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As the global marketplace continues to evolve, so do the demands of today's business executives. Emerging technologies have changed the way we work, while industry leaders are expected to not only be professionally skilled and market savvy but also socially responsible.

Getting an MBA can be the most effective path to adapting to these changes and meeting new challenges head on. But for those of us already locked into a career and working a full-time job, going back to school to pursue a graduate degree can seem like an impossible task.

Thankfully, Saint Mary's College of California--a liberal arts college rooted in the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle--offers a variety of well-respected MBA programs in the San Francisco Bay Area that can fit your busy schedule. With an emphasis on global and responsible business, ethics, service and real world training, graduates will be prepared to hit the ground running as soon they've received their diploma.

For a better idea of which MBA program would best fit your schedule and ambitions, let's take a closer look at four of the core graduate business degree programs offered at Saint Mary's College.

Trans-Global Executive MBA

With four-day residential classes once a month and two overseas trips held over the course of 15 months, the Trans-Global Executive MBA is a transformative experience that doesn't have to transform your lifestyle. Acquire new skills to take on global leadership responsibilities while providing real, tangible assistance to organizations and governments around the world. Learn about the Trans-Global Executive MBA program's recent work at the Holy Innocents Children's Hospital in Africa.

Professional MBA
Earn your MBA in the evenings at  the Saint Mary’s campus in Moraga. The Professional MBA Program curriculum builds general management skills and provides the knowledge needed to help reach your career goal, whether you want to advance into management, change careers or industries, or launch a business. You can choose to concentrate in finance, marketing, or international management by taking advanced courses. Learn more about this MBA program here.

MS in Financial Analysis and Investment Management (MS-FAIM)

Prepare for financial management roles at fund management firms, banks, insurance companies, investment banking firms, investment advisors and brokerage houses. This 15 month evening program held in the San Francisco’s financial district broadens your finance knowledge and your career opportunities by instilling a deep understanding of quantitative methods, financial statement analysis, equity valuation, fixed income, derivatives, risk management, portfolio management and ethics. RSVP for an information session where you can learn more about how to advance your career in finance with the MS-FAIM degree.

Executive and Hybrid Executive MBA

Attend evening classes in Moraga, San Ramon or Santa Clara, or enroll in the hybrid  (50% live web conferencing, 50% in-class) so that you can balance your MBA with business work, travel and home obligations. This program develops responsible leaders for the global marketplace, providing experienced business professionals with a flexible and intimate learning environment. Learn more about this MBA here.

With its feet firmly planted in the 21st century, on a foundation of strong values, Saint Mary's College of California gives you the tools and experience to excel as you further your career. For more information, visit or chat with an admissions advisor.

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