MBA in Community Economic Development

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Building Communities is Big Business

In this post-recession economy, the government distributes $41 billion for urban development every year. Small business growth receives $1.5 billion. Another $3.5 billion goes to rural revitalization. Communities need the influx of money, but they also need civic-minded leaders who can apply it to local challenges. Southern New Hampshire University’s online MBA in Community Economic Development teaches business management and social responsibility - skills you'll need to innovate solutions and manage critical community projects.

SNHU's Community Economic Development program is designed for community leaders, policymakers and practitioners who want to improve the socio-economic well-being of their local areas. You'll get a values-based education that combines business with social justice and sustainable development.

SNHU has offered Community Economic Development graduate degrees since 1982, making ours the oldest CED program in the country. More than 1,400 alumni work at nonprofits, grassroots organizations, community development corporations and governmental agencies around the world. These professionals all share your passion for making communities better and they can lend you their expertise while you study and after you graduate.

Advantages of an Online MBA in CED at SNHU

  • One of the most affordable online MBA programs in the nation
  • Built by and for Community Economic Development experts
  • Offered by a private, nonprofit, fully accredited university
  • Exceptional student support – dedicated admission, academic and career advisors, 24/7 help desk, virtual community and more
  • No GMAT or GRE required for admission
  • The ability to earn your master's degree in as few as 15 months, with two courses per 10-week term
  • The only university on Fast Company’s 2012 World’s Most Innovative Companies list

Admission Requirements

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.

Candidates are also required to submit a resume.

Founded in 1932, Southern New Hampshire University is based in Manchester, NH, with satellite campuses in Portsmouth, Salem and Nashua, NH, and Brunswick, Maine. Our online degree programs, offered since 1996, have won several awards, including Best of Business and Best Buy. SNHU is a GI Jobs Military Friendly School, an honor extended for our commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students.

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