March 26, 2002
Over the course of 150 years, St. Mary’s has adapted and worked to provide
San Antonio and South Texas with the best educational opportunities. Now, in
the University’s Sesquicentennial year, the School of Business and
Administration is implementing a new course curriculum for its Master of
Business and Administration (MBA) program.
The new program is the result of extensive research into how St. Mary’s can
continue to meet the needs of the business community. Business and
community leaders, many of whom are graduates of the current program, were
interviewed and they recommended that St. Mary’s provide a degree plan with
more flexibility to meet the dynamic needs of today’s MBA candidates.
Beginning in the Fall 2002 semester, students can select a unique direction
of study to fit their personal needs and interests. Financial planning,
international entrepreneurship, information technology and investment
analysis are some of the concentrations available.
Course content in the new program is current, applied, powerful and
practical. All courses provide new materials that build on the undergraduate
The new curriculum is multidisciplinary. Students can take classes outside
the business realm to strengthen their personal capabilities. Classes in
computer science, communications, law, and engineering are examples of
cross-discipline areas of study that will be available to students.
Tom Hamilton, Ph.D., director of the MBA Program, says, “The business
faculty at St. Mary’s has met the challenge to build on the strengths of our
AACSB-accredited program and make a good program even better. The MBA 2000+
program is personal, powerful and dynamic. It will meet the demands of our
future business leaders for the next generation.”
The Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business
(AACSB) is the international association for management education. St.
Mary’s is the only Catholic university in Texas to be AACSB accredited.
Note to media: Tom Hamilton, Ph.D., director of the MBA Program at St.
Mary’s, can be reached at (210) 431-2027.