Accelerate your career with an MBA

For more information, contact:

For more information, contact:

David Altounian, Associate Dean and MBA Director
davida [at] stedwards.edu
512-448-8678

Susy Graves, Graduate Advisor
sgraves [at] stedwards.edu
512-233-1661
Graduate Advising Resources

Dave Bralower, Director of Graduate Admissions
davidcb [at] stedwards.edu 
512-233-1424
Graduate Admission Resources

In the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at St. Edward’s University, you will build practical skills that prepare you for career advancement, and you will develop dynamic connections – in Austin and beyond.

Our Program Structure

Adapt the MBA program to meet your career and personal life. Our courses are offered in a flexible, low-residency structure. Students come to campus for in-person classes on three Saturdays each session (there are two sessions each semester) and receive virtual support from professors during the week.

Our Classroom Experience

Learn from well-connected faculty members in small classes that provide opportunities for in-depth discussion and relationship building. During Saturday classes, students often gather to share meals, attend professional development sessions, and network with their peers.

Our Partnership with Austin

Take advantage of connections The Bill Munday School of Business has with Austin organizations, including Capital Factory, Impact Hub Austin and more, to build your network and gain internships or full-time employment. During the culminating Capstone experience, you will work with local – and even global – organizations on a consulting project that addresses their strategic business needs.

Our Focus

The MBA program focuses on entrepreneurial thinking, social enterprise, innovation, global collaboration and business analytics – key competencies that industry leaders tell us they need. As a student, you will learn to:

  • Manage and lead through effective communication and collaboration.
  • Use quantitative data to develop business opportunities in a dynamic world.
  • Analyze the local and global environment to formulate business solutions.
  • Apply critical reasoning to integrate business goals with corporate social responsibility.
  • Leverage technology in all areas of business to improve outcomes.

Degree Plan

I. MBA Foundation Course (3 Credit Hours):

The MBA Foundation course, or MBAF 6301, provides the necessary business background to enter the MBA program, including financial and managerial accounting, statistics, microeconomics and macroeconomics. It is delivered in a low-residency, seven-week format. The requirement can be satisfied through evidence of the completion of a Bachelor of Business Administration from a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of B or higher, within the last 5 years.

II. Core Courses (24 Credit Hours):

ACCT 6315 – Accounting for Managers
FINC 6317 – Finance for Managers
MGMT 6330 – Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics
MGMT 6332 – Strategies in Operations Management
MGMT 6334 – Managing Dynamic Organizations
MGMT 6328 – Innovation and Disruption Management
MGMT 6336 – Social Responsibility of Business
MKTG 6315 – Marketing Management in a Digital Environment

III. Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours):

Digital Management
MGMT 6341 – Digital Law and Policy
MGMT 6343 – Managing Technology Change

Entrepreneurship
ENTR 6349 – Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MGMT 6345 – Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century

Finance
FINC 6304 – Global Finance
FINC 6316 – Financial Statement Analysis
FINC 6320 – Valuation
FINC 6322 – Corporate Governance

Management
MGMT 6323 – Business Negotiations  

Marketing
MKTG 6325 – Managing Social Media
MKTG 6327 – Managing Marketing Tools and Technology

Operations and Supply Chain Management
MGMT 6352 – Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
MGMT 6354 – Global Purchasing and Sourcing Management
MGMT 6356 – Decision Support Models for Supply Chains

Special Topics
FINC 6399 – Special Topics in Finance 
MGMT 6399 – Special Topics in Management 
MKTG 6399 – Special Topics in Marketing                   

Please note: Elective courses are chosen at the student's discretion, but the semester in which these elective courses are offered is subject to change. See course rotations in the chart below.

IV. Management Consulting (3 Credit Hours):

In your final course, you’ll apply all you’ve learned throughout the MBA program to a strategic consulting project for a private, nonprofit or public organization. Students work in teams and can choose to collaborate on a local project (MGMT 6350) or a global project (GBUS 6350) with travel required.

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

Concentrations

Finance Concentration

Courses in this area emphasize creative solutions to business financing problems, the development of value maximizing investment and financing strategies, and the analysis and management of fixed income and equity investments. Students will develop the analytical abilities and quantitative skills needed to understand, analyze and formulate solutions to challenges businesses face in managing their revenues, assets and investment.

Required Courses (Choose 3):
  • FINC 6304 – Global Finance
  • FINC 6316 – Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINC 6320 – Valuation
  • FINC 6322 – Corporate Governance

Please note: FINC 6317 (Finance for Managers) is a pre-requisite.

Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration

Operations and Supply Chain Management deals with the production, shipment and distribution of goods and/or services. The competences and expertise of businesses in it is vital to gain and maintain competitive advantage as it wants to deliver goods and services better, faster and cheaper. The operations and supply chain managers are in charge of making decisions on sourcing, procurement, logistics, distribution and transportation, warehousing, process scheduling and improvement, both within and across companies in a supply chain. The students within this concentration will be equipped with the skills to effectively make these decisions and solve complex challenges in these areas.

Required Courses:
  • MGMT 6352 – Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 6354 – Global Purchasing and Sourcing Management
  • MGMT 6356 – Decision Support Models for Supply Chains

Please note: MGMT 6332 (Strategies in Operations Management) is a pre-requisite.

