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MBA studentsThe Greehey MBA is for values-driven leaders who are looking to make an impact on their enterprises, institutions and communities by positively transforming themselves. This 16-month, cohort-based program, beginning in the fall, has small class sizes that afford students personalized attention, one-on-one faculty interaction and opportunities for peer-to-peer mentoring.

Self-assessment exercises, goal-setting activities and individual and group projects provide a holistic context for learning, application and practice. In the process, students develop close working relationships that will benefit them and their organizations throughout their careers. Dynamic, real-world case studies and problem-solving exercises foster innovative mindsets and applied methods of business strategy. Students gain the decision-making skills needed to advance in today’s fast-paced business climate.

Saturday lab sessions accommodate working professionals and focus on essential skills. The labs are divided into a series of 15 Saturdays. These Advanced Business Skills Labs (ABS Labs) have been developed to support key learning and program outcomes critical to student success. These fall into three categories: Data Analytics, Communication and Team Dynamics, and Values-based Leadership. Labs are offered during the course of the 16-month program to compliment the core curriculum and the student’s own learning journey. Communication and Team Dynamics sessions integrate student presentations, both individual and group, case studies, and reading samples that promote conversation, collaboration and oral communication. The Values-Based Leadership session partners with Holt Development Services Inc. to build leadership culture among our students through personalized behavioral assessments and exercises to discover personal purpose and an understanding of the instinctive behavioral styles that affect teams and business environments.

A built-in, concentrated international experience. Today, every facet of business is touched by the global economy, and no professional can operate successfully without an understanding of this context. The Greehey MBA program takes students to global destinations for a concentrated learning experience during which they are exposed to diverse business cultures and learn from local experts. In addition, the trip is short enough to fit within the average professional’s allotted vacation time.

Rapid Innovation of Social Enterprise (RISE). During the summer, Greehey MBA students have an opportunity to come up with ideas in the context of social innovation and develop them into viable business concepts that also accomplish a social purpose. We provide a “real world” experience where formulation and presenting of lean business models occurs under severe time constraints. RISE is modeled after a three-day startup and combines design thinking, entrepreneurial thinking and business planning in a dynamic and engaging environment. Students are divided into teams to pitch business ideas with a strong purpose and social impact, and present to a hand-selected board of professors and business leaders.

The Greehey MBA for Values-Driven Leaders seeks to develop and prepare competent individuals for responsible leadership positions in any organization or enterprise in the context of ethical leadership, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and social entrepreneurship.

By design, this program is a lock-step, cohort-based, curriculum experience. We reserve the right to deviate from the established curriculum, but only on a case-by-case basis under extraordinary circumstances.

Courses and degree plan

Students can pursue a Master of Business Administration for Values-Driven Leaders. In addition to their major courses, students are required to attend an MBA orientation activity.

View the Greehey MBA Values-Driven Leaders Program Requirements and Degree Plan

Program Admission

MBA students in the trading roomAdmission is granted to individuals with high promise for success in graduate study, as demonstrated through previous schooling and testing. All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcript from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official test scores:  GRE, GMAT, or MAT as required by the program.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, preferably from a recent instructor and/or employer
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae/C.V.
  • Statement of Purpose/Professional goal statement

International residents must meet additional requirements as described in the International Students section.

For specific program requirements, please refer to MBA section in the Graduate Catalog or contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 210-436-3101 or

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Study Abroad Opportunities

An integral part of our Greehey MBA curriculum is the International Field Study, or IFS. This built-in, concentrated international experience takes students to global destinations for a dynamic learning experience, during which they are exposed to diverse business cultures and learn from local experts. The trip is short enough to fit within the average professional’s allotted vacation time. This unique international experience allows students the opportunity to see first-hand how business is done in-country and to speak with business leaders on formal company visits and tours. Students also have the time set aside to immerse themselves in diverse cultures through outdoor excursions, food tasting, shopping, sightseeing and more. Experiencing different cultures and business styles gives students a holistic view of the global marketplace.

Greehey MBA graduates have had the opportunity to travel to Brazil, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, Mexico, and South Korea.

For additional information, contact Jeremy Grace, Director of Master of Business Administration Programs.


Financial Aid

St. Mary’s offers various scholarships, grants and assistantships to graduate students. Military, their dependents and Department of Defense employees may be eligible for a tuition discount. Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 210-436-3141 or for additional information or visit

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