand4U presents a workshop preparing seniors to enter the workplace on Thursday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m. in Lucas Hall 126.

MBA/MSIS Spring 2013 Applications Due Soon

To get a jump-start on SCU's MBA/MSIS degrees, savvy applicants will begin classes in Spring 2013.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Nov 12 -18

Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship in SCU's Leavey School of Business featuring Silicon Valley legend Steve Blank, investor panel, and VC conversations.

The Business of Smoothies November 12

Leavey School of Business welcomes Jamba COO Bruce Schroder at 5 PM on Monday, November 12.

William F. Donnelly, S.J. 1928 – 2012

William Donnelly, S.J., a professor of economics in the Leavey School of Business, has died. Services will be held Monday, November 5.

“Green Business” Guru Joel Makower to Speak at SCU November 5

Veteran business consultant to explore the “green economy” with SCU business students and faculty.

Michael Kevane Receives Fullbright Award

Michael Kevane, associate professor of economics at Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, recently was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Scholar award to study the development impact of literacy gains in Burkina Faso.

Food Security to be Examined September 28

Fifth annual Santa Clara County Hunger Forum at SCU’s Locatelli Center will identify trends and threats affecting current and future food security.

'Personal Brand Management' for B-school Frosh

Students will learn to create their “personal brand” at October 18 workshop.

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Boomer Venture Summit Spotlights Business Opportunities in the Aging Population

Summit will bring together researchers, startups, health-care providers and investors to explore the vast marketplace for serving older Americans.

Boomer Summit on SCU Campus June 20

$10,000 competition seeks business plans for June 20 Boomer Summit

Entrepreneur Program Deadline is June 1

Applications for SCU’s unique program for early-stage entrepreneurs are due June 1, and space is filling rapidly, according to Daniel Aguiar, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).

Undergrad Specialty Rankings Released

Santa Clara’s business school has appeared multiple times in the top 25% of BloombergBusinessWeek's rankings of 14 academic areas of study.

Business School Hosts Economists May 4 and 5

Bay Area behavioral and experimental economists will examine current research during a workshop on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 in the School of Business.

Tenth SCU-MBA Women in Business Conference at eBay Breaks Previous Attendance Records

April 14 Conference organized by Santa Clara University Leavey Graduate School of Business’ Women in Business Network helps women execs, students “Bridge Inspiration and Achievement.”

BusinessWeek Ranks Undergrad Among Top in Nation

Santa Clara University business undergraduate program is among the best in the country according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek who ranked it #35 among more than 125 U.S. schools.

SCU's MBA Degree Ranked by US News

Both part-time and executive MBA degree programs moved up in rankings released by U.S. News & World Report this week.

SCU Takes Entrepreneurship Prize (Again)

SCU's MBA team received "The Entrepreneurs' Choice" award during the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) held March 2 at University of Southern California.

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Finance Faculty Honored by S&P

Finance faculty George Chacko and Sanjiv Das have been recognized for their paper, “An Index-Based Measure of Liquidity,” with a new award from Standard & Poor Indices.

Griffiths is Silicon Valley 'Woman of Influence'

Terri Griffith, professor of management, has been named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal's list, "Women of Influence 2012," and will be honored at a gala dinner in April.

New Entrepreneurship Minor Created at SCU

To meet the growing demand for entrepreneurship education at Santa Clara University, the Leavey School of Business has created a new minor in entrepreneurship.

Bay Area Chocolate-Startup Entrepreneur Shares "The Business of Chocolate" Feb. 16

The co-owner of one of the few small-batch “bean-to-bar” chocolate manufacturers in the Bay Area, will be the featured speaker Thursday, Feb. 16 at Santa Clara University’s Food and Agribusiness Institute.

Evening MBA in BusinessWeek's Top 20

The Evening MBA program at Santa Clara University is #19 in the nation, reports Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine.