Digital Management Concentration

Students who choose the Digital Management concentration will understand and learn the theories, methods and tools used to address the challenges and opportunities presented by the effect of digital technology on modern business practices. 

Required Courses:
  • MGMT 6341 – Digital Law and Policy
  • MGMT 6343 – Managing Technology Change
  • MGMT 6345 – Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century

Interested in declaring a concentration in Finance, Operations and Supply Chain Management, or Digital Management? Contact Susy Graves, graduate advisor, at sgraves [at] stedwards.edu.

Course Rotations

  Spring Even Summer Even Fall Even Spring Odd Summer Odd Fall Odd Frequency
MBA Core Courses
MBA 6301 Business Foundations X   X X   X Fall and Spring only
ACCT 6315 Accounting for Managers X   X X   X Fall and Spring only
FINC 6317 Finance for Managers X X   X X   Spring and Summer only
MGMT 6328 Innovation and Disruption Management   X   X   X Alternating semesters
MGMT 6330 Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics X   X   X   Alternating semesters
MGMT 6332 Strategies in Operations Management X   X X X    
MGMT 6334 Managing Dynamic Organizations X X X X X X Every semester
MGMT 6336 Social Responsibility of Business X X X X X X Every semester
MKTG 6315 Marketing Management in a Digital Environment X   X X   X Fall and spring only
MBA Elective Courses
ENTR 6349 Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship   X     X   Summer only
FINC 6304 Global Finance X           Alternating springs
FINC 6316 Financial Statement Analysis     X     X Fall only
FINC 6320 Valuation   X     X   Summer only
FINC 6322 Corporate Governance       X     Alternating springs
MGMT 6341 Digital Law and Policy   X   X   X Alternating semesters
MGMT 6343 Managing Technology Change X   X   X   Alternating semesters
MGMT 6345 Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century   X   X   X Alternating semesters
MGMT 6352 Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management     X     X Fall only
MGMT 6354 Global Purchasing and Sourcing Management X     X     Spring only
MGMT 6356 Decision Support Models for Supply Chains   X     X   Summer only
MGMT 6323 Business Negotiations     X     X Fall only
MKTG 6325 Managing Social Media X   X   X   Alternating semesters
MKTG 6327 Managing Marketing Tools   X   X   X Alternating semesters
MBA Capstone Courses
GBUS 6350 MBA Global Capstone X   X X   X Fall and spring only
MGMT 6350 MBA Capstone X   X X   X Fall and spring only

On-Campus Class Schedule

Classes meet on Saturdays three times during each 7-week course, with all other coursework delivered online.

Summer 2019

First 7 Weeks
May 18
June 8
June 29

Second 7 Weeks
July 6
July 27
August 17

Fall 2019

First 7 Weeks
September 7
September 21
October 12

Second 7 Weeks
October 19
November 9
December 7

Spring 2020

First 7 Weeks
January 25
February 8
February 29

Second 7 Weeks
March 7
April 4
May 2 

Summer 2020

First 7 Weeks
May 16
June 6
June 27

Second 7 Weeks
July 11
July 25
August 15

Add/Drop and Refund Schedule

For add, drop and withdrawal dates and deadlines, visit the Office of the Registrar's webpage:
https://www.stedwards.edu/registrar/calendar/dates-deadlines

For tuition refund dates and deadlines, visit Student Financial Services' webpage:
https://www.stedwards.edu/billing-and-financial-aid/dates-and-deadlines/...

Outcomes

MBA graduates go on to apply their knowledge and skills in key roles in Austin and beyond. Earning your MBA in Austin provides many advantages. It's one of the fastest growing cities in the country and is home to promising startups and iconic corporations such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Intel, Qualcomm, and IBM and recruiting new talent. Austin is known for its vibrant and eclectic culture which nurtures a strong creative industry. This provides unparalleled opportunities, such as the SXSW conference, which attracts some of the most innovative companies and iconic creative leaders on a global scale.

An MBA degree can open up new doors for graduates, and it's a requirement for advancing in some careers. This is generally true in fields such as investment banking and management consulting. 

For Daniel Hawthorne ’08, MBA ’12, an MBA helped him better navigate the corporate world. He's now a Senior Data Protection Specialist at Dell, after being promoted quicker than anyone else in his division’s history. He also holds the record in many sales categories. Daniel is able to incorporate his dedication to service by serving on the board of GenNext, a Dell young professionals group focusing on social responsibility and business readiness.

Outside the Classroom

As part of the coursework, MBA students connect with the Austin business community to work with organizations on consulting projects that address strategic business needs. They also learn from business leaders we bring to campus. Our partnerships with organizations such as Capital Factory open opportunities for networking and internships.

The engaging learning environment at St. Edward's University provides opportunities for interaction with:
  • Professors who have years of practical experience in their fields
  • Peers who can share professional insights
  • Visiting speakers from diverse business sectors

Meeting the Needs of Austin's Business Community

Students in the MBA program balance jobs and extracurricular activities with coursework that fits their schedules — in small classes taught by professors with both academic and business experience.