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Is the Greehey MBA Right for You?

The Greehey MBA prepares professionals for responsible leadership positions.

They make an impact on their enterprises, institutions and communities by positively transforming themselves.

What sets this program apart:

  • Study Abroad – all students travel abroad to learn from local experts.
  • Saturday Labs – labs focus on essential skills that complement the curriculum and accommodate working professionals.
  • Startup Plans – over the summer, students formulate and pitch business ideas, much like a three-day startup.
  • Cohort-Based learning – students start classes together in the fall and continue throughout the program with their cohort, allowing them to build lasting professional relationships and peer mentoring.
  • 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.

    By design, this program is a lock-step, cohort-based, curriculum experience.

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission 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.

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

    • Online application
    • Official transcript from all colleges and universities attended
    • 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
    Admission Requirements

    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 graduate@stmarytx.edu.

  • MBA Courses

    Students follow a specific sequence of coursework, working through the whole program in a cohort – a group of students who take all required classes together.

    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.

    View the catalog for course descriptions and sequence:

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 Labs

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 support key learning outcomes.

Labs fall into three categories:

  • Data Analytics
  • Communication and Team Dynamics
  • Values-based Leadership

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.

Rapid Innovation of Social Enterprise

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.

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.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Today, every facet of business is touched by the global economy, and no professional can operate successfully without an understanding of this context.

An integral part of our Greehey MBA curriculum is the International Field Study. This built-in experience takes students to global destinations for a dynamic learning experience. They are exposed to diverse business cultures and learn from local experts.

The trip is short enough to fit within the average professional’s vacation time. This unique experience lets students see firsthand how business is done in-country and speak with business leaders on formal company visits and tours.

Students are given time to immerse themselves in diverse cultures through outdoor excursions, food tasting, shopping and sightseeing.

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

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Learn More

We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have! Feel free to reach out to learn more about St. Mary’s University.

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