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Prospective Students Information

Let us help you take the next step.

Meet with us, visit a class, hear our alumni stories—as you consider the Executive MBA program that connects best to Silicon Valley. Take a few more steps toward becoming an Executive MBA from Santa Clara University.

Please call us at (408-554-4539) or send us a quick email at if you need more information.

20 Month Program: August 2019 - March 2021
Classes meet every other weekend
Fridays from 5-9pm and Saturdays from 9am - 5pm
Cohort size of 25- 30 students

Online application
Application fee of $100 (non-refundable)
GMAT/GRE scores (a waiver is available for qualifying applicants)
A 4-year bachelor's degree
Official transcripts from all colleges and/or university-level institutions attended*
3 essays (1000 word maximum)
2 letters of recommendation
8 or more years of professional work experience
TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English (even if the applicant is a U.S. citizen) or if their degree was not awarded by a U.S. university/college
Personal admission interview
Qualified applicants will be invited to schedule a personal admission interview. Interviews can be conducted in person at Santa Clara University or via Zoom.

*This includes extension programs and an evaluation from WES for degrees earned outside of the US.

We admit students to the Executive MBA in Fall only with the following application deadlines:

April 1 for Scholarship Consideration
June 1 Final Deadline

Students are admitted on a rolling basis.

$103,335 (2018-19 tuition)
Inclusive of tuition, books, meals and parking during academic terms, international in-country travel and accommodations for mandatory international trip

Federal and Private Loans
The University Financial Aid Office can help in locating and applying for these types of aid. You may visit the staff in Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building; call (408) 551-1000, or email

All applicants to the Executive MBA program are considered for scholarships, which are merit based. Awards are based on professional accomplishments and outstanding scholarship as demonstrated in collegiate transcripts, test scores and recent coursework. The Graduate Business Office does not award need-based scholarships.

Fall 2017 Incoming Class Demographics

Average age : 42
Average work experience : 18 years
Employed at time of admission : 100%
% women : 62%
Prominent employers Plantronics, Facebook, Adobe Systems, Virtusa Corporation, Cisco Systems, Dell, TechCrunch

Typical job titles: President & CEO, Senior Program Manager, Independent Consultant, Staff Application Engineer, Senior Event Manager, Senior Marketing and Application Manager, Director of Global Enterprise Solutions

Where SCU Works