See what past & current participants in our program have to say about their experiences at Saint Mary's.
Senior VP - Residential Lending at Bank of San Francisco
Executive MBA Santa Clara, 2010
"My experience through the EMBA program at Saint Mary's provided me with the confidence to transition away from an existing managerial role into a leadership position with greater opportunities to control my future. Having received a non-business related undergraduate degree, I felt that the tools acquired during the EMBA program significantly enhanced my ability to more meaningfully connect and interact with prospective employers."
President/CEO of AAA MountainWest
Executive MBA, 2012
"The technology and flexibility with a set cohort team at Saint Mary's has allowed me to maneuver and finish the Executive MBA program with limited disruption and travel. While attending the EMBA program, I applied for the position of President /CEO of AAA MountainWest. My Saint Mary’s EMBA was looked upon favorably by the AAA Board of Directors as was the case study and presentation scenario used during my interview process. The Board commented that my skills were substantially improved from when I had presented to them previously. I was offered and graciously accepted the position all due to the knowledge and skills acquired through the Saint Mary’s EMBA program."
Cory L. Haynes
Director of eBusiness, Russell Investments
Trans-Global Executive MBA, 2009
"The overseas module was the key differentiator that separated Saint Mary’s Trans-Global Executive MBA program from the rest. Studying about a region versus being in the actual setting are entirely two different things. It was a tremendous opportunity to learn through cultural immersion. In Brussels we were in European Commission’s Chambers speaking with European Ministers of Parliament. In Austria and Slovenia we interacted with corporate executives of leading edge companies. Experiential learning though acculturation supersedes any book or website. Clearly, the successful 21st Century executives will be those that have first-hand experience with the people and culture of the region in which they do business."
Director of Business Development, Stitch Labs
Executive MBA, 2010
"When I finished my undergrad work, I never planned on going back to school. After working in corporate America, I realized I had gaps in my development and the Saint Mary's Executive MBA was the perfect fit to fill those gaps. After going through the program, I gained the ability to do much more. I've now started working on my own company and I owe a lot to Saint Mary's."
Grants Officer, Saint Mary's College of California
Hybrid Executive MBA, 2008
"The Hybrid Executive MBA program model exposed me to innovative technology and enhanced my interaction with emerging digital media. The model successfully taught me how to leverage technology in the work environment."
Equity Trader and Associate, BGI
MS in Financial Analysis & Investment Management, 2007
“One of the primary reasons I decided to pursue the MS-FAIM degree was to better prepare me for the grueling 3-level CFA exam. The program did a fantastic job of "preparing me to prepare", as I like to say, and I felt far more prepped than the vast majority of CFA candidates I came into contact with as I was studying for the 3 exams. With the foundation of the MS-FAIM program beneath me and plenty of time spent studying on my own I was able to pass all 3 levels of the exam on my first try and am now a CFA charter holder. "