Learn about the environmental challenges facing businesses today and how those challenges influence strategy development in Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Sustainability and Environmental Compliance program. Designed for individuals who want to make a difference in the world, the MBA program teaches you how to apply practical solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing society now and in the foreseeable future.
SNHU's MBA program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. With courses offered on campus and online, this program blends the best of both worlds by bringing together the convenience of online with the advantages of a physical campus. The MBA in Sustainability coursework will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to help your organization comply with constantly changing environmental laws and achieve sustainability goals. You'll discover how to build support for ecological strategies that make economic sense and learn how to be an advocate for positive change.
Not available for international students.
The MBA in Sustainability and Environmental Compliance offers a classic MBA combined with courses that focus on a broad range of ecological and energy-related challenges and opportunities. Because our instructors bring extensive and broad experience to the classroom - as environmental advocates, executives and activists - they're able to provide a solid theoretical framework of the issues while offering current real-world examples of what they're teaching.
By combining a solid foundation in business with a special emphasis on environmental issues, graduates leave with the ability to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of enrolling in our environmental master's program 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.
By earning an MBA in Sustainability and Environmental Compliance, you can pursue careers in renewable energy and sustainable business for both large and small firms, renewable energy and sustainability trade associations, ecological advocacy organizations, municipal and ecological regulatory agencies and large energy users, just to name a few. Also, because this is an accredited, high-quality masters program, you'll graduate with the business acumen necessary to succeed in any work environment, no matter what your aspirations.
With the growth of green jobs on the rise, fueled by the increasing interest in climate change and alternative energy, the career outlook is promising for anyone interested in environmental and sustainability careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, for example, the management, scientific and technical consulting services industry (which includes environmental consulting) is projected to be the fastest growing, with employment rising 83% through 2020. In its report, the BLS states, "Finally, businesses will continue to need advice on compliance with government workplace safety and environmental laws ... As a result, firms specializing in human resources, environmental and safety consulting should be in strong demand."
The MBA in Sustainability and Environmental Compliance program combines the best in business practices with the latest in environmental issues, rules and regulations. Taught by business experts and environmental advocates, the environmental master’s program provides a strong foundation for anyone interested in applying practical principles to important challenges facing the world. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
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.
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.
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.
Earning your master’s is a smart choice to advance your career, and investing in an affordable program increases your ROI. We keep our costs low to remove barriers between you and your goals.
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...
This program is accredited by both NEASC and ACBSP. Consumer information is available on the College Navigator.