Santa Clara University


Company Based Programs

The Executive Development Center offers uniquely tailored programs for companies.

The Executive Development Center (EDC) designs and delivers custom executive or management programs, structured to help business leaders drive organizational success. We will work closely with you to create a program that addresses your company's needs.

The EDC works collaboratively with you to identify:

  1. The critical challenges to be addressed

  2. The target audiences

  3. Appropriate faculty resources, design, and instructional approaches

  4. Educational and performance outcomes of the program

Our goal is to help create a learning experience that leads to the development of effective leaders, stronger teams, and impactful management practices. Being in the heart of Silicon Valley guarantees that our high quality business faculty has the necessary understanding of the rapid pace of change and unique issues faced by companies based in the most innovative and entrepreneurial business environment in the world.

Custom programs can take many forms, be of varying duration, and include a combination of methodologies: interactive classroom sessions, case discussions, small group project-based exercises, guest presentations by corporate executives. We will design it in partnership with you.

Program and Module Topics:

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Management Development Programs
  • Managers Becoming Leaders
  • Systems and Executive Thinking
  • Creating High Performing Teams
  • Developing a Culture of Innovation
  • Power and Politics in Organizations
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Business
  • Performance Management
  • Cross-culture Communication
  • Corporate Business Plan Reviews
  • Business Information Systems

International Custom Programs: Your University Partner in Silicon Valley 

Does the most dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial business climate in the world interest you? Do you want to design an educational program that capitalizes on the unique aspects of Silicon Valley business culture and its unparalleled successes? If so, the Executive Development Center leverages SCU's ideal location in the heart of Silicon Valley and the pivotal role it has played in making this area the global leader in business and innovation.

SCU has a vast network of executives, entrepreneurs, and investors to draw from in designing a program to meet your needs, including alumni who are leaders throughout Silicon Valley, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Hundreds of companies are within a short distance from campus, including such leaders as Cisco, Google, Intel, Yahoo!, Apple, HP, eBay, Facebook, Genentech, Twitter and scores of start-up companies.

For further information, please contact:
Larry Robertson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Executive Education
Executive Development Center
Leavey School of Business
Santa Clara University
tel: 408-554-4681


Align Technology

Barco (in partnership with TiasNimbas Business School of Tilburg University, The Netherlands)


Cadence Design

Cypress Semiconductor

Defense Contract Management Agency

Deggendorf Institute of Technology

ESADE Business School, Spain

Gap Inc.

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