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Business Backed by a Liberal Arts Education

The 21st century world of business requires professionals who think critically, collaborate globally and adapt to constant change

The Bill Munday School of Business at St. Edward’s University prepares students to excel in that world with an experiential, values-based education anchored in the liberal arts and the Holy Cross traditions of learning and service. It’s a business education as unique as our home in Austin, Texas.

Continuing a rich, 40-year tradition of connecting students to the marketplace, we are deeply integrated with Austin’s vibrant business ecosystem. Our programs immerse students in this exceptional, progressive center of emerging technology, where they master the importance of entrepreneurial thinking, and develop the skills to integrate social and environmental good with traditional business practices.

At the same time, they learn the vital importance of innovation and business analytics in today’s world. And thanks to the worldwide reach of Austin’s business community and our 19 international campus partners, students expand their perspective and learn the nuances of global collaboration.

“St. Edward’s has truly redefined education for me. The culture and experience is beyond your imagination.”
— Blake Leland, Business ’17

“The overall level of support The Bill Munday School of Business provides to military students is second to none. Flexible evening and distance learning classes, free tutoring services (for those qualifying), military tuition discounts through the Yellow Ribbon Program, and streamlined VA and financial assistance clearly demonstrate the school’s dedication and commitment to meeting the unique needs of veterans.”​
— Rami Pechacek, ’14

Mission Statement

The Bill Munday School of Business delivers an experiential, values-based education anchored in the liberal arts and the Holy Cross traditions of learning and service. The school educates students to excel professionally in the dynamic 21st century business environment by emphasizing creative thinking, critical analysis, global collaboration, lifelong learning, adaptation to change, and ethical behavior. The school promotes relationships on our campus with our global partners and across the rich ecosystem of Austin, focusing on technology, creativity, social enterprise and emerging trends.

Faculty

A faculty composed of scholar practitioners with established business networks provides personalized attention that is the foundation of our educational framework. Here, students benefit from small, interactive classes that emphasize interdisciplinary learning, creative thinking and teamwork.

Faculty research serves to expand and deepen our engagement with the community. It also demonstrates how students can be active, lifelong learners in a highly competitive world.

The Bill Munday School of Business faculty focus research efforts on the five key qualities that characterize Austin’s business ecosystem: 
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Social enterprise
  • Innovation management
  • Global collaboration 
  • Business analytics​

“The business faculty are extremely helpful and their knowledge and experience are invaluable resources for students.”
— Kanya Maliwan, Digital Media Management ’17

Leading by example, our goal is to help The Bill Munday School of Business students become confident and capable professionals who will pioneer new business leadership in the 21st century.

“As an exchange student from Scotland, I have loved the freedom teachers give you to work on assignments. The school is flexible and the professors are so very helpful.”
— Caroline Daw ’16, International Business

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Service

Service is an important component of the St. Edward’s University mission.

At The Bill Munday School of Business, this includes giving of our time and our talents to the campus community. And it means extending outreach to the local Austin community and across the region and the state.

Our faculty is actively engaged in all of these areas as well as in national and international initiatives. Faculty members volunteer at local nonprofits to provide pro bono services, and offer continuing professional education to nonprofit and government entities from across Texas. They serve as reviewers of professional journals and conference papers and as officers in professional organizations. We are proud of our tradition of service and it will always remain a hallmark of The Bill Munday School of Business.

History

The Bill Munday School of Business has worked diligently throughout our history to connect with the Austin community and with our students to assure we meet their needs. We do this by providing a challenging curriculum taught by faculty with real-world experience who help students understand and prepare to respond to developments in the evolving global economy.

Learn more about the significant events in the history of our school.

Business Plan Competition

Each spring, we invite entrepreneurial and business-minded students of all majors to showcase their projects in a campuswide symposium known as the Business Plan Competition.

Faculty members serve as mentors to assist student participants in preparing for the competition. Judges for the competition may include members of the Austin business community, St. Edward's alumni, and business school faculty members. Based on their business experience spanning many sectors of the economy, the judges provide valuable feedback to the participants. Top-placing students are awarded monetary compensation for exceptional work.

Student Organizations

The Bill Munday School of Business supports multiple student and student-teacher initiative organizations. Get active and get connected Students in all majors are encouraged to be active participants in student organizations for many opportunities.

Life Beyond the Hilltop

Our alumni are our best ambassadors. Their impressive accomplishments and dedication to improving business communities around the world is truly inspiring and a source of great pride.

“I came to St. Edward's from New York because I was looking for an up-close-and-personal college experience. I was looking for that 'southern hospitality'. I wanted to get to know my professors and for them to know me. With their personal interest in every student, I knew they genuinely cared about me and wanted to see me succeed.”​
— Emily Kearney, ’15

The Bill Munday School of Business is at the center of a network that connects alumni to each other and to current students. We enhance the personal and professional development of our alumni through opportunities for chapter leadership and volunteering. Our combined reach helps advance the exchange of ideas and information—an ideal that holds true to the Holy Cross tradition.

Catherine Smith MacDermott
It’s an ulterior motive of mine to help students discover that their passions should drive them. The jobs and money will come, but more important is the contribution they make to the world as a person.