Accelerate your career with an MBA

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

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

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

Finance
FINC 6304 – Global Finance
FINC 6316 – Financial Statement Analysis

Special Topics
FINC 6399 – Special Topics in Finance (Corporate Governance)
MGMT 6399 – Special Topics in Management (Business Negotiations)

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 the elective course rotations for 2018-19, as well as more information on the concentrations in Accounting and Digital Management.

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).

On-Campus Class Schedule

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

Summer 2018

First 7 Weeks
May 19
June 9
June 30

Second 7 Weeks
July 7
July 28
August 18

Fall 2018

First 7 Weeks
September 1
September 22
October 13

Second 7 Weeks
October 20
November 10
December 8

Spring 2019

First 7 Weeks
January 19
February 9
March 2

Second 7 Weeks
March 9
April 6
May 4

Summer 2019

First 7 Weeks
May 18
June 8
June 29

Second 7 Weeks
July 6
July 27
August 17

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/tuition-refund-dates

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