Business Administration (MBA Programs)
In the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs at St. Edward’s, you’ll earn a globally focused MBA at a prestigious university while studying with some of the best business minds in Texas. You'll choose from one of four programs that match your goals and interests: Accounting, Business Management, Finance or Global Entrepreneurship.
The MBA programs follow a challenging curriculum, addressing current and future business issues. Our faculty, who have worked all over the world, are eager to share their knowledge, experience and deep understanding of what high-potential individuals need to know to excel in the workplace and beyond.
Master of Business Administration
Convenient Class Schedules:
The MBA programs are designed to develop effective, globally aware and ethical business leaders. Classes typically meet one evening a week for three hours, but shorter classes are available two nights a week. Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including classroom, online, or a combination of classroom and online learning. On-campus classes in Austin, Texas, are flexible and held at both north and south campuses for convenience. With three semesters a year and two classes per semester, the MBA programs are typically completed in two years.
For candidates seeking a daytime Texas MBA program, the MBA in Digital Media Management at St. Edward's offers a full-time, daytime class schedule.
The first phase of the MBA programs is designed for students with few or no previous business school credits. Students gain an understanding of accounting, finance, quantitative methods, and economic and marketing principles. As you progress through the degree, you’ll expand on the basics for a more complete picture of organizational systems, including business law and ethics, marketing management, and organizational behavior and communications — and delve into your chosen area of concentration.
Career paths for graduates include working as financial analysts for investment firms, managing in multinational enterprises, directing sales for software development companies, overseeing media buys for marketing agencies — or creating and managing their own businesses. And by studying in Austin, Texas, MBA students at St. Edward's have access to networking, consulting projects and career opportunities in one of the nation's strongest job markets and fastest growing regions.
Master of Business Administration students take courses from these groups:
MBA students with no prior business school credits complete foundation courses, including Accounting Principles and Management, Quantitative Methods for Managers, and Financial Concepts and Policies.
MBA students take a common set of core courses such as Accounting, Finance and Marketing Management.
You’ll choose a concentration in one of four MBA programs designed to zero in on your area of inte
- Accounting: Pursue a high-level career as an auditor or tax professional in a government, nonprofit, corporate or public setting.
- Business Management: Move up to the next level in your company and be responsible for long-term business strategies.
- Finance: Guide a large company in managing its finances, equity research, sales or trading.
- Global Entrepreneurship: Meet the demand for global business expertise by researching and preparing a viable business plan for a new enterprise in a global environment, or engineering the growth of an existing organization.
Students complete elective courses determined by their area of concentration.
Your final course, a Capstone, combines knowledge and skills learned throughout the program. You’ll team up with fellow MBA students on a strategic management project for a business, nonprofit or government agency. You’ll consult with your client to determine the nature of the project, conduct research to help the organization and present your results to the client at the end of the semester.
Past Capstone projects have included developing an expansion plan for an after-school program for low-income children in Texas, producing a feasibility study for a new medical device and proposing new product ideas for a major corporation. You will also create an individual business plan of your own.
View the Degree Plan (PDF) for sample course information for the Master of Business Administration.