Accelerate your career with an MBA

In the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at St. Edward’s, you’ll build skills that are highly aligned with and sought after in the dynamic business ecosystem of Austin and beyond.

Our MBA program focuses on entrepreneurial thinking, social enterprise, innovation, global collaboration and business analytics — key competencies industry leaders tell us are needed in today’s business world. As part of your coursework, you’ll go out into the community to work with organizations on consulting projects that address their strategic business needs. You’ll also learn from business leaders we bring to campus. And our partnerships with organizations, such as Capital Factory, open opportunities for networking and internships.

You’ll explore ways to:
  • Leverage technology in all areas of business to improve outcomes
  • Collect, analyze and apply complex data for optimized decision-making
  • Develop strategies and programs maximizing new and evolving marketing channels
  • Transform continuous change and disruption into meaningful innovation and growth
  • Integrate business goals with corporate responsibility and ethics

Courses are offered in a flexible, low-residency structure that accommodates your career and personal life. You'll have the flexibility of choosing how fast you want to complete your MBA, adapting the program to fit your personal needs.

Degree Plan

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

I. MBA Foundation Course (3 Credit Hours):
The foundation course 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):
Accounting for Managers
Finance for Managers
Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics
Strategies in Operation Management
Managing Dynamic Organizations
Innovation and Disruption Management
Social Responsibility of Business
Marketing Management in a Digital Environment

III. Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours):
To best serve your career goals, you have the flexibility to complete three elective courses in accounting, business management, finance, marketing, digital management and/or global business. Or you can focus on a concentration in Accounting or Digital Management. (Accounting electives are offered through the Master of Accounting program.)

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 or a global project with travel required. 

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:

For tuition refund dates and deadlines, visit Student Financial Services' webpage:

Learning Goals

MBA graduates will:
  • Manage and lead through effective communication and collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Use quantitative data to develop business opportunities in a dynamic and digital world.
  • Analyze the local and global environment to formulate business solutions.
  • Apply critical reasoning to ethical and societal issues to ensure responsible actions that reflect corporate social responsibility.
  • Leverage technology in all areas of business to improve decisions and achieve desired 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