The key highlights of the Silicon
Valley Executive Business Program is our on-ground
courses taught by high-level working professionals
and the class project where the student teams present their final results
Is this program for you?
If you answer"Yes" to any of the questions below, then the
Silicon Valley Executive Business Program is for you!
- Is your career keeping pace with that of your peers?
- Do you understand the intricacies of the key functions within your
- Are you looking to jumpstart your knowledge and network as well
as your career?
- Are you playing on someone else's field instead of your own?
- Do you find it difficult to spare one-two years and $50,000-$80,000
for an MBA degree?
Selected Student & Instructors Testimonials
"As a new CFO, I just passed my 1-year mark. I'm still a
person in transition, making the jump from the super-controller role
to the CFO role. This program has helped me understand what to expand
in my role and what to expect from my peers. The real world hands-on
experience of the instructors has been invaluable. Seeing failure and
success has been great. They have been an inspiration."
Scott Cross, CFO, Autotradecenter
"I had very high expectations and they were exceeded. I got
everything out of this program that I had hoped for and more, including
a new job at which I was moved in line for a promotion after the first
Kellie McKeown, Engineering Director, TiVo
"I've been watching this program for two years and finally
made the time to attend. My only disappointment is waiting so long.
Not only was the quality of the instructors top-notch, so was the quality
of the presentation material and the books. An unexpected surprise was
the quality of the peers. I'm a technical person, and wanted to continue
to climb in the technical ranks. With the knowledge from this program,
I've decided to move in another direction."
Jyoti Pande, ERP Implementation at Sun Microsystems
"The program was extremely valuable for me. I was blown away
from the first session and it continued from there. Got promoted to
a director based on the knowledge I've been able to apply from this
program to my job."
Satya Dodda, QA Director, J2EE App Server, Sun Micro Systems,
"As I grew up and saw my father run a couple of small businesses
he owns in my native country, I understood what he did and his rationale
fairly well. Throughout my career in US I found that businesses were
run differently here. But, I couldnt completely understand the rationale
behind some aspects of the day to day operation or division of labor
across the company. I took, almost to completion, the Executive MBA
at a US University, but it failed to address some of the questions I
had. The thing I liked most about the SVEBP program is the clarity with
which I could understand how to run the business. Things happening at
my company, good/bad, etc. are much more relevant than before. The classes
are short and the directness of the program makes it easier to get working
knowledge. The MBA was too theoretical at times."
Luis Roa, Sr. Director of Software Engineering, Ditech Networks
"The real draw that totally fulfilled my expectations was the
real-world presentations. This has been an excellent opportunity for
that purpose. Having been to other kinds of professional programs, this
is the best experience I've had and I strongly recommend it."
David Seregow, President, Attaine Performance Corporation
"The SVEBP offers a unique opportunity to learn from seasoned
industry professionals in a very interactive environment. Each session
offers a different insight on the interworkings and interrelationships
at the executive level by the executives themselves. You can ask the
probing questions and receive frank answers on the successes and failures
that the executives have faced over the last few years. Through these
sessions one begins to truly understand how effective teams operate
at the executive level. As I reflect upon my own organization, I now
have a better appreciation for the executive activity that happens outside
my scope of vision while at the same time it has prepared me to step
into the executive role."
Dennis Martin, Sr. Director of Manufacturing Operations, Ditech
"The content of the SVEBP is current and tied back to real-world
scenarios rather than textbook theory. I was able to apply many of the
techniques immediately in my daily work. In addition, the group
project provided a great challenge - we prepared a business plan and
pitch to real VC's for a real company seeking venture funding. The experience
was both fun and immensely rewarding."
Ian Simmonds, VP Custom Solutions, InsureWorx Inc.
"My fellow student's experience and contributions were invaluable.
The knowledge and tools were a tremendous asset to my Startup Company.
