Business Administration (MBA Programs)
In the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs at St. Edward’s, you’ll earn your degree at a prestigious university while studying with some of the best business minds in Texas. The MBA programs follow a rigorous, challenging curriculum that is relevant to the issues and opportunities you'll face in business.
Watch the video to see Program Director Stan Horner, PhD, and Assistant Professor Bill Zahn, PhD, discuss the unique flexibility of the St. Edward’s MBA. Joe Mandy MBA ’15, an engineer at AMD, and Rachael Moyer MBA ’11, certified internal auditor and financial consultant, share their thoughts on the value of the program.
Master of Business Administration
St. Edward's offers one of the most agile MBA programs, providing students with exclusive access to courses across the university's other business graduate programs — accounting, computer information systems, organization development, and organizational leadership and ethics. In addition to the flexibility to customize the degree to serve students' career goals, the MBA programs are designed to develop effective, globally aware and ethical business leaders.
Convenient Class Schedules:
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.
As you progress through the degree, you’ll expand on your business foundation for a more complete picture of organizational systems, including business law and ethics, marketing management, and organizational behavior and communications.
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 one foundation course, the Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance.
MBA students take a common set of core courses such as Accounting, Finance and Marketing Management.
Students complete elective courses with the MBA program or across the four niche business graduate programs based on their career goals and interests.
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.