MBA in Justice Studies - Careers

MBA Justice Studies - Preparation for a Variety
of Careers

In the MBA Justice Studies program at Southern New Hampshire University you develop a thorough understanding of the legal and judicial systems and their relationships to other fields of study and work. This knowledge, coupled with your business management background, can provide career opportunities in a range of fields:

  • Policing
  • Corporate security
  • Corrections management
  • Law office administration
  • Probation/parole management
  • Court administration
  • Legislating
  • Lobbying

MBA Justice Studies Career Opportunities

An MBA Justice Studies degree combines the advantages of a master’s degree in business administration with an administration of justice degree. The job outlook can be bright for graduates with the MBA Justice Studies degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth of more than 13 percent by 2016 is expected in government agencies such as the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Marshalls Department.

MBA Justice Studies Expands Legal
World Knowledge

In addition to developing solid business management skills in your core MBA courses, your MBA Justice Studies classes can reinforce or further your understanding of:

  • Roles and responsibilities of police in the justice system
  • Correctional law and its applications in correctional institutions
  • How legal doctrine affects the appellate and judicial process
  • Interplay of law, morality, and ethical reasoning
  • Development of legal skills through argument, advocacy, interpretation, and preparation of legal documents
  • Critical thinking, writing, and oral communication skills 
  • Intricacies of employment law, such as incorporation, employee rights, collective bargaining, and emerging workplace issues

The MBA Justice Studies program at Southern New Hampshire University can further your career in the justice field or be the foundation of your success in a related field.

Justice Studies Career Resources for Your MBA

Access helpful resources on justice careers and training.

Career Opportunities

SNHU's Career Development Center - Justice Studies Outlook
View justice careers available to students earning Justice Studies degrees. 

Student Organizations

Justice Studies Association
SNHU's student organization for those interested in justice careers. JSA hosts special presentations from area professionals, arranges trips to various justice-related organizations and organizes community service projects. 

Professional Organizations and Associations

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
A federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy and program development worldwide.

VERA Institute of Justice
An independent, non-partisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice. VERA combines expertise in research, demonstration projects and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.

National Institute of Justice
The National Institute of Justice is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Studies is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice. Its mission is to collect, analyze, publish and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

The Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Studies innovative leadership to federal, state, local and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies.

U.S. Department of Justice
The U.S. Department of Justice’s mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

The Justice Studies Association
A nonprofit membership association established in 1998 to foster progressive writing, research, practice, and activism in all areas of criminal, social, and restorative justice.

University Accreditation

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