International MBA in Sustainability &
Environmental Compliance

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Discover how to help global businesses adopt, implement and manage eco-friendly practices with an International Sustainability/Environmental Compliance MBA degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Designed for those with an interest in business and the environment, , the International Sustainability/Environmental Compliance MBA degree program combines a strong foundation in business best practices with a current assessment of environmental rules, regulations and issues that companies must address. Taught by business experts and environmental advocates, this unique International MBA online degree program bridges the gap between profitable, practicable business solutions and important environmental challenges.

In addition to the focused study of sustainability and environmental compliance, the International MBA in Sustainability/Environmental Compliance 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:

  • Understand how energy requirements affect society and the environment.
  • Convey the practicality of addressing environmental issues as a more efficient way to do business.
  • Critically examine energy-related issues and the ecological consequences of a given situation.
  • Present accurate and cogent arguments that provide a diversity of perspectives.
  • Make recommendations for regulatory responses and actions.
  • Recognize the role that sustainability and environmental compliance play in community building, social engagement, civic participation and political activism.
  • Apply knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues to affect positive change within an organization, a community and society at large.
  • 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.

Curriculum

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

Sustainability & Environmental Compliance Concentration

The Sustainability and Environmental Compliance concentration consists of three specially selected courses designed to add an additional layer of expertise in this specialized field.

SEC-510: Environmental Issues
A fundamental understanding of the various processes necessary to support life on Earth. Examine how human activities and philosophies (individual, business, cultural, and others) generate environmental issues and threaten these processes, and offers sustainable alternatives to these activities. Topics include ecology; populations; agriculture; desertification and deforestation; water and ocean pollution; air pollution, including ozone depletion and acid rain; global warming; natural resource depletion; solid and hazardous wastes; energy, including fossil fuels and nuclear power; economic implications; and sustainability.
SEC-610: Energy and Society
This course surveys the various forms of energy available to our industrial society. The environmental impact and depletion of each energy form is discussed, with emphasis on the development of clean and inexhaustible alternative sources for the home and business. Topics include traditional and renewable energy sources; electricity; the atmosphere, including greenhouse effects; transportation; nuclear power; and economic implications.
SEC-620: Environment Compliance/Sustainability
This course introduces students to a broad range of strategies used by both large and small businesses to achieve and maintain compliance with environmental laws and sustainability goals, with an emphasis on companies doing business in the United States. Students learn the importance of environmental due diligence as a tool for minimizing acquired liabilities in business mergers and acquisitions; the value of environmental auditing as a means of identifying compliance and sustainability issues in ongoing business operations; and the power of both environmental management systems and environmental certification programs as strategies for achieving and maintaining environmental compliance and sustainability, and for securing a competitive advantage in a marketplace increasingly populated by sustainability-conscious consumers.

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.
Prerequisites:
MBA-503
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.
Prerequisites:
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.
Prerequisites:
INT-610
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.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501

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.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501
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 four 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 (mba@snhu.edu 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 international@snhu.edu 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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Phone: 888.387.0861
Email: MBA@SNHU.EDU