Take the lead in integrating socially responsible practices into daily business functions with a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Social Responsibility from Southern New Hampshire University. This unique MBA program gives you the skills to critically evaluate corporate social responsibility and business ethics issues relative to a range of management disciplines, industries and external environments. You'll become well-versed in the "triple bottom line": people, planet and profit.
SNHU’s MBA program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. The coursework by design is readily applicable to your real-world challenges. Plus, you can be proud to earn your MBA in CSR from a university that's committed to social responsibility - SNHU was the first carbon-neutral campus in New Hampshire.
The MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility online program is designed for busy business professionals looking to make a difference in the world and in their business. You'll be exposed to a broad range of real-world issues and develop the skills needed to assist organizations in creating and implementing socially responsible practices. You'll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online 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. Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume.
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.
The increased value of corporate social responsibility in the business world has led to a growing number of high-level CSR positions. By earning an MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility online at SNHU, coupled with experience in driving change, you'll be well-positioned to gain the attention of companies seeking to integrate CSR practices into their corporate culture.
In recent years, companies have embraced corporate social responsibility at the highest levels, creating CSR positions at the vice president and director levels. CSR careers are available in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, high technology, automotive, oil and gas exploration, financial, food services, marketing and public relations.
Corporate social responsibility has developed into a broad focus on improving the lives of employees, customers and the communities in which companies conduct business. CSR issues can affect virtually every area of an organization's operations, including:
The MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility online program combines elements of corporate social responsibility and business ethics throughout the nine MBA core courses. The three corporate social responsibility master's courses take your knowledge and skill set in this unique field to a higher level.
Businesses are increasingly integrating corporate social responsibility strategies into every functional domain. Financial, social, ethical and environmental issues are all part of a proactive approach to corporate social responsibility management. This course focuses on strategic CSR, defined as corporate strategy that is integrated with core business objectives and competencies to create positive social change and business value. Students will leave this class armed with a tool set of best strategic practices and the skills to analyze, develop, and make recommendations for implementing strategic CSR in their own companies and industries.
Business Ethics and Culture explores the main concepts and theories in the business ethics field and provides students with decision-making frameworks and practical tools. It aims to develop the capacity of students to critically engage with issues of human rights, environmentalism and sustainable development, consumerism, and the role that corporations play in politics, and places these within different philosophical and cultural perspectives.
A proper governance framework is fundamentally important in enhancing the economic performance not only in individual firms but also in promoting welfare in society. Companies need to be accountable to wider stakeholder interests and within the context of corporate social responsibility. The number of stakeholders involved in governance systems is constantly increasing. Government and other regulatory agencies provide the platform through legislation, and boards of directors, auditors, shareholders, accounting professionals, company secretaries and employees all play their individual roles. The goal of this course is to introduce students to a wide range of accountability issues and governance procedures in the context of social contact.
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 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.
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.
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.
This course will focus on the basic of business by introducing the student to the business environment, by focusing on the big picture, on identifying internal and external opportunities for growth, and resource management. The course will also present techniques for managers to stay current and to apply creative solutions to problems. The 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 will focus on people management at all levels: individual, team, internal and external networks. Interpersonal skills will be focused upon, as well as strength finders. The students will learn conflict management, negotiations, and how to develop a creative culture. The students will also learn how to establish productive relationships, motivate people, and align teams and individuals to a vision; as well as how to be an agent of 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 course is a continuation of MBA-550 and it looks at corporate culture and social responsibility, on how to build a sustainable business and how to promote corporate ethics and values. The course also looks at how to deal with group think, diversity and cultural awareness, civic engagement, and how to be at the forefront of using environmental and sustainable practices that have a positive global impact. The course will also discuss personal ethics, in relationship to corporate ethics, governance and civic mindedness.
This course is a continuation of MBA-520, and it focuses on decision-making based on quantitative and qualitative data, microeconomic variables, and internal financial priorities. The course will hone operational and investment decision-making skills with respect to organizational sustainability and growth, mergers and other business combinations, debt vs. equity funding, capital markets, etc. The course will also touch upon foreign currencies, foreign direct investment (FDI) and international trade.
The course will focus on the macroeconomic aspect of business, including the governmental side (local, national, international), by diving into public policy, regulatory bodies, regulations' impact on business, trends and current politics and their impact on business, power structures and lobbying.
The course will present aspects of project management, monitoring and measuring KPIs; as well as taking advantage of technology to create automation and sustainability. Students will learn to collect, identify and determine quality measures and use common methodologies and strategic planning processes. The course looks at technology management and operations management from a strategic perspective, creating a common view into the different layers of a business.
As the final stop in students' journeys toward earning their MBA, this capstone course integrates previous coursework and practical experience with a focus on authentic demonstration of competencies outlined by the program. Rather than introducing new concepts, students will synthesize and integrate prior learning to design or develop a capstone project as a culmination of their studies.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
Application Fee ($40), Graduation Fee ($150), Books (course-by-course)
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