Fast Facts

Top things you may not know about the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA)

  • Business Administration is the #1 most popular undergraduate major at Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Commerce was one of the first 3 disciplines taught when the College was founded in 1865 at Saint Mary’s.
  • SEBA has redesigned its curriculum and has launched concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Digital Media (in addition to Marketing, Finance and Global Business) for undergraduate Business Administration majors in addition to the concentration in Sustainability Studies for Economics majors.
  • SEBA’s student club, the American Marketing Association, won “Outstanding Chapter for Professional Development” in 2010 and “Outstanding Chapter for Communications” in 2011.
  • Saint Mary’s College of California School of Economics and Business Administration faculty are accomplished experts in their areas. Many have published in top scholarly journals and have received honors by their peers. The most recent award was given to Assistant Professor Jyoti Bachani received the prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar award. Bachani will travel to India to study an Indian national tradition called “jugaad,” where ordinary Indians solve seemingly insoluble problems by making do with what they have and never giving up. She also received the esteemed Early Career Award at the SMC Scholars Reception in February. 
  • Saint Mary’s College has been recognized as a Presidential Award finalist on the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The College was one of 17 institutions of higher education from across the nation considered for a Presidential Award, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service. The Trans-Global Executive MBA (T-GEMBA) was highlighted for its focus on economic development and business and livelihood creation at the base of the economic pyramid (those who earn less than $1 a day).
  • SEBA launched a 4-year professional development program “Career Gateway Program” for SEBA undergraduate students in 2012 that will help students build their resume and polish their professional skills prior to graduation.
  • Saint Mary’s College of California is nationally-ranked by worldwide publications such as US News & World Report, Princeton Review, and Business Times. 
  • Saint Mary’s College is part of the Lasallian network, with ties to 900 educational institutions around the world and about 1,000,000 students taught by 73,000 teachers in more than 80 countries.
  • Saint Mary’s is the first Executive MBA program in Northern California, 16th oldest in US and 22nd in the world.
  • The San Francisco Business Times consistently ranks Saint Mary’s College of California as one of the largest MBA programs in the Bay Area.
  • Saint Mary’s has a formal partnership with the Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investor network. Students and alumni have the opportunity to sit in on private Keiretsu Forum meetings to hear start-up companies make their pitches to angel investors
  • The Hybrid Executive MBA Program at Saint Mary’s is leading the industry in delivering education via innovative technology. In April 2010, Saint Mary’s was the host of the first annual “EMBA TECH: A Technology Conference for Leaders in Executive MBA Education”. Attendees included leadership from UC Berkeley, Stanford, University of Southern California, Cornell, Claremont, UCLA, and other institutions to see and discuss the best ways to infuse technology in an Executive MBA curriculum.