International MBA in Justice Studies

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Learn how law and order really work as you increase your marketability with an International Justice Studies MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Ideal for anyone interested in or currently working in the legal field, law enforcement, corporate security, corrections, probation/parole management, and even lobbying, the International Justice Studies MBA program provides the comprehensive business training you will need to make an impact in a variety of justice-related careers.

In addition to the focused study of justice studies, the International MBA in Justice Studies promotes a thorough understanding of how business is conducted globally. This includes an examination of how external factors such as politics, international law, economic policies, regulatory systems and cultural beliefs influence decision making, and how to direct and manage multinational business operations effectively despite these differences.

Learn how to:

  • Recognize and understand the roles and responsibilities of police in the justice system.
  • Understand correctional law and its applications in correctional institutions.
  • Analyze legal doctrine and its impact on the appellate and judicial process.
  • Develop legal skills through argument, advocacy, interpretation, and preparation of legal documents.
  • Understand the intricacies of employment law, such as incorporation, employee rights, collective bargaining and emerging workplace issues.
  • Understand the impact of international economic, social and political relationships on corporations. 
  • Develop relationships within international markets and improve international competitiveness.

Advantages of the International MBA
Online Program

Affordable - With some of the most affordable International MBA online programs around, SNHU offers extraordinary value.
Accredited - SNHU's International MBA online programs are accredited by seven governing agencies, including the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
A respected, award-winning university - Fast Company recently named SNHU 12th in its 2012 World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list.
Research opportunities - Take advantage of our International Business Modeling Laboratory for quantitative and technical research activities.
No admission testing - No GMAT or GRE required.
Speed - Earn your International MBA in as few as 15 months by taking two International MBA online courses per 10-week term.
Experienced faculty - International MBA online classes are taught by faculty with advanced degrees and extensive international experience who deliver a dynamic curriculum.


The online International Justice Studies MBA degree is a 39-credit program consisting of 10 core International MBA online courses and three specialized justice studies courses. Because the professors bring decades of experience to the online classroom, you'll learn about the issues, trends and challenges justice professionals are facing today.

Justice Studies Concentration

Select Three of the Following:

The International Justice Studies MBA concentration consists of three specially selected courses designed to add an additional layer of expertise in this specialized field.

JUS-600: Police in the American Experience
A comprehensive examination of the role of police as gatekeepers in the justice system with particular attention given to their role, function and responsibilities inside the legal system commences the course analysis. How police and law enforcement carry out their duties in a free society will be the subject of debate and advocacy as will the perennial issues surrounding police behavior - police misconduct, police abuse of discretion and police alienation from communities. An equally important aspect of the course will relate to the legal issues that surround police practice on a day-to-day basis. Police search and seizure, confessions and witness cooperation, identification and investigative field practices, and the law or arrest and detention will be assessed from a professional, statutory and constitutional perspective. Attention will be given to the efficacy of judicially ordered remedies in the conduct of police and whether other methods of intervention may generate better results. A comprehensive view of litigation tactics and strategies in police misconduct cases from initial investigation to appeals, receive significant coverage.
JUS-601: Correctional Policy and Practice
Concepts related to correctional law and its applications are the central theme of the course. Aside from the usual review of correctional law issues, relating to prison modalities and regimen, discipline and due process, constitutional protections during incarceration, with special analysis of 8th and 14th Amendment claims, the course expends considerable time on the role of function of institutional processes and operations in the correctional sphere - allowing an even handed discussion of the rights and responsibilities of both the correctional officers and supervisory personnel and the inmates within their custody. Further treatment includes emerging questions in the prison environment including aids in the facility, free expression and political speech, the right to vote, family and conjugal visitation, matters involving parole and furlough as well as the theory of rehabilitation, both medical and mental in prison operations. Lastly, the course evaluates the diverse schools of thought in the matter of punishment including its legitimacy and its condemnation and addresses the more controversial questions in prison practice and therapeutic activity as punishment.
JUS-602: Courts and Judicial Process
This course is a study of select issues and problems concerning the judicial function and appellate process in the federal system. Initially, the course is devoted to a study of legal doctrine affecting the appellate process, including: jurisdictional issues of particular interest at the appellate level; final orders and interlocutory appeals; prudential considerations limiting appellate review; issues of federalism affecting relations between federal and state courts; waiver of appealable issues; the proper scope and standard of review (with emphasis on administrative agency appeals); and the remedial authority of the courts. The course ends with a focus on the judicial process from a more reflective and philosophical perspective, including: a critique of the judicial philosophies of some leading jurists; a consideration of the function of courts and judges in a democratic society; and preparation of a short paper dealing with some significant aspect of the judicial process.
JUS-603: Law, Ethics, and Justice System
An inquiry into the interplay of law, morality, ethical reasoning and Western Legal tradition. The course exposes the tradition and foundations of the American legal system with special emphasis on its jurisprudential foundations. Questions of right, justice, equity, law as moral command and order, natural law reasoning and the dignity of the human person are central to the instruction. The course delivers a critical look at how our legal and justice institutions have come about and provides a method for dealing and delving into perennial legal and moral problems that plague cultures. Overview of the major legal theories about the nature of law and its place in the political system. Among the issues considered is the origin of law, its relationship with divine law, obligations of obedience and disobedience, and the relationship between political sovereignty and law.
JUS-604: Legal and Justice Research
A review of the American legal system, including the courts and the legislatures, role and functions of its personnel, form and substance of law from a procedural and substantive perspective, and primary and secondary sources of the law. Students will be exposed to federalism, the function of law making, and dispute resolution in the judicial system. The course also surveys the processes of the judicial, legislative, and executive branches and the role of administrative agencies. Another facet of the course is dedicated to the mastery of legal method and the research tools essential to that success including: judicial reports, including federal and state court reports and citation forms; case finding aids, including federal, state, and Supreme Court digests and encyclopedias; citers such as Sheppard's Citations; digests; annotated law reports; legal periodicals, including periodical indexes and research procedure; the nature, function and characteristics of treatises; research procedures; state and federal administrative law; federal, state and local court rules; miscellaneous research aids and non-legal research aids. The student will also be exposed to the various types of law including crimes, civil actions, contract and business actions as well as other typologies of law. Course participants will have ample opportunity to hone and develop critical legal skills by argument, advocacy, interpretation, and preparation of legal documents.
JUS-608: Employment Law
Course content includes the various business entities and the steps necessary for creation and operation, from initial and amended articles of incorporation, state filing requirements, stock certificates and securities, stock ledgers and books, resolutions, dividends and stock splits, employment agreements, as well as introducing other business forms from partnerships to limited liability corporations. In the employment sector, coverage will examine constitutional and statutory protection related to employee rights from benefits and pensions to discrimination remedies. Collective bargaining and other labor questions will be keenly assessed as well as emerging workplace questions involving maternity and family leave, wages and compensation, COBRA, free expression and religious rights and novel forms of disability claims.

