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St. Mary's University - Texas Graduate School Full Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 71% accepted out of 69 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.29
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 553
  • Average Years Work Experience: 3

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Applicants to the MBA program at St. Mary's must apply to the graduate school for admission. Applications are reviewed by the MBA program director, who makes recommendations to the Graduate Council. The Council is then responsible for the final admissions decisions. Candidates must submit all of the following materials to the graduate admissions of...Applicants to the MBA program at St. Mary's must apply to the graduate school for admission. Applications are reviewed by the MBA program director, who makes recommendations to the Graduate Council. The Council is then responsible for the final admissions decisions. Candidates must submit all of the following materials to the graduate admissions office: A completed application form; an official score report for the GMAT (additionally, candidates can submit GRE scores, with a minimum requirement of 525 on the GMAT or 1120 on the GRE); two sets of official transcripts for all postsecondary academic work; two letters of recommendation "from individuals well acquainted with your academic/professional ability" (graduates of St. Mary's University are exempt from this requirement); and a completed health form (required by Texas State Law). An interview may also be required; candidates for whom an interview is required will be notified by the school. International applicants must provide all of the above materials, as well as a signed financial statement, and an official score report for the TOEFL (minimum acceptable score: 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based, 67 Internet; students with lower TOEFL scores may be allowed to attend the English Language School in order to meet minimum language proficiency requirements). Admitted students may receive regular admission, which is unconditional. Students may also receive conditional admission, which allows them to enroll in no more than nine hours of classes, after which their admission status is reappraised; or they may receive special admission as a non-degree seeking student. They may also receive auditor status, which is a noncredit option for students who are not working toward a graduate business degree.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 53
Percent International Students 15%
Total Full-Time Faculty 28
Full-Time Faculty 95%

Student Life

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 communi­ty 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 something 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 met­ropolitan 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. Students speak highly of the city, although they warn that “the school is located in a very rough part of town.”

Career

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 hard­copy 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; CIA; Fisher, Herbst &Kemble; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; The American Red Cross; Tesoro Corporation; Valero; and NuStar Energy.

The Princeton Review

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/M.B.A. dual degree option, as well as an additional dual degree with The University of Applied Sciences in Schmalkalden, Germany. The MBA program, which is the only AACSB-accredited program at a Catholic university in the state, 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 Dubai, Mongolia, and Russia. 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 including conflict resolution, innova­tion and creativity, interpersonal communication and other skills that differentiate top performers at work.Prerequisites to MBA study at Greehey begin with the completion of nine undergradu­ate-level fundamentals courses. Typically, students arriving with undergraduate degrees in business have already completed most, if not all, of these courses, or otherwise demonstrated proficiency through CLEP and DSST examinations or other means approved by the program director. After completing or placing out of these fundamen­tals courses. Students must complete a 30 semester-hour program that includes ten courses which include an employment internship, consultative practicum, or Three-Day Startup, an International Field Study, and a capstone course. 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 also able to tailor their degrees by mapping out a personalized track, in order “to choose a plan that ideally fits the indus­try they are wishing to move into or get a step ahead in.” 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.”

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Academic Library plus 1 additional on-campus library; total holdings of 525,000 volumes, 17,000 microforms, 1,400 current periodical subscriptions. CD player(s) available for graduate student use. Access provided to online bibliographic retrieval services.

  • Research Facilities:

    Academic Library plus 1 additional on-campus library; total holdings of 525,000 volumes, 17,000 microforms, 1,400 current periodical subscriptions. CD player(s) available for graduate student use. Access provided to online bibliographic retrieval services.

  • Study Abroad:

    Germany, France, Argentina, Dubai (sponsored by St. Mary's).

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of St. Mary's University Bill Greehey School of Business include:

Bill Greehey - CEO, Nustar

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 100%
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