In 1996, a group of MBA directors and administrators from Jesuit universities decided to work together to promote the many benefits of Jesuit business education. This consortium of 28 schools includes Saint Joseph's University and provides students with several unique advantages.
The core benefit of the Jesuit Business Network (JEBNET) is the "Jesuit Multilateral Agreement". What the Agreement provides for is the seamless transfer of credits if/when a student relocates (due to family, job, etc.). If a college/university is a party to this Agreement, that student may formally apply for admission and, if accepted, be guaranteed not to lose any credits in completing the transfer.
The university from which the student obtains his/her degree depends on the number of credits earned from each university (i.e., you will receive your MBA from the university where you completed the majority of your credits).
Additional benefits and advantages of Jesuit MBA programs include:
- Study abroad options
- Beijing study exchange
- Powerful alumni connections
- Career support
- Curricula steeped in business ethics and social responsibility
There are also twelve established characteristics of learning in the Jesuit tradition:
- Pursuit of Excellence
- Respect for the World: Its History and Mystery
- Learning from Experience
- Contemplative Vision Informed by Hope
- Development of Personal Potential
- Critical Thinking and Effective Communication
- Appreciation of Things Both Great and Small
- Commitment to Service
- Special Concern for the Poor and Oppressed
- Linking Faith with Justice
- International and Global Perspective
- Discerning Mindset
These characteristics, along with a strong focus on business ethics, develop leaders with strong analytical skills, technical competence, and social responsibility. MBA graduates of Jesuit colleges and universities are highly sought after by corporations for their integrity and high performance.