What you'll accomplish

The Santa Clara MS in Entrepreneurship produces graduates who can:

  • Recognize innovative ideas  and assess their marketability
  • Understand the unique challenges of new business, including resource limitation and ability to scale
  • Operate within an ethical framework, implementing decisions with integrity
  • Create and sustain new ventures with potential for growth and long-term viability

Program structure

A 14-month, full-time graduate degree equips students with the business skills and practical experience to ready them for careers in start-ups, social enterprise, and new business development.

Summer I : Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp
Business basics from an entrepreneur’s perspective  »

Fall : Planning the New Venture
Establishing the model, financing, and operations for a new business »

Winter: Growing the New Venture
Market, technical, and legal considerations for a new business »

Spring: Managing the New Venture
Controlling sourcing, production, and cash flow for a new business »

Summer II : Experiencing the New Venture
Application of principles in the marketplace »

About our Accreditation

AACSB SealThe Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) awarded accreditation to the Leavey School of Business in 1953, one of the first professional schools of business to be awarded this recognition.

The MBA program was recognized with accreditation in 1959, the first year graduate business students were enrolled at Santa Clara University. The Executive MBA program was accredited in 1999, the year students were enrolled there, and the Accelerated MBA program received recognition in the year of its inception, 2007.

Our three MS programs fall under the Leavey School’s general accredation by AACSB.

The Accounting Department earned separate accreditation from AACSB International in 1996, and is one of only six collegiate accounting departments in California to be so recognized.