I personally gained a tremendous amount of knowledge in a few short
months! It was a crash course MBA! I submitted my Startup for a case
study and it was chosen. The plan and information gave my company hours
and hours of objective consulting that would have cost the company a
Dana Schroeder- Director of Sales and Partner at FreeHand
"Having institutors who have been executive officers, provide
insight into these position not easily obtained from reading books.
You feel that you are getting inside information from the top."
Michael Hollar, Sr. Manager, Security & Certification, Symbol
"After five years of working for an international venture capital
firm, I felt I needed much more than the occasional training session
and workshop. With the Silicon Valley Executive Business Program, I
found a program that would allow me to stay in business while giving
me an edge!"
Katja Gehrt, Marketing, 3i Corporation
"Coming from years in engineering management roles, I needed
to round out my business management skills. This program gave me exactly
that, using a well-focused and practical approach, all successfully
presented in the context of today's accelerating rate of technological
changes in the business management world."
Yoed Nehoran, Engineering Director
"For people in the SW industry, managers or directors, its'
an excellent way to expand your business knowledge
is increasingly expecting sound business plans and justifications from
Engineering Management, for the Software they build ."
Michael Joss, OpenWave
"What a great way for students to learn what its really about!"
Rich Brenner, CEO, The Brenner Group, Inc. and Facilitating the
"I'm very pleased to be associated with the Silicon Valley
Executive Business Program. I'm particularly impressed with the quality
of the other faculty, content, and structure. It's an exceptional program
meeting a real need in the marketplace."
Michael Griego, President, MXL Partners and Facilitating the
Chief Revenue Officer Module
The Silicon Valley Executive Business Program is a new and unique
program exploring business from the perspective of the CEO and the CEO's
You will learn from and understand what real CEOs are looking for in
their people and organizations, especially from C-Level Staff (CXOs).
Listen to what a CEO (Chief Executive Officer), a CSO (Chief Strategy
Officer), a CPO (Chief People Officer), a CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
and other CXOs require to successfully lead and manage the business.
The Executive Business Program is designed to provide managers and
professionals with a broad overview of the key concepts, tools and techniques
needed to successfully meet the challenges of today's global business
Individual courses will give you the knowledge you need to work cross-functionally
within your own organization and become more skilled in the basics of
accounting, finance, human resources management, marketing and more.
Today's managers need applicable knowledge and skills to navigate their
organizations through an ever-changing and dynamic global business environment.
In particular, new managers must be able to analyze financial data,
develop a vision and strategy, and assess as well as implement marketing
processes to lead their global organizations to optimal performance.
This is a cohort program where students go through the program as
a group working on team projects throughout the term. The class size
will be kept small to ensure robust interaction among students and instructors.
- Acquire a strong foundation in the basic principles of business
finance, marketing, management and leadership.
- Learn to align operational objectives with business goals and growth
- Enhance creative thinking and decision-making skills to solve real,
- Understand, develop, measure and apply a strategic focus to corporate
- Identify the most effective business tools and strategies to help
your organization establish a competitive advantage.
- Apply a broad spectrum of competencies, skills and knowledge through
a project-based learning experience.
- Complete a comprehensive project that is defended in front of a
panel of industry experts and instructors.
- Work with a mentor/advisor to discuss project and curriculum applications.
- Develop a larger network of fellow students and instructors to tap
for future opportunities.
- Obtain access to additional resources, including Web-based courses,
recommended readings and books to continue learning upon completion
of the program.
- High potential Silicon Valley professionals moving into business
- Experienced managers, supervisors, entrepreneurs and small business
owners looking to enhance their business skills
- Potential future MBA candidates or managers needing advanced management
- Professionals who wish to update their business skill sets in order
to work more effectively at their positions and advance their careers
- Engineers, technologists and scientists who need to understand the
business mission, strategy and financial management of their company
- CEOs and their staff that want to more intimately understand the
intricacies of the key roles, responsibilities and best practices
of their peers
Executive Business Program Pre-Requisites:
Applicants should have: 5-7 years business experience. The primary
reason is that we don't cover the basic fundamentals in the program.