Gain a solid business management background while studying the complexities of the U.S. judicial system in the Master of Business Administration in Justice Studies program at Southern New Hampshire University. The unique combination of skills that the MBA in Justice Studies program provides can qualify you for a variety of positions in both the private and public sectors. Consider pursuing a career in the legal or corrections fields, corporate security or government service.
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 gives you access to faculty from across the country who bring their particular expertise and field experience to each class, providing a firsthand view of career work in this field.
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. In addition to developing solid business management skills in your core MBA courses, the justice studies-focused classes can reinforce or further your understanding of:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA in Justice Studies 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 a 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.
In the MBA Justice Studies online degree program, you'll develop a thorough understanding of the legal and judicial systems and their relationships to other fields of study and work. The program will prepare you to pursue or advance your career in a wide array of jobs, from law enforcement and homeland security to public safety administration and cybersecurity. Other fields include:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that, through 2022, demand for security and gaming surveillance professionals is projected to grow 12 percent, and law enforcement opportunities will increase 5 percent.
The MBA in Justice Studies online program consists of three justice classes, targeted to your area of interest, and nine core MBA courses. Broaden your knowledge of the field of justice and its applications in the business world with a mix of justice classes and an MBA curriculum. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
SNHU MBA students can also pursue a graduate certificate beyond the standard degree program, which allows you to list another significant credential on your resume with minimal additional coursework (typically at a reduced credit load, depending on the electives selected).
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.
Select three of the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...