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.

“Connections I made
through the MBA
program helped
me land my
current position.”

— Rachael Moyer

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100% of MBA students consult with local to international companies to solve business challenges.

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.

Overview:

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.

Degree Plan:

For detailed descriptions and timing of courses, please see the Graduate Bulletin (course catalog).

I. FOUNDATION COURSE (3 CREDIT HOURS):
The foundation course provides the necessary business background to move on to the next phase of the program. You may be able to satisfy the foundation requirement prior to enrollment in the MBA programs with either official transcript evidence of applicable undergraduate coursework in which you earned a C or better or through credit by examination.

GRADUATE COURSE:
Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance

EQUIVALENT UNDERGRADUATE COURSEWORK:
6 semester hours of Accounting
3 semester hours of upper-division Managerial
Finance or Investments

II. CORE COURSES (18 CREDIT HOURS):
• Accounting for Managers
• Business Law and Ethics
• Financial Management
• Managing the Global Organizations
• Marketing Management
• Organizational Behavior and Communications

III. ELECTIVE COURSES (15 CREDIT HOURS):
To best serve you career goals, you have the flexibility to complete elective courses within the MBA program or across the evening business graduate programs — accounting, computer information systems, organization development, and organizational leadership and ethics.

IV. CAPSTONE (3 CREDIT HOURS):
Your final project, or Capstone, brings together all you’ve learned throughout your course of study and puts it into practice with a strategic project for a nonprofit, for-profit or governmental agency.