Griffith Celebrates New Book

Successful managers mix people, technology, and structure into new business solutions by staying "plugged-in," says Management Professor Terri Griffith in her new book, The Plugged-In Manager. The book release will be celebrated with a reception on Wednesday, October 26, in Lucas Hall.

Honors for Faculty Research

Yongtae Kim (ACTG) and Meir Statman (FNCE) received honors during the 2011 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing announcement in October. SCU is one of two business schools with multiple winners over the 15 years the Prize has been awarded.

LSB Reads

Fiction, poetry, political satire were among the genres read by SCU Business School faculty and staff over the summer, according to the annual Summer Reading list released by the business news office this week.

Hunger Issues Forum on Friday

Local non-profits are working to fill the gap in food needs according to a study by Dean Drew Starbird to be unveiled at the fourth annual Hunger Issues Forum at Santa Clara University on Friday.

B-School Offices Closed Labor Day

Administrative offices will be closed Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day. Lucas Hall will be open for weekday hours.

Bill Kahl 1938 - 2011

Bill Kahl, part-time faculty member in the Management Department, passed away on Sunday, August 14, after a lengthy illness.

From Doggie Vitamin Water to Electric Car Garages : 29 Startups Kickoff Entrepreneurship Training This Weekend

Armed with the zeal of the startup and the drive to create jobs in California, some 29 entrepreneurs from around the state will kick off the second fully subsidized California Program for Entrepreneurs (CAPE) this weekend at Santa Clara University.

MBAs Bring Home International Business Competition Prize

Five MBAs from Santa Clara University returned from Frankfurt, Germany last week with the 2nd place award from the business case competition at this year's International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) conference, The Road to 2050: Sustainability as Business Opportunity.

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Business Undergrads Receive Degrees on June 11

Nearly 500 business majors received their BSC degrees on Saturday, June 11, one of the largest classes in the history of the Santa Clara University School of Business.

MBAs Awarded Friday, June 10

MBAs and MSIS students in the Class of 2011 will celebrate their achievements at Santa Clara University's Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 10, in the Leavey Activity Center.

SCU Seniors Working for Themselves after Graduation

From making T-shirts to matching up nonprofits with needy groups around the world, a number of soon-to-be SCU grads are planning to spend their time after graduation building and working at businesses they created while on campus.

Taking a Fast Track to a Hot Career in Numbers

For the past 11 years, SCU's Executive Development Center has been helping hundreds of adults switch careers from finance, technology, teaching -- even football coaching -- to become Certified Public Accountants.

Students Brenda Alba and Andrew Peterson Seleted as First Chevron Global Fellows

Students Andrew Peterson and Brenda Alba have been selected as the first Chevron Global Fellows in the Leavey School of Business Global Fellows program.

Campus- wide Sustainability Teach-in on April 19-20

As part of the University Sustainability Initiative, the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education and the Environmental Studies Institute are sponsoring a campus-wide Sustainability Teach-in on April 19-20.

Ninth Annual Women in Business Conference Features Keynote Speaker Maddy Dychtwald

Maddy Dychtwald, a nationally recognized author and co-founder of Age Wave, will be the keynote speaker at the Ninth Annual Women in Business Conference presented by the Women in Business Network (WIB) of Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business on April 9, 2011 from 9:00AM to 6:00 PM.

New Business Leaders Sought for Entrepreneur Program

Applications to the second California Program for Entrepreneurs are due May 1. Up to 30 participants will be admitted to the cost-free program.

Your Personal Brand : April 2

Graduate Business Career Management presents Personal Brand, a seminar for graduate business students and alumni, on Saturday, April 2. Seats are limited; an early RSVP is recommended

Entrepreneurs' Choice Award to SCU Team

A team of Santa Clara University School of Business MBA students received The Entrepreneurs' Choice award during the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) held at Southern California University on March 4.

Executive Education Sees Uptick in Enrollment

Executive education enrollment at SCU and around the world is up, heralding a global economic recovery, said SCU School of Business Associate Dean for Executive Education Larry Robertson.

