Silicon Valley Experience
We’re in the Heart of Silicon Valley
We are the largest contributor of business graduates to Silicon Valley and a major contributor to what the Valley is today. Like the university in which it is housed, the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business reflects the vibrant, multi-cultural and global atmosphere of Silicon Valley.
Discover the "Silicon Valley Experience" in Our MBA Program
Our MBA program offers a unique, experiential learning course called the "Silicon Valley Experience." This course immerses students in the culture of Silicon Valley, develops an entrepreneurial mindset for our students, and enables networking opportunities with C-suite executives.
Gain Real-World Experience in Our Business Honors Program
The highly selective program provides students with real-world work experience in the Silicon Valley while earning college credit through practicum courses. Work in teams with other similarly qualified students on a significant and meaningful project at a major organization in Silicon Valley.
Empower Your Entrepreneurial Skills
The Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship provides competitive programs and opportunities to assist students in developing their entrepreneurial skills. These include the Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge, the Silicon Valley Business Plan Competition, and the ZinnStarter Program.
Using a multifaceted approach, the Silicon Valley Experience elevates beyond four classroom walls and extends beyond one brief semester.
In 2004, five years before ABC debuted its popular show “Shark Tank,” San José State University began inspiring creative minds to present their best ideas in an entrepreneurship competition unlike any other.