Santa Clara University

Andy Bartley MBA '10

Developing skills and networks to build business

Andy Bartley

MBA 2010: Co-Founder and CEO,

Santa Clara's Evening MBA program has "opened my eyes" to the world of business. 

The dynamic and diverse character of the Silicon Valley is reflected in the student body. From launching a telecom business in Bangalore, to going through the process of an IPO, or learning how to manage change after an acquisition, the many perspectives that my peers bring to class have helped me better understand the real challenges facing business leaders today. 

I have also had the opportunity to experience international business firsthand through one of Santa Clara?s Global Perspectives course. I spent 10 days in London and Geneva studying at the London School of Economics and visiting some of the top financial institution in the world.

Through all of these experiences I have developed lasting friendships that will continue long past graduation. I am taking with me the skills, confidence, and network I need to create a business, not just be a part of one.