Gain a solid business management background while studying the complexities of the U.S. criminal justice system in the Master of Business Administration in Criminal Justice program at Southern New Hampshire University. The unique combination of skills you'll gain with the MBA in Criminal Justice degree can qualify you for a variety of positions in both the private and public sectors. Consider using your degree to pursue a career in state and local government, law enforcement, security and corrections.
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 - and lending credibility and relevance to your education.
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The Master of Business Administration in Criminal Justice 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, leadership, data analysis and budgeting skills in your core MBA courses, the criminal justice-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 Criminal Justice at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 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.
Employees with a master's degree earn 18% more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
In the MBA Criminal Justice 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, including:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of 41,400 jobs for police officers and detectives through 2022.* The SNHU criminal Justice degree can be a significant advantage in career advancement and promotion to senior responsibility roles in the above fields, or any other public safety organization.
*Job market data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook is intended to provide insight on occupational opportunities and is not to be construed as a guarantee of salary or job title. SNHU cannot guarantee employment.
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. The MBA in Criminal Justice degree program consists of three justice classes, targeted to your area of interest, and nine core MBA courses. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
This course offers the Criminal Justice graduate student the opportunity to identify, analyze and discuss the most prevalent issues affecting the delivery of criminal justice and public safety services today. Students will examine the civic responsibilities of criminal justice professionals and the challenges facing our contemporary criminal justice system, while also developing an understanding of the key criminal justice theories.
Explore how geopolitics and terrorist attacks influence the world today. Examine historical events and the impact on foreign and domestic policy. Students dispel misconceptions and create a new evidence-based response to address global terrorism.
Explore the different roles of criminal justice professionals in navigating critical issues and challenges in the judicial process from the initial crime through the appeals phases. Students compare the procedural impact of local, state, and federal court systems through the examination of controversial court cases and inequalities within the judicial process.
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