St. Mary’s University’s Greehey MBA for Values-driven Leaders has won the Bobby G. Bizzell Innovative Achievement Award, sponsored by Bloomberg Businessweek.

The Bobby G. Bizzell Innovative Achievement Awards recognize business programs from institutions across the country based on curriculum design, teaching, program development, outreach or administration. Baylor University was runner-up.

“The Greehey School of Business saw an opportunity to make a bold shift to a transformational program that would address the demands of the marketplace by leveraging the unique strengths of the St. Mary’s University,” said Earnest Broughton, Director of MBA and Executive Education Programs.

The Greehey MBA augments traditional business courses with the skills and values the workplace demands. The redesigned 16-month cohort program, now in its third year, offers Values-driven Leadership Labs (V-Labs), international field study and a social innovation weekend.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve,” Broughton said. “Next year, for example, the number of lab periods will be increased to 12 and include more exposure to technology and data analytics, physical and fiscal fitness, and an exploration of the relationship between meaning, faith and work.”

The award, which includes a plaque and $1,500 prize, will be presented June 14-16 at the 2015 Southwestern Business Dean’s Association (SWBDA) annual meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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