Stand out in a competitive environment by earning one of SNHU's business degrees. Our innovative online and campus business administration programs - including 10+ undergrad concentrations and 15+ specialized MBAs – blend theory and hands-on practice to give you a well-rounded and topical business curriculum. And our online MBA program, revised in 2021, positions you for tomorrow’s workforce, with scenario-based learning opportunities and embedded credentials.
Popular Business Programs
- Bachelor's: Business Administration Online | Business Administration On Campus
- Master's: MBA Online | MBA On Campus
Benefits of an SNHU Business Degree
- Specialized programs. Business programs at SNHU give you the opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of business while concentrating on a specialized area of interest.
- Expert instruction. Learn from experienced faculty who bring relevant and actionable insights into the classroom.
- Transfer-friendly programs. We accept up to 90 undergraduate credits for bachelor's degrees, up to 12 for most master's programs and up to 45 toward associate degrees – saving you time and money.
- Networking opportunities. As an SNHU business student, you'll have access to our nationwide network of successful alumni for tips and career opportunities.
- Student support. From the day you enroll in one of our business programs, you'll have the full support of academic and career advisors dedicated to your success.
Founded in 1932 as the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science, SNHU has a long history as a leader in business education. We continue to lead in business education, providing degrees that are affordable, achievable and designed to help you strengthen your marketability.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of jobs can you get with a degree in business?
There are so many possibilities. Those with a degree in business can work in a variety of positions and with varying levels of expertise.
A business degree is applicable to so many careers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists jobs like accountant, budget analyst, human resources specialist, event planner, personal financial advisor, and tax examiner and collector.1
You can choose a concentration in your business degree to work for a specific field. There are careers in sport management as an athletic director, a marketing coordinator or a fitness manager. In healthcare administration, you could be a CFO for a hospital or a medical office manager, and in marketing you could be copywriter, media planner or promotions manager. Some of these roles you may need a more advanced degree for, but earning your bachelor's or master's could be the first step in reaching those goals.
Which is the best major in business?
The best major in business is the one that you will both personally and professionally find interesting, can thrive in and could see yourself making a difference with. Anyone can use a business degree. From finance to retail, there is likely an area of business for you.
Southern New Hampshire University has over 100 business degrees. If you love sports and have a knack for leadership, you may find a degree in sport management to be the best fit for you. If you're a great problem-solver and team player, take a look at a degree in operations management. Or if you love seeing a product or service gain momentum with your audience, check out one of our marketing programs.
SNHU has degrees for business-oriented minds for online and on campus learners. And for a business administration degree, SNHU also has a variety of concentrations – a way to give you a widely applicable tool while also giving you an edge in your favorite area.
What is the best online business school?
The best school is the one that fits your needs. Learning styles, cost, support resources and convenience offered can vary by schools.
Southern New Hampshire University has many options to choose from, with over 100 business programs – featuring more than 10 undergraduate and 15+ graduate concentrations just for business administration. With a concentration, you can customize your degree to fit your goals.
Those dreams can be reached by low tuition rates. Tuition can be a significant barrier to education for many people, so we have worked to make it possible with an affordable online tuition rate frozen since 2012, as well as experienced financial aid specialists ready to help you make a plan that works for you. We're also able to accept up to 90 credits toward a bachelor's, decreasing your investment further. And our online MBA program – revised in 2021 – lowers tuition even more, at just under $19,000 total.
Another highlight of online business school is the support you can receive, should you need it. You'll have access to tutors, the Shapiro Library database and academic advisors to help you earn your degree.
You can be sure your hard work is worth it. Each course and program is designed to prepare you for work in your field up to the modern industry standard. SNHU's instructors have real-world experience in their fields and are trained to help students reach success.
SNHU also has extensive career services with teams of advisors dedicated to helping make your next step possible: You could find internships and job opportunities through connections made while still in school.
Southern New Hampshire University was founded as a business school in 1932. Since then, our alumni network has grown to over 100,000 alumni around the world.
Can you do business school online?
Yes, business classes can definitely be taken online. Just as you would read textbooks and discuss topics in class, the same can be done through an online platform. The added benefit is the additional flexibility to complete your degree on your schedule.
To take your business classes online at Southern New Hampshire University, you would need access to a desktop, laptop or other device you're able to work on, as well as access to the internet. Both are necessary, since assignments, discussions and grades are all located in our online environment. Plus, since so much business today is done through the use of technology, the use of the online platform can help you get more familiar with what's happening in the workplace.
With SNHU's online programs, you'll still have contact with instructors and advisors without the challenge of commuting. Classes have no set meeting time, so you can make your own schedule. You'll also have access to tutors, the writing center and technology assistance to help your experience work best for you.
Do you need a BS in business to get an MBA?
No, anyone can pursue a business graduate degree in college – as long as you have a conferred bachelor's degree from any discipline.
In fact, the revised online MBA program, launched in 2021, was designed to make it easier for those with non-business backgrounds to succeed sooner.
We minimize the barriers for entry, while ensuring you are fully prepared for the coursework ahead with the foundational requirements
Though without taking business major classes during your undergraduate program, you may be required to take 1 or 2 foundation courses to prepare you for one of Southern New Hampshire University's MBA programs.