International MBA Curriculum - Core Courses

The 10-course International MBA core was developed to help students succeed in today's competitive and diverse business environment. Although topics are based loosely around a traditional MBA, course content is primarily focused on developing the skill set and strategic advantage to lead companies that do business globally.

ACC-500: Managerial Accounting
Students in this course study the accumulation of accounting information. The internal use of accounting for management planning, control and decision-making is emphasized. Background preparation: 6 credit hours of accounting or equivalent. Note: ACC 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if ACC 510 has been completed.
FIN-500: Financial Management
This course is a study of financial decision- making in a firm, including its relationship to financial markets and institutions. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
ACC-500, ACC-510 or ACC-550 and MBA-502
INT-601: Global Entrepreneurship
This course explores the entire process of engaging in entrepreneurial activities in the global arena. The course covers in detail five essential areas of business development in the global market: Fundamentals and Identifying Opportunities, Valuation and Risk Management, Mobilizing Resources, Managing Contingencies and Changing Contexts, and Growth, Harvesting and Exit of businesses. Each of these areas will be covered in detail and supported with actual global case studies to enhance the learning of concepts. Students will test their skills by researching the creation of a global company.
INT-610: Multinational Corporate Environment
This course is a survey of economic, social and political relationships among and within nations, and their impacts upon corporations that operate in an international context.
INT-620: Multinational Corporate Finance
This course is a study of the problems of financing and reporting international operations. The evaluation of risk and funding strategies in international monetary relationships are emphasized.
INT-640: Multinational Market Strategies
This course involves the study of the issues involved in identifying developing relationships with international markets.
INT-650: International Trade and Competitiveness
Students in this course examine the conceptual and practical aspects of international trade and competitiveness. Theories of international trade, commercial policies and ways to improve international competitiveness are studied.
INT-660: International Negotiations
The issues and problems inherent in conducting business across different cultures are examined in this course. Students develop skills and strategies needed for effective negotiation with people from different cultures and societies.
INT-700: Multinational Business Strategy
This is a capstone course for the international business certificate. The course integrates various aspects of international business and focuses on the formulation of international business strategy. Case studies that cut across various functional disciplines are emphasized.
QSO-635: International Supply Chain Management
The U.S. economy is becoming increasingly global in nature. We are marketing and distributing more products in foreign nations, locating plants and other facilities internationally, and are buying from foreign companies. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain management function related to the international environment in terms of business/cultural customs, legal considerations, purchasing strategies, financial aspects, and international distribution.

International MBA Curriculum - Foundation Courses

Some students may be required to take foundation courses as prerequisites for more advanced IMBA material. Students with business-related undergraduate degrees typically are exempt from most foundation courses. In many cases, students choosing the electives track are able to apply credit hours from their foundation courses against their elective requirements.

Please speak to an admission advisor for more information.

MBA-501: Mathematics and Statistics for Business
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.
MBA-502: Economics for Business
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.
MBA-503: Financial Reporting and Analysis
This course is designed to help future business leaders across all functional areas appreciate and understand the rules and regulations, processes and procedures, and significance of financial accounting statements and reports. It provides a balanced presentation between how statements are prepared and, more importantly, how to analyze these statements and footnotes to assess a company's performance within the industry and management's performance within a particular company. New government regulations have made the integrity and quality of financial accounting information everyone's responsibility. This course will help future business leaders conduct better internal audits, improve forecasts and valuations, and make better management decisions.
MBA-610: Business Law
This course focuses on the theory and application of business regulations and the laws of contracts, agency, property and business organizations. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in business law or the equivalent.
OL-500: Human Behavior in Organizations
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.

Admission Information

Offered: Online

Start dates: The International MBA program starts five times per year.

International MBA Online Admission Information:
International MBA acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. You may apply at any time; most students receive a decision within a few days of submitting all the materials. To apply:

  • Contact an admission advisor ( or 888.387.0861) who can provide you with more information and help you determine which options are right for you.
  • Complete the SNHU online graduate application.

International Students

International students who require a visa to study in the U.S. should contact our International Admission office at or 603.645.9629.

Affordable and Accredited

Southern New Hampshire University is at the leading edge of online education, with high-quality online degree programs that have won regional and national awards. SNHU is a fully accredited, private, respected institution with more than 80 years of experience graduating highly successful business leaders and professionals. Earn an International MBA online from a university that you and your employer can be proud of, for less than you might expect.

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.

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