Change is constant in most every industry today: A promising innovation moves an organization forward, or an entire industry gets upended by a startup. Preparing students for that inevitability was front and center when the Leavey School of Business created the first fully online version of its nationally recognized MBA program.
Starting January 2018, the online curriculum will include a unique “Silicon Valley Professional Dashboard” component to track student progress attaining skills, practices, and mindsets characteristic of the epicenter of innovation. Working professionals can take the 70-unit program from home, on their own schedule, in as few as two years. They’ll stay in regular contact with classmates and the professors and Silicon Valley professionals who teach the program.
“Students can really ‘disrupt’ their own careers for the better,” says Nydia MacGregor, faculty director for MBA programs. Networking for online students is enhanced by two three-day, on-campus residencies emphasizing leadership and business in Silicon Valley, as well as other opportunities to network with on-campus MBA students.
For now, the program is available to U.S. students only.
Find out more and sign up at onlinemba.scu.edu.