The SCU Leavey School of Business is a private academic institution at Santa Clara University. It is one of the professional schools of Santa Clara University. The School of Business was founded in 1923 and accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business thirty years later. Located in the Silicon Valley.
- 1851 Santa Clara College established
- 1923 School of Business and Administration established
- 1953 Business School accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- 1957 Executive Development Center established
- 1959 MBA program created
- 1963 Graduate program recognized through AACSB accreditation
- 1975 Combined JD/MBA program created
- 1983 Dedication of the Dorothy and Thomas Leavey School of Business
- 1999 Executive MBA program created
- 2008 Lucas Hall business facility dedicated
The Leavey School of Business, which serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, has six academic departments including Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations Management and Information Systems.
- Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC)
- Degrees in Accounting, Accounting & Information Systems (AIS), Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations and Management Information Systems (OMIS)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Different methods of completing the degree Full-Time, Part-Time (Evening, Weekend Accelerated, Saturday), Executive (EMBA)
- -Joint-degee with School of Law JD/MBA
- Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)
- -Joint-degee with School of Law JD/MSIS
- Master of Science in Finance
- Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
Centers & Institutes
"Centers and institutes in the School of Business provide scholars and organizations an interdisciplinary approach to business issues."
- Center for Accounting Education and Practice (CAEP)
- Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)
- Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI)
- Executive Development Center (EDC)
- Food & Agribusiness Institute (FAI)
- Retail Management Institute (RMI)
Bloomberg BusinessWeek listed the Santa Clara University School of Business Evening MBA program in the top 60 part-time programs in the U.S. in its biennial rankings of part-time MBA programs.
The undergraduate business program has been ranked 2nd in the West by U.S. News & World Report, with its economics program ranked 4th in the nation. The undergraduate business program has also been ranked 38th in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
Presently the Leavey School of Business is led by S. Andrew "Drew" Starbird, professor of Operations Management and Information Systems, who served as interim dean for the 2009-2010 academic year and was appointed dean July 1, 2010.
Previous deans and their tenure:
- Barry Z. Posner (1996-2009), professor of leadership and best-selling co-author of The Leadership Challenge;
- Alexander Field, acting dean (1995â"96), currently Orradre Professor of Economics;
- James L. Koch (1990â"1995), currently Don C. Dodson Distinguished Service Professor;
- Albert Bruno, acting dean (1988â"89), currently Cleary Professor of Marketing;
- Andre Delbecq (1978â"1988), currently McCarthy Presidential Professor;
- Charles J. Dirksen (1941â"1978).
Lucas Hall is among the newer buildings on the Santa Clara University campus and is home to the Leavey School of Business. Construction began in May 2007 and the building was formally dedicated on September 14, 2008, in honor of Donald L. Lucas, veteran Silicon Valley venture capitalist.
At approximately 86,000 square feet (8,000Â m2), the facility is two and a half times the size of the former home of the Business School, Kenna Hall. The three-story building contains 12 classrooms (two dedicated to executive education), 102 faculty offices, 16 team project rooms, six large executive-style conference rooms, and a 100-seat seminar room. The center core of the facility contains the Dukes Business Services Center and the Cadence CyberCafe.
See also: List of Santa Clara University people
Do not add individuals whose notability is not shown by having WP articles, or obviously qualified for them, such as President of a major company. (A company not notable enough for an article here is insufficiently major)
- Everett Alvarez (1960), President of Conwal Consulting
- Michonne Ascuaga (1983), President of John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino
- Donald Barbieri (1968), Former CEO WestCoast Hospitality Corp
- Mary Bitterman (1966), President, James Irvine Foundation, former CEO, KQED Broadcasting
- David Carey (1981), President and CEO, Outrigger Enterprises, Inc.
- Dorian Daley (1986), Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Oracle
- William Dallas (1987), Founder and Owner, Dallas Capital
- David Drummond (Google) (1985), Vice President and General Counsel, Google
- Thomas Fanoe (1968), former president, Levi's USA and Joe Boxer Corp.
- Robert J. Finocchio Jr. (1973), Retired Director of Informix and former President, 3COM
- Fred Franzia (1965), Owner of Bronco Winery and maker of Charles Shaw wine
- John Fry (1978), President and Co-Founder, Fry's Electronics
- Jim Garrison (1973), Co-Founder of the State of the World Forum
- Michael L. Hackworth (1963), chairman, Cirrus Logic
- Richard Justice (1971), Senior Vice President World Wide Field Operations, Cisco Systems
- Walter Kaczmarek (1974), President, CEO, and Director, Heritage Bank
- Jennifer Konecny (1968), Senior Vice President, Novell Inc.
- Jack Kuehler (1954), Former President of IBM
- Thomas A. Lacey (MBA 1988), CEO and Chairman of International Display Works, former VP of Intel
- Thomas E. Leavey (1922), Co-Founder of Farmers Insurance
- Mike Maciag (1987), CEO, Electric Cloud
- Chris Malachowsky (M.S. 1986), Co-Founder and Senior VP of Engineering and Operations, NVIDIA
- Rodney Moore (1985), President of the National Bar Association
- David Mooring (1980), Former President and Director, Board Member, Rambus
- Peter Oppenheimer (MBA 1987), CFO and Senior Vice President of Apple Computer
- George Reyes (MBA 1979), CFO, and former Senior Vice President, Google
- Stephen Schott (1960), Former Owner of the Oakland Athletics
- John A. Sobrato (1960), Billionaire Owner and Chairman, Sobrato Development Companies
- Thomas D. Terry (S.J.), President of Novitiate Wines
- Richard P. Wallace (M.S. 1989), CEO of KLA-Tencor Corporation
- Leavey School of Business