Greehey MBA for Values-driven Leaders


A group of MBA students during a values-driven leadership lab.The Greehey MBA is for values-driven leaders who want to transform their enterprises, institutions and communities by positively transforming themselves. A 16-month, cohort-based program, its small class sizes afford you personalized attention, one-on-one faculty interaction and the opportunity for peer-to-peer mentoring.

Self-assessment exercises, goal-setting activities and individual and group projects provide just the right context for learning, application and practice. In the process, students develop close working relationships that will benefit them and their organizations throughout their careers.

“By adopting a cohort-based approach, the program is set up much like the real world where individuals must learn to work closely and collaboratively as a team with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experience. This is the ideal program for a working professional such as me who wants to learn the skills necessary to be a future leader.” – Zach Winters, (M.B.A. ’13)

Saturday lab sessions accommodate working professionals and focus on essential skills. Advanced Business Skills Labs (ABS-Labs) held on selected Saturdays throughout the semester fall into three categories. Values-Driven Leadership Labs (V-Labs) focus on fundamentals of ethical leadership, including strategies for aligning individual behavior and organizational culture, the development of advanced behavioral skills and familiarity with contemporary business issues and strategies. Technical Labs (Tech-Labs) focus on essential skills such as the use of spreadsheets and other software tools for budgeting, data analytics, simulations and decision support. Fitness Labs (Fit-Labs) focus on individual and group strategies to develop physical and financial fitness, and an inquiry into the personal meaning of work in ways that will enhance performance and provide a healthy work-life balance.

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.

Wait list and post-graduate support activities. St. Mary’s believes that education begins the moment a student is accepted and lasts a lifetime. Students on The Greehey MBA wait list can begin to form relationships with other students and start transforming their careers before they ever step foot in a classroom. Graduates of the program remain part of the St. Mary’s family for lifelong learning opportunities, including invitations to networking events and other value-added activities.

MBA student presenting during a values-driven leadership lab.Social Innovation Workshop. 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.

The Greehey MBA for values-driven leaders
seeks to develop 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 for Values-driven Leaders Requirements and Degree Plan

Program Admission

Successful applicants will have meaningful work experience, an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, a telephone or campus interview with the program director, a minimum GMAT score of 525 or an equivalent GRE score, an acceptable undergraduate GPA, letters of reference and a current resume. International residents must meet additional requirements as described in the international student section.

The GMAT is a basic aptitude test and does not require previous knowledge of business subjects. For additional information related to the GMAT please click here. For scheduling options for this online test please click here. Please refer to the Graduate School Catalog’s M.B.A. section for information about admission and program requirements.

Apply Now

Study Abroad Opportunities

St. Mary’s offers students the opportunity to earn the Greehey MBA for Values-driven Leaders, a Joint J.D./M.B.A., or the Greehey MBA Professional Accountancy Track.

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 concentrated 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.

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.

Learn more about the Greehey MBA Values-driven Leaders Program


Take the next step...