SCU Business Undergrad #35 in nation

SCU business undergraduate program moved up to #35 in the nation in the Bloomberg BusinessWeek rankings released today. This is the fourth consecutive year the Leavey School of Business has appeared in the Top 50.

This Ain't Your Father's Internship

A Feb. 22 Startup Expo at Santa Clara University offers students the chance for an internship at one of dozens of Silicon Valley startups in areas like Internet coupons, solar power, online retail, and customized iPhone apps.

LSB Green Case Team is National Champion

Four accounting juniors took first place in KPMG's recent national "Green Business Case" competition, beating out eight teams from other schools across the U.S.

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Economic Forecasts in February

Professor Mario Belotti presents two Economic Forecasts in February in two locations: SCU campus and San Francisco.

Crab & Pasta Feast Tickets Going Quickly

Just a few tickets remain for the Leavey School of Business Crab & Pasta Feast, a perennial favorite with Business School alumni, faculty, and friends.

Executive Development Center to Re-locate

Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business has announced plans to expand its Executive Development Center (EDC) and re-locate to 475 El Camino Real, adjacent to the central Santa Clara University campus.

Business Fraternity Brings Home the Prize

Members of the Delta Sigma Pi-Gamma Xi chapter captured the Brotherhood Games this month, the first time the award has come to SCU since the chapter was re-activated in 2002.

Cleantech Jobs Outlook

Business School Alumni Council hosts "Cleantech Jobs Outlook" event on Wednesday, November 10, at PayPal's Town Hall in downtown San Jose.

Statman Book Signing on November 11

Finance Professor Meir Statman will sign his new book, "What Investors Really Want," at a reception on Thursday, November 11, in Lucas Hall.

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Innovation & Ideation Workshop : November 6

A workshop on "Getting to that Big Idea" is scheduled Saturday, November 6, from 10 AM to 12 noon in Lucas Hall, sponsored by Graduate Business Career Management.

Kevin Walsh, 1942 - 2010

Kevin Walsh, a well-regarded adjunct faculty member in the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, has died after a short illness. Services are planned for next week in Los Altos.

Lucas Hall Hosts Hunger Forum

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and Santa Clara University are hosting the third annual Hunger Issues Forum on Friday, September 10.

Statman Research in Top Ten

A recent paper by Meir Statman, the Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance, has been named a "Top Ten" paper by the Social Science Research Network.

Andy Tsay Named OMIS Chair

Associate Professor Andy Tsay will serve as chair of the Operations & Management Information Systems department for a three-year term, starting July 1, 2010.

Paul Locatelli, S.J. In Memoriam

The SCU community mourns the loss of Chancellor Paul Locatelli, S.J., Accounting '60.

Agrawal Named Associate Dean for Faculty

Narendra Agrawal, chair of the OMIS department, will become Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Leavey School of Business on July 1. In the new role, he will assist Dean Drew Starbird with faculty development and strategic planning issues.

Author Gail Sheehy Addresses Boomer Summit June 15-16

Social commentator Gail Sheehy heads a distinguished speaker roster at the 7th Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit at Santa Clara University on June 15 and 16, which also includes an entrepreneur's boot camp and $10,000 business plan competition during the two-day event.

Negotiation Workshop for MBAs

Learn more about negotiation and its use in your career planning on Thursday, May 27, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM.

Graduate Gala RSVP Deadline Nears

Friday, May 21, is the last day for graduating MBA and MSIS students to RSVP for the Gala Reception

Conference to Gather Top Minds in Corporate Social Responsibility & Socially Responsible Investing

Some of the nation's top experts in corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investing will gather May 14 and 15 at Santa Clara University, to discuss the benefits of elevating ethical values for corporations and investors.

Transition from Engineering to Business Explored

MBA students with an engineering background will learn multiple paths to a business career at a workshop on Saturday, May 15.