Students who take these courses may choose to complete their business program with elective courses rather than a concentration and may be able to use the foundation courses to fill some of the elective requirements, depending on your program.
How much does an online business degree cost?
Cost depends on the program and the student. Scholarships, grants, transfer credits and work or life experience can lower the cost significantly.
Southern New Hampshire University's tuition is made to be accessible and affordable, with online rates frozen since 2012.
Earning an undergraduate degree online costs $320 per credit, and total tuition for an undergraduate degree earned online at SNHU may only come to $38,400. For graduate degrees online, each credit is only $627, making a 30-credit MBA program $18,810 or a 36-credit master's $22,572.
And that's before financial aid is applied.
With all the sources for financial aid, it's possible to reduce the amount of your tuition even more. You can also talk with the Student Financial Services team to develop a plan to find the best way to make your education affordable.
Transferring in your previously earned credits can also help save you money, and SNHU accepts up to 90 credits for bachelor's degrees. For graduate programs, you can transfer 6 credits into a 30-credit MBA program and 12 credits for 36-credit master's degrees to help you keep moving forward.
Do employers care if your MBA is online?
Online degrees from accredited institutions are just as credible as those from a brick-and-mortar location. Employers care that you learned the proper skills and can do your job well. Earning a master's degree online or on a campus is a respectable accomplishment.
Many employers won't even ask the format of your education, and you don't have to clarify if they don't. If the school's online program is accredited, you've followed the same curriculum that campus students would and learned the same skills.
Collaboration and group projects can still be done online, and the foundation of many online courses is discussion boards. These are opportunities to practice and improve your communication skills.
Southern New Hampshire University has offered quality online education since 1996 and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Additionally, many of SNHU's business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
SNHU's affordability from financial aid and frozen online tuition can even benefit your employer if they offer tuition reimbursement. The low cost can work for both of you.
The convenience of an online degree can make starting or improving your career more possible.
How difficult is an online MBA?
The challenge of completing a degree in an online business school will vary by student. Online classes may not necessarily be harder or easier than classes held in person, they're just different.
An online business school can be a great fit for students who learn best through visuals or reading. At SNHU, MBA classes are a combination of scenario-based learning opportunities, videos from business leaders, earning embedded industry-recognized credentials, discussions, written assignments and quizzes/assessments – all through asynchronous learning.
An online program also requires self-motivation – you need to create your own schedule and stick to it. Dedicating certain times in your week to schoolwork is recommended. An academic advisor can help with this and any other challenges you may face on the path to your degree.
The flexibility of online courses can make earning your business degree easier. The format can be the right choice for busy lives: Many people who are married and/or with children, or already have a full-time career, choose to earn their degree online.
How fast can you get a degree online?
You can create your own timeline when you pursue an online degree. From traditional 4-year degrees to pacing yourself as a part-time student, or getting it done quicker with transfer credits or an accelerated program, there is an option to fit your needs.
At Southern New Hampshire University, you can opt to pursue your degree online either part time, by taking 1 class per term, or full time, by taking 2 classes per term. This allows you to earn your degree at your own pace and is a great option for those already in the workforce.
Students transferring credits from other schools may also complete their business program faster. SNHU accepts up to 90 credits toward your on campus or online bachelor's degree, up to 6 credits for a 30-credit MBA program and up to 12 for your 36-credit master's degree, keeping the value of the hard work you've already put in. You may also be able to receive college credit for work or life experience.
Additionally, you can apply for an undergraduate accelerated degree program. There, you can take graduate-level courses earlier and you could continue on to complete a master's degree in as fast as one year.
Every student's experience is unique, and SNHU offers different ways to customize your experience to get your business degree in the timeframe that works for you.
Is it worth it to major in business?
A business degree can open doors to many careers and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, business and financial occupations are expected to grow 5% through 2029. The median annual salary for these positions in 2019 was $69,820 – much higher than the median wage for all occupations across industries.1
With the wide variety yet importance of positions connected to business majors, you can be sure there can be something to do with your business degree. The demand for data analysts and market research is particularly high.1
Southern New Hampshire University's business and career-focused programs can prepare you for working in this diverse field. Our programs are made to be affordable – with online tuition frozen since 2012, a financial aid team ready to help, and scholarships and grants available, your return on investment could go further than other options. Then, when you graduate from SNHU, there could be less time spent on your finances and more time putting your degree to work.
What classes do you take for a business major?
Most undergraduate business major programs share core classes to ensure students have standard interpersonal, professional, organizational skills for any area of business careers you may go into. These classes may include Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Principles of Finance and Financial and Managerial Accounting.
At Southern New Hampshire University, our programs are designed to prepare you for the workforce. Dr. Susan Losapio, a campus professor at SNHU, explains, "Everything is a business! Regardless of a person’s career path, he or she always needs to understand how a business works." Whether you work on the creative team or on the front lines in retail, knowledge of how a business works is an invaluable skill.
Master's programs in business are entirely made of business classes, so there are no general education courses to take your attention off the skills you're polishing for your career.
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1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm (viewed Nov. 13, 2020). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.