Earn the graduate degree that gives you the expertise and freedom to move across industries, locations and departments: a Master of Business Administration. Southern New Hampshire University is proud to offer an MBA specifically built for today’s business needs. This high-quality degree program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. With courses offered on campus and online, this program blends the best of both worlds by bringing together the convenience of online with the advantages of a physical campus.
SNHU takes pride in providing you the best level of support, whether you’re looking to enhance your current career, improve your ability to switch careers or ensure the success of your own business. Our MBA coursework by design is readily applicable to your real-world challenges. Develop projects that serve your business needs while simultaneously becoming a stronger, more capable leader.
Today's business environment requires professionals to adapt to change on the fly, assess resource constraints strategically and provide solutions to complex problems. SNHU's MBA program furnishes you with the specific knowledge base and skillsets you'll need to succeed in a modern business career. You'll learn from experienced faculty and interact with a diverse student body, sharpening your ability to connect with people as a result. You'll also consider an increasingly global business environment while working to formulate your own business plan, better equipping you to compete and excel.
A Master of Business Administration degree from SNHU enables you to help reshape corporations, create sustainability in small businesses and take your rightful place in today's market as an up-and-coming entrepreneur or business leader. Furthermore, our MBA offers you the flexibility to tailor your program around your interests through more than 20 career-oriented concentrations. These various course combinations let you focus your core skills on specific subjects of interest and career intent.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Employees with a master’s degree earn 20 percent more on average than those with only a bachelor’s degree and almost 80 percent more than those without a degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
A Master of Business Administration is the most sought-after standard of graduate-level degrees. It provides you with greater flexibility to transition across departments and industries due to the academic diversity of subjects studied. MBAs are increasingly in high demand across multiple industries, including financial services, science and technology, healthcare, trade and manufacturing. There is also a significant uptake in demand for MBAs within small business firms and startups.
Professionals who obtain this degree often describe the accomplishment as highly rewarding — personally, professionally and financially. Simply put, an MBA is worth the investment.
SNHU's MBA provides the flexibility to customize your program with courses that focus on specific subjects of interest. You can choose to take either elective courses or a concentration to complete your 12-course program. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses. Students requiring foundation courses often choose the elective option because it provides the added flexibility of using some foundation courses to also fulfill elective requirements.
SNHU MBA students can also pursue a graduate certificate beyond the standard degree program, which allows you to list another significant credential on your resume with minimal additional coursework (typically at a reduced credit load, depending on the electives selected).
This course focuses on the basics of business by introducing students to business environments in which they focus on the big picture, identify internal and external opportunities for growth, and manage resources. The course will also present students with management techniques to help them stay current and apply creative solutions to problems. Students will be introduced to the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work, and ethics.
Finance is the language of business, and in this course students will take their understanding of finance to the next level by using analytical skills when dealing with financial reporting. Students will apply financial and analytical skills gained in prior coursework, as well as principles of corporate finance, to business decision making. The course covers financial statements and other reports, the basics of financial forecasting and budgeting, and the communications and vocabulary related to financial statements.
The course focuses on personnel management at all levels: individual, team, and internal and external networks. With an emphasis on interpersonal skills, as well as strength-finders, students will learn essential concepts in conflict management, negotiations, and development of creative culture. Students will also learn how to establish productive relationships, motivate people, align teams and individuals to a vision, and drive change.
The course will focus on brand management and how marketing should be approached as a partner in strategic decision making, both internally and externally. Students will study strategic positioning, market opportunities, pricing strategies, market analysis, as well as product differentiation. SWOT analysis and the marketing mix will be covered in a decision making focus, together with the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work and ethics.
This coursework may be exempt based on undergraduate coursework.
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
This course emphasizes the creation and interpretation of financial statements critical to an understanding of today's economy. Various financial topics related to financial statements are covered. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements are explored in-depth giving students an appreciation of how these statements are prepared and the standard accounting rules that apply to their creation.
This course provides a survey of the legal environment of business by looking at legal issues and regulations in a business context. The students assess the impact of business law on organizational decision making for informing strategic legal decisions. The course covers employment law, contracts, tort and product liability, internet law as well as other legal issues affecting the business environment. The students also assess the legal and ethical implications of US companies doing business abroad.
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.
Tuition rates for Southern New Hampshire University's graduate degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
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