St. Mary’s University’s School of Business, School of Graduate Studies, started its operation in 2010. Right after its establishment, it has taken up several initiatives to make rigorous changes in teaching methods that lead to improved academic performance of students. Among these changes is the intensive use of new technologies in student learning and assessment. It has also been strengthening its infrastructural facilities to improve the quality and quantity of research output and professional development activities.

The School of Business offers postgraduate programs in diverse areas: MBA in General Management, MBA in Accounting and Finance, MBA with concentration in Human Resource Management, MA in Marketing Management, and MBA in Project Management.

The School admits students twice a year for all programs through rigorous selection methods that involve fulfilling all the requirements set by the University’s School of Graduate Studies and an entrance exam. 

The School has put in place a scheme to enhance student empowerment through various support services such as career guidance, mentoring, personality development, communication and soft skills development, scientific paper writing, using SPSS for thesis writing, and thesis language editing. It has also introduced measures towards the paradigm shift from a teacher-centered approach to learner-centered approach by adopting activities which include case study, group and team work, student research forum, and helping them to publish their research papers in the scientific journals.

The School owns the Journal of Business and Administrative Studies (JBAS) that publishes peer-reviewed research articles and short communications in Business and Administrative Studies biannually. JBAS is one of the first national accredited journals by MOSHE that passed various stages of the evaluation process in 2019/20.


St. Mary’s University (Main Campus)

Tel. +251-115580612


P.O. Box: 1211/18490

Addis Ababa,