Santa Clara University Business School Salutes Area Leaders

Four distinguished leaders from the tech industry, education, and media have been named recipients of 2010 "The Leader's Legacy" awards by the Board of Advisors of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Women in Business Conference Explores Adaptability, Innovation

Virgin America Senior Vice President Holly Nelson will address about 250 business professionals on Saturday, April 17, as the keynote speaker for the annual Santa Clara University Women in Business conference.

New Dean for Leavey School of Business Named

S. Andrew Starbird, a 23-year faculty member and expert in food safety at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business, has been named the school's new dean.

Undergraduate business program at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business among top 40

The undergraduate business program at Santa Clara University is #39 in the nation, according to Best Undergrad B-Schools rankings released last night by Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine.

Nilofer Merchant Talks about the "New How"

Nilofer Merchant, MBA '00, turns strategic development on its head in "The New How" at the Global Innovation Dialogue on March 2 at Santa Clara University.

Finance Professor Proposes Way to Clean Up Mortgage Mess

Sanjiv R. Das, professor of finance, will present two papers addressing the mortgage crisis and a model to reduce costs of "underwater" properties to lenders and borrowers.

Career Crossroads Conference Filling Quickly

Business alumni and students are flocking to register for "Career Crossroads : Pathways to Develop Your Career" on Saturday, February 6, said Victoria Wilson, director of the Graduate Business Career Management office.

Global Women's Leadership Network Converts Women's Business Dreams into Concrete Reality

Women Leaders for the World (WLW) celebrates its fifth year of training women business leaders December 6 - 11 under the auspices of the Business School's Global Women's Leadership Network.

Finance Professor Hoje Jo Named Moskowitz Prize Winner

Hoje Jo, associate professor of finance, has won the 2009 Moskowitz Prize from the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley, a second consecutive win for Santa Clara faculty.

Four New Faculty Appointed

Four new tenure-track faculty have joined the Leavey School of Business departments for Fall 2009, two in the Management Department, and one each in Marketing and OMIS.

Shefrin Selected Among Decade's Best Business Writers

Hersh Shefrin is one of the most influential business writers in the last decade, according to J.P. Morgan, which has included the Santa Clara University finance professor in its exclusive "Celebrating a Decade of the J.P. Summer Reading List."

Professor of Operations & Management Information Systems Drew Starbird has been named Acting Dean
Interim Dean Appointed to Head Santa Clara University School of Business

Drew Starbird has become the Interim Dean of the Leavey School of Business, following the departure of Barry Z. Posner, who held the post for twelve years and is returning to the management faculty in Fall 2010.

MBA Students Place First in International Case Competition

A team of graduate students from the Leavey School of Business placed first at the 2009 International Food and Agribusiness Management Association World Forum held last week in Budapest, Hungary.

Executive MBA Ranked #15 in Nation

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at Santa Clara University was named #15 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report this morning, in its annual "America's Best Graduate Schools"assessment, climbing from its #19 spot last year.

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SCU MBA is #10 in Nation

The Evening MBA program at Santa Clara University is #10 in the list of best programs for working professionals, and the Executive MBA program is ranked #15, according to "America's Best Graduate Schools" published today by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

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Business Dean Honored for Distinguished Contribution

SANTA CLARA, CA (April 8, 2009) -- Barry Z. Posner has been named a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), an international organization for training efforts in the workplace.

Retailers to Discuss Industry Challenges on May 7

Three retailing leaders examine the challenges the industry faces in an interactive breakfast panel on Thursday, May 7.

Food Retailer Looks at Market Challenges April 2

Denis Ring, developer of the Whole Foods 365 line and Santa Clara alumnus, will provide his perspective on challenges in the food industry at the next Leadership Briefing on April 2.

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BusinessWeek Ranks SCU Undergraduate Business Among Best in Nation

The undergraduate business program at Santa Clara University is 32nd best in the nation, according to "Best Undergraduate B-schools" published today by BusinessWeek magazine.

