Executive MBA

Executive MBA

The Executive MBA That Built The Bay


For over 40 years, the Saint Mary’s Executive MBA Program has shaped graduates into executive agents of change in the San Francisco Bay Area and global marketplace.  Our award-winning faculty will challenge you to ideate through experimentation and apply your knowledge through experiential, real-world projects. Through our small, diverse, cohort-based classes, you’ll gain a sturdy support system and a significant network of business connections and friendships.

Designed for the working professional, our 18-Month Program provides the same Saint Mary's College MBA degree on a timeline that accommodates your work/life needs. Our EMBA graduates, on average, see salary increases of 24%; many advance into executive leadership roles within heavyweight Bay Area companies.


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Earn Your MBA in 18-Months


Designed for the working professional, our 18-Month Program provides you the same Saint Mary's College MBA degree on a timeline that accommodates work/life.

An Executive Experience


Cohort-based collaborative learning combined within an intimate classroom setting (14:1) encourages diverse discussions with Award-Winning Professors—not TAs. 

Learn Online + On-Campus


Our convenient mix of online (2X weeknights) and on-campus Saturday classes (bi-weekly) is the perfect pace to absorb and apply in real-time.

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Scholarships are an investment in you and in your dreams. A graduate degree should be about what you'll accomplish in the future, not how long into the future you'll be paying for school. That’s why Saint Mary's rewards those who exhibit ambition, creativity, strategic insight, intellect, and leadership capabilities on the basis of need or merit.

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


Student-to-Professor Ratio

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


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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 2023)

(Professional MBA,

MS in Accounting)

Summer (July 2023)

(MS in Accounting, MS in Finance,

MS in Business Analytics,

MS in Management & Technology)

Fall (October 2023)

(Executive DBA, Executive MBA,

Online MBA, Professional MBA,

MS in Business Analytics)

Winter (January 2024)

(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.

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:

  • 2022-23 Academic Year: $75,888 total