Executive MBA

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Program Description

Executive MBA programs are perhaps the fastest growing form of degree-based management education around the world. The Executive MBA model combines the complex and applied nature of professional practice with the analytical and conceptual rigor of graduate level education. The result is management education in which theory and practice inform each other to an unusual degree.

Candidates for admission must be employed in a responsible position or in a job transition and possess significant business experience, including five years of management experience. Our students typically work full-time while attending class. The program provides opportunities for you to study your own industry or company, benefit from the experience and expertise of your classmates, and learn concepts, analytical techniques and perspectives that are immediately applicable to your job.

Our students move through the program using a cohort model — you'll work intensively in small study groups as well as with the class as a whole. Executive MBA cohorts develop a sense of common experience, an ability to work in teams, and a strong support system.

  • The first Executive MBA Program in Northern California (established in 1975).
  • Over 2,800 graduates.
  • An intense 18-month, accredited program.
  • A cohort-based, lock-step program.
  • An applied immediately usable curriculum.
  • A choice of locations: Moraga, San Ramon, Sacramento, or South Bay (Santa Clara).
  • A choice of schedule formats: Evening, Saturday, Hybrid, or Alternate Weekend.
  • A choice of delivery formats: 100% classroom format or Hybrid format that combines a 50% traditional classroom and a 50% online component which uses web conferencing to create a virtual classroom
  • A course of study that will enhance your analytical skills and ability to handle larger responsibilities.
  • Experienced and talented classmates who provide insight, teamwork, and friendship.
  • A collaborative, professional learning environment where students are more colleagues than competitors.
  • A highly qualified faculty able to meld theory and practice.
  • An experience that will change you personally as well as professionally.
  • At least 5 years of managerial experience required for admission.
  • GMAT not required.

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Last updated December 2017

About the School

The School of Economics and Business Administration prepares students for challenging and interesting careers, in the context of the fine liberal arts education. In keeping with the College's Catholic ... Read More

The School of Economics and Business Administration prepares students for challenging and interesting careers, in the context of the fine liberal arts education. In keeping with the College's Catholic and Lasallian Christian Brother's heritage, integrity and ethical consciousness are emphasized. The School of Economics and Business Administration offers distinguished undergraduate degree programs, such as the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and the choice of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Economics. Our programs prepare students for challenging and interesting careers, in the context of the fine liberal arts education provided to all students at Saint Mary’s. Essential to both professional and liberal education are strong interpersonal capabilities, including oral and written communications, and the confidence and ability to address both technical and human dimensions of organizational life. In keeping with the College’s Catholic and Lasallian Christian Brother’s heritage, integrity and ethical consciousness are emphasized. Graduate Business, a Department within the School of Economics and Business Administration of Saint Mary’s College, provides a variety of part-time programs that are rooted in intellectual inquiry and the application of theory-based concepts. Graduate Business was founded in 1975 with the inauguration of the Executive MBA Program. In 1984, the Professional MBA Program was introduced, and in 2004 Graduate Business launched the M.S. in Financial Analysis and Investment Management (MS-FAIM) Program. Many of our students are already working professionals. Saint Mary's provides a peaceful, scenic and secure haven from the workplace routine, allowing you to fully focus on the pursuit of academic and professional goals. The average class size is 20, with a high level of student/faculty interaction, and we employ a combination of seminar and case study formats. Read less
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