Overview

Applicants
70
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.17
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
340 - 690
GPA
2.23 - 3.97

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
July 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 10

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Letters of Recommendation
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
28

95
Full-time
36
Female
5
Part-time
4
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The MBA program at St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey School of Business offers innovative programs designed to graduate conscientious global business leaders. The program includes a JD/MBA dual degree option, as well as an additional dual degree with The University of Applied Sciences in Schmalkalden, Germany. The MBA program advances the University’s Marianist tradition of community service through “a wealth of classes” in ethical leadership, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship. It is also home to a unique host of real-world experiential learning opportunities, such as the chance to be a volunteer federal income tax preparer for area residents through St. Mary’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program or to study abroad in places like Brazil, Denmark, South Korea, and France. In addition, the curriculum is based on a Marianist focus on the education and development of the total person. This includes modules on Advanced Behavioral Skills dealing with conflict resolution, innovation and creativity, interpersonal communication and other skills that differentiate top performers at work.

Students complete a thirty-three semester-hour program consisting of eleven courses which include a Rapid Innovation Social Business Prototyping, an International Field Study, and a capstone project. The program requires three full semesters and a summer to complete and new cohorts are launched each fall. With the help of “the friendly administration,” students are able to take advantage of specialized programs such as the accoutancy track for students working toward their CPA certification.

Students praise faculty for “focusing on teaching and understanding” and providing “real-life cases that the professors experienced in their former occupations,” including the wisdom of “some exceptional standouts, who are nationally competitive.” St. Mary’s has always been known for its personal touches and small class sizes, and students confirm that faculty “spend a lot of time working with students on the nuances that can’t be conveyed in an hour” and help “mentor them on career decisions.” Students appreciate that this small program is not overly bureaucratic, which is derived from an administration-faculty union that “works hand-in-hand to ensure that students receive the best education and support both inside and outside the classroom as possible.”


Concentrations

Accounting
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
International Business

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

General Management

Professional Accountancy

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview


Graduates Employed by Region

100%
Southwest

Students Say

The Career Services Center at St. Mary’s University provides one-on-one career counseling to both students and alumni; a library of career-related materials, including hard-copy and online job-search databases; special events (Resume Drive, Business Etiquette Dinner, Mock Interview Day); a career fair; and connections to an alumni mentoring program. Many wish that the Center engaged in more than just “passive marketing” and had “more connections to different industries,” and most agree that St. Mary’s is “primarily a San Antonio school.” “Many of the students are from the area and intend to stay in the area following graduation.” For this reason, students tell us that “the strong alumni network” is one of the biggest attractions of a St. Mary’s degree. Employers interviewing on the St. Mary’s campus include such organizations as USAA; HEB; The San Antonio Spurs; Union Pacific; Culinary Institute of America; Fisher, Herbst &Kemble; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; The American Red Cross; Tesoro Corporation; Valero; and NuStar Energy.

Prominent Alumni

Bill Greehey
CEO, Nustar

Stuart Parker
CEO, USAA

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$4,740

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
71%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
88%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$20,760
Fees (In-State)
$4,575

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$865

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,262
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$11,915
Academic Expenses
$1,900

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
64

Foreign Countries Represented
4

Demographics

13.00%
International

39% female
61% male

Campus Life

Students Say

St. Mary’s student body is “extremely varied in terms of background, education, and experience,” and most are there “to further their career or gain a competitive edge in their respective industries.” The school has traditionally served the Hispanic commu- nity well; over half of all undergraduates here are Hispanic. On the whole, students “are clearly proud of this university,” and this shows in the “strong interaction between undergraduate and graduate students.” Most “usually work full-time” or have a family. Classmates describe each other as a “team-oriented, hard-working, and friendly” group that “converges on campus and brings a wealth of information and context to class discussions and group projects,” providing a “‘been-there’ context, which solidifies the theory taught in class.” This willingness to share is also demonstrated through the numerous “clubs, activities, festivals and academic events,” as “there is always some- thing taking place on campus for students, athletes, and the community.”

With over one million residents within city limits and almost as many living in the met- ropolitan area, San Antonio is the second-largest city in Texas and one of the larger cities in the country. The military and petroleum industries both have major presences here. With nearly 20 million visitors every year, San Antonio (and its “excellent weather”) is also a major player in the nation’s tourism trade.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jeremy M. Grace
MBA Program Director

Address
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228-8507
United States

Phone
210-436-3101

Fax
210-431-2220

Email
graduate@stmarytx.edu


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