The Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University is now accepting students for its brand-new MBA for Professionals program, which begins classes in August.


The MBA for Professionals (MBAP) is designed to address the needs of today’s graduate student, who works full time and seeks courses tailored to their career and a flexible degree completion schedule. The part-time format allows student to complete the program at their own pace, within one to three years. No GRE exam is required to apply.

Jeremy Grace took the reins as director of Master of Business programs in May and has already begun implementing his vision.

“We are thrilled to announce our newest MBA program here at the Greehey School of Business,” Grace said. “Our new MBA for Professionals allows individuals who are seeking to earn an MBA at their own pace and has special areas of industry concentration. We believe the program is right for any individual who wishes to transform their professional trajectory or reinvent their career path.”

Previously, Grace served as director of the Full-Time MBA program at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

Program details
Students must take 21 credit hours of core courses, which include International Business; Marketing Management; Management of Information and Technology; Accounting for Decision Making; Financial Management; Leaders, Strategy & Society; and Data Visualization and Financial Modeling.

Additional courses depend on the student’s chosen concentration: Compliance, Data Analytics, General Management, Health Management and International Business.

Tuition and fees will be consistent with current and future University rates.

“Our AACSB accreditation puts the Greehey School of Business in the top 5 percent in the world and assures a real ROI for the MBA,” Grace said.

Application requirements

  • Four-year undergraduate degree, either from an accredited U.S. college or university or a comparable degree from a foreign institution approved by either the government or relevant accrediting authority
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé (relevant professional experience, affiliations and service)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Completed application form

Existing MBA programs
The Greehey MBA for Values-driven Leaders is a 16-month, cohort-based program that incorporates advanced graduate-level academic preparation with a special emphasis on ethical leadership, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and social entrepreneurship topics. It includes a concentrated international field-study experience that prepares students to engage in business with diverse cultures.

The Greehey MBA in Professional Accountancy offers 12 credit hours of MBA foundation courses plus 18 hours of graduate-level accounting courses. When combined with the 33 credit hours of undergraduate accounting prerequisite courses, the track meets professional certification requirements of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. It provides the coursework and college credit hours required by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for a student to file an application to sit for the CPA examination.

“The program is perfect for recent or soon-to-be Accounting graduates,” Grace said. “Having MBA and CPA after your last name so early on in your career is a real asset.”

For more information on the MBA programs at St. Mary’s, contact Grace at 210-431-2027 or

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