"Leading in Uncertain TImes" Series begins March 11

Jay Shepard, executive in residence for Sofinovva Ventures, is the first speaker in the "Leading in Uncertain Times" series presented by the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Silicon Valley VC Competition on February 13

Six college teams from the western U.S. will compete in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) at Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business on Friday, February 13

Key Figure in Accounting Scandal Speaks Feb 17

Aaron Beam, Jr., the former CFO of HealthSouth who went to prison for his role in the giant health concern?s accounting scandal, will bring his reflections on ethics in the workplace to Santa Clara University students on Tuesday, February 17, at 3:30 PM in Daly Science 206.

CEO and Entrepreneur Judy Estrin on February 9

Author and entrepreneur Judy Estrin will discuss "Closing the Innovation Gap" at Santa Clara University on Monday, February 9.

Mozilla Co-Founder Speaks February 3

Mitchell Baker, co-founder of the Mozilla Project and chairman of the Mozilla Foundation, will speak about leading in an open source environment on Tuesday, February 3, as part of the Santa Clara Leadership Lecture series.

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Veteran Economic Forecaster Looks at 2009 and the Economy

Mario Belotti, the W.M. Keck Chair in Economics, presents his take on the economy in 2009 on Tuesday, February 3, at an early morning event sponsored by the Leavey School of Business Alumni Office.

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MBA Applications Due January 20

SANTA CLARA, CA -- December 19, 2008 -- Applications for Spring Quarter 2009 in the MBA program at Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business are due January 20, said school officials on Friday.

Winter Leadership Lectures Series Announced

A former NFL referee, a founder of the Mozilla Foundation, and an executive from Genentech are scheduled to share their leadership stories with Santa Clara University students in Winter 2009 quarter.

Extraordinary Faculty Saluted by Dean

SANTA CLARA, CA -- December 3, 2008 -- Eighteen Leavey School of Business faculty were honored for "extraordinary" performance in teaching, scholarship, and service today at the Faculty Town Hall. Dean Barry Z. Posner made the awards during the quarterly faculty meeting held in Lucas Hall.

NVIDIA Vice President Speaks on November 5

SANTA CLARA - NVIDIA Senior Vice President of Operations Debora Shoquist will present her perspectives on leadership in technology on Wednesday, November 5.

Micro-credit for Women in Nepal

Lucky Chhetri, an entrepreneur and economic activist in Nepal and Meg Taylor, president of a micro-credit organization, will speak on Thursday, October 30, about their work with women in Nepal.

The Leader's Legacy Awards to be Presented November 1

Five Silicon Valley leaders will be honored with The Leader's Legacy Award from Santa Clara University?s Leavey School of Business on Saturday, November 1.

Two Silicon Valley Veterans Honored

SANTA CLARA, CA, October 10, 2008?Silicon Valley veterans Robert E. Goff and Brad Mattson have been named as the 2008 Founders Award recipients by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Santa Clara University.

SCU Faculty & Alumni Discuss Economic Horizons

SANTA CLARA, CA -- September 29, 2008 -- Santa Clara University business school faculty and alumni working in financial sectors will examine developments in the investment banking crisison Thursday, October 2, at 3:30 PM in the Forbes Family Conference Center in Lucas Hall.

Hersh Shefrin to Discuss New Book

Best-selling author and Belotti Professor of Finance Hersh Shefrin will discuss his latest book, Ending the Management Illusion -- How to Drive Business Results Using the Principles of Behavioral Finance on Wednesday, September 24 at Santa Clara University.

Business School Opens Fall Quarter in New Facility

Business school students at Santa Clara University will begin the 2008 Fall Quarter in the brand-new home of the Leavey School of Business, Lucas Hall.

