Erivan K. Haub School of Business

Jesuit MBA Advantage

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". The Agreement offers unparalleled flexibility to transfer 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 into a program and, if accepted to another Jesuit MBA school, most, if not all, of your credits go with you.

Depending on how far along you are in your program, you will either receive an MBA from your admitting school or your transfer school. Participating students are required to meet the admission requirements of the school to which they wish to transfer.  The degree granting institution maintains the right to determine which courses are comparable to their curriculum.

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.

For more information, visit the Jesuit Business Network's website. If you are interested in enrolling in Saint Joseph's MBA Program under this Agreement, contact the Professional MBA Staff at 610-660-1690 or