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Special Programs and Centers – Greehey School of Business

The Greehey School of Business offers innovative programs and centers designed to prepare students for real-world leadership and lifelong achievement, as well as for today’s ever evolving global and technological business environment.

Our academic programs emphasize ethical leadership, technical excellence, global awareness and professional orientation. Programs such as the Entrepreneurial Scholars (E-Scholars) Program and the Greehey Scholars Program provide on-going interaction with industry executives and personal career development, as well as learning models through travel, academic competition and service.

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Center for Global Business Studies

The Center for Global Business Studies is focused on developing international opportunities for students in the Greehey School of Business. Its functions include:

  • the development and facilitation of student involvement in study abroad opportunities across the world
  • international internships
  • special international events such as distinguished guest speakers
  • student international competition opportunities

One such competition is the Greehey School of Business’ annual participation in the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Case Competition. The Center of Global Business Studies hosted the competition at St. Mary’s University in 2016, with our students competing in and managing the event that involved sixteen teams spanning eleven countries across four continents.

For more information on the Center of Global Business Studies, contact Jeffrey Johnson, Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, at 210-431-2024 or jjohnson6@stmarytx.edu.


Dean’s Scholars Program

The Dean’s Scholars Program at St. Mary’s University is a one-time funding opportunity for qualified incoming undergraduate freshmen. The Dean’s Scholars Program focuses on leadership development and preparing students for professional and personal success. Scholars have an opportunity to work closely with the Dean and the Advisory Council of Executives for the Greehey School of Business.

Learn more about the Dean’s Scholars Program


Entrepreneurial Scholars (E-scholars) Program

The Entrepreneurial Scholars (E-scholars) Program at St. Mary’s University is a yearlong program that includes academic and extracurricular activites for students from all disciplines and majors.The program is a blend of traditional classroom learning with opportunities outside of the classroom that enhance entrepreneurial education and experiences. The E-scholars Program overcomes five common barriers to learning: isolation, time, limited expertise, rapid globalization and cost.

Learn more about the E-scholars Program


Executive Education

Executive Education at the Greehey School of Business equips executives and corporate leaders with the knowledge, tools and relationships to produce quality and effective outcomes. The program helps bring their aspirations to action.

Nurturing an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Since establishing the Meadows Center for Entrepreneurship in 1981, St. Mary’s University has focused on the development of entrepreneurial skills, teaching free enterprise and helping entrepreneurs succeed. In terms of the Greehey Executive Education program, this is reflected in the development of cutting-edge skills and knowledge, as well as the opportunity to connect and network with others.

Developing Whole Leaders
St. Mary’s University is committed to educating the whole person. In accord with that mission, the Greehey Executive Education program offers a broad range of courses that address the physical, spiritual and work-related needs – life-long learning that helps to develop an individual’s physical, psychological, intellectual, moral, social and creative qualities.

Inspiring Social Consciousness
St. Mary’s University focuses on the importance of social justice and working for the common good. This theme is reflected in Greehey Executive Education, through courses that demonstrate how businesses can be guided by socially beneficial values and contribute to the overall sustainability of the enterprise.

Delivering Timely and Relevant Skills and Tools
St. Mary’s University has evolved with the times for more than 160 years. Leaders in today’s world need cutting-edge competencies to deal with today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. The Greehey Executive Education program provides a changing and robust curriculum to meet that need.

For more information, contact Gregory Pool, Ph.D., at 210-431-2020 or gpool@stmarytx.edu, or Cody Cox, Ph.D., at 210-436-3806 or ccox9@stmarytx.edu.


Greehey Scholars Program

The Greehey Scholars Program develops students who exhibit outstanding ethical leadership, technical excellence, global awareness and professional orientation, challenging them to the highest standards of commitment and achievement. Scholars set this example by engaging in the principles of constant learning, serving and leading, not only in business environments but also in their communities and whole lives.

Learn more about the Greehey Scholars Program


Harvey Najim Center for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility

The Harvey Najim Center for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility is a partnership between the Greehey School of Business, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Science, Engineering and Technology, and the School of Law, created by a gift from Harvey Najim.

The Najim Center provides knowledge and experiential learning opportunities for St. Mary’s business, engineering, and law school students while at the same time delivering measurable commercial benefit to San Antonio businesses, economic development and non-governmental organizations and agencies.

Learn more about the Najim Center


Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Brother Paul Goelz, S.M., Ph.D., followed his passion for education and entrepreneurship by devoting his life to teaching free enterprise at St. Mary’s University and helping entrepreneurs succeed. He established the Algur H. Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in 1981 with a grant he obtained from the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, which later was supplemented by a gift from the Gulf Oil Foundation.   The academic programs in entrepreneurship focus on the career preparation of students who plan to initiate and operate their own businesses rather than enter the corporate world of large companies in a line or staff position.

Through the Meadows Center, Goelz built a strong relationship with South Texas business professionals who engaged in entrepreneurial activities. In 1986, he developed the Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series. Each year, the Forum hosts four breakfast meetings that feature prominent entrepreneurs who share their experiences and insights.

In 2003, a second program began to emanate from the Center, the Entrepreneur Scholars Program (E-Scholars Program).  The E-scholars Program is a yearlong certificate program that includes academic and extra-curricular activities to help manage business ventures of undergraduate students from all disciplines and majors.

In fall of 2006, the Center began offering the Goelz Speaker Series. The Goelz Speaker Series is part of a course titled “Exploring Entrepreneurship: Profiles of Successful Entrepreneurs and Senior Executives.” Students enrolled in this class have the rare opportunity to hear autobiographical speeches from nationally known entrepreneurs and senior level executives about their “road maps” to success. Students read biographies of well-known entrepreneurs, analyze prospective success patterns, and contribute to the class through verbal and written projects.

For more information, contact the Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at 210-436-3124 or forumbreakfast@stmarytx.edu.

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