International Women Meet at Santa Clara University for Global Conference July 26

Women from 14 countries will explore some of the most challenging issues of our time in a one-day conference, "Voices of Global Leaders," on Saturday, July 26, on the Santa Clara University campus. The day-long event, sponsored by the Global Women's Leadership Network (GWLN) in the Leavey School of Business at the university, begins at 9 AM.

Business School to Move into Lucas Hall

Leavey School of Business faculty and staff will begin moving into Lucas Hall, the new $49 million facility on the north side of campus, on Monday, June 23. The move of some 160 people from five locations around campus into one facility is expected to take one week.

CIE Alumni Brief U.S. President and Italian Leaders

SANTA CLARA, CA - June 13, 2008 - Several Italian post-doctoral students who spent the spring of 2007 at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University met with U.S. President George W. Bush today to share their experiences in the program.

Innovators Meet Investors at 2008 Boomer Venture Summit

The innovators who have the ideas for money-making in the burgeoning Baby Boomer market, and the venture capitalists looking for the next big thing, will meet at the 2008 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit & Business Plan Competition June 17 at Santa Clara University.

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Posner Announces Last Term as Dean

SANTA CLARA, Calif - May 15, 2008 - Barry Z. Posner, Dean of Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business, has announced he will step down as dean at the end of the 2008-09 academic year. Posner has served as dean since 1997. After a year-long sabbatical, Posner will return to SCU as a professor of leadership.

Two $10,000 Prizes for Boomer Competition

Two $10,000 prizes will be awarded to entrepreneurs developing products and services for the 45+ market at the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit on June 17 at Santa Clara University

MBA Programs move up in national rankings

Two well regarded MBA programs in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University moved up in the annual assessment of graduate business education, published by U.S. News & World Report.

Global Social Entrepreneurs Explore Sustainable Leadership

David Green of Project Impact, Jody Ranck of Institute for the Future, and Harry Wiland, co-president and co-CEO of Media & Policy Foundation, will examine how social entrepreneurs contribute to global sustainability at the next SCU School of Business Leadership Briefing on Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 AM.

Executive MBA

Announcing a new era of MBA education, officials at Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business this morning unveiled a next generation design for its highly regarded Executive MBA program, recently ranked 21st in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

SCU School of Business Hosts Venture Capital Investment Competition

The MBA Entrepreneurs' Connection at the Leavey School of Business will host the 11th Annual Venture Capital Investment Competition Feb. 8.

Juniper Networks CEO Speaks to Graduate Students

SANTA CLARA, CA (January 2, 2008) -- Scott Kriens, Chairman and CEO of Juniper Networks, will speak to Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business graduate students and faculty on Tuesday, January 8, as part of the School's quarterly Leavey Lecture series.

Veteran Economic Forecaster Looks at 2008

SANTA CLARA, CA (November 29, 2007) -- Mario Belotti, W.M. Keck Professor of Economics at Santa Clara University, will present his forecast for the national and world economy on Thursday, January 17, in two Bay Area venues as a part of the Leavey School of Business Leadership Briefings.

SCU Team Takes 2nd Place in International Business Competition

SANTA CLARA, CA (November 5, 2007) A team of four Leavey School of Business undergraduates took second place in the International Business College Competition during the 81st World Trade Week in Los Angeles last weekend.

Economics Professor Honored by National Insurance Association

Economics Associate Professor Thomas Russell was recently presented with an award from the American Risk and Insurance Association in recognition of the lasting impact of his research on the industry.

Breetwor Fellows Announced

Barry Z. Posner, dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, has announced seven new faculty recipients of the Breetwor Family Fellowships for 2007-2009, as recommended by the Business School?s department chairs.

Graduate Students & Faculty Leave for Asia Tour

Follow the adventures of nearly 30 graduate business students from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University as they explore Global Business Perspectives: Asia 2007.

Dean Barry Posner Among Top Leadership Gurus

Santa Clara University Business School Dean Barry Z. Posner was recently named among the World's "Top 30 Leadership Gurus."