Executive MBA



For nearly half a century, Saint Mary’s Executive MBA Program has been shaping the Bay Area and global marketplace by helping transform graduates into highly-knowledgeable and qualified business professionals and leaders. Our award-winning EMBA faculty will challenge you to take risks and adopt new perspectives while you apply your knowledge through hands-on work with real-world projects.

The unique experience and education you gain here, will leave you not only with a strong foundation in executive leadership principles and strategies - but with a lifelong support system and an extensive network of business connections. Saint Mary’s 18-Month EMBA Program consists of small, diverse, cohort-based classes which have been designed for the working professional to complete on a more flexible timeline. When you earn your Executive MBA degree from SMC, you’ll be joining a legion of graduates who see an average salary increase of 24%, along with greater opportunities for advancement into executive leadership roles with heavyweight Bay Area companies.


18 Months To MBA

Manage your work-life balance while you pursue your master’s degree over the course of our 18-month program, designed especially for working professionals.

Connect in Class

Expand your professional network in our cohort-based learning environment where small classes (14:1) receive direct instruction from renowned professors.

Online + On-Campus

Our convenient mix of online (2 nights a week) and on-campus Saturday classes (2 weekends a month) provides the perfect pace to accommodate your schedule.

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Expert Guidance Throughout Your Professional Journey

The Graduate Business Career and Leadership Development team at Saint Mary’s is available in-person or virtually to provide SEBA’s graduate students and alumni with professional development tools, resources, and information to take careers to new heights. We’re focused on providing you the support you need to achieve your short- and long-term goals as you stay up-to-date on employment and industry trends. Here, you can discover your values, strengths, and motivations by taking self-assessments - and get personalized guidance through one-on-one career coaching from expert advisors. And, if you want to keep connecting, you can expand your professional network further by participating in alumni groups, where you can join fellow lifelong learning Gaels in leveraging SMC’s full range of offerings for career development support.

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Scholarships are just one way Saint Mary’s invests in you and your dreams. We believe a graduate degree should provide you with more than a tuition receipt and a diploma - we want you to be able to acquire the tools and knowledge you need to grow and succeed in the future. That’s why SMC offers a range of need-based and merit-based financial assistance to individuals who demonstrate high levels of ambition, creativity, insight, intellect, and leadership.

Alumni Experiences

Executive MBA Alumni Seanna Allen

"I really love this program, it's been transformation for me. It hasn't been an experience where you go in and sit through classes and then you get your degree at the end and move up in your career; it's much more than that."

Seanna Allen, Director of Communications


Average Salary Increase Post-Grad

Executive MBA Alumni Seun Ayeni

"The academic quality of the professors has pushed me to work harder. The results have been immediate. My colleagues have noticed a difference in the level of my work since enrolling at Saint Mary's."

Seun Ayeni, Manager, RTC Project Services


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Executive MBA Alumni Radhika Jain

"I feel like there is a need for conscientious leadership. The Saint Mary's MBA is a principled degree—it strives to build the kind of leader that I want to become. I want to equip myself with an education that will help me be a mindful leader."

Radhika Jain, CEO


In The U.S. For Highest Earning Potential

Program Details

Executive MBA students traditionally have more work experience than our other programs. Professional experience adds depth to class discussions through the sharing of work challenges, solutions and outcomes.

Professional work experience:

  • Management experience, which may include managing people, projects, budgets, or leading teams.

Academic preparation:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any academic field from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is NOT required.

Required Documentation:

  • Online Graduate Application
  • Non-refundable $50 Application Fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Official transcripts of colleges or universities with a degree conferred (electronic preferred)
  • A resume of relevant business experience
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals who can discuss the applicant's professional experience 

International Applicants:

Application materials can be sent to:

Saint Mary’s College of California
Office of Admissions
1928 Saint Mary's Road
PMB 4800
Moraga, CA 94575

If you have any questions, contact an admissions representative at (925) 631-4888 or smcmba@stmarys-ca.edu.


Spring (April 2024)

(Professional MBA,

MS in Accounting)

Summer (July 2024)

(MS in Accounting, MS in Finance,

MS in Business Analytics,

MS in Management & Technology)

Fall (October 2024)

(Executive DBA, Executive MBA,

Online MBA, Professional MBA,

MS in Business Analytics)

Winter (January 2025)

(Professional MBA,

Executive MBA)

Application Deadline (International Students)

January 6

February 6

April 24

September 22

Application Deadline (Domestic Students)

March 10

June 16

August 25

December 8

Start Date

April 10

July 10

September 25

January 8

*Priority scholarship consideration will be given to candidates admitted in Rounds 1, 2, and 3.

We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis after the final deadline, but priority will be given to those applicants who apply by the above dates.

The Saint Mary's learning environment is student-centered, interactive, focused on collaboration, and designed to stimulate critical thinking. You'll join an intimate class of experienced professionals, which allows professors to actively engage everyone in the learning process—even during online sessions. Many students tell us that they learn as much from classmates as they do from professors.


Read more about the curriculum here

Program Cost:
Tuition for the Executive MBA Program covers the entire 18-month program.

You pay the tuition in six (6) quarterly installments, which are billed at the beginning of each academic quarter. Alternatively, you can choose the monthly payment option, which spreads your tuition payments over three (3) monthly installments per quarter. Tuition is subject to change and does not include books and materials.

Tuition for the Executive MBA Program:

  • 2023-24 Academic Year: $80,125 total