Providing academic advising and support services for business graduate students

Graduate advising in The Bill Munday School of Business serves as a comprehensive source of information, communication and support for graduate students from admission through graduation.

Graduate advising strives to help students meet their academic, professional and personal goals while providing support and accurate information to ensure timely completion of their degree requirements.

Services include:

  • Individualized advising assistance throughout the course of a student's degree program
  • Guidance in course selection and registration 
  • Interpretation of course rotations and projected degree planning
  • Coordination of graduation processes including submitting the intent for graduation, preliminary graduation reviews and final degree certifications
  • Information on university policies, procedures, resources and programs

Graduate Registration

For registration instructions (including how to add, drop or swap a course), visit myHilltop. Continuing graduate students (currently enrolled) do not need an alternate PIN.

Degree Works

Degree Works is the university's degree audit and academic advising/planning system. This system allows for real-time academic advising, streamlined degree planning and more. Access Degree Works through myHilltop, or visit Using Degree Works for more information.

Application for Graduation

You must formally apply for graduation in myHilltop. Refer to the Registrar's Office for application deadlines. After you apply, the business school graduate advisor will prepare a degree audit to ensure you meet all qualifications. If there are any issues, the business school graduate advisor will contact you. After the certification for graduation is completed, it will be forwarded to the Registrar's Office. 

Graduate Advising In Person and By Phone

Your business school graduate advisor accommodates the needs of working professionals by advising remotely via phone, as well as in person. To ensure a guaranteed time for advising, schedule an appointment via email or phone.

Appointments are available Monday-Friday. When scheduling an appointment, include your name, student ID and phone number. 

Contact Your Graduate Advisor

Susy Graves, M.Ed.  |  sgraves [at] stedwards.edu  |  512-233-1661

Newly Admitted Graduate Students

Students recently admitted to a graduate program will receive a welcome email from their business school graduate advisor detailing the steps for the registration process.

Continuing Graduate Students

Continuing business school graduate students should contact the graduate advisor to begin an email advising session or to set up an appointment.

Graduate Course Schedules, Degree Plans and Bulletins

Course Schedules

Refer to the course schedule to determine course offerings for a given term. The Bill Munday School of Business reserves the right to modify course offerings based on student enrollments, program changes, etc.  

Degree Plans and Degree Works

Each student's degree plan requirements are listed in Degree Works. Log into your myHilltop account, and click on Degree Works. For assistance with questions about your degree audit, contact your graduate advisor.

Graduate Bulletins

The graduate bulletin is your primary resource for policies and procedures applicable to your degree plan. Contact your business school graduate advisor for additional information.

Resources and Helpful Links

Graduate Business Student Association

For more information about this campus organization for graduate students in the MACT, MBA or MSLC programs, refer to the GBSA webpage or contact your business school graduate advisor.

Additional Resources

Graduate Advising FAQs